A 14-year-old Crownsville youth caught carrying an unloaded .22-caliber handgun yesterday at Old Mill Senior High School was charged as a juvenile with a weapons violation and disciplined by school officials, police and school officials said.
The boy had the gun in a jacket pocket just before school BTC started about 7:30 a.m., police said. He was in a meeting with school administrators on an unrelated matter when he dropped his jacket. The administrators heard the gun hit and searched the jacket, said Nancyjane Adams, a school spokeswoman.
Ms. Adams would not disclose the discipline given by school officials, saying it was a confidential matter. Police said the youth claimed he was holding the gun for a friend.