Officers Apprehend Student With Weapon in Backpack in Maryland

February 15, 2018 Updated: February 15, 2018

A student was apprehended at a Maryland high school following a lockdown on Thursday afternoon.

The student was approached after the student apparently showed off a weapon they had in their backpack at Loch Raven High School.

A school resource officer, who another student alerted, called the police.

The officer then approached the student with the weapon but lost sight of the student, according to the Baltimore Sun.

After the escape, the school went into lockdown.

Authorities found the 14-year-old male and searched his backpack, finding a realistic-looking weapon, according toWBAL-TV. The weapon was later determined to be a pellet gun.

The student was taken into custody and charges are pending.

The student has not been identified, reported the Baltimore Sun.

A media staging area was set up during the lockdown.

The situation comes just a day after the mass shooting in Florida that left 17 dead at a high school north of Miami.

The lockdown at the high school in Towson, MD, was lifted after about 45 minutes.



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