St Charles High School

WALDORF, Md. – On January 31, a student at St Charles High School located in the 5300 block of Piney Church Road in Waldorf, showed several students what appeared to be a handgun while inside the school. Another student alerted school staff who recovered a BB gun, which resembled a real handgun.

The school resource officer, along with school administrators, will complete an investigation. The matter is being handled administratively by the Charles County Public Schools. 

The Sheriff’s Office is fully committed to the safety and well-being of students and school staff and is reminding parents to talk with their children about bringing weapons or items that look like weapons to school and the dangers and possible consequences of these actions.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Cpl. Thompson at 301-932-2222. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous, but provide information about threats or criminal activity at schools may contact the confidential tip line at CCPS at 301-302-8305.

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