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Unread post by Qdawg » May 24th, 2006, 11:23 am

Girl, 12, stabbed in city school by classmate

A 12-year-old girl was stabbed in the hallway of her West Baltimore elementary school this morning, and police arrested and charged a 10-year-old classmate, authorities said.

The altercation occurred about 7:40 a.m. just before the start of classes at Steuart Hill. Police said the two girls got into a fight outside a second-floor classroom, said Chief Antonio Williams of the school police.

The younger girl used a steak knife, with a blade about 6 inches long, to wound the older girl in the left arm, shoulder and upper chest.

Both girls are in fourth grade at Steuart Hill, a combined elementary/middle school, Williams said. Their names were not released.

The stabbing comes as the city school system plans to divert thousands of pupils from traditional middle schools to such combination elementary/middle schools, under the premise that they are safer and produce higher student achievement.

The 10-year-old was in police custody this morning and being charged as a juvenile with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon, Williams said. He said police were investigating how the fight started and how the girl obtained the knife, which police had recovered.

The 12-year-old was taken to the pediatric unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Williams said her injuries are not life-threatening.

Williams said the incident was the second significant stabbing at a Baltimore public school this school year. The first occurred at Reginald Lewis High School.

Steuart Hill serves 440 children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, according to state enrollment figures. As of last year, the most recent date for which figures are available, 87 percent of teachers were not "highly qualified" under the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires teachers to be certified with subject-area expertise.

The school did not meet state targets on last year's state standardized tests, with more than 50 percent of pupils failing in every subject area tested except one, seventh-grade reading, where the failure rate was 47 percent.

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Unread post by Qdawg » May 24th, 2006, 11:24 am

Teen accused of having gun
Originally published May 24, 2006

A North Carroll High School senior less than a month from graduation has been charged with bringing a small automatic handgun to school. He was detained at the Carroll County Detention Center over the weekend and released Monday on $10,000 bond, according to court documents.

Michael J. Judd, 18, of the 4300 block of Downhill Trail in Hampstead was charged with possession of a deadly weapon on school property and possession of a firearm by someone under the age of 21, according to charging documents.

Judd showed a black handgun to a friend at school about May 10, the documents stated. The friend, a juvenile whose name was not released, later reported the incident to the Hampstead Police Department.

Judd has given a handgun to police, said Larry Faries, security coordinator for Carroll County public schools.

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[quote="Qdawg"]Girl, 12, stabbed in city school by classmate

A 12-year-old girl was stabbed in the hallway of her West Baltimore elementary school this morning, and police arrested and charged a 10-year-old classmate, authorities said.

The altercation occurred about 7:40 a.m. just before the start of classes at Steuart Hill. Police said the two girls got into a fight outside a second-floor classroom, said Chief Antonio Williams of the school police.

The younger girl used a steak knife, with a blade about 6 inches long, to wound the older girl in the left arm, shoulder and upper chest.

Both girls are in fourth grade at Steuart Hill, a combined elementary/middle school, Williams said. Their names were not released.

The stabbing comes as the city school system plans to divert thousands of pupils from traditional middle schools to such combination elementary/middle schools, under the premise that they are safer and produce higher student achievement.

The 10-year-old was in police custody this morning and being charged as a juvenile with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon, Williams said. He said police were investigating how the fight started and how the girl obtained the knife, which police had recovered.

The 12-year-old was taken to the pediatric unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Williams said her injuries are not life-threatening.

Williams said the incident was the second significant stabbing at a Baltimore public school this school year. The first occurred at Reginald Lewis High School.

Steuart Hill serves 440 children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, according to state enrollment figures. As of last year, the most recent date for which figures are available, 87 percent of teachers were not "highly qualified" under the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires teachers to be certified with subject-area expertise.

The school did not meet state targets on last year's state standardized tests, with more than 50 percent of pupils failing in every subject area tested except one, seventh-grade reading, where the failure rate was 47 percent.[/quote]

Police: Teasing Leads To Stabbing At City School

(WJZ/AP) Baltimore, MD Baltimore school police say a ten-year-old girl is being charged in the stabbing of a 12-year-old girl at an
elementary school.

It happened about 7:40 this morning in a classroom at the Steuart Hill Academy.

The victim was stabbed in the chest and upper left arm with a steak knife. She was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital but there is no word on her condition.

WJZ'S Kathryn Brown reports a girl was escorted out of the school in handcuffs.

The suspect is charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault.

Police say the suspect and the victim are classmates and say the victim was taunting the suspect.

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Unread post by Qdawg » May 24th, 2006, 11:45 am

Student Attacked, Stabbed After School

BALTIMORE -- A 15-year-old boy remains in the hospital after being stabbed after school on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said Michael Hill Jr., a sophomore at Thurgood Marshall High School, was stabbed after school in the parking lot across the street from the school. The family said Hill was waiting with friends when 12 young men approached them and attacked.

Baltimore City police said Hill and a 15-year-old boy from Patterson High School fought. Police said Hill hit his assailant, and someone else stabbed him in the torso.

Family members said Hill suffered a punctured lung and is being treated at John Hopkins Hospital. They said the boy told them he was being threatened at school.

They said they tried to prevent any violence from happening by going to the school and talking with the principal last week, where they were assured Hill would be safe. The school's PTA president said he is going to find out why Hill wasn't protected.

School officials said they couldn't comment on if any extra measures were taken to protect Hill, because the case is under investigation.

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Unread post by Qdawg » May 24th, 2006, 2:36 pm

City student shot in back near Walbrook High
Campus locked down; teen's condition not immediately known

Originally published May 24, 2006

A 16-year-old Carver High School student was shot and injured about half a block away from Walbrook High School in Baltimore this afternoon, authorities said.

The teenager was shot once in the back near the corner of Denison Street and Walbrook Avenue at about 1 p.m. and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Antonio Williams, chief of city schools police. The teen's condition was not immediately known.

It also wasn't immediately clear why the Carver student was near the Walbrook campus.

"At this time, there's nothing to even suggest that this had anything to do with Walbrook or any student at Walbrook," Williams said, but he added that the campus had been locked down as a safety precaution.

The Walbrook campus, located at 2000 Edgewood St., has three schools: Liberal Arts Academy, Homeland Academy and Entrepreneur Academy.

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Unread post by Qdawg » May 25th, 2006, 1:13 pm

Attacks raise new fears over student safety
Girl, 12, stabbed at Steuart Hill; 10th-grader shot near Walbrook

Originally published May 25, 2006

A 12-year-old girl was stabbed by a younger female classmate, and a high school student was shot in separate incidents yesterday that again raised concerns about violence and whether students are safe in Baltimore schools.

A 10-year-old was being held in the stabbing at Steuart Hill Academy, accused of using a steak knife to attack a pupil who had been taunting her. At the Walbrook High School campus, students were locked inside their classrooms after a 10th-grader from another school was shot in the back a short distance away.

Neither of the injuries was considered life-threatening, police said.

In a third incident, police arrested four teenage males about 3 p.m. after a disturbance outside Edmondson High School and charged them with disorderly conduct. No serious injuries were reported.

The incidents come amid community concerns about an upswing in violence at Baltimore schools and fears that the problem will grow worse this fall, when students from rival gangs are to be moved to the same campuses in several areas.

"There has been an increase in violence in the past couple weeks as the temperature gets warmer and kids are not going to school, hanging out around the building," said Patricia Ferguson, chair of the Baltimore Teachers Union's safety committee.

School system officials sent crisis counselors to Steuart Hill yesterday. They vowed a crackdown on school uniform policies in the three high schools in the Walbrook complex, in an effort to prevent outsiders from getting in. Students will be required to enter and leave through one entrance.

Meanwhile, parents clamored for improved school security.

"This school doesn't have any security," said Michelle McBride, whose kindergartner attends Steuart Hill, a combined elementary/middle school. "That doesn't make any sense. There are too many students in the school. I'll give it to the principal and teachers. They try, but there is only so much they can do."

At a school board meeting Tuesday night, parents, students and politicians implored officials not to proceed with plans to move the Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts, a high school, to the same campus as Calverton Middle School and Lafayette Elementary. They said students at the Southwestern High School complex, where Augusta Fells Savage is now located, and Calverton pupils belong to rival gangs. Similar concerns have been expressed in other areas as the school system moves to consolidate schools with low enrollment.

For the school year as a whole, city schools police Chief Antonio Williams said violent crime has declined substantially. For example, he said there have been 86 fires so far this school year, compared with 209 for the same period last year.

But Ferguson said part of the drop in crimes stems from a decrease in reporting. In a survey conducted by the union this year, 66 percent of the teachers who responded said incidents in their schools go unreported. Ferguson said schools are not reporting incidents for fear of being labeled "persistently dangerous" under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Incidents are not counted if they occur off school grounds. Early Tuesday evening, city police said, a 15-year-old Thurgood Marshall High School student was stabbed by a Patterson High School student in a strip mall across the street from his school.

Yesterday's violence began about 7:40 a.m. when two girls - one 12 and one 10, but both in fourth grade - got into a fight in the hall outside a classroom at Steuart Hill. Williams said the younger girl used a steak knife with a blade about 6 inches long to wound the older girl in the left arm, shoulder and upper chest.

The 10-year-old was in custody last night and was charged as a juvenile with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon, Williams said. He said police were investigating how the girl obtained the knife.

The 12-year-old was taken to the pediatric unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Williams said her injuries were not life-threatening.

He said the incident was the second significant stabbing at a city public school this year. The first occurred at Reginald Lewis High in February, when a 15-year-old stabbed a 16-year-old in the chest after school.

Tremon Hughes Boulware, a classmate of both girls, said he heard them screaming at each other. The 10-year-old was fed up with being taunted by the older girl, he said, and the next thing he remembers, his teacher came flying around the corner to the hallway where he was standing with classmates yelling instructions.

"We were on our way upstairs, and I heard [the teacher] say, 'Somebody call 911,'" Boulware said. "Then I saw [the 12-year-old] holding her arm out and blood was just dripping."

Boulware's mother, Cheryl Hughes, said she was pulling her son out of class for the rest of the week because of the effect that witnessing such a violent event might have. "You don't know what kind of mental stage that can put your child in," she said.

Administrators at Steuart Hill sent letters home with pupils yesterday alerting parents of a "situation that escalated where one of the students was injured." The letter did not say that a student was stabbed, and one of the final sentences read in bold letters, "This is an isolated incident."

Hours later, a sophomore at Carver Vocational-Technical High School was shot in the back about 1 p.m. at Denison Street and Walbrook Avenue, less than a block from the Walbrook campus. He was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where no information on his condition was available last night. Williams said the boy was not in school because he had been suspended.

Students at the Homeland Security Academy, the Liberal Arts Academy and the Institute of Business and Entrepreneurship were locked in their classrooms for the rest of the school day.

As students made last-minute preparations for tonight's senior prom, they were reminded of the violence that beset the Walbrook campus early in the 2004-2005 school year. At least 15 fires were set in the opening weeks of classes, and someone fired a gun in front of the school as students evacuated for one of the fires.

Tanya Cotter, who was picking up her goddaughter at Homeland Security Academy, was shaken that yesterday's shooting happened so close to the school. Nevertheless, she said, "in this neighborhood, it's nothing new."

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Unread post by Qdawg » June 20th, 2006, 11:49 am

School system hired ex-con
Man was convicted of a felony before he became city teacher
Originally published June 20, 2006

The Baltimore teacher who pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and then taught the entire school year had been a convicted thief before he was hired by the city school system four years ago.

Court records show that Martius Harding pleaded guilty in May 2001 to participating in an elaborate fraud using credit cards on the Internet, stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of goods, including a late-model Jeep and two new motorcycles.

Harding, who had wrestled for West Virginia University before his felony arrest, was sentenced to five years' probation and an indeterminate period of home detention, according to the Monongalia County, W.Va., court clerk's office.

The next year, the Baltimore school system hired Harding as a special education teacher at Govans Elementary School.

Last week, in Baltimore, a federal judge sentenced Harding, 28, of Aberdeen, to serve seven years in prison for drug distribution after he was arrested in Cecil County carrying about 5 pounds of cocaine.

Mayor Martin O'Malley said yesterday that the school system should have done a better job checking into the background of its employees.

"It would certainly seem that there should have been some better oversight in place," the mayor said yesterday.

School system spokeswoman Edie House declined to comment on how Harding was hired and kept his job last school year, saying the issue is a personnel matter.

Harding, a former wrestling champion at McDonogh School, had taught at Govans Elementary School since 2002 but school administrators said his status had been in doubt because of the pending court case.

School officials have not said why a teacher with a drug conviction was allowed to continue to work with a class of emotionally disturbed fourth- and fifth-graders.

When asked about his background last week, the state said it had no record of a teaching certificate for Harding, a 28-year-old father of five.

The city school system responded that it had applied for a certificate for him more than a year ago and received word only last week that the application had been denied.

Harding's attorney said last week that his client will stay under home detention until he reports to prison this summer.

Attempts to reach Harding yesterday were unsuccessful. His mother, Stephanie Mack, allowed Harding to stay at her Baltimore house for some of the time he had been restricted to home detention since his 2005 arrest, according to court records. Reached by phone yesterday, she declined to talk about her son.

According to a court clerk, five people, including a school principal, sent letters of support to U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett on behalf of Harding.

Bennett reviewed the letters before imposing his sentence Friday, according to the attorneys involved in the case. The judge declined through an assistant yesterday to allow a reporter to see the letters.

Harding's conviction in West Virginia stemmed from a case in which police detectives said Harding stole credit cards over the Internet while he was at West Virginia University, according to reports in The Sun and the student paper, The Daily Athenaeum.

In 2001, local police recovered more than $40,000 in stolen or fraudulently obtained items from Harding and another classmate, who was also charged.

Items included a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, two Yamaha motorcycles and computer and other electronic equipment.

His arrest in Morgantown led to his dismissal from the university's wrestling team, according to reports in The Sun.

Since then, he has been involved in custody disputes with some of the mothers of his children, according to court records. In one filing, the mother of one of his five children accused him of having an "anger problem" and said he had been violent with her.

Harding said in court papers that he had been the sole financial supporter for his daughter, who had never lived with her mother.

Several neighbors at his former home in Timonium expressed shock yesterday at news of Harding's drug conviction, describing him as a doting father.

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Unread post by Qdawg » August 14th, 2006, 8:46 pm

Vandals ravage City College
Trashed classrooms and offices, broken windows and equipment add up to more than $100,000
Originally published August 14, 2006

City College art teacher Bill Holly's typically neat studio space was trashed Monday: Large puddles and zig-zag splashes of paint covered the floor and walls, and an obscenity was scrawled across a table.


"They threw one of my statues out the window," said Holly, a graduate of City College and staff member for seven years. Besides the paint and shattered artwork, Holly lost most if not all of his computers, as well as a human skeleton he used to teach students how to capture the human form.

"I don't know what to say," said the teacher. "I'm really upset."

Holly's pain was shared by many Monday at the hilltop campus on 33rd Street in Northeast Baltimore, where school police say at least seven young vandals did significant damage Sunday evening.

School officials were still working on a damage estimate late Monday but said they believe losses in office equipment, supplies and furniture will be "well beyond $100,000." Insurance will cover the loss, they said.



School police arrested five youths Monday and Sunday and charged them with breaking and entering, vandalism, and destruction of property, said school system spokeswoman Vanessa Pyatt. Two other youths were still being sought, but police have "excellent leads," she said.

The vandals, who might have been in the school for as little as an hour, did significant damage, stuffing items into copiers and jamming them, breaking windows, upsetting heavy metal lock ers, dumping water coolers, and using fire extinguishers to coat of fices with a thick layer of fine, yellowish dust.

Pyatt said school police have requested a meeting with city prosecutors to discuss the vandalism case as well as others.



She said police want to know whether they can charge the youths' parents and hold them financially responsible for the damage done to the school.

The names of the youths have not been released because they were charged as juveniles.

Pyatt said that the school system also is investigating why it took school police nearly an hour to respond to the alarm at City College.

She said the school's burglar alarm went off about 6 p.m. Sunday, but the system's two on-duty school police officers did not arrive until nearly 7 p.m. Pyatt said the officers were detained because they were investigating another alarm at another school.

A summer school program held at City College will resume Tuesday, Pyatt said.

As word of the scale of the vandalism spread, alumni of the public high school, one of Baltimore's most prestigious, flocked to the campus to lend a hand cleaning the library, which was also hit.

"There's no reasonable explanation for something like this," said Neil Bernstein, a past president of the City College Alumni Association.

"I'd like to know where these kids' parents thought they were at 6 p.m. on a Sunday night," he said.

Many alumni expressed relief that the vandals did not destroy photos, trophies and other memorabilia in glass cases in the school's Hall of Fame.

However, a glass case that holds reproductions of old swords -- the school's sports teams are called the Knights -- was broken. One of the swords, a particularly large one, was removed from the case but was not taken.



Teachers and other school officials also came to the campus to inspect the damage or help with cleanup, including interim schools chief Charlene Cooper Boston, who told City College Principal Timothy Dawson that she was "sorry something like this had to happen."

But Dawson said he and his staff would not be defeated. Classes resume for city students Aug. 28, and the principal said he was confident that the mess would be removed by then.

"We shall overcome, we shall overcome," Dawson repeated as he toured the school's guidance offices, where vandals ripped bulletin boards off walls and tipped over metal file cabinets. The vandals also threw papers from counselors' offices all around a common area and emptied desk drawers on the floor.

"It's just a total mess," said Donna Givens, head of the school's guidance office, who was sorting through dumped paperwork.



Both Givens and Dawson agreed, however, that it could have been worse.

"There's a lot of damage but it's not daunting," said Dawson.

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Unread post by A Ghost » August 14th, 2006, 8:49 pm

Qdawg wrote:City student shot in back near Walbrook High
Campus locked down; teen's condition not immediately known

Originally published May 24, 2006

A 16-year-old Carver High School student was shot and injured about half a block away from Walbrook High School in Baltimore this afternoon, authorities said.

The teenager was shot once in the back near the corner of Denison Street and Walbrook Avenue at about 1 p.m. and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Antonio Williams, chief of city schools police. The teen's condition was not immediately known.

It also wasn't immediately clear why the Carver student was near the Walbrook campus.

"At this time, there's nothing to even suggest that this had anything to do with Walbrook or any student at Walbrook," Williams said, but he added that the campus had been locked down as a safety precaution.

The Walbrook campus, located at 2000 Edgewood St., has three schools: Liberal Arts Academy, Homeland Academy and Entrepreneur Academy.


I think it's funny how when people get shot up and stabbed in schools in the hood it barely makes the back page, yet when it happens in the suburbs it becomes national news.

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Unread post by Qdawg » August 14th, 2006, 8:55 pm

[quote="A Ghost"][quote="Qdawg"]City student shot in back near Walbrook High
Campus locked down; teen's condition not immediately known

Originally published May 24, 2006

A 16-year-old Carver High School student was shot and injured about half a block away from Walbrook High School in Baltimore this afternoon, authorities said.

The teenager was shot once in the back near the corner of Denison Street and Walbrook Avenue at about 1 p.m. and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Antonio Williams, chief of city schools police. The teen's condition was not immediately known.

It also wasn't immediately clear why the Carver student was near the Walbrook campus.

"At this time, there's nothing to even suggest that this had anything to do with Walbrook or any student at Walbrook," Williams said, but he added that the campus had been locked down as a safety precaution.

The Walbrook campus, located at 2000 Edgewood St., has three schools: Liberal Arts Academy, Homeland Academy and Entrepreneur Academy.[/quote]

I think it's funny how when people get shot up and stabbed in schools in the hood it barely makes the back page, yet when it happens in the suburbs it becomes national news.[/quote]

where that shooting happened is in the hood,walbrook is 1 of the baddest high schools in the state..those 2 schools beef with 1 another (carver vs walbrook)

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Unread post by A Ghost » August 14th, 2006, 8:58 pm

Qdawg wrote:
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Qdawg wrote:City student shot in back near Walbrook High
Campus locked down; teen's condition not immediately known

Originally published May 24, 2006

A 16-year-old Carver High School student was shot and injured about half a block away from Walbrook High School in Baltimore this afternoon, authorities said.

The teenager was shot once in the back near the corner of Denison Street and Walbrook Avenue at about 1 p.m. and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Antonio Williams, chief of city schools police. The teen's condition was not immediately known.

It also wasn't immediately clear why the Carver student was near the Walbrook campus.

"At this time, there's nothing to even suggest that this had anything to do with Walbrook or any student at Walbrook," Williams said, but he added that the campus had been locked down as a safety precaution.

The Walbrook campus, located at 2000 Edgewood St., has three schools: Liberal Arts Academy, Homeland Academy and Entrepreneur Academy.


I think it's funny how when people get shot up and stabbed in schools in the hood it barely makes the back page, yet when it happens in the suburbs it becomes national news.


where that shooting happened is in the hood,walbrook is 1 of the baddest high schools in the state..those 2 schools beef with 1 another (carver vs walbrook)


Damn.....

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Unread post by Qdawg » October 10th, 2006, 4:06 pm

School Fight Caught On Video

BALTIMORE, Md. -- A fight that happened Monday and involved students from Digital Harbor High School was caught on tape by a frustrated resident who said he's fed up with the fighting.

School police said they've arrested and charged two students that attend Digital Harbor High School (formerly Southern High School) with assault and disorderly conduct.

Shop owners are now hoping police can restore peace to their Federal Hill neighborhood.

The video showed dozens of students running along Cross Street to witness a fight between two girls. Police said it happened less than a block from the Cross Street Market and around the corner from the Light Street bus stop.

The video was captured by a local man who wanted to remain anonymous.

He said, of the video, "There was one person running across two cars, jumping on another one and going through the windshield. He busted the man's windshield out and he didn't get off the car until somebody started screaming, 'He's taping this,' and he turned around and saw me."

The man said it wasn't the first time he's witnessed fights and other acts of violence.

"Last Wednesday, there was a man thrown through our plate glass window. From what I hear, they broke his jaw, they broke a couple of ribs and there was police called. It also took the police 45 minutes to respond to it," he said.

School police can back up parts of the man's story from last week, they said. That's why they're beefing up security in the Federal Hill neighborhood and promising to restore order among Digital Harbor students who cause problems.

City school Police Chief Antonio Williams said, "In those instances where students act out, break the law, act in ways not acceptable, we will take swift and immediate action."

Politicians and business owners said that's news they'll welcome.

Rep. George Della (D-Baltimore) said, "Certainly I've been concerned, as has everyone else. There have been several incidents that are certainly not acceptable for the school, not acceptable for the residential community and not acceptable for the business community."

"It's a very frightening thing when it happens, because it is an unusual occurrence, but I'm happy to say that everybody is stepping forward and we're going to correct it and we're not going to see this happen again," said Sonny Morstein of the Business Association.

Police said the two girls involved in Monday's fight have been suspended from school. They also have a date in juvenile court.

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Unread post by Qdawg » October 10th, 2006, 4:08 pm

Police Warn Campus To Be Alert For Crime

TOWSON, Md. -- Towson University police are investigating a robbery on campus.

Police said two students were robbed at gunpoint on one of the school's parking lots last week. The victims said two men approached them with stockings over their heads.

No one was hurt.

Police have issued an alert for students to pay attention and be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

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Unread post by BlaKK » October 10th, 2006, 4:24 pm

Yeah my pops and his firm were gonna build a Intermediate school on Hoover, but Hoover criminal Gang told the district straight up that if they build the school on there neighborhood the campus will experience serious "grief" And nigga that's real shit.

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Unread post by A Ghost » October 10th, 2006, 8:59 pm

BlaKK wrote:Yeah my pops and his firm were gonna build a Intermediate school on Hoover, but Hoover criminal Gang told the district straight up that if they build the school on there neighborhood the campus will experience serious "grief" And nigga that's real shit.


In Baltimore? Or Riverside?

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Unread post by BlaKK » October 10th, 2006, 9:01 pm

LA, On Hoover.

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Unread post by Q » October 11th, 2006, 8:07 am

anybody know bout them apartments in baltimore county. what they claimin out there. like kings mills or southwoods apartments.

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Unread post by Qdawg » October 11th, 2006, 4:29 pm

City school locked down after nearby shooting
215 students, 40 staff members remain inside Holabird Elementary
Originally published October 11, 2006

An elementary school in Southeast Baltimore remains locked down after a shooting earlier today near the campus left one man wounded, and police continue to search for an armed suspect in the area.

About 215 students and 40 staff members remain locked inside the school while police search the area around Holabird Elementary, according to a staff member inside the school who spoke on condition of anonymity. The staffer said officers came inside the school and asked the staff to lock all doors and windows about 12:30 p.m. School typically lets out at 3:40 p.m.

Officer Troy Harris, a police department spokesman, said that a man was shot with bird shot from a shotgun a few blocks from the school. The unidentified man was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, Harris said.

After the shooting, police received conflicting reports of where the gunman fled. Some said the man jumped into a car and sped away, while others said he ran into a rowhouse. Police have cordoned off the area as they search for the suspect.

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[quote="Qdawg"]City school locked down after nearby shooting
215 students, 40 staff members remain inside Holabird Elementary
Originally published October 11, 2006

An elementary school in Southeast Baltimore remains locked down after a shooting earlier today near the campus left one man wounded, and police continue to search for an armed suspect in the area.

About 215 students and 40 staff members remain locked inside the school while police search the area around Holabird Elementary, according to a staff member inside the school who spoke on condition of anonymity. The staffer said officers came inside the school and asked the staff to lock all doors and windows about 12:30 p.m. School typically lets out at 3:40 p.m.

Officer Troy Harris, a police department spokesman, said that a man was shot with bird shot from a shotgun a few blocks from the school. The unidentified man was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, Harris said.

After the shooting, police received conflicting reports of where the gunman fled. Some said the man jumped into a car and sped away, while others said he ran into a rowhouse. Police have cordoned off the area as they search for the suspect.[/quote]

School locks down after shooting nearby
Originally published October 12, 2006

About 200 pupils were kept locked inside Holabird Elementary School in Southeast Baltimore as a precaution yesterday afternoon as city police attempted to find three men involved in a shooting a few blocks away.

Details about the shooting were not available last night, but police said a shooting victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The name and condition were unknown.

Children in pre-kindergarten were being dismissed about noon when school officials were told by police to put Holabird Elementary, in the 1500 block of Imla St., in lockdown after a man was shot nearby in a house in the 1600 block of Joplin St. said Vanessa Pyatt, a school system spokeswomen.

Pyatt said the young children were picked up by their parents shortly before the lockdown was put into effect. The remaining students filed into the auditorium, where they had a snack, did their homework and watched the animated movie Shrek. They were allowed to leave about 4:15 p.m., Pyatt said.

During the lockdown, police received a tip that at least one man sought in the shooting had taken refuge in a house in the 1300 block of Elrino St., a few blocks from the school.

After tear gas was tossed into the house, members of the police Quick Response Team searched the premises but found no suspect, police said.

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Gun discharges inside city elementary school
Boy, 8, brought loaded revolver to school, officials say; no injuries reported
Originally published October 12, 2006, 2:41 PM EDT

A loaded revolver taken into a Northwest Baltimore elementary school by an 8-year-old boy discharged in a classroom this morning as two children tussled for the weapon, a city schools spokeswoman said. No injuries were reported.

School system police had both boys in custody and had seized the handgun, and classes at Grove Park Elementary School, near Wabash Avenue and Northern Parkway, continued as normal, officials said. Few details were immediately released, but police were planning a news conference this afternoon.

Edie House, a school spokeswoman, said the boy took the gun to his third-grade class and showed it to a boy sitting at a desk next to him. The boy wanted to see the weapon, House said, and tried to grab it. That's when a single round was fired, House said.

Parents of students came and went from the school today, many taking their children home. "It's the parents' fault," said one woman who would not give her name, but identified herself as a grandmother of a young student.

Suyen Hinds, a mother of a student, was upset that the school wasn't closed. "Why isn't school out?" she said as she walked into the school. "This is absolutely horrible."

The incident comes one day after a school in Southeast Baltimore was locked down for hours -- with children delayed from leaving -- because of a shooting a few blocks away and concerns that the gunman was in the neighborhood. Also Wednesday, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed in the arm at Pimlico Middle School.

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Girl, 14, stabbed in city school
Originally published October 12, 2006

A 14-year-old girl was hospitalized after being stabbed in the arm yesterday by a Pimlico Middle School classmate wielding a 10-inch kitchen knife, city school officials said.

The classmate, a 13-year-old girl, was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure, said school system spokeswoman Vanessa Pyatt.

Pyatt said the stabbing, believed to be the first this academic year in a city public school, occurred about 1:15 p.m. She did not know where in the school building the incident occurred. She said the two girls were involved in an "ongoing neighborhood dispute."

The victim was taken to Sinai Hospital, where she was being treated last night for two stab wounds in her arm, Pyatt said.

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Unread post by Qdawg » October 13th, 2006, 4:38 pm

Shots Fired, Teen Wounded Near Douglass High
Oct 13, 2006 5:23 pm US/Eastern

(WJZ) Baltimore, MD WJZ.com has learned that shots were fired near the campus of Frederick Douglass High School and a short time later a teenager was discovered with multiple gun shots just a few blocks away.

Police say officers near Douglass, responded to the shooting shortly after 5 p.m this afternoon.

As many as six shots were fired near the campus. Police then chased a male suspect to nearby Mondawmin Mall.

The victim was wounded near the school and ran nearly two blocks before collapsing in the 1900 block of North Payson Street.

There are no other reports of injuries at the school, but police are still investigating the scene and the surrounding neighborhood in West Baltimore.

The victim in the shooting has been taken to Shock Trauma. No word yet on whether the shooter has been identified.

The football game scheduled for Friday night at Douglass continued to take place after the incident.

Stay with WJZ.com for more on this breaking story

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[quote="Qdawg"]Shots Fired, Teen Wounded Near Douglass High
Oct 13, 2006 5:23 pm US/Eastern

(WJZ) Baltimore, MD WJZ.com has learned that shots were fired near the campus of Frederick Douglass High School and a short time later a teenager was discovered with multiple gun shots just a few blocks away.

Police say officers near Douglass, responded to the shooting shortly after 5 p.m this afternoon.

As many as six shots were fired near the campus. Police then chased a male suspect to nearby Mondawmin Mall.

The victim was wounded near the school and ran nearly two blocks before collapsing in the 1900 block of North Payson Street.

There are no other reports of injuries at the school, but police are still investigating the scene and the surrounding neighborhood in West Baltimore.

The victim in the shooting has been taken to Shock Trauma. No word yet on whether the shooter has been identified.

The football game scheduled for Friday night at Douglass continued to take place after the incident.

Stay with WJZ.com for more on this breaking story[/quote]

Student Shot Outside School Football Game

BALTIMORE, Md. -- A 14-year-old high school boy was shot Friday evening while standing on the grounds of Frederick Douglas High School in West Baltimore during a football game, police said.

It happened around after 5 p.m.

A freshman at the school told WBAL TV 11 News that she, the shooting victim and a few friends were crossing Gwynn Falls Parkway to go from the game to the mall when someone fired shots.

Police said that the juvenile suspect ran to Mondawmin Mall where he got away.

The teenage victim ran to the 1900 block of N. Payson Street and that's where he was picked up and taken by paramedics to Shock Trauma, officials said. He was shot once in the back and police said he is in fair condition.

The shooting did not interrupt the football game.

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Unread post by pysCh0 » October 14th, 2006, 10:54 am

shit like this be going down in the South LA schools but it dont even get reported on the new or news paper shit is fucked up

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[quote="Qdawg"]Gun discharges inside city elementary school
Boy, 8, brought loaded revolver to school, officials say; no injuries reported
Originally published October 12, 2006, 2:41 PM EDT

A loaded revolver taken into a Northwest Baltimore elementary school by an 8-year-old boy discharged in a classroom this morning as two children tussled for the weapon, a city schools spokeswoman said. No injuries were reported.

School system police had both boys in custody and had seized the handgun, and classes at Grove Park Elementary School, near Wabash Avenue and Northern Parkway, continued as normal, officials said. Few details were immediately released, but police were planning a news conference this afternoon.

Edie House, a school spokeswoman, said the boy took the gun to his third-grade class and showed it to a boy sitting at a desk next to him. The boy wanted to see the weapon, House said, and tried to grab it. That's when a single round was fired, House said.

Parents of students came and went from the school today, many taking their children home. "It's the parents' fault," said one woman who would not give her name, but identified herself as a grandmother of a young student.

Suyen Hinds, a mother of a student, was upset that the school wasn't closed. "Why isn't school out?" she said as she walked into the school. "This is absolutely horrible."

The incident comes one day after a school in Southeast Baltimore was locked down for hours -- with children delayed from leaving -- because of a shooting a few blocks away and concerns that the gunman was in the neighborhood. Also Wednesday, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed in the arm at Pimlico Middle School.[/quote]

8-Year-Old Charged In Accidental School Shooting

BALTIMORE, Md. -- An 8-year-old student was charged Friday after being accused of bringing a loaded gun to school that accidentally went off Thursday.

Police have charged the boy with possession of a handgun, officials said.

He will have to serve house arrest at home with his mother and officials said he will only be allowed to leave home for school and doctors appointments until another hearing.

Police said the 8-year-old brought a loaded .22-caliber handgun to Grove Park Elementary School in Baltimore Thursday. They said he and another 8-year-old were wrestling over the gun inside a desk when it accidentally went off.

No one was injured, police said.

Police are continuing the investigation into where the boy got the gun.

"There are some very specific laws that require people to secure their guns properly so that children and people that don't have legal access to those guns don't have the ability to get their hands on them," said Antonio Williams, the police chief of Baltimore city schools.

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Unread post by Qdawg » October 23rd, 2006, 3:58 pm

High School Fight Ends With Pepper Spray, Arrests
Oct 23, 2006

(WJZ) Owings Mills, Md WJZ.COM has learned of a high school pepper spraying at New Town High School.

There was a fight in the hallway on the second floor. Two officers responded to the fight. The officers sprayed pepper spray to break up the fight. A 17 year-old male and a 18 year-old male have been taken into police custody.

Students are back in school, after fire officials evacuated the school, to clear the air.

Six students were transported. Three were taken to Northwest Hospital and the remanding three were taken to Carroll County General.

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Unread post by Qdawg » November 21st, 2006, 9:56 pm

3 Balto. Co. schools locked after bank robbery
Police search for three armed men in Perry Hall
Originally published November 21, 2006

Three Baltimore County schools were placed on alert at midday after three gunmen robbed a nearby bank in Perry Hall, authorities said.

Shortly after 11 a.m., three armed men wearing dark clothing and ski masks entered a 1st Mariner Bank in the 8800 block of Bel Air Road, demanded money and drove off with an undisclosed sum of cash, said Cpl. Michael Hill, a county police spokesman.

A vehicle authorities believe was used by the gunmen to flee the scene was found about three blocks away from the bank, police said.

Perry Hall Elementary, Middle and High schools were locked for more than an hour because of the robbery, but Hill said classes continued inside the buildings.

Charles A. Herndon, county schools spokesman, said placing the schools on alert was a precautionary measure.

"Anytime we have an incident like this in the community we work very closely with the police department," Herndon said. "We want to make sure we do all that we can to make sure the buildings are secure."

Authorities are continuing to search for the gunmen, police said.

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Unread post by Qdawg » November 21st, 2006, 10:32 pm

[quote="Qdawg"]Vandals ravage City College
Trashed classrooms and offices, broken windows and equipment add up to more than $100,000
Originally published August 14, 2006

City College art teacher Bill Holly's typically neat studio space was trashed Monday: Large puddles and zig-zag splashes of paint covered the floor and walls, and an obscenity was scrawled across a table.


"They threw one of my statues out the window," said Holly, a graduate of City College and staff member for seven years. Besides the paint and shattered artwork, Holly lost most if not all of his computers, as well as a human skeleton he used to teach students how to capture the human form.

"I don't know what to say," said the teacher. "I'm really upset."

Holly's pain was shared by many Monday at the hilltop campus on 33rd Street in Northeast Baltimore, where school police say at least seven young vandals did significant damage Sunday evening.

School officials were still working on a damage estimate late Monday but said they believe losses in office equipment, supplies and furniture will be "well beyond $100,000." Insurance will cover the loss, they said.



School police arrested five youths Monday and Sunday and charged them with breaking and entering, vandalism, and destruction of property, said school system spokeswoman Vanessa Pyatt. Two other youths were still being sought, but police have "excellent leads," she said.

The vandals, who might have been in the school for as little as an hour, did significant damage, stuffing items into copiers and jamming them, breaking windows, upsetting heavy metal lock ers, dumping water coolers, and using fire extinguishers to coat of fices with a thick layer of fine, yellowish dust.

Pyatt said school police have requested a meeting with city prosecutors to discuss the vandalism case as well as others.



She said police want to know whether they can charge the youths' parents and hold them financially responsible for the damage done to the school.

The names of the youths have not been released because they were charged as juveniles.

Pyatt said that the school system also is investigating why it took school police nearly an hour to respond to the alarm at City College.

She said the school's burglar alarm went off about 6 p.m. Sunday, but the system's two on-duty school police officers did not arrive until nearly 7 p.m. Pyatt said the officers were detained because they were investigating another alarm at another school.

A summer school program held at City College will resume Tuesday, Pyatt said.

As word of the scale of the vandalism spread, alumni of the public high school, one of Baltimore's most prestigious, flocked to the campus to lend a hand cleaning the library, which was also hit.

"There's no reasonable explanation for something like this," said Neil Bernstein, a past president of the City College Alumni Association.

"I'd like to know where these kids' parents thought they were at 6 p.m. on a Sunday night," he said.

Many alumni expressed relief that the vandals did not destroy photos, trophies and other memorabilia in glass cases in the school's Hall of Fame.

However, a glass case that holds reproductions of old swords -- the school's sports teams are called the Knights -- was broken. One of the swords, a particularly large one, was removed from the case but was not taken.



Teachers and other school officials also came to the campus to inspect the damage or help with cleanup, including interim schools chief Charlene Cooper Boston, who told City College Principal Timothy Dawson that she was "sorry something like this had to happen."

But Dawson said he and his staff would not be defeated. Classes resume for city students Aug. 28, and the principal said he was confident that the mess would be removed by then.

"We shall overcome, we shall overcome," Dawson repeated as he toured the school's guidance offices, where vandals ripped bulletin boards off walls and tipped over metal file cabinets. The vandals also threw papers from counselors' offices all around a common area and emptied desk drawers on the floor.

"It's just a total mess," said Donna Givens, head of the school's guidance office, who was sorting through dumped paperwork.



Both Givens and Dawson agreed, however, that it could have been worse.

"There's a lot of damage but it's not daunting," said Dawson.[/quote]

School Suffers Second Break-In, Rooms Trashed
November 21, 2006

BALTIMORE -- Police said a school for children with behavioral disorders was broken into and trashed by a group of juveniles.

WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Lowell Melser said Baltimore City police watched surveillance video showing the seven suspects, who they believe are under 18, breaking into the Children's Guild in northeast Baltimore. Melser reported this is the second break-in and vandalism case in the past five months.

Melser said staff members found smashed computer equipment, paint on the carpet, rooms destroyed, and offices vandalized. School surveillance video captured images of seven children breaking in through the school's gym. Other evidence showed some students entered through cafeteria windows.

School officials estimate damage at $14,000. In July, five kids broke in and did $25,000 worth of damage. Officials are prepared to take drastic measures to prevent further break-ins.

"We're going to have to put bars on the windows so it'll look more like a prison than a school," said Claire Tuberville, vice president of administrative services. "We already have security cameras. We'll keep the building alarmed 24/7."

Police are asking anyone with information to call 410-396-2012.

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Police Investigating School Stabbing
Nov 28, 2006 3:22 pm US/Eastern

(WJZ) Baltimore, Md. WJZ.COM has learned of a School Stabbing.

Police are on the scene of a school stabbing at Southwestern High School.

Around eleven this morning an 18-year-old student stabbed a 19-year-old student in the rear parking lot of the building.

The stabbing happened outside the school, when students should have been in class.

The victim was taken to shock trauma listed in serious condition.

The 18-year-old is on the loose ,however, police do have a description.

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[quote="Qdawg"]Police Investigating School Stabbing
Nov 28, 2006 3:22 pm US/Eastern

(WJZ) Baltimore, Md. WJZ.COM has learned of a School Stabbing.

Police are on the scene of a school stabbing at Southwestern High School.

Around eleven this morning an 18-year-old student stabbed a 19-year-old student in the rear parking lot of the building.

The stabbing happened outside the school, when students should have been in class.

The victim was taken to shock trauma listed in serious condition.

The 18-year-old is on the loose ,however, police do have a description.[/quote]

3 teens charged in assault at school
Originally published November 30, 2006

Baltimore police have charged three teenagers with assault-related offenses and were seeking a fourth in the stabbing Tuesday afternoon of Paul Jones, a fellow student, outside Southwestern High School, police said.

The stabbing resulted from "bad blood" between Jones, 20, and his assailants during a lunch-period dice game a day earlier on a parking lot in the rear of the school in the 200 block of Font Hill Ave., according to police and charging documents.

Arrested yesterday and charged as adults were Lawrence Spriggs, 18, of the 500 block of Hazlett St.; Robert McCormick, 17, of the 2100 block of Tucker Lane; and Robert L. Jones, 18, of the 500 block of S. Beechfield Ave. Spriggs was taken into custody at his home. The others were charged after being questioned at the Southwestern District police station, police said.

Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman, said McCormick and Robert Jones arrived at the police station with adult relatives and that all three teens were being held last night at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

The fourth suspect, who was being sought last night, was identified as Antoine Martin, 16, of the 800 block of Lyndhurst Ave. He is charged in a warrant as an adult with first-degree assault and attempted murder, police said.

Police accuse Martin of stabbing Paul Jones, whose address was not divulged.

The victim, police said, was surrounded by several students about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and stabbed in the upper chest. His assailants fled, and the weapon has not been found, police said.

Paul Jones was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released hours later after treatment for a single stab wound, police said.

According to charging documents, the victim told police he saw a handgun being passed among his attackers before he was hit in the chest and then realized he had been stabbed.

According to the charging documents, the wound to the left side of the chest was three inches long and just centimeters away from puncturing his heart.

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Baltimore’s Eager Street Academy no ‘ordinary setting’ for juvenile education

BALTIMORE - There’s a trailer in a courtyard off Eager Street where vocabulary words adorn the classroom walls and college brochures pile up on a spare desk. Charles Dugger weaves history lessons into his literature classes here; students have talked about a William Faulkner short story beneath the poster of Malcolm X.


Four teenage boys looked up from their worksheets recently as Dugger led a classroom tour. They were tall and lanky and slightly distracted — nothing overtly unusual but for their green inmate jumpsuits.

“This isn’t an ordinary setting,” Eager Street Academy Principal James Scofield said. Within the high stone walls of the Baltimore City Detention Center, beyond the metal detector and the body searches, are his 136 students: teenagers charged as adults with the most serious crimes, accused rapists and alleged murderers among them.

Until a judge sends them to prison or down to the juvenile system, or a jury sets them free, they live in their own wing of the city complex.

And they come to the courtyard to learn.

Dugger’s lessons included defining “inoculate” and “melancholy,” while across the hall about two dozen boys on a GED track sat through an early afternoon class. Later on they would have lunch and recreation time, tutoring and evening counseling sessions.

“You try to give them as much as you can,” Dugger said, “with the time that we have them.”

Students typically spend about six months at Eager Street, which puts it in the potentially awkward position of being a layover school. But motivation in class can be a practical matter for teens hoping to impress a judge in court. And Scofield said he pushes them to do the same work as other Baltimore students. That goal demands his teachers to be far more than academics.

“All of us here do counseling. Every single person here,” he said. Some students come in off the streets, facing structure for the first time in their lives, he said, and “some of them have serious abandonment issues. ‘Are you going to be here?’ I’m going to be here.”

“These kids are young enough, no matter how bad their crime is,” Lt. Robert Edwards said, they’re “going to get back to society.” Better for a teen to return home not wrecked by his jail experience, Edwards said, but a “whole person,” with at least a “chance at life.”

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