Weapons Found In Search Of Home Of Clarksburg High Student Who Brought A Gun To School

But police say no explosives were found.



Clarksburg,Md (KM) Detectives with the Montgomery County Police served a search warrant last week on the Germantown home of Alwin Chen.   Chen, 18, was arrested on February 15th  for bringing a loaded handgun to Clarksburg High School which he attended.

During a search of the home in the 11700 block of Gunners Drive, authorities say they found two rifles, a shotgun, two handguns, ammunition and a ballistic vest. They also located replicas of grenades and an electrical firing device called a “clacker.”  No explosives were found.

Detectives say the gun belonged to the residents of that home, and, at this time, there’s no indication they were stolen. But they say they’re still trying to determine the ownership of the firearms.

Chen’s journal was also found. In it, there’s no wording regarding any threat or an expression of wanting to cause harm to anyone at the school.

Police say Chen’s motives for bringing a gun to school remain under investigation. News outlets have  reported  that Chen was planing to do some target practice after school. But Assistant Montgomery County State’s Attorney Frank Lazzaro told the Associated Press that Chen told police he brought the gun for protection because he was being harassed and bullied by other students at school.

The investigation into this case is continuing.

Chen’s attorney, Davide Felsen, told the AP that the weapons weren’t found in Chen’s bedroom, and took note of all of his client’s accomplishments prior to his arrest.


By Kevin McManus