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2 Arrested With Loaded Gun In Long Reach High School's Parking Lot

COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) -- Howard County Police arrested two people, including a Long Reach High School student, after an incident involving a handgun in the Columbia school's parking lot Monday morning

Rashad Rudder-Watkins, 18, of Beechfield Avenue in Elkridge and 20-year-old Katherine Mejia of Echols Avenue in Glenarden were both charged with firearms violations including possession of a gun on school property.

Police received a 911 call around 9:25 a.m. from Mejia who reported Rudder-Watkins was refusing to get out of her call and that he had a gun.

A Howard County Police officer who was inside the school on an unrelated call responded to the parking lot immediately. The officer located an illegal firearm in the glovebox known as a "ghost gun" -- an untraceable weapon with no serial number, that was put together from separate components that can be purchased on the Internet.

Both were place under arrest.

No one was injured in the incident.

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