On May 31 at 3:10 p.m., school administrators at Mt. Hope/ Nanjemoy Elementary School were made aware of a student who was possibly in possession of a weapon. Administrators located the student and found an airsoft gun in their back pack. In accordance with Maryland law, the student cannot be charged due to their age; however, the student does face disciplinary consequences from the Charles County Public Schools. Parents are asked to talk with their children about the seriousness of bringing these types of items to school. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call PFC Barry at 301-609-3282 ext. 0574.

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