Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Police investigating after loaded gun found at Baltimore County school

ESSEX, MD—Police are investigating after a gun was found at a Baltimore County school on Wednesday. At around 12:15 p.m., officers responded to Chesapeake High School after being notified that a loaded handgun and ammunition were discovered by a school administrator. Officers later learned the weapon was located inside of a bag in an empty classroom. No additional details are …


Education, Family, Health

Maryland State Department of Education awards over $4 million to state schools to provide fresh fruits, vegetables to students

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded more than $4.2 million in federal funds to more than 180 Maryland elementary schools across the state to help children build lifelong healthy eating habits. The funds, made available by the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), expand student access to fresh fruits and vegetables in …


Governor Hogan directs MDOT MVA to expedite driving tests, credentials for school bus drivers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) to take steps to make sure school bus drivers are able to obtain proper testing and credentials as quickly as possible in order to help meet the needs of school systems across the state. On Saturday, September 25, 2021, MDOT MVA will host Bus …

Perry Hall High School student named National Merit semifinalist

PERRY HALL, MD—Three Baltimore County Public Schools students from two high schools have been named semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program coordinated by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The honored students are: Jacob B. Fey, Towson High School Tiffany T. Shum, Perry Hall High School Yousse Tewala, Towson High School “Congratulations to Jacob Fey, Tiffany Shum, and …

New masking requirement effective immediately for all Maryland public schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education on Tuesday received approval of a statewide masking requirement for all public schools. Following public testimony today, the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee approved the emergency regulation, which will be in effect for 180 days. The emergency regulation requires any person inside a public school …

Boundary process for new northeast area elementary schools set to begin next week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The first meetings of the Northeast Area Elementary Boundary Study Committee, which has been charged with creating new attendance boundaries for the new northeast elementary school and a new, larger Red House Run Elementary School, has been rescheduled. The meeting will now be held on Wednesday, September 22nd. The public is invited to attend the 6-8 p.m. meeting online …