Student brings gun to PGCPS middle school


A student at Prince George’s County’s Nicholas Orem Middle School brought a loaded gun to school Wednesday, authorities said.

Officials pulled the boy out of class — and seized the weapon from a backpack — after someone called in about it with an anonymous tip, Prince George’s County schools spokeswoman Sherrie Johnson said. She said Hyattsville City Police are investigating the incident.

Johnson said she did not know what the student’s intent was in bringing the weapon to school, though in a statement, she added, “at no time were students or staff in danger.” The school’s principal sent a letter home to parents detailing the incident on the day it occurred, Johnson said.



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