Maryland's ERPO Invoked in Case of Teen Who Threatened School Shooting
A Montgomery County judge on Monday ordered a Rockville teen to remain in custody and deemed him a danger to the community following a series of social media threats he allegedly made against students at Bethesda’s Walter Johnson High School, including posting a photo of himself carrying an AR-15 rifle with loaded magazines and the words, “school shooter.”
This case was an early test for Maryland’s Extreme Risk Protection Order law that went into effect on October 1. The law allows a judge to require a person to surrender firearms and ammunition they possess and prevents them from purchasing more while under a civil order.
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