Paint Branch High Student Shot

Police say he was grazed while walking back to his school.



BURTONSVILLE, Md. (AP) – Police say a student was shot while walking back to high school in Maryland.

Montgomery County police said in a release that a 17-year-old boy walked into the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Station at 13900 Old Columbia Pike at around 8:50 AM, and reported that he had been shot Monday morning. He told police he had left school to purchase something at a nearby convenience store, and was struck while walking back to Paint Branch High School.

The boy suffered a graze wound to his cheek and ear, and was taken to the hospital. In a letter sent to the school community, principal Myriam A. Yarbrough said that the student was “alert and coherent.”

Police believe that this wasn’t a random event, and that there’s no threat to the school. The school did have an increased security presence Monday.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into this incident, and are asking anyone with information to call 240-773-6870, or the Montgomery County Crime Solvers Tip Line at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers has put up a cash reward of $10,000 for information leading to an arrest or indictment of the suspect.


By The Associated Press