Montgomery Co. teen arrested, charged after handgun found at school

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and charged after bringing a gun to school in Montgomery County, Maryland, police said Wednesday.

According to a news release, the Silver Spring teen was escorted to the main office at Wheaton High School around 1:55 p.m. and consented to a search.

Staff found a loaded handgun and marijuana during the search.

Police were called and the teen was arrested.

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