On March 13, 2014, at approximately 10:20 a.m., a student at Southern High School approached a teacher and conveyed that they believed another student was under the influence of alcohol. The teacher alerted school administrators, and they brought the 16-year-old male to the office to speak with him regarding a possible alcohol violation.
These discussions led school officials to believe the student drove a truck to school. The student was not, however, authorized to park on campus. Additionally, school officials had reason to believe the truck contained contraband prohibited on school property.
Administrators requested assistance from the School Resource Officer as they searched the student’s truck. During that search, an unloaded 12-gauge shotgun was found in the truck’s covered bed. A single, unspent 12-gauge shotgun shell was found in the cab, as was a bottle containing an alcoholic beverage. The School Resource Officer took custody of the weapon, the ammunition and alcohol. The 16-year-old male was arrested and transported to the Southern District station. Prior to the weapon’s discovery, there are no indications the student made any threats against anyone at the school. The student faces disciplinary sanctions from Anne Arundel County Public Schools in addition to criminal charges.
Suspect: 16-year-old male from Lothian; cited for underage alcohol possession and possession of a deadly weapon on school property.