CATONSVILLE, Md. (WJZ)—Concern on a local college campus after two students are caught with a gun and drugs, walking near the school cafeteria.
Andrea Fujii has the story they told police.
Two students–one 18, the other 26– were caught recovering a gun that had been lodged underneath a parked car that belonged to a faculty member. Now the big question is why did they have it on campus?
Two students from the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville are now charged with illegally handling a gun right outside of the campus cafeteria.
“I just saw police cars and people sitting on the ground, and I saw the guy up against the glass. I was kinda like ‘What’s going on?’” said Katie Smith, CCBC student.
Baltimore County Police were on campus in the middle of the day last week and watched the two students go back and forth between the cafeteria and one car in the faculty parking lot.
Police say the pair came out with a third person to a truck, lifted the back, and under one of the tires was a gun.
“The vehicle owner had nothing to do with this incident or the firearm. She happened to park in the parking spot,” said Cathy Batton, Baltimore County Police.
What’s unclear is how the gun ended up on campus. Police reports indicate the two gave conflicting stories. They each point the finger at each other, alleging that they brought the gun to school to intimidate a group of guys they had been fighting with over the past few days.
Word on campus is spreading fast.
“I got a text from my friend saying there was some dude arrested, and he’s pressed up against the glass,” said Denise Gardner, CCBC student.
“It was really shocking,” said Angela Carr, who says she’s never heard of such prior incidents occurring on campus.
CCBC released this statement:
“Anytime a student is found with a gun on our campus it causes concern. We are committed to keeping our campuses safe and will continue our work with Baltimore County Police to increase our safety efforts.”
The older of the two students also faces drug charges for having some kind of drugs on him when he was arrested. Police won’t say what it was or how much. Both students are out on bail.
The students are suspended from CCBC, pending the police investigation.