Updated: Police Say Student at Whitman High Arrested after Hitting Another Student with Frying Pan

Updated: Police Say Student at Whitman High Arrested after Hitting Another Student with Frying Pan

Students were held in their classes during fourth period on Monday

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A male student at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda was arrested Monday after allegedly hitting another male student with a frying pan, according to police.

Prince Cutchember, 19, of Bethesda, was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree assault, according to Officer Rick Goodale, a Montgomery County police spokesman. Goodale confirmed that Cutchember is a student, but would not give additional details due to student privacy laws.

According to police, the incident occurred around 10:41 a.m., during the school’s fourth period. The victim, they said, was treated for his injuries and released at the school.

Gboyinde Onijala, a spokeswoman for Montgomery County Public Schools, said she could not release details about the students involved in the altercation due to privacy laws, but said the suspect was in police custody.

According to a letter from Whitman Principal Robert Dodd, students were held in their fourth period classes “until the situation was resolved.”

Dodd added that in an unrelated incident, the fire alarm was activated at 11:15 a.m. and the school was evacuated. After the fire department responded, students were cleared to reenter the building at 11:35 a.m.

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

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