A 15-year-old student at Glen Burnie High School was charged for bringing a loaded gun to school Tuesday.
Police say a secretary noticed the sophomore returning to the campus around noon. When his explanation for leaving campus did not add up, two assistant principals interviewed him, searched his backpack and found the loaded .22 caliber handgun. Seven rounds were also found.
The student did not threaten anyone with the weapon, police say.
The student faces a number of juvenile charges and will be sent to the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince George's County. Why he brought the gun to school and where he got it from remains under investigation.
Anne Arundel County Schools Spokesman Bob Mosier said, "The student never interacted with the general student population once he came back onto campus. And even though there were no threats made here, [we] avoided what could have been a terrible situation."
"As a parent, it's scary. It's very scary. But, again, they handled it and no one was hurt. And as scary as it is that's all you can ask for," added parent Jimi Desimone.
The weapons violation could also result in expulsion from school.