15-year-old charged with bringing gun to Prince George's County high school

A 15-year-old is facing charges after bringing a gun to a Prince George's County high school on Wednesday, according to police.

The Prince George's County Police Department said around 10:45 a.m. a school security personnel discovered the gun at DuVal High School, located in the 9800 block of Good Luck Road in Lanham.

According to police, the security personnel searched the student after learning that they were in possession of a gun.

Police said the School Resource Officer responded to the scene and took the student into custody.

The student faces several charges related to possessing a gun, and being armed while on school property.

Police said the incident remains under investigation.

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The school released the following letter to families after the incident:

Dear Families,

I am writing to inform you about an incident at DuVal High School on February 8, 2023.

School administration confiscated a weapon at our school. No students or staff members were harmed in this incident. The student will be disciplined accordingly.

The safety of our students is our top priority. Please assist in our efforts to maintain a safe learning environment by discussing with your child acceptable behaviors that support a positive school climate. Discuss with your child the consequences, such as expulsion, for bringing weapons or anything that resembles a weapon to school. Please encourage a child to always immediately report the sighting of any weapon or suspicious objects on school grounds to a staff member or trusted adult.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 301-918-8600 or pamela.jones@pgcps.org.

Thank you for your continued support.


Pamela Smith