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A Frederick County sheriff deputy's car stands outside of Tuscarora High School Wednesday, a day after a student was arrested for bringing a loaded handgun to class.
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A Frederick County sheriff deputy's car stands outside of Tuscarora High School Wednesday, a day after a student was arrested for bringing a loaded handgun to class.

It was at Tuscarora High School that the boy was arrested Tuesday after other students tipped off a school resource officer that he had the gun. The boy, unidentified because he is a juvenile, faces four charges.

A judge ruled Wednesday that he will remain at a juvenile detention center for at least the next three weeks. Frederick County state's attorney Charlie Smith says the boy told authorities he was carrying the weapon because he was being threatened.

"While those initial allegations have some truth, we're determining whether in fact that is true. We want to take a look at everything, and get the real story," he says.

In court, prosecutors alleged that a blue bandanna was found on the boy, meaning he may belong to the Crips gang.

His stepmother told the judge the boy is polite and respectful, saying he may have gotten involved with the wrong crowd as he was trying to make friends after just moving to the area in November.

Meanwhile at the school, security was beefed up for the day, with at least two Frederick County sheriff's deputies parking their cars right outside the main entrance.

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