Tuesday, December 10, 2019
US flag

Student punches a teacher at Loch Raven High

Baltimore County Police in Maryland responded to a report from Loch Raven High School in Towson, just north of Baltimore City, that a student assaulted a teacher at the school before classes were dismissed at 12:30 due to a snowstorm.

The school posted a letter from the principal, Janine Holmes, about the incident, directed to the parents and guardians of about 900 students who attend the school:

I’m writing to inform you of an incident that occurred today at Loch Raven High School.

This morning, a situation occurred between a student and a staff member. Our school resource officer was immediately notified and requested additional police assistance. As a result, several emergency vehicles arrived at school to assist with handling the situation. At no time were students in danger and there was no disruption to the instructional day.

Because of the number of emergency vehicles that arrived at the school, we are sharing this information with our community so you are aware of the incident. Please be assured, the type of behavior exhibited by the student today will not be tolerated. In addition to legal consequences, the school has taken appropriate disciplinary action as outlined in the Student Handbook.

The safety and security of students and staff is a top priority of Loch Raven High School and the Baltimore County Public Schools. Thank you for your support of our Loch Raven High School community.

WBAL-TV (NBC affiliate) in Baltimore reported that the student referred to in the letter punched one of the teachers at the school, but no additional details were reported. And WBFF-TV (FOX affiliate) reported that police were called to the scene at about 8:30 AM and that both the student and teacher were injured in the altercation.

There were rumors on social media that weapons were involved, but those rumors were false, according to Officer Jennifer Peach, a police spokeswoman, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

Recent posts

Girls’ volleyball champs in Illinois

We congratulate the Illinois state champions in girls' volleyball: Newark, St Teresa, Sterling, & Benet Academy.

A weekend of ‘band geeks’ across America

The musical Band Geeks was in performance at a MD high school, just as marching bands from across America named a national champion.

2 dead, 3 wounded in Calif. school shooting

Another school shooting has resulted in the death of 2 California high school students. The suspect shot himself and is in custody.

Mercury makes a transit; next in 2032

A transit of Mercury occurred today and was visible from the US, provided you had sunny skies. It was one of longest possible transits.

On the Naperville BWW racist incident

A racist incident at a Naperville, IL, sports bar indicates that the threads of racism are strong, perhaps as strong as ever.

IL bill could excuse absences to vote

A proposed law in IL could give students up to two hours during the school day so they could vote in the upcoming election.

Loan forgiveness gains some bipartisan support

One Republican from GA, who used to work under Betsy DeVos at the US Education Dept, offers a plan to forgive some student loan debt.

A band teacher is IL Teacher of the Year

IL named a band teacher the 2020 Teacher of the Year on Oct. 19. He individualizes music instruction and shares his work with 1000s.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ bookends Halloween

Several high schools have decided to add a little spook to their musical stages in this season of Halloween. Music makes it happen.

New IL law ensures inclusion of LGBTQ+

A law will take effect next school year in IL that will require students to study LGBTQ history as part of the social studies curriculum.

MoCo doubles down on summer learning loss

Research is at least equivocal about summer learning loss, but maybe there's something to a new plan in Montgomery County, Md.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.