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Car crashes into Sparrows Point High School

An SUV crashed into the front of Sparrows Point High School Tuesday night, Baltimore County police said.

Baltimore County Public Schools announced shortly after midnight Wednesday that both the high school and Sparrows Point Middle School are closed to students on Wednesday, citing a "facilities issue."

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Police identified the driver Wednesday morning as Jonathan Leonard Heil, 33, of the Unit block of Loring Court.

He was flown to a hospital shortly after the crash at about 9:26 p.m., police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said. A hospital spokeswoman said Heil has been discharged.

Police said Heil was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer, north on North Point Road, when he struck the rear of a 2008 Kia Sportage that was traveling in front of him. Heil's Explorer veered off of the road, and struck the high school building.

Heil was the only occupant in the car. The other driver was not seriously injured and not taken to the hospital.

Baltimore County police's crash team is investigating.

Baltimore Sun reporter Jessica Anderson contributed to this story.

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