MCPD released the following updated summary of events with new information regarding the lockdown and subsequent arrest of a student at Albert Einstein High School this afternoon. The original news release stated that the student taken into custody during the investigation was not being charged criminally.
“At approximately 1:54 p.m. today, Montgomery County Police received a report of a student with a gun inside of Albert Einstein High School, located at 11135 Newport Mill Rd. in Kensington.
The school was placed on a lockdown as officers investigated the validity of the report. Officers were able to identify the student and the student’s location. That student was taken into custody during the investigation. Brass knuckles, a knife, and marijuana were located on the student in question, but no firearm was recovered. The student was charged by MCPD with possession of those items.
During a search of the school, officers also located a BB gun, however they are not able to identify who the BB gun belongs to.
The lockdown was lifted at 2:22 p.m. and Montgomery County Police remained on campus throughout the dismissal process, releasing students in groups.
Any school disciplinary action will be handled by Montgomery County Public Schools.”