| Oct 28, 2012
| 2:48 PM
When Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance announced plans this fall to create a school safety office in the aftermath of several gun incidents, some in the community assumed he would pick someone with a badge to lead the new department....
| Oct 15, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Two Baltimore County boys traded a Bersa .380-caliber gun for an Xbox 360 in a swap that ended when officers found a handful of bullets in jeans left in a school locker room, police said Friday.
The exchange between the 12-year-old students at Deer...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Authorities charged two 17-year-old students Tuesday with bringing weapons to schools in unrelated incidents in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.
Police said there were no injuries in either case, and neither student made a threat. But the incidents...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Regarding your article on school safety, I believe the cellphone app you describe will be a great success ("Anne Arundel police develop app for reaching officers in schools," Oct. 15).
I am a graduate of Perry Hall High School, where there was a recent...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Baltimore County police have issued hand-held metal detectors to school resource officers after several gun-related incidents this fall, police announced Wednesday.
Police Chief James Johnson signed an order Wednesday authorizing the use of the "wands,"...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:22 AM
Since a shooting in the Perry Hall High cafeteria on the first day of the school year, parent Di Ciccotelli says she believes school leaders have taken steps to show they care about protecting kids.
Still, as Ciccotelli dropped her freshman son off at...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:27 AM
This week, Baltimore County school officials started distributing hand-held metal detectors to school resource officers to help in the effort to keep weapons off campus. At the same time, Anne Arundel County made an app for students to submit tips about...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:51 PM
A Baltimore high school student was arrested Thursday after bringing an unloaded handgun to Carver Vocational Technical High School, school officials said.
An investigation into the incident is under way, according to Edie House Foster, spokeswoman for...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:12 PM
In the aftermath of this morning's shooting of a 17-year-old Perry Hall High School student, shock and surprise were the shared emotions on campus.
Melissa Parzynski, a substitute teacher at Perry Hall High School, was waiting with other parents for...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Perry Hall High School is more than 20 miles from Catonsville High, where Principal Deborah Bittner announced Monday, Aug. 27, on the school intercom, "There's been a tragic situation ..."
"It's made us think and rethink how we would handle something...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Returning to school a little shaken, some students walked in clusters behind their parents, while others went arm-in-arm. A few even took their parents' hands, as though they needed the same reassurance they had received in elementary school.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Charged as an adult in the Perry Hall High School shooting, 15-year-old Robert Wayne Gladden Jr., was held without bond Tuesday as a portrait of a withdrawn and occasionally bullied student with a troubled home life emerged through interviews with...