Student arrested after Md. high school placed on lockdown

(AP) – Authorities say a Baltimore County high school was placed on lockdown after a student arrived with a weapon in his backpack.

The weapon at Loch Raven High School turned out to be a pellet gun. The Baltimore County Police and Fire Department says nobody was injured.  The student is in police custody.

Police recovered the pellet gun on the school's campus. Charges are pending.

In a series of Thursday tweets, police said the school resource officer was informed that a student was concealing a weapon. The student ran off when the officer approached.

The lockdown began when the officer lost sight of the student.

As a police tactical team arrived, a number of parents rushed to the school. A staging area was set up in a nearby parking lot.

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