This is a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department published verbatim.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s Firearms Investigations Unit have charged 17-year-old Solomon Henderson of Silver Spring as an adult with offenses related to the possession of an unloaded handgun on school property.
Police said that on Tuesday morning, administrative staff and security personnel for Springbrook High School, located at 201 Valley Brook Drive in Silver Spring, received information that Henderson had a handgun. The School Resource Officer (SRO) was notified. An unloaded .40 caliber handgun and an empty magazine were located in Henderson’s gym bag.
Henderson was transported to the Central Processing Unit 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. Bond information is not available.
At this time, detectives have not identified any type of threat or intention by Henderson to harm other students or staff.
Investigation has determined that the handgun was legally purchased and is registered to Henderson’s father.
Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call the Firearms Investigations Unit at 240-773-6400.