Perry Hall High School placed on alert following verbal threat

perry-hall-high-schoolOfficials say a local high school was placed on alert status on Tuesday after receiving a threat.

School board member Julie Henn says that a threat was made against Perry Hall High School on Tuesday by an individual not on the campus.

The school was placed on alert status and BCPD are investigating.

Below is messaging sent by BCPS regarding this incident:

“Good afternoon Parents and Guardians of students attending school or camp activities at Perry Hall High School.

“Today, in an abundance of caution, the school was placed on alert status as police looked for a man who made a verbal threat against the school. The man is a BCPS employee but was not at the school when he made the comment. Police were immediately called when the threat was made and began patrolling the area around the school. Two officers were also stationed on school property. This happened after school dismissal but while some students were still on the school campus.

“Alert status means activities inside the school continue as normal but we do not allow any activities or movement outside.

“The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Thank you for your time and attention. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon.”

Fire reported at Golden Ring Middle School

Golden Ring Middle FireCrews are on the scene of a Thursday evening fire at a school in Rosedale.

At just after 5:30 p.m., firefighters responded to Golden Ring Middle School, located in the 6700 block of Kenwood Avenue.

Preliminary reports indicate that the air conditioning unit on the roof of the school is on fire.  Flames were seen shooting from the roof.

There has been no word on any injuries.

Motorists should use caution in the area.

Eastern Tech students place in top 10 at national Future Business Leaders conference

BCPS FBLA 2017Towson, MD – Nine Baltimore County Public Schools students placed in the top 10 in their events at the 75th Annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference, held in Anaheim, CA, from June 29 – July 2.

The nationally top-ranking students are:

  • Shawn Nijjar, Saharsh Buddula, and Neelesh Mupparapu, of Eastern Technical High School – 1st place in Emerging Business Issues (a team event)
  • Jakob Decker, of Catonsville High School – 4th place in Introduction to Business Communication
  • Adrian Parker, of Randallstown High School – 4th place in Help Desk
  • Jordan Davis, of Randallstown High School – 7th place in Public Speaking II
  • Francis Maglaqui, of Eastern Technical High School – 9th place in Introduction to Business
  • Daniel O’Donnell, of Dulaney High School – 9th place in Mobile Application Development
  • Josh Talley, of Dulaney High School – 9th place in Mobile Application Development

In total, 58 BCPS students and seven BCPS advisers were part of the nearly 200 strong delegation from Maryland. The student participants qualified for their national level events by winning at both the regional and state level.They represented Catonsville, Dulaney, Eastern Tech, Hereford, Overlea, Parkville, Patapsco, Perry Hall, Randallstown, and Sparrows Point high schools. In addition to competing, students took part in a variety of leadership development sessions.More than 12,000 students attended the national conference from all 50 states, as well as China, Haiti, and Puerto Rico.

Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA – PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA – PBL helps more than 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.FBLA is a co-curricular organization for business and computer science students.BCPS has chapters at most high schools and has recently installed some chapters at the middle school level.

Next year’s national conference will be held in Baltimore. The Maryland FBLA will be looking for business partners to help judge the more than 70 business and computer science-related events.

More information on FBLA as well as video clips of the winners, when posted, can be found at the FBLA national website.

BCPS school supply drive gets off to an early start in White Marsh

Boscov Back to SchoolTOWSON, MD – Many businesses and organizations are still signing up to participate in the Baltimore County Public Schools annual school supply drive, but one longtime partner – Boscov’s department store at White Marsh Mall – is getting the drive off to an early start.

Beginning Saturday, July 1, customers can drop school supply donations off at the store. The store also is collecting underwear and socks for the county’s students who are homeless. The Boscov’s drive will continue through Saturday, August 26.

In addition, Boscov’s will once again provide the location for the school system’s annual Back to School Festival – on Saturday, August 26, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever – featuring with the BCPS Mobile Innovation Lab and Parentmobile, the Baltimore County Public Library’s Bookmobile, student entertainment, food trucks, hands-on activities, and information and resource tables representing BCPS departments and community resources.

The official BCPS school supply drive will run from Tuesday, July 25, through Sunday, August 13. Businesses and organizations that have committed to participating include the Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee, Baltimore County Public Library, Bohler Engineering, First Financial Federal Credit Union, Hiss United Methodist Church, KCI Technologies, Inc., Office Depot (Baltimore County stores only), Patient First, and the Pikesville and Towson Chambers of Commerce.

Other businesses/organizations interested in participating can sign up by contacting Diana Spencer at dspencer4@bcps.org. All school supplies are welcome and will be well used. Last year, more than 400 teachers received school supplies as a result of the drive.

The school supply drive is part of the BCPS annual Back to School Involves You, Too! campaign in association with the Education Foundation of BCPS. Designed to garner community support for BCPS students and schools, the campaign this year includes National Summer Learning Day, Parent University workshops, a back-to-school festival, volunteer recruitment, Team BCPS Day at Camden Yards, and more.

The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc., is a nonprofit organization established to attract and direct public financial contributions to programs and activities of the school system in support of quality education for all children.