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Police: No Suspect, Weapon Found Near 2 Towson Area Schools

A person who appeared to have a gun was reportedly near the schools, Baltimore County police said.

West Towson Elementary and Ridge Ruxton School were on alert, police said.
West Towson Elementary and Ridge Ruxton School were on alert, police said.
A pair of schools in the Towson area was placed on alert for several hours Monday afternoon for a reported suspicious person, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.

Police said officers responded to Ridge Ruxton School and West Towson Elementary after 2 p.m. when someone reported that a person with what appeared to be a gun was outside the schools.

Ridge Ruxton and West Towson are in the 6900 block of North Charles Street.

As police investigated, both schools were placed on alert status, the Baltimore County Police Department said.

At 5:11 p.m., police said that after an exhaustive search, officials did not find a suspect or a gun.

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