Tuesday saw the arrest of a 17-year-old kid who had brought a ghost pistol to Meade High School. Over the past year, the Maryland General Assembly has passed a series of new restrictions regarding ghost firearms, which are frequently marketed in kits without serial n17-year-old Arrested For Carrying Ghost Pistol To Meade High Schoolumbers.
The law requires anyone purchasing unassembled frames and receivers to be subject to the same inspections and procedures as someone buying a fully assembled gun. It also broadens the state definition of a firearm to include these parts.
The Metropolitan Police Department alerted county officials of an armed person on school property, according to Anne Arundel Police. The responsible school clerk “immediately” and “through video” identified the student and provided the location of the 17-year-typical old’s after-class lodging to the authorities.
Both Chad Jones, a spokesman for Fort Meade, and Lt. Jacklyn Davis, a county police spokesperson, declined to comment on how the Metropolitan Police, based in Washington, DC, came to be aware of the gun in Anne Arundel County. Jones stated that although county and federal officers may have jurisdiction at Fort Meade, the Metropolitan Police Department does not.
Officers on patrol in the neighborhood came across the student at about 2:30 p.m. He was in possession of a Polymer 80 “ghost” handgun and about 12 ounces of what they believe to be marijuana when they located him near Annapolis and Ridge Roads. According to a news release, the 17-year-old “passively” resisted arrest when confronted by police and had to be dragged into a police car.
According to Davis, the student reported being hurt by police but “declined” medical attention from the arriving firefighters. No threats were recorded at the school, according to Davis. A 12-year-old student carried a firearm to MacArthur Middle School, which is located about a mile from Meade High School, just over a month prior to the event that occurred on Wednesday.
The Anne Arundel Police Department at the time decried recent changes to Maryland’s juvenile court system, which bar children under the age of 13 from being charged and prosecuted for the majority of crimes, in a now-deleted social media post.
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Democratic senator from Baltimore Jill Carter has frequently refuted police assertions that she is powerless to intervene on behalf of abused children. She is pushing a bill this year that would require admissions officers to submit an application for kids under 10 who have been somehow connected to someone else’s death.
An admissions officer meets with the child and guardians to discuss suitable interventions for the child’s particular needs once a CINS request has been submitted to the Department of Juvenile Services. Currently, law enforcement officers have the option of immediately submitting a CINS application to the department, but only if they choose to.