On May 19 at 8:19AM, the School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Potomac High School located at 3401 Panther Pride Dr. in Woodbridge (22026) was notified by school personnel that there was a student with a gun inside the school. The investigation revealed that another student was inside a bathroom when a different student, later identified as the accused, brandished a firearm under a bathroom stall. The student left the restroom and notified school security who contacted the SRO. The accused was located inside a different bathroom still in possession of the firearm. The accused was detained without incident and the firearm was secured. At no time were any shots fired. While searching the accused, he was also found in possession of two knives. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as a 15-year-old male, was arrested.
Arrested on May 19: [Juvenile] A 15-year-old male of Woodbridge Charged with 3 counts of possession of a weapon on school property and 1 count of brandishing Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center