On November 9 at 2:12 p.m., school administrators and the school resource officer at St. Charles High School were alerted to an altercation inside the school. One of the students involved, a 17-year-old male, walked out of the school to the parking lot and called a friend to reengage in the altercation with him. The friend, a 28-year-old male, arrived and attempted to enter the school, but was stopped due to the secondary doors to the school being locked and a school administrator approaching him. The school resource officer located the 17-year-old male, who was walking back toward the school from the parking lot, and found him to be in possession of three knives. Another student, a 16-year-old female who was inside the school and associated with the altercation, became disruptive. A different school resource officer who was on the scene approached her at which time she struck the officer and spat on him. She was arrested without further incident. The 17-year-old student was charged with possession of weapons on school property and disruption of school activities. The 16-year-old student was charged with assault and disruption of school activities. The 28-year-old was found to be in possession of marijuana and was issued a civil citation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Officer Thompson at 301-609-3282 ext. 0434. The investigation is ongoing.

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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