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Two Students Arrested For Weapons at School

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At approximately 1:30 pm on Tuesday, October, 17, two 10th grade students at the Huntingtown High School (4125 N. Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown) were arrested for possessing weapons on public school property. 

Initial investigation revealed that school administrators became suspicious and searched the person and backpack of a 16 year old student from Chesapeake Beach. This search revealed two knives and a Walther 9mm handgun. The handgun was not loaded but a magazine containing 6-8 rounds was located in the same backpack in a separate pouch. 

The initial suspect revealed that a 15 year old student (also from Chesapeake Beach) had given him the weapons.  This student was contacted and interviewed by Huntingtown High School Administrators and Sergeant Larry L. Titus (Maryland State Police - School Liaison Officer). 

Both students were arrested by Sergeant Titus and transported to the Prince Frederick Barrack for further investigation.  Preliminary investigation has revealed there was no conspiracy or plan by the suspects to harm any students or staff at the school.  

Both students were charged with Juvenile Delinquency (To Wit: Possession of Deadly Weapons on Public School Property (2 counts) and Possession of a Regulated Firearm by a minor). Both cooperated fully with law enforcement and school officials.  They were processed at the Prince Frederick Barrack and remanded to the Department of Juvenile Services pending further action.

Mr. Jack Smith (Superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools) and Mr. Robert Dredger (Principal – Huntingtown High School) acted very swiftly in response to the initial reports of suspicious activity.   A letter was prepared and disseminated to the Huntingtown High School parents and students to notify them of the incident and to provide accurate information related to these arrests.

This investigation is ongoing. 

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