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Boys, ages 15 and 16, charged with making 'mass threat' to Md. HS; 25 guns seized

Photo of guns found in teens' homes in Leonardtown, Md.  Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 (St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office) 

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (WJLA) – Two students were arrested for making a "mass threat" to Leonardtown High School. Investigators say 25 guns were seized from a home.

St. Mary's County sheriff's officials say two students attend the high school and are identified as two boys ages 15 and 16.

Authorities recovered semi-automatic rifles, handguns, other weapons and ammunition from both teens' bedrooms during an investigation.

Both teens are charged with threat of mass violence, and authorities report a court summons has been issued 39-year-old David William Fairfax.

The summons was issued to Fairfax in connection to all the guns not locked up inside his home, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.

On Feb. 16, authorities say an individual reported the teens made statements about bringing guns to school, and that they were "too smart to get caught."

An investigation by St. Mary's County sheriffs revealed one of the boys had access to "numerous guns" and made "concerning statements" and posts on social media.

Authorities say a person connected to one of the teens had a Federal Firearms License (FFL).



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