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High School Student Found with Gun on Campus

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 23, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD - A 17-year-old Walter Johnson High School student has been arrested and charged as an adult for possession of a firearm.

Akram Nassir of Bethesda was arrested after a witness reported to school security that the student had a gun.  Montgomery County Public Schools security team members located the student, conducted a search and located a loaded 9 mm handgun.


At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Monday, October 23, 2023, Montgomery County Department of Police Community Engagement Officers were dispatched to the school, located in the 6400 block of Rock Spring Drive.  Based on the information provided and evidence of the gun, officers arrested Nassir.


Nassir has been transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, where he awaits a bond hearing. He has been charged with underage possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded handgun and possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.

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Release ID: 23-612
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: firearm