Substitute Teacher Brought Loaded Gun To Glen Burnie High School: Police


The Anne Arundel County Police Department accused substitute teacher Derric Andre Simms of Baltimore of bringing a loaded handgun to Glen Burnie High School on Friday. The school is shown here on another day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

Patch Regional Manager Deb Belt wrote this story.

GLEN BURNIE, MD — A substitute teacher from Baltimore is accused of taking a loaded handgun to Glen Burnie High School, Anne Arundel County Police said.

A school resource officer at the school was notified about 2:15 p.m. Friday by administrators that a backpack containing a handgun was found unattended in a classroom. The backpack was taken to an administrative office and a loaded 9mm Taurus handgun was seized, the police report said.

School administrators and school resource officers identified the owner of the backpack as substitute teacher Derric Andre Simms, 45.

He was charged with gun-related offenses, authorities said.

To read Principal Kevin Carr's reaction letter, which says the suspect is now barred from working in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, read the full story on Fox 5 DC

Officers shared this photo of the gun they said they confiscated from Simms. (Courtesy of the Anne Arundel County Police Department)
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