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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | October 9, 2002
To prevent the spread of tuberculosis found in a Franklin High School student Friday, county health workers tested 90 classmates and teachers for exposure to the communicable disease yesterday. "This is a routine investigation," said Dr. Michelle A. Leverett, Baltimore County's health officer. "We're doing everything we can to make sure this does not spread." The student, a senior at Franklin High in Reisterstown, is recovering at home from the infection, Leverett said. The student is undergoing treatment that could take as long as a year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
Frances A. Leavitt, a homemaker and active Franklin High School alumna, died May 4 in her sleep of an undetermined cause at Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn. She was 97. The daughter of Charles Edgar Harris, who had been livestock manager at McDonogh School, and Ida Lavinia Allers, a homemaker, Frances Allers was born in McDonogh and raised on the McDonogh School campus. After graduating in 1933 from Franklin High School, Mrs. Leavitt worked as a cashier in the financial office at McDonogh for eight years before her marriage in 1941 to Morrill Leavitt, a salesman.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | May 16, 2006
Jesse H. Elkins, a Franklin High School senior and avid skateboarder and rock climber, died Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured in an automobile accident Friday evening in northern Baltimore County. The Reisterstown resident was 17. The accident occurred on Tufton Avenue in Glyndon, when the Jeep Cherokee that the teenager was driving left the road and struck a fence, his family said. Two passengers in the vehicle were uninjured, and the cause of the accident remains under investigation, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department said yesterday.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2011
He was supposed to be in Florida right now, prepping with his teammates for a weekend basketball showcase. Instead, the team flew south Thursday afternoon without their 6-foot 5-inch forward, who was a "beast" on the court, his brother said. "He had french fry fingers," Walter Rogers, 19, said of his little brother, Marcus Harvell. His fingers were so long and skinny, he could grip a basketball just with his fingertips, he said. Basketball was his life. Harvell, 18, was a city basketball standout.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1996
Baltimore County education officials, who enforce a strict "zero tolerance" student discipline code, took no action against a veteran Franklin High School teacher who planted a realistic-looking fake explosive that drew the police bomb squad to school.The teacher, Kent Doxzon, was not charged criminally or disciplined for what officials call a faculty-room gag as the school year opened, and remains at his teaching post at the school.The county's student disciplinary code, by contrast, requires expulsion for a bomb threat.
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January 11, 1999
FRANKLIN HIGH School students found belated holiday gifts on Reisterstown Road when they returned to class last week: a new crosswalk and oh-so-fashionable lime-green "pedestrian crossing" signs.They were delivered -- sans sleigh -- by the State Highway Administration, which had been working with parents, school officials and the community to try to make the busy road safer for students to cross in the morning and afternoon.First, a bit of history.Franklin is in the midst of a 600-student addition that has eliminated nearly all student parking at the Reisterstown campus.
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April 21, 2008
Days Cove Teens to take part in Envirothon County teens will participate Wednesday in the 2008 Canon Envirothon, a natural resources competition for high school students, in the Days Cove area of Gunpowder Falls State Park. Students have been studying about the state's natural resources and environmental issues in preparation for the outdoor competition. The highest-scoring county team advances to the state competition in June. Information: 410-666-1188, ext. 3. Reisterstown Faculties schedule basketball fundraiser The faculties of Franklin Middle and Franklin High schools in Reisterstown will hold their third annual "Two Schools, One Cause" Battle for the Bell Charity Basketball Game at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Franklin High gym, 12000 Reisterstown Road.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1995
With no reliable thermostat in the boiler room, classroom temperatures can soar to triple digits on winter mornings. Water leaks and seeps, causing a late-night avalanche of concrete. Students abandon cramped classrooms and head for the halls to work on large poster projects.At Franklin Middle School in Reisterstown -- the most overcrowded middle school in Baltimore County -- the deterioration got so bad that teachers, students, the community and politicians cried for help.The lobbying effort that ensued brought a visit yesterday from Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who gave his support to a proposed renovation and expansion of the 66-year-old building.
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By Jay Apperson and Mary Maushard and Jay Apperson and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | November 8, 1995
An after-school melee that seriously injured two people has triggered a review of security policies and racial attitudes at Reisterstown's Franklin High School.Having already stationed off-duty state troopers as security guards at the school in the wake of the Oct. 12 fight, police and school officials are to meet today to discuss further action.They also will survey students about their attitudes on race, safety and the general atmosphere of the school.Debate has centered on whether the brawl was a symptom of larger racial or security problems, or an isolated fight that could have erupted in any school yard.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2000
Franklin High football coach Greg Fuhrman was fired yesterday after an investigation into an attack on one of his players by five teammates revealed that the incident occurred in an unsupervised locker room, Baltimore County school officials said. "There has been an appropriate personnel decision made after a thorough investigation into the incident that occurred on Aug. 30 at Franklin High," said Donna Flynn, Northwest area county schools superintendent. "Mr. Fuhrman will not be the coach of the Franklin football team for the remainder of the school year."
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2011
For decades, visitors arriving at Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove have been greeted by a brick wall. And for years, city school leaders said Tuesday, that has sent the wrong message to the Curtis Bay neighborhood, a struggling area whose community high school has long fought to stem its dropout rate. In a celebration Tuesday, past and present Benjamin Franklin students removed the first brick from the walled-over entrance of the school's original building, which next year will house a newly constructed wing of administrative and community offices.
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By Bob Allen | June 8, 2011
The last place you're apt to find Bruce Lesh — a history, government and politics teacher and chairman of the social studies department at Franklin High School in Reisterstown — is standing in front of a class pontificating on history's broader things or regurgitating names and dates. "We have nearly a hundred years of data that tells us that that old model of teaching history just doesn't work," he said. Lesh is the winner of a 2011 Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award and author of "Why Can't You Just Tell Us the Answer?
NEWS
June 2, 2011
Your article "Reclaiming old Baltimore harbor dumping ground" (May 29) got it right that exciting things are happening in South Baltimore's Masonville Cove. Benjamin Franklin High School, the Curtis Bay/Brooklyn area's high school, is thrilled to have an important role in the clean-up. In order to create a great school option for students next year and beyond, we are transforming Ben Franklin into an environmental sciences school that includes urban agriculture, horticulture and environmental studies programs.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,Special to the Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2008
In Glyndon, mail isn't delivered to houses. And residents of this northwestern Baltimore County town like it that way. Neighbors want to bump into each other and chat when they pick up mail at the historic, resident-owned post office. That's just the kind of place Glyndon is, they say. The historic neighborhood is also the kind of place where kids bike to the neighborhood swimming pool. It is the kind of place where friends sit on wrap-around front porches and where, on the Fourth of July, more people are marching in the town parade than are watching it. At the end, townspeople sing the national anthem and eat hot dogs.
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April 21, 2008
Days Cove Teens to take part in Envirothon County teens will participate Wednesday in the 2008 Canon Envirothon, a natural resources competition for high school students, in the Days Cove area of Gunpowder Falls State Park. Students have been studying about the state's natural resources and environmental issues in preparation for the outdoor competition. The highest-scoring county team advances to the state competition in June. Information: 410-666-1188, ext. 3. Reisterstown Faculties schedule basketball fundraiser The faculties of Franklin Middle and Franklin High schools in Reisterstown will hold their third annual "Two Schools, One Cause" Battle for the Bell Charity Basketball Game at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Franklin High gym, 12000 Reisterstown Road.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the sun | November 8, 2006
Not so long ago, Nicole Casteel was adrift. She had dropped out of Franklin High School in Baltimore County in 10th grade and was homeless, moving from one friend's house to another. But now, Casteel, 20, has a GED diploma from Howard Community College and is working toward becoming a nurse. She is completed a phlebotomy course at the college and plans to continue taking classes, she said. On Sunday, Casteel was one of 25 grads to walk across the stage in cap and gown at HCC's Smith Theatre and accept a high school diploma after completing the GED or the External Diploma Program at the community college.
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By GREGORY KANE | May 12, 2004
SHANNON JOHNSON was born 32 1/2 years after the Supreme Court proclaimed "separate but equal" education unconstitutional on May 17, 1954. It was 49 years later, in the same month, that Johnson, an African-American, was elected the junior class president at Baltimore County's Franklin High School, where the racial breakdown of the student population is just over 70 percent white, a little less than 20 percent black, 6.5 percent Asian and 3.3 percent Hispanic...
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | May 16, 2006
Jesse H. Elkins, a Franklin High School senior and avid skateboarder and rock climber, died Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured in an automobile accident Friday evening in northern Baltimore County. The Reisterstown resident was 17. The accident occurred on Tufton Avenue in Glyndon, when the Jeep Cherokee that the teenager was driving left the road and struck a fence, his family said. Two passengers in the vehicle were uninjured, and the cause of the accident remains under investigation, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department said yesterday.
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