Sunday, December 23, 2012
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 …
"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…
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
A 13-year-old boy is accused of bringing a gun into Stemmers Run Middle School in Essex, and threatening his classmates and teacher.
Baltimore County schools will have additional police after a second incident involving a gun at a county school in just over two weeks. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said effective immediately, all Baltimore County public schools will receive an increased police presence. School resource officers will also be equipped with handheld metal detector scanners. The decision on whether schools need permanent metal detectors will be made after a "comprehensive analysis" by the school system, Kamenetz said. "We have to be proactive in our response to these incidents and we will," Kamenetz said. The announcement Tuesday afternoon came hours after a teacher disarmed a student who was later arrested for allegedly bringing a gun into Stemmers Run …