Missing Pa. Teenager Found In Frederick County, Facing Charges

The youth brought knives on board a school bus.

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Middletown, Md (KM) The 15-year-old boy who brought knives on board a Frederick County school bus is facing charges. The Sheriff’s Office says after consultation with the State’s Attorney’s Office, Jesse Allen Crow is charged with four counts of having dangerous weapons on school property and one count of disturbing school operations.

On Thursday morning at around 7:20, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Middletown area after a teenager showed two knives to other students on a bus. The youth got off of the bus at Middletown High School and walked away.

The high school, along with Middletown Middle, Elementary and Primary Schools were placed on a secure status which means all students are to remain in their school buildings and it was business as usual inside.  All doors were  locked.

The Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police helicopter, Montgomery County Police and fire marshals in the area, conducted a search. A deputy and A Montgomery County Fire Marshal found Crow three hours later hiding in a nearby residential neighborhood.

Deputies recovered Crow’s backpack which contained four fixed blade knives, one  pocket knife, and multiple CO2 cannisters. Crow was searched, and a second pocket knife was located.

Crow was reported missing from Pennsylvania, but had attended schools in Middletown area in the past, School System officials say.

By Kevin McManus