On October 23 at 11:30 a.m., a school resource officer at Barnhart Elementary School was made aware of a student who brought a knife to school. The SRO initiated an investigation and was able to determine the student brought the knife to school and showed it to other students outside of the school building before school started. The student hid the knife prior to entering the building and the knife was recovered on school property. In accordance with MD law, the student cannot be charged due to their age; however, they face disciplinary consequences from the Charles County Public Schools. Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. Hillman at 301-609-3282 ext. 0607.

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