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Student faces charges after reports that he brought guns to Edgewater school

A 12-year-old Central Middle School student is facing juvenile charges stemming from allegations that he brought two guns to school and threatened another student, Anne Arundel County police said Friday.

In a letter sent to parents Thursday, the school principal said that two students told administrators just after noon that day that they saw a student with what they thought was a gun. A search of the student's locker turned up a loaded BB gun and a unloaded airsoft pistol in a backpack in the locker, the letter said.

The school resource officer at nearby South River High School took the weapons, police said. Police said their initial investigation indicated that the student threatened at least one other student, warning the student not to tell anyone. The school letter said the student threatened two other students, warning them not to report what they'd seen.

The student was charged as a juvenile with disorderly conduct and threatening a student on school property, police said.

Andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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