Police: Walt Whitman High School student attacked classmate with frying pan

There was a brief moment of chaos at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland, on Monday morning, where police say a student attacked another with something he brought from his kitchen at home.

The student attacked his classmate “with a frying pan, of all things,” said Capt. Tom Jordan with Montgomery County police.

Police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Prince Cutchember. He has been charged with first-degree assault.

Jordan said the student attacked with the pan was treated at the school.

To make matters worse, Jordan said as officers at the school were taking Cutchember into custody and tending to the student who was attacked, the school’s fire alarm went off at around 11:15 a.m. With the fire alarm activated, the school was evacuated.

A school spokesperson said they are not sure what triggered the alarm at this time.

“That, of course, created some chaos, but it wasn’t related,” Jordan said.

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