Thursday, March 14, 2013
A survey by Goucher College finds support on issues from banning assault-style weapons and ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds to fingerprinting and prohibitions on owning weapons for persons who are involuntarily committed.
From bans on assault-style weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines to fingerprinting anyone purchasing a gun, a new poll finds that a majority of Marylanders want stricter state gun laws. Eighty-two percent of those surveyed in a poll conducted by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College believe those purchasing a gun should be fingerprinted. The poll also found: Last month the Maryland Senate approved sweeping changes to gun laws that requires a license for all handgun purchases, bans of sales of assault-style weapons and ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds, requires fingerprinting for new gun purchases, and prohibits anyone involuntarily committed involuntarily for mental health reasons or who …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A student shooting on Aug. 27 rattled the Perry Hall community.
It was the first day of school during the earliest lunch period at Perry Hall High School, but it soon turned into an unforgettable day of violence. The events of Aug. 27, when police say a student used a double-barrel shotgun to randomly shoot another student in the cafeteria, sent shock waves through the Perry Hall community and made headlines and newscasts across the nation. Watch the events of the past month unfold in the above photos, and read updates on the incident on Patch's Perry Hall High Student Shooting topic page. Tell us how the incident has impacted you and your family in the comments.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Robert W. Gladden Jr. is scheduled to appear in Baltimore County Circuit Court Thursday.
UPDATE (10:53 a.m., Sept. 13)—Gladden Bail Denied Pending Mental Health Evaluation --- UPDATE (11:58 a.m., Sept. 12)—The 15-year-old accused of shooting another student in Perry Hall High School's cafeteria on the first day of school is expected to appear in Baltimore County Circuit Court on Thursday. Judge John Grason Turnbull, II is scheduled to review a bail hearing for Robert W. Gladden Jr. at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 in Courtroom 15, Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger announced. Gladden, a Kingsville resident, is charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder, and first degree assault and reckless endangerment against six students and three Perry Hall High School faculty members. His 29-count indictment was …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Perry Hall High School is expected to host U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Aug. 22.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has chosen Perry Hall High, Baltimore County's largest public high school, as the backdrop for a major education announcement. School officials and more than 800 English teachers are expected to greet Duncan at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 22, inside the school at 4601 Ebenezer Rd., Principal George Roberts confirmed. Roberts said details on the secretary's planned statement have not yet been announced. "We are very excited to officially welcome Secretary Duncan to Perry Hall High School. It's very exciting for the community and the kids to have someone of his stature visit the school," Roberts said. Duncan, a 47-year-old Democrat who holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, was appointed by President…