2021 | Police & Fire

Police investigating fight between students near Walter Johnson High

School says someone brandished a knife

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Montgomery County police are investigating a fight between students that happened near Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda in Friday. The school says someone brandished a knife during the fight.

Around noon, officers got a call for a fight that had broken out between students in the area of Democracy Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road, police spokesman Officer Carlos Cortes-Vazquez wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat.

No one was arrested and no one was taken to a hospital, he wrote.

Cortes-Vazquez did not specify whether the students attended Walter Johnson.

A message to the Walter Johnson community on Friday stated that “a serious altercation” occurred around lunchtime between “several students” at the Georgetown Square shopping center, near the school. One student brandished a knife during the fight, the message stated.

The message went on to say that school security and administrators “swiftly brought the situation under control” and that police were called to the scene.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com