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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