Exchange student brings pistol to school
An exchange student at Walt Whitman High School in Montgomery County has been charged with taking what looked like a semi-automatic handgun to school, WTOP reports.
Police say the weapon turned out to be an air pistol and that the incident may have been a misunderstanding.
The student, a 14-year-old from China, told police he considered the pistol a toy and he wasn't aware of policies about bringing weapons to schools.
He has been charged as a juvenile with one count of possession with a dangerous weapon on school property.
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| January 5, 2011; 10:28 AM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
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