A 15-year-old student was arrested on Wednesday morning for bringing a loaded handgun to Duval High School in Lanham, Maryland, according to the Prince George’s County Police Department.
Security personnel at the Washington, D.C.-area high school searched the student around 10:45 a.m. after learning of the gun, officials said.
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The student, who has not been identified by police, was charged with possession of a firearm by a minor, loaded handgun on person, and dangerous weapon on school property.
Prince George’s County Public Schools did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday afternoon.
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Duval High School, located about 15 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., has an enrollment of about 2,254 students.