A 16-year-old Paint Branch High School student allegedly brought a pocket knife and handgun ammunition to school on Thursday, according to Montgomery County police.
The male student was arrested and charged as a juvenile with possession of a dangerous weapon on school property, according to a police press release issued Thursday afternoon. He was released to his guardians later in the day. Police do not release the names of individuals charged as juveniles.
Police said there was no indication the boy brought a gun to the Burtonsville school, and officers found no firearms when they searched the school and the boy’s home.
Police officers responded to the school at about 8:30 a.m. for the report of a student with a knife and ammunition, according to police. School administrators had found the student had the pocket knife and six rounds of handgun ammunition in a plastic sandwich bag.