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Police identify, charge student who brought gun to Perry Hall High School

perry-hall-high-schoolPolice have identified and charged the student who brought a gun to Perry Hall High School on Thursday.

The student has been identified as 17-year-old Christopher James Engles of Perry Hall.

Engles is being held on a no-bail status.

He is charged as an adult with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Minor
  • Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on School Property
  • Carry/Conceal a Dangerous Weapon
  • Wear/Carry a Handgun on his Person

Engles brought the weapon onto school grounds on Wednesday morning. Another student saw the gun and notified the appropriate authorities.

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Students from Perry Hall Middle School were at PHHS on Thursday to attend a performance of the musical “Hairspray.”

The school sent a letter to parents alerting them to the incident.

Authorities have said that they do not believe Engles intended to use the weapon.

A student was shot at Perry Hall High School in a separate incident on the first day of classes in 2012.

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