MURDER USA: Two Leonardtown High students planning mass shooting arrested; David Fairfax charged with keeping firearms unsecured – warrant issued for his arrest
UPDATE: Questions for Sheriff Tim Cameron:
WHAT DAY DID YOUR AGENCY FIRST COME IN CONTACT WITH THE SUSPECTS WHO WERE ARRESTED? WAS IT LAST FRIDAY?
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GUNS THE TEENS HAD ACCESS TO BETWEEN THE TIME YOU FIRST FOUND THE GUNS AND WHEN THE SEARCH WARRANT WAS EXECUTED?
ARE THE SUSPECTS RELATED TO ANYONE IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT?
ANSWERS FROM ST. MARY’S SHERIFF TIM CAMERON
1. Patrol officers initially made contact with the suspects during the initial threat assessment late Thursday night into Friday morning the 16th.
2. All accessible firearms were collected when the search warrant was conducted.
3. Yes, one of the suspects is related to someone in the agency; no one involved in the investigation had any relation to, or any conflict of interest, with any of the suspects.
Briefing by St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron on 39 unsecured firearms including one handgun in each bedroom of the teenage sons of David Fairfax.
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- LEONARDTOWN, MD. – St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on February 16, 2018, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding two male juveniles, who attend Leonardtown High School, who were overheard discussing a recent school shooting.
Police say that according to a concerned citizen, the juveniles made statements about bringing firearms to school, and how they were too smart to be caught.
- Police say that according to a concerned citizen, the juveniles made statements about bringing firearms to school, and how they were too smart to be caught. The Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and the School Resource Officer (SRO), immediately began an investigation into this matter, assisted by the St. Mary’s County Public Schools.
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Statements by St. Mary’s School Superintendent Scott Smith, St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron and St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz – including questions posed by various reporters.
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- PLOTTER BRAGGED ABOUT ACCESS TO CACHE OF WEAPONS
- During the course of the investigation, information was learned one of the juveniles had access to numerous firearms and made concerning statements and posts on social media. The investigation also yielded information which indicated someone associated with the juvenile had a Federal Firearms License (FFL).
As a result of the search warrants, semi-automatic rifles, handguns and other weapons were seized, along with ammunition. The weapons were not secured from juvenile access as required by law.
- With collaboration from the State’s Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)-Baltimore Field Office, several search warrants were obtained. As a result of the search warrants, semi-automatic rifles, handguns and other weapons were seized, along with ammunition. The weapons were not secured from juvenile access as required by law.
- St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz said shed of David Fairfax was left unsecured and open for anyone to come in a take an AR 15
- Location of Fairfax Arsenal was located just blocks from elementary school, Maryland State Police Barrack, and Sheriff’s Department.
- Two arrests have been made in reference to this investigation; two male juveniles ages 15 and 16, of Leonardtown, were charged with Threat of Mass Violence, and a warrant has been issued for David William Fairfax, age 39, of 23258 Jenifer Court, Leonardtown, for the following charges; two counts of Reckless Endangerment, one count of Access to a Firearm by a Minor, and one count of Illegal Transfer of a Firearm.
- Dave Fairfax lists on his Facebook page that he is the COO of
- F4 Defense and works for the U.S. Navy at Patuxent River NAS. He has been identified as the father of one of the teens arrested and charged with threats of mass murder.