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Germantown Teen Who Carried Loaded Gun to School Sentenced

On Tuesday, Alwin Chen, the 18-year-old Germantown student who carried a loaded handgun to Clarksburg High School in February was sentenced after Montgomery County Circuit Judge John Maloney approved a plea agreement.

The judge sentenced Chen to a three-year prison sentence, with all but four months suspended — which, with time served, means he will be released near the end of May. The Clarksburg High School honor student has been jailed since Feb. 15.

At the time of the sentencing Chen had already served 69 days in jail. He was sent to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, after his arrest in mid-February and has been held there ever since. Chen was charged with possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm by a person under 21-yea