15-Year-Old Arrested for Possession of Handgun After Bringing Firearm to Richard Montgomery High School

by Patrick Herron

Per the Rockville City Police Department: The Rockville City Police Department has charged a 15-year-old juvenile with firearms related offenses. On January 24, 2023, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Richard Montgomery High School Security personnel notified the school’s Community Engagement Officer that a former student was on school property and was possibly in possession of a handgun. The student was apprehended by Rockville City Police approximately one block away from the high school, who was in possession of a firearm.  The juvenile was arrested without incident and will be charged accordingly.

The preliminary investigation has determined today’s incident is unrelated to the lockdown which occurred at Richard Montgomery High School on January 13, 2023. Rockville City Police continues to work closely with Richard Montgomery High School and Montgomery County Public Schools to ensure the safety and security of students and staff remains the highest priority for our community.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing. Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Rockville City Police Criminal Investigation’s Unit at 240-314-8938.

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