A Maryland student is facing legal trouble after bringing a gun to school and for
underage drinking. The student was reported to school authorities by his peers. He was then
questioned by the principal and other administrators. It appeared that
he had been engaged in underage drinking, and he was eventually arrested.
It is believed that the young man drove to school despite presumably being
drunk or having the approval to park in the school parking lot. After
his purported behavior was brought to the attention of the school authorities,
they searched his vehicle. According to the report, they found a shotgun,
a bottle containing an alcoholic beverage and one shotgun shell. It is
against the law to bring a weapon onto school property. Police did not
indicate to whom the shotgun belonged.
The Maryland student is currently facing legal repercussions from the underage
drinking charges. Officially, he is facing
alcohol possession and weapons possession charges. He will also face potential consequences
from the school district, but it is not clear what that could include.
It appears that the student had not made any threats against any of his
peers, nor is it suggested that he displayed aggressive or troublesome
The young man is only 16 years old, and he surely will need assistant to
navigate through the legal process. If convicted, he could face juvenile
jail time, fines, probation and more. Underage drinking and the other
charges can have a serious impact on his future, so it will surely be
beneficial to have a clear approach for his defense. When juveniles are
facing legal trouble, it is best to act quickly to determine the best
course of action that both protects their legal rights and seeks a sensible
solution to the pending proceedings.
Md. student arrested for drinking, bringing shotgun to school, Jennifer van der Kleut, March 13, 2014