| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Responding to a Facebook post written by Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice regarding bullying at Dundalk High School, Aberdeen Mayor Mike Bennett made his feelings known on bullying issues in his community's high school last week.
"I want to know...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Typically, Orioles first-round draft pick Kevin Gausman tries to hide the fact that he’s from Aurora, Colo., the site of Friday’s tragic movie theater shooting.
“I say that I’m from Centennial, [Colo.], because Centennial’...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:16 PM
A nation weeps.
At 9:30 a.m., a man in his 20s walks into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., where his mother taught and proceeds to shoot and kill the equivalent of a filled classroom of people, most of them young children. It is the most...
| Apr 12, 2013
They started out with a lot in common -- Joe Manchin and Patrick Toomey. Sure, one's a Democrat and one's a Republican, but they're both conservatives, both longtime gun owners and both sport an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:17 AM
"It can't happen here."
From the safety of suburban Maryland, it is only natural to think that random shootings erupting in movie theaters in Colorado will not visit our neighborhoods. Safe, quiet, stable communities are not the places we imagine when we...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The shotgun that Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. allegedly used in last week's shooting at Perry Hall High School wasn't registered with the state. Under Maryland law, that wasn't required.
Police also say the 15-year-old Gladden should never have been able...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:11 AM
I typically try not to write about controversial or possibly upsetting topics in these columns simply because I feel like I do that enough in the other stories I write.
This time, however, what's been on my mind lately and what I actually want to talk...
| Aug 27, 2011
With a tap on his smartphone, University of Maryland student Shiv Krishnamoorthy can instantly alert police as he walks through the dimly lit corners of the College Park campus — and share with them his precise location, plus live video and audio....
| Aug 26, 2011
Rachel's Challenge, a program that grew out of the Columbine school shooting tragedy, is coming to Havre de Grace High School Sept. 7, and the middle school on Friday, Sept. 9. In addition to a schoolwide assembly, there will be a community event, on...
| Oct 9, 2011
ELDERSBURG — "Rachel's Challenge," an anti-bullying assembly, will be presented at Oklahoma Road and Sykesville middle schools Wednesday, Oct 12, from 9 to 10 a.m. for students at Sykesville and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for students at Oklahoma Road.
| Apr 12, 2012
| 5:34 PM
Possibly the only thing more disturbing than the realization that someone was on campus at a school in Harford County this week making threats to kill people is the reaction of the school and its public safety component.
On Monday morning, the...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:45 PM
Baltimore County reported the highest suspension rate of any Maryland district apart from the Eastern Shore in the last school year, despite its efforts to focus on discipline that doesn't require students to miss classroom time.
About 10,000 students...