Today, at approximately 9 a.m., a student threatened another student inside a classroom with a knife at Linganore High School (LHS). The student reported the threat to a School Resource Officer (SRO) and school administration. No students were injured. All students and staff are safe.
School administration and the SRO responded immediately by removing the student, age 19, from the classroom. In full cooperation, the 19 year old student confirmed they threatened another student at knife point and quickly turned the knife over to school administration. After a thorough investigation, deputies arrested and transported the student to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. Charges include 1st and 2nd degree assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of a deadly weapon on school property.
“While today’s event and arrest at Linganore High School is unfortunate, it shows the excellent working relationship between FCPS school staff and FCSO SRO’s to swiftly and effectively investigate crime reports and provide a proper resolution,” said Lt. Jason Deater, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office SRO Commander.
Dr. Dan Lippy, Director of School Management and Charter Schools, FCPS, said, “Maintaining a safe and secure environment in our schools is our first priority. Any situation that threatens the safety of the environment is met with an immediate response for resolution and followed up with an opportunity for students to receive support from our school counselors and student services team. This situation exemplifies the professional collaboration between the LHS team and FCSO to resolve a situation and maintain the safety of staff and students.”
LHS is committed to addressing any concerns and supporting our students. School counselors are available to support students as needed. As always, school administrators are available to answer questions and concerns.