Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Parkville High student arrested after bringing loaded gun to school

UPDATE: The following is a message to the community from the Parkville High School principal: Dear Parents and Families of Parkville High School I wanted to make you aware of an incident that happened this morning. School administration was notified of a possible weapon in the building. We immediately activated a lockdown and contacted our School Resource Officer (SRO) who …


Education, Police/Fire

Parkville High School placed on lockdown due to ‘weapons investigation’

UPDATE: Police say a 14-year-old student who was in possession of a loaded handgun has been placed under arrest. Original story below… —— PARKVILLE, MD—Parkville High School was placed on lockdown on Monday morning. Reports indicate that that administration at Parkville High became aware of a student in possession of a weapon on Monday morning. The school resource officer was …


Pine Grove Middle School evacuated due to suspicious package

UPDATE 10: BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams and Board of Education of Baltimore County member Julie Henn have issued a statement on this incident. —— UPDATE 9: The two suspects have been identified and charged. —— UPDATE 8: Two suspects have been arrested in connection with this incident. ——— UPDATE 7: BCPS officials say afternoon bus service is being affect …

BCPS to host new series of open houses to hire teachers and other staff for the 2022-2023 school year

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools, the third largest school system in Maryland and 22nd largest in the nation, has announced a new series of open houses to recruit teachers and others for the 2022-2023 school year. While the open houses’ focus will be on teacher recruitment, candidates also are sought to serve as bus drivers, bus attendants, cafeteria workers, building …

Perry Hall, Parkville educators recognized with state-level awards from the Maryland Art Education Association

TOWSON, MD—Eight Baltimore County Public Schools visual arts educators have earned statewide awards from the Maryland Art Education Association. “This impressive statewide recognition is a reflection of the immense talent of our visual arts team,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “Our visual arts educators inspire and challenge our students and contribute to their academic and personal growth in …

BCPS student artists honored at 34th Annual High School Art Exhibition

TOWSON, MD—Dozens of awards were presented to Baltimore County Public Schools’ students during a reception and awards ceremony for BCPS’ 34th Annual High School Art Exhibition. The juried exhibition features more than 100 artworks by students across the county. The exhibition remains on display at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery through Thursday, June 2, 2022. The gallery, located at 1021 Dulaney …

2022 BCPS Film Expo honors 17 projects from 11 schools

TOWSON, MD—The 2022 BCPS Film Expo event showcased films produced by Baltimore County Public Schools students from 11 schools. Held on May 17 at The Senator Theatre, the BCPS Film Expo is Baltimore County’s largest student film competition. In its seventh year, the competition attracted 158 film, GIF, and poster entries from six middle schools and 16 high schools. Seventeen …

Perry Hall teacher wins art educator award, Parkville educator nominated for state award

TOWSON, MD—Nine of Baltimore County Public Schools’ visual art teachers have been recognized with district awards from the BCPS Office of Visual Arts through the Maryland Art Education Association. In addition, nine additional BCPS visual arts teachers have been nominated for state recognition. “We are so proud of our talented visual arts educators for the many ways that they inspire …