Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Former teacher at Baltimore school arrested, charged with sexual abuse of a minor

BALTIMORE, MD—A former teacher at a local school has been arrested on sexual abuse charges. In January, detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department were alerted by Child Protective Services that a teacher at the Gilman School had been terminated for inappropriate and suspicious relationships with current and former students. An investigation led to the discovery of at least one …


Business, Education

BCPS Employee and Retiree Customer Service Center holds grand opening

TOWSON, MD—The new Baltimore County Public Schools’ Employee and Retiree Customer Service Center began providing services on Wednesday. The Employee and Retiree Customer Service Center is located on BCPS’ Greenwood Campus and provides employees and retirees with assistance and solutions to questions regarding benefits, retirement, leaves, certification, and payroll. “I am so pleased that, through this center, we will be …


Death of woman whose body was found near Baltimore County school ruled homicide

LANSDOWNE, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the deceased adult female who body was found near a BCPS school earlier this week. The woman, whose body was found near Lansdowne Elementary School on Tuesday morning, has been identified as 37-year-old Audra Pineda. At just after 8 a.m. on January 31, police responded to the 2400-block of Lansdowne Road (21227) …

Maryland School for the Blind, MSDE to host the 13th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education will host the 13th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge on Saturday, February 4, 2023 on the campus of MSB located at 3501 Taylor Avenue in Baltimore (21236). The event will be held in person this year after being held virtually for the past two years due …

Baltimore County Public Schools to celebrate Black History Month 2023

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have announced month-long plans to celebrate Black History Month 2023 in February. Across the county, individual schools are welcoming guest speakers, sharing information during morning announcements, hosting door decorating contests, creating musical programs, showing Black films, writing reports, reading biographies, offering special assemblies, and more. “BCPS celebrates Black history year-round; however, the month of …

Driver ejected after tractor-trailer falls from Baltimore County bridge, Metro shut down

UPDATE: The Metro has reopened but I-795 remains shut down.  Baltimore County Public Schools officials have issued the following statement: BCPS is preparing for possible traffic delays this afternoon due to a serious accident that is impacting I-695 and I-795 near Pikesville.  (The Baltimore County Fire Department) has advised motorists to avoid the impacted areas. Bus transportation may be impacted …

Three BCPS juniors from Parkville, Towson selected as candidates for Student Member of the Board of Education

TOWSON, MD—Three BCPS juniors have emerged as the final candidates for student member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County for the 2023-2024 school year. The finalists are: Nicholas Dimitriades of Towson High School, Kayla Drummond of Parkville High School, Nathan Harris of George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology The trio were selected following application reviews and …

BCPS issues statement regarding release of the Maryland Office of the Inspector General for Education report on November 2020 cyberattack

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have issued a statement following this week’s release of the Maryland Office of the Inspector General for Education report on the November 2020 cyberattack on BCPS. The full statement from BCPS reads as follows: “The OIGE report highlights BCPS’ extensive and immediate recovery efforts that have now positioned the system years ahead of other …