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Police Called to Clarksburg High School For Fear of Gun on Campus

October 23, 2015

Montgomery County Police and MCPS have confirmed that Clarksburg High School was in “shelter-in-place” mode after there were fears that student had brought a firearm to school.

   Police were called to the school at 10:13 am on Friday morning for the report of possible firearm on campus. No gun was found.

   At 12:15 pm on Friday, Captain Paul Starks, public information officer for MCPD said that officers were questioning the accused student and no firearm was found on campus. Officers had completed searching the school and school is clear there was no indication that there was a firearm at the school.

   MCPS spokesman Dana Tofig confirmed that the school remained in shelter-in-place mode while police investigated.

   There are unconfirmed reports that this morning’s incident stems from another incident in the community last night, and students were concerned that someone might bring a gun to school this morning as a result. Police questioned the student and found no firearm.

   “Any time there is a concern that a student might have a weapon we take it very seriously,” said Tofig.

 

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