On June 15 at approximately 8:15 a.m., a student from McDonough High School, who was previously suspended, showed up at the school this morning and was asked to leave. He complied; however, he walked to Robert D. Stethem Educational Center where he was observed inside the gymnasium playing basketball. An administrator approached the student and noticed what appeared to be a knife in his pocket. Further investigation revealed the student was in possession of brass knuckles with a blade. The weapon was recovered. The student’s relatives were contacted and he was released to them. A school resource officer contacted the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office and the student will be charged on a juvenile offense report with possession of a concealed deadly weapon. Anyone with information is asked to call PFC Virts at 301-753-1575. 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 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. The investigation is ongoing.

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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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.