Thursday, September 13, 2012
The rumors about a student taking a weapon to the school today have spread via social networks.
Rumors on Facebook and Twitter about a student taking a gun to Dundalk High School today are unfounded, according to Baltimore County Police Department officials. The department is aware of the rumors and investigated the situation, according to police Cpl. Cathy Batton. "We have not been able to substantiate any credible threat to the school," she wrote in an email to Patch. "Additional police personnel have been assigned to the school as a precautionary measure." The school has not been locked down today, Batton said.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Parents of middle school students said they received little information from school officials about the incident.
A steady line of parents, many holding the hands of their pre-teen children, filed out of Stemmers Run Middle School in Essex late Tuesday morning. Police announced that the school was on lock-down after an eighth-grader brought a gun to school that morning. No one was injured during the incident, and officials said they do not plan to release further details until a 2 p.m. press briefing. Officials said the school day would go on as regularly scheduled. Still, anxious parents and TV news trucks gathered around the school's entrances. Vehicles crowded parking lots to the Mormon church and Save-A-Lot grocery store across Stemmers Run Road. Some ignored the growing media prescence, while others stopped to criticize school officials for not …
Police say student brought weapon to class Tuesday morning.
UPDATE (4:46 p.m.)—Second Student Gun Incident Prompts Additional Police Presence. --- UPDATE (1:07 p.m.)—After Gun Reported, Parents Take Stemmers Run Students Home --- UPDATE (11:06 a.m.)—No one was injured but officials locked down Stemmers Run Middle School after a student brought a gun to class Tuesday morning. County police searched the building, but students were not dismissed early, according to a statement released by Baltimore County police. Police released few details ahead of a 2 p.m. news conference in Towson with Chief of Police Jim Johnson, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and schools Superintendent Dallas Dance. An eighth grade student brought the weapon to school. School officials confiscated the weapon. The circumstances …