Reported burglary put Catonsville High School on 'alert status'
By Jess Nocera
Howard County Times|
May 29, 2018 | 6:00 PM
Catonsville High School was placed on "alert status" for 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon after a burglary was reported in the area.
Baltimore County police responded to a burglary in the 100 Block of Samford Avenue Tuesday afternoon, police spokeswoman Jennifer Peach said. To Peach’s knoweldge, the suspect has not been apprehended as of Tuesday evening.
As a precaution, the 1,783-student school was placed on “alert status” at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.
An alert status, which differs from a lockdown, means that the school’s exterior doors are locked and no one is allowed to go outside until the status is lifted. All indoor activites, including classes, remain the same, according to Peach.
Diana Spencer, a county school system communications officer, was not aware of a record of how many alert statuses Catonsville High has had in the current school year.