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On April 12 at approximately 10 a.m., a school resource officer assigned to Thomas Stone High School was advised of an altercation between two students inside a classroom. When the officer entered the room, he observed a male student being restrained by a teacher and several students, while another male student was being held back by a different group of students. The male who was being restrained by the teacher broke free and began running in an aggressive manner toward the person with whom he was fighting and the officer who was nearby. He ignored the officer’s verbal commands to stop at which time the officer deployed his agency-issued Taser and safely apprehended him. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was called to the school to examine both students. The student who was being restrained was arrested and charged with affray, disruption of school activities and failure to comply with a lawful order. The other student who was involved in the altercation will be charged with affray and disruption of school activities. Both students are 15-years-old.
In light of recent incidents that have occurred over the last week on school properties, the CCSO is urging parents and guardians to talk with their children about their behavior and remind them that arguing, fighting and bringing guns and other weapons to school have serious consequences. Also, parents are asked to talk to their children about using social media properly and be aware of the dangers, panic and potential criminal consequences of posting threats and rumors which disrupt school activities. Further, students are urged to report suspicious activity to a school administrator or their school resource officer as soon as possible.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. 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.