Chopticon Student Arrested for Bringing Loaded Handgun to Basketball Game at Leonardtown High

Leonardtown, MD - On January 17, 2020, School Resource Officer, Corporal Angela Delozier was working a basketball game at Leonardtown High School located at 23995 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. Cpl. Delozier was alerted to suspicious activity involving a group of juveniles by staff at the game.  Cpl. Delozier and staff from the St. Mary’s County Public Schools immediately moved the juveniles to a secure location away from students and spectators and began an investigation.  During the investigation, Cpl. Delozier located a loaded handgun on a 17-year-old male juvenile, from Mechanicsville. 

The juvenile was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged as an adult with the following.

  • Carry and Possess a Handgun on School Property
  • Did Carry and Transport Loaded Handgun on Person
  • Wear and Carry a Dangerous Weapon-Conceal
  • Possession of Regulated Firearm- Individual Under 21
  • Disruption of School Activities

The juvenile remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center awaiting an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.  Due to a recent change in Maryland law, the name and photograph of the juvenile will not be released until the court makes a finding at the waiver hearing to determine the jurisdiction of this incident.

This investigation is ongoing and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office continues to collaborate with the St. Mary’s County Public Schools to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff.  

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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