Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School in Brooklyn. Image via Google Street View.

Two students at Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School in Brooklyn were detained by school police this morning after both brought guns to school and one was fired in a restroom, Baltimore City Public Schools said in a statement.

“We are relieved that no students were injured in this incident, and commend the students and staff of Maree Farring for following safety protocols and responding safely, quickly, and calmly to the situation,” the statement said.

City Schools said the guns were not used in a threatening way, and no students were injured by the gunfire.

According to the statement, staff heard the noise and went into the restroom, where a shell casing was found.

The building was placed on lockdown, and police identified and detained the two students and confiscated both firearms. Parents with students at the school were notified of the incident.

“The students will receive consequences in accordance with the district’s code of conduct and the law,” the statement said.

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore...