2 Perry Hall students charged with having gun at school

Unloaded weapon found in one of the high school students' book bags

March 02, 2011|By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun

Two Perry Hall High School students have been charged as adults with possession of a firearm after an unloaded gun was found in one of the students' book bags at the school about 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to Baltimore County police.

A school resource officer took the 16- and 17-year-old students out of class, searched the bag and found the weapon, according to Detective Cathy Batton. She said police believe that no one in the school was in danger and that there was no intent on the part of the students to injure or threaten anyone.

The principal, George A. Roberts, said in a letter to parents that fellow students at the school reported to teachers that a student had a gun, which was immediately confiscated.

Batton said one student brought the weapon to school and gave it to the second student when he thought he might get in trouble for having it.

liz.bowie@baltsun.com

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