PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — The Prince George’s County Police Department said it’s investigating after a student at Fairmont Heights High School brought a loaded gun onto school property.
Police said that just before 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, a School Resource Officer was notified that Prince George’s School security recovered a gun from a 17-year-old student.
Officers said someone notified administrators the student may have been carrying illegal drugs. While searching the student, a gun and drugs were found.
The gun had an attached machine conversion device.
The student will be charged as an adult with a handgun on a person, a dangerous weapon on school property, possession of a firearm by a minor, loaded handgun on a person, machine gun – aggressive purpose, rapid-fire trigger activator violation as well as possession of a controlled substance.
“Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) has zero tolerance for weapons on campus or actions that compromise the safety of our students and staff. Today, we are grateful for the swift and decisive action taken by school security staff and our law enforcement partners which prevented a potentially serious incident at Fairmont Heights High School,” said Meg Gebreselassie.
PGCPS said the next round of security enhancement equipment is expected in October.