Police Arrest Student Following Incident at Northwood High School

Police arrested a 15-year-old male student today following an incident at Northwood High School.

Staff received an anonymous tip, searched the student and discovered two rounds of ammunition, according to police.

“Montgomery County Police were immediately contacted, and the student fled the campus,” according to a press release. “Northwood High School went into a shelter-in-place and during the course of the investigation, Forest Knolls elementary school was placed on lockdown.”

Officers conducting a K-9 search found a handgun off the school property, but said it was “not determined” if the gun belonged to the student, who was taken into custody without incident within an hour of the shelter-in-place order.

“This is an active and ongoing investigation and the appropriate charges are being determined as detectives gather more information. Due to the age of the student, his name will not be released,” the release said.

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