RIVERDALE, Md. (7News) — A student at William Wirt Middle School brought a loaded gun to school Thursday, sources told 7News Maryland Bureau Chief Brad Bell.
The gun, which was loaded with six bullets, belongs to the child's father and the student brought the weapon in order to show it off to friends in the cafeteria, the source said.
In a letter to families, Principal Rhonda Simley said that it was an isolated incident and there is no danger to students.
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You can read her letter below:
I am writing to inform you about an incident at William Wirt Middle School.
A student was found to be in possession of a gun. No students or staff members were harmed in this incident. There is an investigation underway by Prince George’s County Police. The student will be disciplined accordingly. This is an isolated incident and there is no danger to students or the community.
The safety of our students is our top priority. Please assist in our efforts to maintain a safe learning environment by discussing with your child acceptable behaviors that support a positive school climate. Discuss with your child the consequences, such as expulsion, for bringing weapons or anything that resembles a weapon to school. Please encourage your child to always immediately report the sighting of any weapon or suspicious objects on school grounds to a staff member or trusted adult.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 301-985-1720 or Terrill.Hall@pgcps.org.
Thank you for your continued support.