Report: Teen Who Brought Gun to School Obtained it From D.C. Police Officer

WASHINGTON (CBSC) – A D.C. police lieutenant has been charged with providing access to a firearm to a minor, after his teenage son got a hold of his gun and brought it to school in March, according to NBC Washington.

Court documents filed in Prince George’s County indicate Mark Antonio Hodge, of Glenn Dale, was charged with leaving a loaded firearm in a place where he would have known a minor could gain access to it.

NBC Washington says the gun was linked to an incident at DuVal High School in Lanham on March 27, in which a 15-year-old student brought a firearm into the school.

Police later learned the teen had gotten the gun from his home, saying his dad kept the weapon under some clothes in his closet, NBC Washington details.

It’s unclear whether the gun was Hodge’s police-issued weapon, or a personal firearm.

Police say Hodge remains on “full duty” status within the department.

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