Teen charged with bringing gun to school

May 27, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 17-year-old student was arrested and charged as an adult with handgun violations Friday, accused of bringing a weapon to Meade High School in Fort Meade to scare a classmate, Anne Arundel County police said.

Christopher Daniel Masson of the 1400 block of Gesna Drive in Hanover was charged with four misdemeanor counts: possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun on school property, obliterating a serial number on a handgun, and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number.

According to police, shortly before 11:30 a.m., an assistant principal thought he detected the odor of alcohol on the youth and searched his backpack. In the bag, the administrator found an unloaded 9 mm handgun with its serial number filed off. No ammunition was found, police said.

Police said Masson had had a problem with another student, and had brought the gun to school to frighten that student. Masson was taken to the Western District Station and released on his own recognizance late Friday after appearing before a court commissioner.

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