Anne Arundel Digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

April 30, 2004

Police identify body found in Lothian woods

Anne Arundel County police yesterday identified a body found earlier this week in a wooded area in Lothian.

Charles Oscar McCoy, 25 - whose last known address was in Washington, D.C. - suffered upper body trauma and his death is being investigated as a homicide. An autopsy is pending.

Hunters in the area of 1110 Upper Pindell Road discovered the body Wednesday just off the roadway. Police believe the body had been there for several days.

Anyone with information is asked to call Anne Arundel County's homicide unit at 410-222-3566. Individuals may also call Metro CrimeStoppers at 410-276-8888, where they may be eligible for a reward.

Broken gas line forces evacuation of high school

A broken gas line forced the evacuation of Chesapeake High School yesterday afternoon and sent four students to the hospital, authorities said.

The rupture occurred in pipe leading into a science lab and was reported about 1:35 p.m., according to school officials.

Firefighters were called to the school, and the leak was repaired. Students and faculty were allowed back into the school a short time later. Four students who said they felt ill were taken to a local hospital.

Annapolis High student arrested on weapon charge

A 10th-grade student at Annapolis High was arrested Wednesday after a teacher reported he had a weapon in school.

The teacher said she spotted the boy with an object that appeared to be a weapon, and summoned the school's resource officer, according to school officials.

When the armed police officer tried to question the teen-ager, he fled. The officer caught up with him and arrested him after finding a pellet gun. Police also said a controlled dangerous substance was found on the boy, who was not identified.

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