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Fairmount Heights student arrested for bringing parts of a ghost gun onto school property

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Posted at 3:33 PM, May 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-26 18:20:16-04

LANDOVER, Md. — A Fairmount Heights High School student has been arrested for bringing parts of a ghost gun onto school property on Thursday.

Prince George’s County Police were called to the school in the 6500 block of Columbia Park Road in Landover at around noon for the report of a student with a gun.

The school was subsequently placed on lockdown and officers searched the school before recovering parts of the ghost gun in a classroom.

The student who brought the parts was identified and taken into custody. The investigation continues.

“As our entire nation continues to grieve the loss of life in the Texas mass shooting, the Prince George’s County Police Department wants to ensure the community that the safety of students in our schools is our top priority. Bringing a weapon to school or even making a threat of violence will not be tolerated. We will arrest and charge accordingly,” said Chief Malik Aziz. "In the wake of the Texas shooting, the PGPD has increased patrols at county schools. We encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious or learns of any potential threat at a school to notify police."