BETHESDA, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A Georgetown Preparatory School employee was arrested Wednesday for bringing a gun to school, police say.

Stephen Lafferty, 51, of Frederick, brought a Smith and Wesson revolver into his office at the Rockville school and placed it on his desk, according to Montgomery County Police.

Lafferty told police he brought the gun — which was unloaded and in a holster while on his desk — with the intention of having it serviced after school.

Police confiscated the gun and, after arresting Lafferty, also found drug paraphernalia while searching him.

Lafferty has been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon on school property and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

He has been released on bond.

School spokesman Patrick Coyle says no threats were made and students, faculty and staff were not in danger. He says the school’s headmaster sent a letter to parents Thursday.


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