Montgomery County schools released from lockdown after suspicious activity reported nearby

An emergency situation in Clarksburg, Maryland prompted several schools to lockdown Wednesday, according to authorities.

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Montgomery County Police say the incident started around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday morning after someone called officers reporting that a man flashed a gun at them after a parking dispute in the 22000 block of Brick Haven Way.

The caller reported that after the dispute, the suspect ran away on foot toward Clarksburg High School, located in the 22000 block of Wims Road.

As a result of the report, Clarksburg High School, Rocky Hill Middle School and the Goddard School, were all placed on lockdown around 10:35 a.m.

According to Montgomery County Police, officers were able to identify the suspect as a student at Clarksburg High School. Police say the suspect initially entered the school following the confrontation, but eventually left the campus.

Police took the suspect into custody at his house just after 11 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The lockdowns remained in place as officers searched for a gun inside Clarksburg High School. Investigators say no weapon was recovered, and the lockdowns were lifted around 12:15 p.m.

Police are still investigating the incident, and charges are pending. The suspect is being held in police custody until a decision is made on charges against him.


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