UPDATE (4:46 p.m.)—Second Student Gun Incident Prompts Additional Police Presence.
UPDATE (1:07 p.m.)—After Gun Reported, Parents Take Stemmers Run Students Home
UPDATE (11:06 a.m.)—No one was injured but officials locked down Stemmers Run Middle School after a student brought a gun to class Tuesday morning.
County police searched the building, but students were not dismissed early, according to a statement released by Baltimore County police.
An eighth grade student brought the weapon to school. School officials confiscated the weapon. The circumstances surrounding how officials found out about the weapon remain unknown at this time.
Many parents reacted later Tuesday morning and afternoon by taking their children out of school early.
"It's just too much to know that anything could happen. School's not as safe as it used to be, and I can't have my daughter in there without knowing what's going on," said parent April Vines, who took her daughter, sixth-grader Briel Bynum, out of school around noon.
Find more parent reaction and accounts from students here on Patch.
The incident came two weeks after a shooting at Perry Hall High School that occurred on the first day of classes in Baltimore County.
Daniel Borowy, 17, who was injured in the shooting, was released from Shock Trauma Monday.
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Senior Local Editor Emily Kimball contributed to this report.