Governor Hogan honors locals at CCBC Essex, tours Franklin Square Hospital

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Lt. Governer Boyd Rutherford, Angel Park’s Kelly Szczybor, and Governor Larry Hogan (image via Councilman David Marks)

On Monday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan held a cabinet meeting at the Community College of Baltimore County’s Essex campus.

The governor, along with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, also honored many prominent community volunteers and organizations at today’s meeting.

Among those presented with citations were Angel Park’s Kelli Szczybor, the Back River Restoration Committee, White Marsh resident Robert Romadka Sr. (a community advocate for the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company), and the Eastern Technical High School soccer team.

Governor Hogan also toured Franklin Square Hospital with Jason Plotkin, president of the Parkville Carney Business Association, and Delegate Christian Miele, both of whom work for the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team in Parkville.

See photos from the events below.

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Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, the Back River Restoration Committee, and Governor Larry Hogan (image via Councilman David Marks)
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Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Robert Romadka Sr., Governor Larry Hogan (image via WMVFC)
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Governor Larry Hogan, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, and the Eastern Tech Soccer Team (image via Councilman David Marks)
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Councilman David Marks and Angel Park’s Kelly Szczybor (image via Councilman David Marks)
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Delegate Christian Miele, Jason Plotkin, and Governor Larry Hogan (image via the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team)
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Image via the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team
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Delegate Miele to hold meeting at PHHS on school safety, bullying

Delegate Christian MieleDelegate Christian Miele will be hosting a special event at Perry Hall High School next week.

Parents who are concerned about bullying, student safety, and school overcrowding within Baltimore County Public Schools are encouraged to attend “Coffee with Christian.”

Delegate Miele invites parents to participate in an open discussion – over a cup of coffee – on issues ranging from student safety and bullying, to school overcrowding and student transportation. Delegate Miele will also be soliciting feedback from constituents on several of his safety-related legislative proposals during this solutions-focused community forum.

The event will be held at Perry Hall High School on Thursday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m.

PHHS is located at 4501 Ebenezer Road (21236).

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook here.

There will also be several other school safety meetings held throughout the region this month.

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Officials outraged after student beaten, gun displayed at Perry Hall High School [VIDEO]

Gun Perry Hall High School 1UPDATE 4: Additional suspects have been identified and charged.

UPDATE 3: An arrest has been made – details here.

UPDATE 2: Video from the incident has been added at the bottom of this story.

UPDATE: Del. Christian Miele has confirmed with police that this incident took place on the parking lot at Perry Hall High School. The school’s video cameras corroborate that there was a melee on school grounds.

The photograph shown is a still frame from the video obtained by the Baltimore County Police Department. The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. on Thursday and it did involve at least some current PHHS students. Police are currently working to identify everyone involved.

The police believe that the firearm may have been a replica gun, but they are treating it as if it were a real firearm out of abundance of caution and for the purposes of the investigation.

Original story below…

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Local officials are in an uproar after a Thursday incident at Perry Hall High School.

The school has not released specific details surrounding the incident, but reports indicate that a student was beaten on the parking lot Thursday afternoon, a weapon was displayed, and police responded to the scene.

“Dear Parents and Guardians of Perry Hall High School,” the school wrote in an email to parents. “I am writing to inform you of an incident that was brought to my attention this afternoon which may have occurred in the parking lot at school and might be circulating on social media. The incident is currently being investigated by the Baltimore County Police. Out of an abundance of caution, I have requested additional police to be present at Perry Hall High School tomorrow, January 19, until this police investigation has been concluded.”

“At this point, we have not been made aware of any credible threat toward any of our students or staff, and the school will operate as normal,” the email continued. “I will continue to keep our community informed once the police investigation has concluded.”

Local officials are not satisfied with Perry Hall High School’s response.

“I’ve had it,” said Baltimore County Councilman David Marks. “Any student who carries a gun on school property—or a replica of a gun—should be expelled and charged as an adult, period. End of story.”

Baltimore County Public School Board Member Julie Henn also expressed her displeasure on Facebook.

“BCPS’ practice of transferring students with disciplinary problems out of their assigned schools and into Perry Hall schools is NOT the solution and CANNOT be allowed to continue,” Henn said.

The Perry Hall Improvement Association also weighed in.

“The PHIA is calling for an audit of the Perry Hall High School Security and audit of where the students are coming from,” PHIA officials said. “The Police Department and Board of Education need to explain why the lack of control on security is consistently happening at Perry Hall High School. Why are the community officials not being notified? Why is information on incidents that happen being swept until the rug? The PHIA and Councilman were NOT notified of yesterdays group of students attacking one student and a rifle being shown on video and photo. We only found out via Facebook posts by concerned parents.”

“I am appalled and deeply disturbed by the recent incident of violence on the parking lot of Perry Hall High School,” said Delegate Christian Miele. “Bullying, physical violence, and firearms (or replica guns) have no place on school grounds or in our community.”

Neither Perry Hall High School nor the Baltimore County Police Department has released additional details surrounding Thursday’s incident.

You can view video from the incident below. We apologize for the language displayed in the video…

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Local lawmakers spend time in ‘ice house’ to raise funds on The Avenue [PHOTOS]

Fuel Fund IceSome local politicians decided to “chill out” on The Avenue at White Marsh on Monday.

The Fuel Fund of MD teamed up with Casey Connor of Ice Lab to build an “ice house” to raise awareness for the critical importance of home heating during the cold winter months.

On Monday, Senator Kathy Klausmeier, Councilwoman Cathy Bevins, Councilman David Marks, and Delegate Christian Miele each spent 30 minutes inside the “ice house” to raise funds and awareness for the campaign.

In addition, The Avenue will donate $1 to the cause for each photo shared on social media using the hashtag #operationHON2018.

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