On February 14 at 9 a.m., administrators at Westlake High School were alerted of a fight in a classroom. Staff responded to the classroom, but the suspects had fled. A school resource officer was notified about the altercation on February 15 and initiated an investigation. During the investigation, it was determined that three students entered a classroom to assault another student. After doing so, the three assailants fled the room and left school grounds. The suspects have been identified and the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office is being consulted regarding criminal charges. Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact PFC Joffe at 301-609-3282 ext. 0608. The investigation continues.

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.