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Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2010
A 24-year man and two unidentified teenagers have been arrested by Baltimore County police and charged in rape of a 12-year old girl last weekend at Skateworks roller rink in Woodlawn. Police said that Davon Perry and the two unidentified teenagers dragged the girl into a storage room, where the rape took place. The victim reported the incident to off-duty police officers who were working as security guards at the rink. Perry, who worked as a volunteer at the rink, was charged with first-degree rape.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
Skateworks, the roller rink in Woodlawn that has long struggled with allegations of violence and rowdiness, has closed. The business, which opened two years ago in an industrial park off Whitehead Road, is tied up in bankruptcy proceedings, with more than $575,000 in debt, and linked to accusations that a 12-year-old girl was gang-raped there Aug. 14. The closure follows the revocation of Skateworks' two operating licenses, a result of the arrests...
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2010
Barney Wilson, the principal of Polytechnic Institute since 2004, has been reassigned to Reginald F. Lewis High School, Baltimore City schools CEO Andrés Alonso announced Tuesday. Alonso announced the appointment at the city school board meeting, saying that despite rumors circulating about the shuffle of the school's leadership in recent weeks, the reassignment of Wilson was because the school system needs to "put its best principals in our most challenging schools. " Matthew Woolston, who has served as a teacher, department head and assistant principal at Poly over the past 16 years, was named interim principal.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
Three people accused of raping a 12-year-old girl Saturday at the Skateworks roller rink in Woodlawn took turns holding her down and assaulting her in a storage room, a police report of the incident says. Baltimore County officials, who were on the verge of closing the troubled rink months ago because of frequent disturbances there, deferred questions to the police department. "We're concerned about this situation, and we're sure that this matter will be monitored and reviewed," said Lt. Robert McCullough, a Baltimore County Police Department spokesman.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
Three people accused of raping a 12-year-old girl Saturday at the Skateworks roller rink in Woodlawn took turns holding her down and assaulting her in a storage room, a police report of the incident says. Baltimore County officials, who were on the verge of closing the troubled rink months ago because of frequent disturbances there, deferred questions to the police department. "We're concerned about this situation, and we're sure that this matter will be monitored and reviewed," said Lt. Robert McCullough, a Baltimore County Police Department spokesman.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
Skateworks, the roller rink in Woodlawn that has long struggled with allegations of violence and rowdiness, has closed. The business, which opened two years ago in an industrial park off Whitehead Road, is tied up in bankruptcy proceedings, with more than $575,000 in debt, and linked to accusations that a 12-year-old girl was gang-raped there Aug. 14. The closure follows the revocation of Skateworks' two operating licenses, a result of the arrests...
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August 31, 2010
Just for the record, this mother of two Polytechnic Institute graduates wants it known that Dr. Barney Wilson was the best principal I ever worked with in 15 years raising four children ("Poly Principal Barney Wilson is reassigned to Reginald Lewis High," Aug. 11). He worked seven days a week for that school, whether it was meeting with teachers, parents, students, painting the steps and hallways, or trying to raise funds from businessmen and alumnae. Dr. Wilson had such high standards for his students.
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February 1, 2007
A Hanover-based construction company has designed and built a lab for science and art at Polytechnic Institute valued at $100,000. Poly officials say it is the school's first major gift from an African-American-owned company. The donation came about when Poly Principal Barney Wilson told the Commercial Interiors vice president, an alumnus of the school, about his vision for a space for students to work on robotics and art. As a result, Commercial Interiors used a gutted mechanics room at the school to build the lab. Other Poly alumni donated supplies and equipment.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | November 1, 2002
The Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk said yesterday that it will force its men's soccer team to forfeit a coming semifinal playoff game against CCBC-Essex because of "inappropriate and unsportsmanlike" behavior in a playoff victory over Chesapeake College on Monday. Dundalk trailed 4-0 in the game but rallied to tie it at 4-4 and eventually won in a shootout. But during the game, two Lions players were issued red cards and ejected in separate incidents in which players from each team nearly came to blows.
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By By Mary Gail Hare | The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2010
A Baltimore County hearing officer will review testimony today that could close a popular roller skating rink in Woodlawn. County officials want to revoke the entertainment license of Skateworks, the two-year-old rink that opened in an industrial park on Whitehead Road. Officials would not comment on the specifics of the case but said the rink's management has not adhered to licensing requirements, which include prevention of excessive noise, traffic congestion and vandalism, according to permit regulations.
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Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2010
A 24-year man and two unidentified teenagers have been arrested by Baltimore County police and charged in rape of a 12-year old girl last weekend at Skateworks roller rink in Woodlawn. Police said that Davon Perry and the two unidentified teenagers dragged the girl into a storage room, where the rape took place. The victim reported the incident to off-duty police officers who were working as security guards at the rink. Perry, who worked as a volunteer at the rink, was charged with first-degree rape.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2010
Barney Wilson, the principal of Polytechnic Institute since 2004, has been reassigned to Reginald F. Lewis High School, Baltimore City schools CEO Andrés Alonso announced Tuesday. Alonso announced the appointment at the city school board meeting, saying that despite rumors circulating about the shuffle of the school's leadership in recent weeks, the reassignment of Wilson was because the school system needs to "put its best principals in our most challenging schools. " Matthew Woolston, who has served as a teacher, department head and assistant principal at Poly over the past 16 years, was named interim principal.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | March 31, 2006
Longtime Patterson football coach Roger Wrenn could be named to the same position at Poly as early as today, replacing Anthony Knox, who resigned after last season, according to both an alumni official and a source with knowledge of the decision by the Engineers' search committee. Wrenn, 59, Baltimore's winningest coach with a career record of 237-96-2 over 32 seasons, was offered the job last Friday by Poly prinicipal Barney Wilson during a meeting that also involved alumni president Adrian Palazzi.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,sara.neufeld@baltsun.com | May 6, 2009
Nicholas Greer was in the middle of a lesson on ecological succession Tuesday morning when he heard a commotion in the hallway. Then, suddenly, a horde of administrators, school board members, colleagues and camera crews had descended upon his classroom at Polytechnic Institute. Greer, 29, was being named the city's Teacher of the Year. "You're kidding me," he said to the crowd that included schools chief Andr?s Alonso, Poly Principal Barney Wilson and Baltimore Teachers Union co-president Marietta English, as his ninth-grade biology students applauded.
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