On June 15 at approximately 8:15 a.m., a student from McDonough High School, who was previously suspended, showed up at the school this morning and was asked to leave.

Credit: Charles County Sheriff’s Office

He complied; however, he walked to Robert D. Stethem Educational Center where he was observed inside the gymnasium playing basketball. An administrator approached the student and noticed what appeared to be a knife in his pocket. Further investigation revealed the student was in possession of brass knuckles with a blade. The weapon was recovered.

The student’s relatives were contacted and he was released to them. A school resource officer contacted the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office and the student will be charged on a juvenile offense report with possession of a concealed deadly weapon. Anyone with information is asked to call PFC Virts at 301-753-1575. 

Tipsters who want to remain anonymous, but provide information about threats or criminal activity at schools may contact the confidential tip line at CCPS at 301-302-8305 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. The investigation is ongoing.

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