A parent at Leith Walk Elementary Middle School in the North Baltimore neighborhood of Ramblewood pulled out a gun during an after-school basketball game Monday.
“The armed parent pulled the firearm out from his waistband when several other parents along with one of the coaches wrestled it away from him,” police spokesperson James Moses said Wednesday. “The suspect then fled the location on foot.”
Both Baltimore City School District and Baltimore Police officers responded as the game was stopped around 4:50 p.m Monday. As of Wednesday afternoon, no arrest had been made, according to police.
Baltimore Police originally stated the gun had been discharged before rescinding that claim to say the suspect was armed at the school but did not fire shots.
“Investigators have learned that this incident was not a discharging but instead an armed person,” Detective Freddie Talbert said late Monday. “A suspect is not in custody, and this investigation is open and ongoing.”
According to state law, a person may not carry or possess a firearm, knife, or deadly weapon of any kind on public school property. The offense is a misdemeanor that could result in a maximum three-year prison sentence.
The incident was hours after a Patterson High School student was shot dead at a park near school property in Southeast Baltimore.