Meade High Student Found on School Grounds with Loaded Handgun

A Meade High student is facing charges after reportedly being found with a loaded gun on school grounds. 

The Anne Arundel County Police Department said the Metropolitan Police Department contacted their officers in reference to an armed subject on the property of Meade High School. "The SRO assigned to Meade High School quickly identified the student via video and provided patrol officers with his common afterschool hangouts. Officers canvassing the area located the 17-year-old suspect near Annapolis and Ridge Roads," the police department said in a statement.  "He was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a loaded privately manufactured Polymer 80 9mm handgun and approximately 320 grams of suspected marijuana."

 The suspect, a 17-year old male, reportedly began to passively resist and had to be carried to the police vehicle.

"This matter is very concerning," the school principal said in a letter to families. "We will continue to investigate this matter and I ask you to speak with your student tonight about it. If you 
have any information that could assist in our investigation, please alert our school or county police immediately."

***Any suspects/arrested/charged individuals and persons of interest named in the articles are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.***