Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

June 25, 2008

Shooting victim dies of wounds

A Woodlawn apartment complex property manager who was shot last week died of his injuries yesterday, police said.

Milton John Barnes III, 36, of Clinton was found in the office of the Hunters Crossing apartment complex in the 6300 block of Monika Place by an employee Thursday morning, according to police. Investigators believe he had been shot shortly before he was found.

Barnes remained in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center until his death, according to police.

Police said they knew of no motive and had no suspects in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-307-2020 or 866-756-2587.

Laura Barnhardt

Education

School system settles lawsuit

The county school system has settled a lawsuit claiming it hadn't met its legal obligations to some homeless students.

Under the agreement, county schools will provide monitoring reports of all homeless students and conduct training sessions about the federal law that requires a school system to allow homeless students to continue classes at the school they last attended or to transfer to the school nearest to their temporary shelter. The school system also is required, under federal law, to arrange for the students' transportation and free lunches.

The agreement, made final in court last week, settles a lawsuit filed this year on behalf of the mothers of three homeless students by the Public Justice Center, a civil rights advocacy group in Baltimore.

The school system also has agreed to pay $145,000 in attorneys' fees, according to the court records.

Laura Barnhardt

Towson

Hearing scheduled on high-rise plans

A development hearing about the proposed 15-story apartment and office complex near the courthouses in Towson is set for Friday.

Called the "Palisades of Towson," the development at Courtland and Susquehanna avenues planned by Southern Management Corp. is to include 341 apartments and 20,500 square feet of office space.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in Room 106 of the County Office Building, 111 W. Chesapeake Ave.

Information: 410-887-3321.

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