On January 31, a student at St Charles High School located in the 5300 block of Piney Church Road in Waldorf, showed several students what appeared to be a handgun while inside the school. Another student alerted school staff who recovered a BB gun, which resembled a real handgun. The school resource officer, along with school administrators, will complete an investigation. The matter is being handled administratively by the Charles County Public Schools. The Sheriff’s Office is fully committed to the safety and well-being of students and school staff and is reminding parents to talk with their children about bringing weapons or items that look like weapons to school and the dangers and possible consequences of these actions. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Cpl. Thompson at 301-932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous, but provide information about threats or criminal activity at schools may contact the confidential tip line at CCPS at 301-302-8305.

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.