Crime, Education

Arrest made in connection with Perry Hall High School brawl

Gun Perry Hall High School 1UPDATE 2: Additional suspects have been identified and charged.

UPDATE: the suspect has been identified as Darren Keith Bennett Jr., 18, of Nottingham. He has been charged with possessing a weapon on school property along with other charges. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original story below…


Authorities said on Friday evening that an arrest had been made in connection with a brawl that broke out at Perry Hall High School on Thursday.

A video depicting the melee went viral on social media and local officials were in an uproar over the incident on Friday morning.  Video from the incident can be seen here.

Police now say an 18-year-old male has been taken into custody.  The man was seen carrying what has now been identified as an Airsoft rifle in the video.  Authorities say they have recovered the weapon.

Police say they are not searching for any additional suspect at this time.

The other individuals seen in the video that circulated on social media have been identified.

Criminal charges are pending.

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