Male student in custody after reportedly bringing loaded, semi-automatic GHOST GUN into Maryland middle school and showing his classmates, triggering temporary lockdown
- The school was locked down after the student was found to have a gun
- Prince George’s County Police Department arrived at the school and had the student in custody by approximated 8.50am.
- The situation is under investigation by the police department
A 13-year-old student at Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School in Fort Washington, Maryland was taken into custody after bringing a loaded handgun to the school on Tuesday morning, according to Prince George’s County Police Department.
PGPD reports that officers received a call about the student at 8.15am before the school was locked down.
By approximately 8.50am, PGPD officers had the student in custody and the gun was recovered.
The student was found in a classroom with a loaded P80 semi-automatic handgun in his waistband that held 16 rounds including one in the chamber, law enforcement told ABC7.
P80’s are often called ghost guns, as they can be constructed at home and oftentimes do not have serial numbers, making them hard to trace.
Police said the student showed the gun to other students, who then reported it to school security staff according to ABC7’s Brad Bell.
Previously, NBC Washington’s Prince George’s County bureau chief Tracee Wilkins reported that the gun was an automatic weapon, but that report has been contradicted by subsequent reporting.
A student was taken into custody after bringing a gun to Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School in Fort Washington, Maryland
Prince George’s County Police Department tweet after recovering the weapon and taking a student into custody
There are no initial reports of a struggle involved when taking the student into custody, and no injuries were reported.
There is an ongoing investigation on the incident, but currently there are no plans for a press conference.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Prince George’s County Police Department for more details. At this time, they are not releasing information regarding the student’s age or identity.
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