A 16-year-old Howard High School student was charged with handgun violations Tuesday after a school official searched him and found a .22-caliber handgun in his jacket, county police said.
Administratorsat the Ellicott City school received information that the youth, whois not being identified because he is a juvenile, had brought a gun on to school property, police said.
A vice principal called the youth to his office, searched him, and located the weapon, police said.
The gun was loaded with two bullets, police said.
Police were notified and the boy was charged through juvenile petitions.
He has been released to the custody of his father, police said.
Investigators are still trying to determine where the youth obtained the weapon, police said.
INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS HURT 2
Two men were seriously injured Wednesday in separate industrial accidents in Columbia and Ellicott City, county police said.
The first occurred 9:45 a.m. at Ten Mills Road and Columbia Road in Columbia, when a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee was burned by an electric cable, police said.
Charles Dobry, 28, of Baltimore, suffered second- and third-degree burns to his face, arms and chest when he brushed against the live cable.
Dobry, who was working with a BG&E road crew, was flown to the Francis Scott Key burn center, where he was listed in fair condition Friday.
The second accident was reported at 4 p.m. on Westgate Drive, when a concrete mixing truck overturned on soft ground and pinned the driver, Kesnel Marceline, 50, of the 5500 block of Old Court Road in Baltimore, police said.
Marceline was driving the truck on a construction work site for Merit Concrete of Baltimore when the accident occurred, police said. Co-workers pulled Marceline from the truck.
Police said Marceline suffered extensive internal injuries from the accident. He was flown tothe Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in stable condition Friday.
MAN STABBED IN FACE
A Columbia man received stab wounds to his face and hand Wednesday during a robbery attempt on Little Patuxent Parkway, county police said.
The victim reported that he was walking in the 11900 block of the roadway when an unknown men approached him and told him to turn over his money, policesaid.
When the victim refused, the robber slashed at him with a knife he was carrying. The victim suffered a minor cut to the face anda deeper cut to his right hand.
The injured man said he was stillable to defend himself and he punched the attacker, who then ran away, police said.
The victim received four stitches to his hand at Howard County General Hospital. The robber did not get any money in the attack, police said.
SKINHEAD YOUTH LEFT PAPER
County police have identified the person who distributed copies of a white supremacistnewspaper to about 50 homes in Columbia on Nov. 15, but the youth's identity will not be released publicly, police said.
The newspaper, titled Racial Loyalty, contains incendiary cartoons, articles and editorials about ethnic groups.
Since the newspaper's views and thedissemination of those views are protected under freedom of speech, no criminal penalties can be imposed on the youth, police said.
Police are required by state law to compile information and statistics on hate-related incidents and the youth's name will be included in the police file on the case.
Other crimes reported to Howard County police this week are:
6100 block Turnabout Lane: Someone broke into an apartment sometime before 6:15 p.m. Thursday and stole jewelry and a television set.
8600 block Guilford Road: Cash was stolen sometime before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from an office building.
5400 block Harper's Farm Road: Cash was stolen sometime before 10 a.m. Monday after someone broke the lock off the Chick'N Friendsbusiness and gained entry.
5500 block Phelps Luck Drive: Someone attempted to steal a 1973 Chevrolet Camaro automobile from a residential neighborhood sometime before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, but was unsuccessful.
9000 block Moving Water Lane: A 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier automobile was reported stolen at 6:49 a.m. Tuesday from a residential area.
10600 block Green Mountain Circle: A 1991 Ford Probe automobilewas reported stolen at 10:30 p.m. Monday from a residential area.
5300 block Twin Knolls Drive: A woman reported she had just left heroffice at 6 p.m. Monday when she saw a man indecently exposing himself on the sidewalk.
9000 block Lambskin Lane: Someone attempted tosteal a 1989 Chevrolet Camaro automobile from a residential area sometime before 8:45 a.m. Sunday.
5700 block Stevens Forest Road: A 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass was reported stolen at 2 p.m. Sunday from a residential area.
14600 block Red Lion Drive: Someone broke into a garage of a vacant house that was for sale and stole a riding tractor, a riding mower, a chain saw, a weed eater, and several tools, saws and drills. The thefts occurred sometime before 12:15 p.m.Tuesday.
8400 block Baltimore National Pike: A woman reported that she saw a man indecently exposing himself in his car at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
3100 block Wheaton Way: A 1986 Buick Skylarkautomobile was reported stolen at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday from a residential area.
9000 block Town and Country Boulevard: A 1991 Honda Accord automobile was reported stolen at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from an apartment complex lot.
8000 block Cipher Row: A man in a car indecently exposed himself to two 11-year-old children shortly before 4:45 p.m. Monday, then drove off.