Tougher stance sought on school bomb threats Six Arundel facilities will be open during Thanksgiving break

November 11, 1997|By Elaine Tassy | Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF

The Anne Arundel County schools superintendent, looking to end a costly spate of bomb threats, is clamping down to convince students that phone threats are not going to be fun for anyone.

In all Anne Arundel County schools in the 1997-1998 school year, there have been 41 bomb threats. Locations:

Old Mill Complex, including

senior high school and two

middle schools, Millersville: 11

Southern Senior, Harwood: 9

Southern Middle, Lothian: 7

Lothian Elementary, Lothian: 4

Chesapeake Sr. High, Pasadena: 2

Glen Burnie Sr., Glen Burnie: 2

South River Senior, Edgewater: 2

Arnold Elementary, Arnold: 1

Arundel Senior, Gambrills: 1

Central Middle, Edgewater: 1

Severna Park Middle,

Severna Park: 1

Cost so far: $500,000*

In all Anne Arundel County schools in the 1996-1997 school year there were 37 threats:

'Southern Senior, Harwood: 12

Arundel Senior, Gambrills: 6

Southern Middle, Lothian: 5

Old Mill Complex, Millersville: 2

Lothian Elementary, Lothian: 2

Glen Burnie Sr., Glen Burnie: 2

Central Middle, Edgewater: 1

Arundel Middle, Odenton: 1

West Annapolis El., Annapolis: 1

Severna Park Sr., Severna Park: 1

Chesapeake Senior, Pasadena: 1

Crofton Middle, Crofton: 1

Bodkin Elementary, Pasadena: 1

No specified school location: 1

Cost for the school year: $500,000*

*Based on estimates from the Anne Arundel County Schools' Office of Public Information.

E;SOURCE: Anne Arundel County schools and police departments

Pub Date: 11/11/97

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