BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police say a Georgetown Preparatory School staffer took a gun to work and put the unloaded, holstered weapon on his desk.
Police have charged Stephen Lafferty, 51, of Frederick with possession of a dangerous weapon on school property and possession of drug paraphernalia.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Gov. Larry Hogan To Issue Maryland Paralympian Becca Meyers A Governor's Citation At 11 a.m. Press Conference
Officers were called to the school in Bethesda on Wednesday for a report of an employee with a gun. Police say Lafferty told investigators that he brought the Smith and Wesson revolver with him because he planned to have it serviced after school. When officers searched Lafferty, police say they found drug paraphernalia.READ MORE: Police Investigating After 34-Year-Old Man Shot In SW Baltimore
School spokesman Patrick Coyle says no threats were made and students, faculty and staff were not in danger. He says the school’s headmaster sent a letter to parents Thursday.MORE NEWS: Troopers Responded To 15 DUI-Related Crashes Over The Weekend, Maryland State Police Says
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