Cops Find AR-15, Vests, Detonation Device At Home Of Armed Student

Police found an AR-15 and more handguns at the home of a high school student arrested for bringing a handgun to school.

Germantown, MD – Police found an AR-15 rifle, handguns, tactical vests, inert grenades, and a possible detonation device at the Germantown home of a Clarksburg High School student who was arrested for bringing a handgun to school on Feb. 15.

Assistant State’s Attorney Frank Lazzaro said Alwin Chen, 18, had compiled a “list of grievances against students in the school,” and termed it “possibly a motive for why he was going to use the gun,” The Washington Post reported.

On Thursday, the day after a gunman murdered 17 students and faculty at a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Chen was caught carrying a handgun at his Montgomery County High School.

He gave police two different excuses for having the weapon, The Washington Post reported.

First, he told police he’d planned to go target shooting after school.

He “then told the police he had brought the gun to school for protection because students at the school had been harassing him and bullying him,” Lazzaro said.

Chen was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm by a person under 21 years old, and possession of a firearm on school property after the incident, WJLA reported.

On Tuesday, Montgomery District Judge John Moffett ordered Chen held without bond.

The defense argued that Chen has no history of mental health problems and has cooperated with authorities.

Attorney David Felsen said the additional weapons found were not found in Chen’s bedroom, The Washington Post reported.

“They were found in someone else’s room,” Felsen said. “Someone who is legally authorized to have all these things.”

He argued that Chen was an honor student who already had two college offers.

“This is a young man who has desires of helping people, in terms of being a police officer or being in the military,” Felsen said.

But high school administrators don’t see anything positive.

"This illegal and dangerous behavior will not be tolerated in our school community," Clarksburg High School principal Edward Owusu wrote in a letter that was sent home to parents. "Weapons of any type are not permitted on or near school property. Any student caught with a weapon will be referred to law enforcement and punished accordingly."

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NFPD103
NFPD103

much to do with the guns yet why is the security systems or serious lack of it not being questioned, why are people not asking the school what permanent security measures are they taking to prevent any other person from bringing in another weapon in the school. There is no excuse for what the young man did, but even less for the school system passing the buck on security measures.

NomonK
NomonK

This is a stupid way to look at handling being BULLIED. NEVER. EVER is shooting anyone OK unless your life is in danger. In my day a good fist fight stopped the bullying. I would feel if you are an adult you would understand that KILLING is never the answer.

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

To be honest there is NO DISCIPLINE for kids in school (paddle) or from society as a whole , parents use to be able to take action, now they go to court for child abuse.. Wonder why America is so F....U.

cops-kid
cops-kid

Kids are rightfully confused today , one person says tell a teacher, another says stand up for yourself and open the can of whoop ass, add that to watching the most graphic and realistic bloodbaths imaginable everynight on tv. Oh yeah add in the real news ... It's no wonder they have no concept or value of life. Way back a long, long time ago is when it all started to take a down hill turn ... you know, when they took the pledge of allegiance and moment of silence.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

I agree but also, maybe, when we stop raising a bunch of emasculated boys and snowflakes these kids will be able to handle bullying without resorting to suicide or mass murder.

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