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Teacher turns in student found armed with ghost gun at high school in Prince George’s County

The loaded ghost gun was found in the 16-year-old boy's jacket, police said. He is being charged as an adult

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. — A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody after a teacher caught him with a loaded ghost gun at a high school in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

The teenage boy was found with the gun at Central High School located in the 200 block of Cabin Branch Road on Tuesday, Dec. 6, officials said.

Around 10 a.m., a teacher notified the School Resource Officer and Prince George’s County Schools security personnel that the boy had a loaded ghost gun, according to police.

The loaded ghost gun was found in the boy’s jacket. The Prince George’s County Police Department is charging the teen as an adult. He is facing a number of gun-related charges.

Prince George's County Public Schools and Central High School sent a joint letter to families and students regarding the incident. The full letter is below:

"Dear Families: I am writing to inform you about an incident at Central High School. A student was found to be in possession of a loaded ghost gun. No students or staff members were harmed in this incident. The student will be disciplined accordingly. The safety of our students is our top priority. Please assist in our efforts to maintain a safe learning environment by discussing with your child acceptable behaviors that support a positive school climate. Discuss with your child the consequences, such as expulsion, for bringing weapons or anything that resembles a weapon to school. Please encourage your child to always immediately report the sighting of any weapon or suspicious objects on school grounds to a staff member or trusted adult. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact (301) 499-7080 or sheree.savoy@pgcps.org. Thank you for your continued support."

The investigation is ongoing.

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