Md. High School Boy Denied Release In Handgun Case

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A judge in Frederick is ordering continued juvenile detention for a high school student accused of bringing a loaded handgun and extra ammunition to school.

Circuit Judge John Tisdale denied a public defender’s motion Tuesday to let the teen to go home, seven weeks after his arrest.

Tisdale ordered the boy to remain in juvenile detention until space opens up in a behavior modification program.

The teenager was 15 when he was arrested for bringing a .22-caliber handgun to Tuscarora High School March 29.

A school system spokeswoman said at the time that the boy showed the gun to others but didn’t threaten anyone.

He faces four firearms charges, including being underage in the possession of a regulated firearm and having the weapon on school property.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Leah C

    Are the parents being charge with anything? Where did the little gangster get the gun and ammo from if not from his parents’ gun cabinet or wherever? What, did he think they have show-and-tell in High School?

  • Larry

    Leah you hit it on the head. The parents belong in jail. Trigger locks are dirt cheap and they work. Gun lock boxes are as cheap as $25.00. Keep your gun keys with you at all times. The judge did the right thing.

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