Crime, Education, Emergency Response

14-year-old charged in connection with lockdown at Loch Raven High School

School LockdownA teenager is facing charges in connection with Thursday’s lockdown at Loch Raven High School.

The 14-year-old boy responsible for bringing a pellet gun to the school, causing a school lockdown while police searched the building, has been charged as a juvenile with “disturbing activities at school” and “dangerous weapon on school property.”

The School Resource Officer (SRO) was approached by another student on Thursday who gave the name of the suspect and reported that he had a handgun concealed in his backpack. The SRO located and approached the suspect, who fled to another area of the school. The SRO quickly activated lockdown protocols and initiated a call for a possible subject with a gun around 11:47 a.m.

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Tactical units responded to the school and began searching the building, locating and arresting the known 14-year-old suspect in a classroom, where they recovered the gun on his person. The lockdown was lifted at around 12:30 p.m.

Police say that the boy will not be identified to his status as a protected juvenile.

Students returned to classes on Friday as Loch Raven High School opened under normal operations.

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