Two students arrested for threat to St. Mary's County school

Posted at 1:45 PM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 18:38:40-05

Two high school students in St. Mary's County are charged with making a threat against their school.

On February 16, the two male students were overheard talking about a recent school shooting. The person who heard them said they made statements about bringing guns to school and they said they were too smart to be caught.

The teens attend Leonardtown High School.

The concerned citizen called the sheriff's office who began to investigate.

The Sheriff's office learned one of the teens had access to numerous guns and had made concerning statements and posts on social media.

The investigation also revealed someone who knew the teens had a Federal Firearms License.

The Sheriffs' office searched the home of one of the teens and found semi-automatic rifles, handguns, and other weapons, along with ammunition. The weapons were not secured from juvenile access as required by law.

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A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were both charged with threat of mass violence.

An arrest warrant has also been issued for David Fairfax, 39, for reckless endangerment, access to a firearm by a minor and illegal transfer of a firearm.