BALTIMORE — A substitute teacher at Glen Burnie High School was arrested Monday after a handgun was found in his backpack on school property, according to police.

Police said that on Oct. 6 at around 2:15 p.m., a school resource officer was notified by administrators that a backpack containing a handgun was found unattended in a classroom.

The backpack was secured and taken to an administrative office, where a loaded 9mm Taurus handgun was found.

School administrators and resource officers were able to identity the owner of the backpack as 45-year-old Derric Simms, an Anne Arundel County Public Schools substitute teacher.

Simms was taken into custody and charged.

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