On August 29, 2013, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the School Resource Officer assigned to Southern High School located in the 4400 block of Solomons Island Road in Harwood responded to the school parking lot to assist school staff with a search of a student’s vehicle. The search was to ensure there was no alcohol in the vehicle as a bottle of alcohol was discovered on school property the day before. School staff identified the student who was in possession of the alcohol.
During a search of that vehicle, three unloaded shotguns were located in their cases in the vehicle along with ammunition for the guns and a hunting knife. Further investigation indicated that the student and a friend were shooting guns on a farm recently and he did not remove the weapons and ammunition from his vehicle. There is no indication that threats of any kind were made at any point. The weapons were seized and the 17-year-old male student was charged on a juvenile citation with possession of a deadly weapon on school property.