MCPD Responds to Domestic Incident at Holton Arms School in Bethesda, School Briefly Placed on Lockdown 

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Police responded to a “domestic related event” this morning around 11am at the Holton Arms School at 7303 River Rd. in Bethesda. The private school was placed on lockdown while the situation was handled by police.

A suspect is now in custody and the school is no longer on lockdown, according to a tweet by MCPD.  This is an active and ongoing investigation.

Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Pete Piringer reports that a pedestrian was struck in front of Holton Arms School at 11am this morning and that one person was transported with priority 1 injuries and another with priority 3 injuries.  There is no word on whether the two incidents that occurred at the school the school this morning are related.

The Holton-Arms School is an independent college preparatory school for girls in grades 3-12. The school was founded in 1901 in Washington, DC, and moved to its current location on River Rd. in 1963.

We will provide an update when more information becomes available.


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