PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County School Board will discuss making changes to ensure student safety after recent revelations surfaced indicating that a convicted sex offender had been enrolled at a local school.
In recent weeks, parents at Parkville High School became outraged upon learning that Santino Sudano, who was arrested and charged with second-degree rape in an incident involving a 13-year-old girl back in 2017, had been taking classes at the school.
By the fall of 2018, Sudano was a registered sex offender.
On Monday, Baltimore County School Board member issued the following statement:
Words are inadequate to express the shock, anger, and disbelief that many, including myself, have experienced in response to reports of a convicted sex offender attending Parkville High School. We trust our school system to protect all children in its care. Those persons convicted of serious criminal offenses do not belong in our schools under any circumstances.
State laws and school system rules that allow dangerous criminals in our schools MUST change. The community must hold our elected representatives in Annapolis and our Board members accountable for doing so.
The Board’s Policy Review Committee meets today and will begin discussion of changes needed to school and student safety policies to ensure that such dangerous criminals never attend our schools again.
The meeting is being held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday at Greenwood, Building E, Room 114.
View the livestream here.