The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident on a school bus.
On April 5, 2023, during the afternoon bus route, an elementary school student was found to be in possession of an unloaded handgun. The incident was reported to the bus driver by other students on the school bus. The bus driver secured the student’s belongings with the weapon and returned to the school. The weapon is in the possession of the Sheriff’s Office.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office takes the safety of students and school staff as a top priority. The Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Washington County Public Schools, is in the process of conducting a thorough investigation into the incident.
We want to remind our community to store firearms and other weapons safely and in accordance with Maryland law.
The Sheriff’s Office will release more information when it becomes available.