Magruder High School students tweeted about shooting instead of calling 911: police

Authorities in Maryland say students who witnessed an armed student allegedly shooting a classmate failed to call 911. Instead, they posted about it on social media.

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1/25/2022 10:25:00 PM

Authorities in Maryland say students who witnessed an armed student allegedly shooting a classmate failed to call 911. Instead, they posted about it on social media.

A heightened police presence was on display at Magruder High School in Montgomery County Tuesday morning following Friday's shooting that left a 15-year-old student in critical condition.

Heightened police presence at Magruder High School following shootingA heightened police presence was on display at Magruder High School Tuesday morning following Friday’s shooting that left a student in critical condition. Montgomery County Councilmember At-Large Hans Riemer joined us to discuss the situation.

In court Monday, prosecutors said say Alston Jr. bought parts for the 9 mm ghost gun he used in the attack online and assembled it with a friend.SUBSCRIBE TO FOX 5 DC ON YOUTUBEMontgomery County State's Attorney's Office Juvenile Court Division Chief Carlotta Woodward said he brought the gun to school anticipating a conflict and went into a boys bathroom that Friday afternoon with the loaded gun in his waistband. He allegedly pointed the gun at the victim's head and when the victim pushed the gun away, he was shot in the pelvis area, Woodward said.

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. He has been charged as an adult with attempted second-degree murder, felony assault and weapons offenses. He is being held without bond. Heightened police presence at Magruder High School following shooting A heightened police presence was on display at Magruder High School Tuesday morning following Friday’s shooting that left a student in critical condition. Montgomery County Councilmember At-Large Hans Riemer joined us to discuss the situation. In court Monday, prosecutors said say Alston Jr. bought parts for the 9 mm ghost gun he used in the attack online and assembled it with a friend. SUBSCRIBE TO FOX 5 DC ON YOUTUBE Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office Juvenile Court Division Chief Carlotta Woodward said he brought the gun to school anticipating a conflict and went into a boys bathroom that Friday afternoon with the loaded gun in his waistband. He allegedly pointed the gun at the victim's head and when the victim pushed the gun away, he was shot in the pelvis area, Woodward said. Woodward said after the shooting, Alston Jr. went to a classroom with other students and was found with the magazine with nine bullets in his sock. Should school resource officers return to curb violence in Montgomery Co. public schools? Officials from the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), the State’s Attorney Office, and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) conducted a joint news conference Monday to give an update on the Magruder High School shooting. SHOULD SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS RETURN TO CURB VIOLENCE IN MONTGOMERY CO. PUBLIC SCHOOLS? At a press conference, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said, investigators learned that other students who had been in the bathroom tweeted about the shooting, identifying the suspect and the victim, instead of calling 911 or alerting staff that a classmate had been shot. The wounded student wasn't found until a security sweep during the change in classes, Jones said. The Associated Press contributed to this report Advertisement