HARWOOD, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 16-year-old high school student has been charged for possession of a deadly weapon on school property.
Administrators at Southern High School in Anne Arundel County, Md. say a student alerted a teacher around 10:20 a.m. Thursday that they believed another student was under the influence of alcohol, police say.
During discussions with the student, administrators determined he drove a truck to school and was not authorized to park it on campus, police say. Additionally, school officials had reason to believe the truck contained illegal drugs on school property.
A search of the truck by the school resrouce officer yielded an unloaded 12-gauge shotgun in the truck's covered bed, police say. A single shotgun shell was found in the cab along with a bottle containing an alcholic beverage.
Prior to the weapon's discovery, there are no indications the student made any threats against anyone at the school. The student faces disciplinary sanctions from Anne Arundel County Public Schools in addition to criminal charges.