Education, Police/Fire

Perry Hall High School evacuated due to gas leak

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Perry Hall High School was evacuated on Wednesday morning due to a gas leak. The incident was reported at around 10 a.m. on November 30th. Students and staff were safely evacuated but have since returned to the building and will remain until the end of the day. Perry Hall Middle School is assisting with the transportation of food that …


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Education Foundation: Support Baltimore County Public Schools on Giving Tuesday

TOWSON, MD—”Giving Tuesday” is here, and when it comes to supporting causes close to the heart, the Education Foundation of Baltimore County is asking Baltimore County residents to support BCPS students, teachers, and schools. “By selecting and investing in The Education Foundation of BCPS,” says Deborah Phelps, executive director of the foundation, “you can select one of our innovative grants, …


2022 ‘Share the Warmth’ campaign collects winter accessories and wellness items for BCPS students

TOWSON, MD—Community members are invited to contribute new/unused winter accessories and wellness items to support Baltimore County Public Schools students during the winter months. The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc.’s “Share the Warmth” campaign accepts such items year-round but focuses its collection efforts from the fall through January. “Recent chilly mornings remind us that even harsher weather will arrive soon,” …

BCPS to host ‘community conversation’ focused on middle school safety

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials will hold the next BCPS “Community Conversation on Safe and Supportive Environments.” The upcoming session will focus on middle school safety. The discussion will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. Parents, staff, students, and community members can learn about the school …

Online threat prompts increased police presence at Towson High School

UPDATE: Authorities say the online threat originated from outside the U.S. Police presence remains high at Towson High School as of Monday, November 21st. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Authorities say the community can expect to see an increased police presence at Towson High School on Friday. Police are stepping up patrols at the school out of an abundance of …

Chase Elementary School evacuated due to gas odor

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—An elementary school in Middle River was evacuated on Monday morning, authorities say. The Baltimore County Fire Department says that Chase Elementary School was evacuated due to a gas odor in the building. Crews found that the odor was caused by a clogged drain and that there was no gas leak. Students are now returning to class. Photo …

Baltimore County Public Schools announces events, activities for American Education Week

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will celebrate American Education Week 2022 from Monday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 18, with countywide and school-based activities designed to showcase teaching and learning and encourage engagement in BCPS schools. All Team BCPS members are encouraged to tweet photos during the week using the hashtag #bcpsAEW. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the school system will …

Parkville Middle School students sickened after eating drug-laced candy

PARKVILLE, MD—Four students at Parkville Middle School were sickened after eating drug-laced candy, officials said on Wednesday. In an communication sent to parents, Principal Michael Wiggins says the students got sick after eating drug-laced candy that had been given to them by another student. The students were taken to a local hospital for treatment.  Wiggins says there will be consequences, per …