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19-year-old student at Linganore High School threatened another student with knife, deputies say

The 19-year-old student admitted that he threatened another student with a knife and quickly turned the weapon over to school administration.

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — A 19-year-old student at Linganore High School in Frederick County has been arrested and charged after he threatened another student with a knife inside the school. It happened around 9 a.m. Thursday. 

According to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, Reese Wilson threatened another student inside a classroom. 

The underage student reported what happened to the School Resource Officer (SRO) at the high school as well as the school administration. 

The SRO immediately came to the classroom and took Wilson from the room. Wilson then said that he threatened that student with a knife and gave the knife to the school administration. No one was hurt and all the students are safe, Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) said in a release. 

After a detailed investigation, Frederick Sheriff Deputies arrested and took Wilson to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. The charges Reese Wilson faces are 1st and 2nd-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of a deadly weapon on school property. 

“While today’s event and arrest at Linganore High School is unfortunate, it shows the excellent working relationship between FCPS school staff and FCSO SRO’s to swiftly and effectively investigate crime reports and provide a proper resolution," said Lieutenant Jason Deater for the Frederick Sheriffs Office SRO Commander.

“Maintaining a safe and secure environment in our schools is our first priority. Any situation that threatens the safety of the environment is met with an immediate response for resolution and followed up with an opportunity for students to receive support from our school counselors and student services team," said Dr. Dan Lippy, Director of School Management and Charter Schools, with FCPS. This situation exemplifies the professional collaboration between the LHS team and FCSO to resolve a situation and maintain the safety of staff and students.” 

Linganore High School is committed to addressing any concerns and supporting our students. School counselors are available to support students as needed. As always, school administrators are available to answer questions and concerns.

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