MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A Montgomery County high school was placed on lockdown Friday afternoon after there was a report of a gun on campus, the Montgomery County Police Department said.
Police responded to a call at 1:54 p.m. about a student with a gun at Albert Einstein High School. The school was placed on lockdown.
The student who supposedly had a gun was inside a classroom which prompted the lockdown, police said.
A student was taken into custody. After first saying no charges would be filed, the police department announced they would pursue charges after a knife, brass knuckles, and marijuana were found.
During a search of the school, officers located a BB gun, but no real gun was found on campus. The lockdown was lifted at 2:22 p.m.
Officers remained at the school to supervise the release of students in what they called a "staggered dismissal."
No other information was immediately available.
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