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December 18, 1990
Superintendent of Schools Larry L. Lorton announced that all public school offices, the school system's central office in Annapolis, and all other school facilities will be closed Dec. 26-28.The adjustment in the school calendar is a result of fiscal difficulties brought on by the energy crisis as well as the current projected budget deficit.Athletic events already scheduled will take place, but temperature settings may require that spectators "dress warmly," according to school officials.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2014
A Baltimore City schools police officer pleaded guilty Monday to drug conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court, and faces no less than five years in prison. Napoleon McLain Jr., 31, a four-year veteran whose father was a longtime Baltimore Police homicide detective, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and drug possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. According to his plea agreement, McLain sold cocaine to a confidential source, who was working with authorities, on four occasions between December 2012 and August 2013.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | January 31, 1995
~TC Westminster officials say they have an idea that could provide office space for the county's school administration and the Circuit Court, as well as a user for a prime site in the city's downtown business district.The plan involves a three-way swap that would bring a new high-rise building for school administrative offices to the former Farmers Supply Co. property at Liberty and West Green streets.A school board office building on the former Farmers Supply Co. site "is one of the types of development we'd like to have, one we would welcome," said Mayor Kenneth A. Yowan.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Anne Arundel County officials said Thursday they'll add three new school resource officers to patrol county middle schools beginning with the coming school year. County Executive Laura Neuman and Chief of Police Kevin Davis announced the additions Thursday at Old Mill North Middle School. Currently, county police have 21 school resource officers deployed in schools: 13 assigned to the county's 12 public high schools, two assigned to the Phoenix Academy, and six assigned to the 19 middle schools.
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By Mike Burns | October 29, 1995
THE IDEA OF constructing a new school administration building at a time when Harford County schools are overcrowded, despite a permanent fleet of trailer classrooms and a new school opening almost every year, may seem like a pipe dream.Yet that's the recent recommendation of a commission appointed by the county school board to study productivity and efficiency needs. (The group is not to be confused with the school spending efficiency commission formed by County Executive Eileen Rehrmann, also this year.
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February 10, 1994
School board members are willing to take a second look at the former Telemecanique building on Route 140 in Reese for school offices and want to learn more about the pollution problems there.Superintendent R. Edward Shilling said the county will not put school offices into portable buildings donated by Martin Marietta Corp.Given that, he said, and the amount of space available at Telemecanique, the board should reconsider before rejecting the former factory."This is the first time we've ever been in a position to talk about one facility that could hold" all school offices in one place, Mr. Shilling said.
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August 20, 1995
Hickman named adjunct professorThomas E. Hickman has been appointed adjunct professor of sociology at Western Maryland College, effective Aug. 1.He will teach the college's course in Police, Courts and Corrections beginning with the fall 1995 semester in September.Mr. Hickman, a former Carroll County state's attorney, is a partner in the Westminster firm of Hickman, Ulsch and Holniker.Public school offices get new telephone numbersThe Carroll County public schools had their telephone numbers changed last week.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | August 31, 1994
As growth in Carroll County balloons, the schools are asking for $15.8 million in county money and $7.7 million in state money for 1995-1996 capital improvement.The Board of Education approved the request at a meeting last night, and will forward it to the county commissioners and to the screening committee for the state Board of Public Works."I do have a sinking feeling in my stomach when I think about the state and county coming forward and finding the money for us," said board member C. Scott Stone.
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September 18, 2003
Because of Hurricane Isabel, Carroll County schools will close three hours early today with no afternoon kindergarten, and schools will be closed tomorrow. School offices and the central office will remain open, and liberal leave policies will be in effect. The school system has canceled all weekend and evening activities. The following events have been postponed: The Carroll County Council of Governments' meeting this evening. The meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Carroll Community College.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | September 17, 1996
Relief is a step closer for the school and court workers who for nearly a decade have shared cramped quarters at 55 N. Court St.Work on a new home for the Carroll County Schools central offices could begin as early as November, and builders and designers from at least five companies have shown interest in submitting a bid, said J. Michael Evans, director of public works for Carroll County.The project includes adding 30,000 square feet to the County Office Building on 225 N. Center St. The county has estimated the cost for the two projects at $4.5 million, although no bids or proposals have come in yet.The school offices will move from the Courthouse Annex one block north on Court Street to the Winchester Building, after 30,000 square feet are added and the whole building designed to accommodate the schools.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | December 16, 2013
Icy conditions and crashes were reported on several Harford County roads overnight Sunday, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services said. The State Highway Administration encountered icy conditions on several roads it maintains in Harford. County government and Harford County Public opened at their normal times Monday morning and roads were largely clear of ice in time for the morning rush Monday, emergency services spokesman Bob Thomas said. "Spotty patches of ice but for the most part traffic is moving at the posted speed limits," Thomas said at about 10:15 a.m. "The Emergency Operations Center was not activated over the weekend for Saturday's snow event.  [The Department of Emergency Services is]
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
A Baltimore City school police officer fired into a vehicle Thursday while responding to a report of an armed robbery, city school officials said. City school officials said in a statement that the police-involved shooting occurred on East Patapsco Avenue when officers approached a car that was identified by a citizen as containing the suspect in the robbery, which they said took place in nearby Anne Arundel County. According to the statement, officers called for police support and headed toward the car when "the driver backed the vehicle up in the officers' direction and one of the officers discharged his weapon into the rear of the vehicle.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
A school police officer at Pikesville High School was assaulted after responding to a fight in the gym this morning, Baltimore County police said. The fight broke out between two students shortly before 9:40 a.m., said Cpl. Cathy Batton, a police spokeswoman. No injuries were reported. Charges are pending against both students, Batton said. alisonk@baltsun.com twitter.com/aliknez
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
A veteran Anne Arundel County police officer who admitted placing a camera in a boys bathroom at Glen Burnie High School told investigators that he was trying to deter smoking of marijuana and cigarettes there, according to police reports. The officer was identified in the reports as the school resource officer, Allen Marcus, a 14-year veteran of the department. He had been placed on administrative leave during the investigation and has been reassigned to a patrol unit, according to a spokesman.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
Baltimore County police have issued hand-held metal detectors to school resource officers after several gun-related incidents this fall, police announced Wednesday. Police Chief James Johnson signed an order Wednesday authorizing the use of the "wands," and the devices will be ready to use Thursday. The county's 63 school resource officers - assigned to all high schools and most middle schools - have been trained to use them. Under the department's policy, the hand-held metal detectors will not be used for random screenings, but only when officers have "a reasonable, explainable suspicion that a student or visitor possesses a weapon, or to help conduct a search as part of an arrest," county police said in the announcement.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2011
Officer Don Bridges stepped into the courtyard of Franklin High School, where students chatted as they ate their lunches, sipping from cartons of chocolate milk and bottles of soda. A group of six teens milled about by the entrance. "You all being good out here?" Bridges asked the boys. "Uh-huh," a few of them answered. For nearly a decade, Bridges has been a fixture at the Reisterstown school of about 1,500 students. Now, he's headed for a weeklong visit to the nation of Georgia, where leaders are setting up their own school officer program.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Staff Writer | December 11, 1992
Those people making sudden U-turns during yesterday' heaviest snowfall may well have been parents of Baltimore County elementary school students.They were reacting, often furiously, to the school system's own U-turn in deciding, after 8 a.m., to close its 94 elementary schools and leave open its secondary schools. Many elementary schoolchildren were already at school when the word filtered down, and more waited on corners for buses that never came.Parents who thought their children were nestled snug in their schools suddenly had to put their own snow-emergency plans into effect, calling neighbors and grandparents and taking unscheduled vacation days to care for their youngsters.
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By Justin Fenton and Julie Baughman, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2011
Not too many of Adam Braskich's classmates at Harvard Law School this fall will have spent an afternoon quite like this. On a sweltering day inside a South Baltimore apartment, he stood over the body of an elderly man that was discovered by a friend. Trying to discern the man's identity and find his family, the officer and a medic picked through his possessions, looking for anything that might help. Another medic rushed out, overcome by the stench. Braskich, a 26-year-old native of Illinois who double-majored in criminal justice and philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park, said he's enjoyed the past three years in the city's diverse neighborhoods, getting to know residents and drug dealers alike.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2010
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold said Tuesday that he plans to fund school resource officers at two more county middle schools, in an attempt to curb student violence and bullying. Leopold has pledged about $200,000 in funding from the forthcoming county budget to pay for school resource police officers at Corkran Middle School in Glen Burnie and Wiley H. Bates Middle School in Annapolis. Leopold said he got a request from the Parent Teacher Association at Bates to take action.
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