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Teens Found with Handgun on Germantown Campus of Montgomery College



Police have arrested two teens, one from Clarksburg and another from Gaithersburg in connection with an incident which occurred at the Germantown Campus of Montgomery College on Friday morning, October 5.

Detectives from 5th District MCPD Investigative Section have charged Guga Vashakidze, age 18, of the 11700 block of Emerald Green Drive in Clarksburg, with possession of a firearm on school property and have charged Menlik N. Sirleaf, age 17, of the 18700 block of Walkers Choice Road in Gaithersburg, as an adult with attempted first-degree assault and handgun related offenses regarding threats that Sirleaf made toward a Montgomery College student and the subsequent possession of a handgun by Sirleaf and Vashakidze on the Montgomery College Germantown Campus.


On Friday morning, at about 9:15 am, 5th District officers responded to the Montgomery College Germantown Campus located at 20200 Observation Drive in Germantown for the report of social media threats directed toward a Montgomery College student.

Officers spoke with the adult male victim who stated that on Monday, October 1, Sirleaf had been on the campus and had threatened to harm him. The victim further stated that Sirleaf had previously posted a photo on social media which showed Sirleaf holding a handgun. Sirleaf later posted on the same social media account that he was going to come to the Montgomery College Germantown Campus and look for the victim.