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Gun-Wielding High School Student Still at Large

November 09, 2010

WASHINGTON — Police are still searching for a Montgomery County student who got into a fight with another student then, robbed him at gunpoint.

Just as classes were starting last Thursday morning, Ladonta Wright, 17, got into a fistfight with another student just off the Springbrook High School campus in Silver Spring, Md., according to Montgomery County Police.

Wright’s friend, Tavon Body, of Burtonsville, Md., pulled a gun and pointed it at the student fighting Wright, police say.

Body then passed the gun to Wright, also of Burtonsville, who chased after the student he had been fighting, held him and gunpoint and robbed him.

Detectives searched Wright’s house Friday, but he was not at home, according to a Montgomery County Gazette report.

Police believe he is in Virginia.

The incident prompted Springbrook to issue a Code Blue emergency alert, where staff must account for every student.

Body and Wright, both Springbrook students, face charges of first- and second-degree assault and using a handgun in a crime of violence.

Wright also faces charges of armed robbery.

The other student in the fight has not been been charged.

Both are charged as adults.

Police are currently holding Body on a $5,000 bond.

WTOP’s Kate Ryan contributed to this report. Follow her on Twitter.

(Copyright 2010 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)


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    wiseass0282

    almost 4 years ago

    10982 Comments

    Bump Hey Sarge on this one.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    too many guns

  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50

    AKangel

    almost 4 years ago

    4974 Comments

    Bump DALLASCRANE!

  • Pug_max600_max50

    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    You can run but you will only go to jail tired.

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    grant319

    almost 4 years ago

    1208 Comments

    I just hope they find the kid before he decides to pull the trigger on someone.

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    HEYSARGE

    almost 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Find the kid, find the gun, find the owner of the gun and prosecute any and everybody that's responsible!!!!!!!!

  • Sfa_iv_max50

    revCCBeasley

    almost 4 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Man there are some issues with our childern....Nothing simple these days....No respect for law and order not alone life.

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    Devil_Dawg

    almost 4 years ago

    58 Comments

    Kids don't just fight anymore, somebody always pulls a gun...Hope they find this kid soon.

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    bstites

    almost 4 years ago

    1028 Comments

    crazy

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    Kinder_mapp

    almost 4 years ago

    4160 Comments

    What happened to just having a fist fight and thats it. Nobody needs to bring a gun to a fist fight.

  • In_remembrance_of_oakland_pd_max50_max50_max50_max50_max50

    rhood

    almost 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    He can run only but so long and the law will catch up to him.

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