Wicomico County

14-Year Old Found In Possession of a Handgun At James M Bennett

On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Wicomico County Board of Education Staff and School Resource Deputies learned of a video circulating on social media that showed a student armed with a pistol at James M Bennett High School.

The student in the video was quickly identified, located, and removed from a classroom in James M Bennett High School.

The investigation revealed that the juvenile was in possession of a loaded pistol hidden in the waistband of his pants.

A Juvenile referral with the request for charges was forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Services.

The juvenile has been charged with the following:

  • Wear/Carry a Handgun
  • Handgun on School Grounds
  • Disruption of a Learning Environment
  • Reckless Endangerment

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