Police searching for missing Rosedale girl

Nicole Barahona-ArriolaPolice in Baltimore County are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old girl missing from the Rosedale area.

Nicole Barahona-Arriola is a Hispanic female, approximately 4’11”, 90 pounds, with brown eyes and long brown hair. She was last seen on November 16 around 8 a.m. leaving for school at Parkville High School, but she skipped school that day.

She is believed to be staying in the area of North Highland Avenue in Baltimore City.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Nicole Barahona-Arriola is asked to contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020.

The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit.

Groundbreaking ceremony held for new northeast elementary school

Perry Hall School GroundbreakingA groundbreaking ceremony for Perry Hall’s new elementary school was held on Monday morning.

Charlene Behnke, principal of the new northeast elementary school, was joined by BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Fifth District Councilman David Marks, school board member Julie Henn, and other dignitaries to break ground on the new, $49 million school in the Perry Hall/White Marsh area of Baltimore County.

The new school will be located at 4816 Joppa Road, Perry Hall, MD, 21128.

“Our rezoning decisions have lightened the impact of development on overcrowding,” said Councilman Marks. “Now we have officially broken ground on the first of three new schools to eliminate this problem. I grew up a half-mile from this school site. It will serve the bulk of central Perry Hall, both older neighborhoods and the newer Honeygo communities.”

The new school, which is scheduled to open to students for the 2018 – 2019 school year, will have a state-rated capacity of 725 seats and is planned to meet the silver LEED environmentally-friendly building standards.

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Arrest made in connection with threat made toward Perry Hall Middle School

Police GraphicPolice in Baltimore County said on Sunday that officers had made an arrest in connection with a threat made toward Perry Hall Middle School.

The Baltimore County Police Department tweeted that the threat had been made on Instagram.

The school had placed an automated call to parents on Sunday informing them of the threat.

Authorities say the juvenile suspect is a student at Perry Hall Middle School and has been located and taken into custody.

Police say this was an isolated incident and that no additional suspects were involved.

As a precaution, there will be additional officers present at PHMS on Monday morning.

New northeast Baltimore County elementary school to hold ceremonial groundbreaking

groundbreakingA new school in northeastern Baltimore County is set to break ground.

Charlene Behnke, principal of the new northeast elementary school, will be joined by BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz to break ground for a new, $49 million school in the Perry Hall/White Marsh area of Baltimore County.

The groundbreaking will be held on Monday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the site of the new school, which will be located at 4816 Joppa Road, Perry Hall, MD, 21128.

“This is Perry Hall’s first new school in a quarter-century, and one of three additional schools that will reduce overcrowding in northeastern Baltimore County,” said Baltimore County Fifth District Councilman David Marks. “It is a significant milestone for the families of Perry Hall and White Marsh.”

The new school, which is scheduled to open to students for the 2018 – 2019 school year, will have a state-rated capacity of 725 seats and is planned to meet the silver LEED environmentally-friendly building standards.