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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
A county employee found skeletal remains near Overlea High School on Monday afternoon, according to Baltimore County police. The remains were discovered at 1:26 p.m. in a wooded area near the school, on Kenwood Avenue, police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said. He said officials from the medical examiner's office removed the remains and will work to determine the person's identity. County homicide detectives were called to the scene. Anyone with information about the remains is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2013
Baltimore County police, joined by 40 volunteers, found more skeletal remains of an unidentified man during a search Saturday of woods near Overlea High School. Police do not suspect foul play. A county employee discovered some bones Monday. Police said they have made a tentative identification but are not releasing it until DNA testing is completed. Police suspect that the remains had been there for a significant amount of time and that animals may have scattered the bones, police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2010
Three Overlea High School students were taken to a Baltimore County hospital to be evaluated after school resource officers used pepper spray to break up a fight, a county school spokesman said. About 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, two male students started fighting in the cafeteria, said the spokesman, Charles Herndon. Three school officers responded and used the spray, which then affected other students, according to Baltimore County police. Of the 11 students who complained of being affected, most of whom were in a nearby classroom, 10 were taken to Franklin Square Hospital Center, Herndon said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
A county employee found skeletal remains near Overlea High School on Monday afternoon, according to Baltimore County police. The remains were discovered at 1:26 p.m. in a wooded area near the school, on Kenwood Avenue, police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said. He said officials from the medical examiner's office removed the remains and will work to determine the person's identity. County homicide detectives were called to the scene. Anyone with information about the remains is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2011
Baltimore County police are asking for the public's help in finding a 14-year-old girl who did not return home from school on Tuesday. Solothia Andrea Thomas, a student at Overlea High School, may be in the Baltimore area, according police. They said they were "concerned for her safety and well-being. " She was described as black, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair and was last seen wearing a brown coat, blue jeans and gray boots. Solothia has a piercing in her lower lip, police said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2013
Baltimore County police, joined by 40 volunteers, found more skeletal remains of an unidentified man during a search Saturday of woods near Overlea High School. Police do not suspect foul play. A county employee discovered some bones Monday. Police said they have made a tentative identification but are not releasing it until DNA testing is completed. Police suspect that the remains had been there for a significant amount of time and that animals may have scattered the bones, police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2011
Baltimore County police confirmed Friday that a 14-year-old girl declared missing earlier in the week had been found in Rosedale on Wednesday afternoon, the day after she disappeared. She was unharmed. Solothia A. Thomas, a student at Overlea High School, was found by police at a fast-food restaurant in Rosedale about 24 hours after she failed to return home from school. Neither of two police spokesmen contacted by The Baltimore Sun could say why the department, having released a news bulletin on Wednesday asking for the public's help in finding Solothia, did not then put out another statement about her being found safe less than 90 minutes later.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2003
Letters were sent home yesterday to parents of Overlea High School students, informing them that a custodian has been charged with molesting a 15-year-old boy who did not attend the school, Baltimore County police and school officials said. The alleged victim told police that the custodian, identified as Michael Scott Shannon, 33, said he watches boys use the restroom at the high school, according to charging documents filed in District Court. Shannon, of the 2800 block of Nathaniel Way in Dundalk, was placed on routine administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the case, said Charles Herndon, a school system spokesman.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
Betty Christine Jackovitz, a retired Baltimore County home economics teacher and Perry Hall activist, died of dementia Dec. 1 at Oak Crest Village. She was 81. Born Betty Christine Xenakis in Clarksburg, W.Va., and raised in nearby Weston, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. She moved to Baltimore to live with her sister and taught home economics at Kenwood High School and later at Stemmers Run Junior High School. She also taught at Overlea High School and retired from Chesapeake High School.
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December 22, 2011
Having been assigned to Precinct 11 in Essex for the last four years until my retirement in November, I am very familiar with the school resource officers at Chesapeake High School who were involved in the use of pepper spray to break up a fight between two students ("How much force is too much?" Dec. 16). Both officers have been at the school for years; they know and care about the kids and work well with the administration. And you can be assured that In the Baltimore County Police Department, every incident like this one is critiqued and evaluated to see if the officers acted properly, whether additional training is needed and whether things should be done differently in the future.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Monday that his administration proposes spending $336 million on school construction aid next year, including $25 million to add air conditioning to older schools. At a news conference at Overlea High School —- more than 50 years old and without air conditioning — O'Malley said the construction spending would yield an estimated 8,199 jobs. The money set aside for air conditioning addresses an issue of particular concern in Baltimore County, which has about 65 of the 180 schools in the state that lack cooling systems.
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Letter to The Aegis | December 13, 2012
Editor: Whatever happened to teen centers, CYOs and high school mixers? How do the teens (16-19) of Harford County socialize these days? Facebook, texting and interactive gaming! They boast about having hundreds, even thousands of Facebook friends, but in reality how many do they actually physically see and do social activities with? There is nothing for most teens to look forward to on the weekends. Of course, there is the mall, spending time in local restaurants, which can be costly!
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
Betty Christine Jackovitz, a retired Baltimore County home economics teacher and Perry Hall activist, died of dementia Dec. 1 at Oak Crest Village. She was 81. Born Betty Christine Xenakis in Clarksburg, W.Va., and raised in nearby Weston, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. She moved to Baltimore to live with her sister and taught home economics at Kenwood High School and later at Stemmers Run Junior High School. She also taught at Overlea High School and retired from Chesapeake High School.
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December 22, 2011
Having been assigned to Precinct 11 in Essex for the last four years until my retirement in November, I am very familiar with the school resource officers at Chesapeake High School who were involved in the use of pepper spray to break up a fight between two students ("How much force is too much?" Dec. 16). Both officers have been at the school for years; they know and care about the kids and work well with the administration. And you can be assured that In the Baltimore County Police Department, every incident like this one is critiqued and evaluated to see if the officers acted properly, whether additional training is needed and whether things should be done differently in the future.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2011
Baltimore County police confirmed Friday that a 14-year-old girl declared missing earlier in the week had been found in Rosedale on Wednesday afternoon, the day after she disappeared. She was unharmed. Solothia A. Thomas, a student at Overlea High School, was found by police at a fast-food restaurant in Rosedale about 24 hours after she failed to return home from school. Neither of two police spokesmen contacted by The Baltimore Sun could say why the department, having released a news bulletin on Wednesday asking for the public's help in finding Solothia, did not then put out another statement about her being found safe less than 90 minutes later.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2011
Baltimore County police are asking for the public's help in finding a 14-year-old girl who did not return home from school on Tuesday. Solothia Andrea Thomas, a student at Overlea High School, may be in the Baltimore area, according police. They said they were "concerned for her safety and well-being. " She was described as black, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair and was last seen wearing a brown coat, blue jeans and gray boots. Solothia has a piercing in her lower lip, police said.
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Letter to The Aegis | December 13, 2012
Editor: Whatever happened to teen centers, CYOs and high school mixers? How do the teens (16-19) of Harford County socialize these days? Facebook, texting and interactive gaming! They boast about having hundreds, even thousands of Facebook friends, but in reality how many do they actually physically see and do social activities with? There is nothing for most teens to look forward to on the weekends. Of course, there is the mall, spending time in local restaurants, which can be costly!
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Monday that his administration proposes spending $336 million on school construction aid next year, including $25 million to add air conditioning to older schools. At a news conference at Overlea High School —- more than 50 years old and without air conditioning — O'Malley said the construction spending would yield an estimated 8,199 jobs. The money set aside for air conditioning addresses an issue of particular concern in Baltimore County, which has about 65 of the 180 schools in the state that lack cooling systems.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2010
Three Overlea High School students were taken to a Baltimore County hospital to be evaluated after school resource officers used pepper spray to break up a fight, a county school spokesman said. About 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, two male students started fighting in the cafeteria, said the spokesman, Charles Herndon. Three school officers responded and used the spray, which then affected other students, according to Baltimore County police. Of the 11 students who complained of being affected, most of whom were in a nearby classroom, 10 were taken to Franklin Square Hospital Center, Herndon said.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2003
Letters were sent home yesterday to parents of Overlea High School students, informing them that a custodian has been charged with molesting a 15-year-old boy who did not attend the school, Baltimore County police and school officials said. The alleged victim told police that the custodian, identified as Michael Scott Shannon, 33, said he watches boys use the restroom at the high school, according to charging documents filed in District Court. Shannon, of the 2800 block of Nathaniel Way in Dundalk, was placed on routine administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the case, said Charles Herndon, a school system spokesman.
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