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All Clear After Unloaded Gun Found at Prince George’s County School.


A Prince George’s County high school was briefly locked down Friday after a student found an unloaded gun.

A student at Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Maryland saw the weapon and reported it Friday morning, a Prince George’s County Schools spokesperson said.

The school was locked down for 30 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m., while security and Prince George’s County police searched for the gun.

The weapon was found and nobody was injured, the spokesperson said.

Police are conducting an investigation.

via NBC4


Community Mourns Loss Of Fairmont Heights assistant principal.

He died unexpectedly. Administrator worked in Prince George’s schools for 29 years


Assistant Principal  Bernard Hogans was probably best known for being able to relate to the students he worked with at Fairmont Heights High School in Prince George’s County Public Schools. Bernard Hogans, an assistant principal at Fairmont Heights High School, died unexpectedly earlier this week, said Prince George’s County Public Schools spokeswoman Sherrie Johnson. He was a true Hero for the youth whom he mentored and loved.

A veteran of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) for almost three decades, he could understand where most students were coming from since he, had been part of the system for a long time. The school system announced his death in an email to parents Friday morning. Hogans, who worked for PGCPS for 29 years, was an assistant principal at Friendly High School in Prince George  County for four years before becoming an administrator at the Fairmont Heights High school in 2013, Johnson said.

Johnson said she could not disclose the details of Hogans’ death out of respect for the family.

The school system also confirmed the death of Bowie High School student Dominick Hopkins, who died unexpectedly Thursday.

Johnson said the school community is “stunned and saddened” by both losses and PGCPS is “rallying around the students and the teachers” to make sure they have what they need.

“The entire Prince George’s County Public Schools community is deeply saddened by the loss of an assistant principal at Fairmont Heights High School and a senior at Bowie High School,” Johnson said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of these individuals.”

Crisis intervention teams were available at Bowie, Fairmont Heights and Friendly, and letters will be sent home to parents. Information on funeral or memorial arrangements for Hogans were not available as of Friday morning last week, Johnson said. May his soul rest in peace. Reform Sasscer Movement mourns this loss.

Prince George’s County Gazette reporter Kirsten Petersen contributed to this story.  Follow her on twitter @kpetersengaz