Wednesday, December 26, 2012
All county residents are invited to participate in the 'Winter Wonderland' project.
The Stoneleigh and Oakleigh elementary school Parent Teacher Associations are doing their parts to make the holiday season a little brighter for the Newtown community. The Connecticut town was shook when a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 kids, at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14. On Jan. 4, county residents are invited to stop by the cafeteria at Oakleigh Elementary School in Parkville from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to create handmade snowflakes that would be used to decorate the Sandy Hook building, according to a flyer distributed by the PTAs. Stoneleigh and Oakleigh are working with the Connecticut PTA, in connection with Sandy Hook, to make this Winter Wonderland project possible. Participants are asked to bring scissors if …
Friday, December 21, 2012
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
In an amazing Friday morning press conference, the National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. Baltimore County Public Schools already has school resource officers at most of its middle and high schools. Police patrols around schools without resource officers, mainly elementary schools, have increased following the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with…
The parents of Josephine Gay remembered their daughter who was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting on Friday, Dec. 14.
The parents of Josephine Grace Gay, 7, remembered their daughter as a smiling, affectionate little girl who had an indomitable spirit and loved hugs, in a statement released Thursday. Josephine, who was born in Columbia and lived in Howard County for three years before moving to Newtown, CT, was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting on Friday, Dec. 14. Her father Robert Gay was a 1978 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson. Josephine had turned seven three days before the shooting and was looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her friends the day after the shooting, said her parents. "Josephine loved the color purple," wrote Robert and Michele Gay. "Born in Maryland, she grew up in a family of Ravens fans and …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
No threats have yet been deemed credible, according to a school system spokesman.
"End of the world" rumors related to a debunked Mayan calendar myth are spreading through social media, and school officials are working with police to keep track of those related to local school violence. "There has been an increase in rumors and threats and we're investigating all of them," said Mychael Dickerson, a school system spokesman. "There hasn't been anything credible." Baltimore County Public Schools increased police patrols of its campuses without school resource officers following a Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, which claimed the lives of 26 individuals—including 20 children. Dickerson said Thursday evening that the additional patrols are still in effect. He also noted that school events are…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Josephine Grace Gay had turned 7 years old just three days before the shooting.
The daughter of a Calvert Hall College graduate was among those who lost their lives in a Friday shooting spree in Newtown, CT. The Towson private college preparatory school for boys announced on its Facebook page Sunday that Josephine Grace Gay, who died three days after her seventh birthday, was the daughter of 1978 graduate Robert Gay. "Our particular thoughts and prayers go out to the Newtown, CT community, most especially Bob, his wife Michele, and daughters Sophia and Marie," reads the statement on the Facebook page. A shooter police identified as Adam Lanza reportedly killed 26 individuals, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Baltimore County Police have instituted a "Keep a Check" program for schools without resource officers.
Baltimore County Police are increasing patrols at local public schools without resource officers after a Friday morning shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz posted on his Facebook page that the police department has instituted a "Keep a Check" program for all Baltimore County schools without resource officers. Police will drop by every school, walk through and ensure that everything is secure. Kamenetz writes that the walk-throughs will occur multiple times per shift. He notes that Police Chief Jim Johnson is keeping in regular contact with national law enforcement officials and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance. The officers will continue the patrols beyond Friday for …