Tuesday, April 2, 2013
School officials questioned a 15-year-old student after he returned to school, and found a loaded gun in his book bag.
A 15-year-old student was apprehended by authorities and transported to a juvenile detention center after Glen Burnie High School officials found a loaded handgun in the boy's book bag around noon Tuesday. Anne Arundel County police said they seized a loaded .22-caliber handgun and seven rounds after the boy returned to school after leaving campus earlier in the day. When a school employee saw the boy return to campus, he was escorted to the office and questioned by school officials. Administrators reportedly searched his book bag and discovered the gun, and then called the school resource officer for assistance. Police charged the boy, who is not being identified, as a juvenile with weapons violations. "The initial investigation indicates…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Police said they have found no images from the camera discovered in a school bathroom.
Anne Arundel County police have executed at least one search warrant, seizing several computers in their investigation of a camera installation discovered Wednesday in a men's bathroom at Glen Burnie High School. Police said they have still discovered no images, video or recordings on the camera or the computers associated with the officer responsible. On Thursday, police and school officials announced that the police officer was suspended to administrative duties during the investigation. "We are confident that this is an isolated incident," AACPD said in a press release Friday. For more on the story, follow this link.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Police say an officer installed a camera in a men's bathroom at Glen Burnie High School without the knowledge of the school or department.
Anne Arundel County Police have placed a 14-year veteran of the Special Services Bureau on leave pending an investigation after a student discovered a camera inside a men's bathroom at Glen Burnie High School on Wednesday morning. Police said they are opening a criminal investigation into the camera's installation, which the officer reportedly did "on his own volition" without the knowledge of the school system or police department. No recorded images or video have yet been discovered, police said. In a letter to parents, GBHS Principal Vickie Plitt referred to the incident as a "very troubling situation" and assured parents a sweep of the building turned up no other cameras. "The camera placed in the bathroom was not part of our school …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Anne Arundel County's sixth annual Homeless Resource Day takes place Saturday at Glen Burnie High School.
The homeless in Anne Arundel County will get some help Saturday securing transportation, medical services, housing, job assistance and other access to increase their quality of life for the year ahead. This is all thanks to the volunteers, local leaders, non-profits and businesses involved in the sixth annual Homeless Resource Day, which will take place starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Glen Burnie High School. "This event has been very successful in helping people get back on their feet and off the street," said Marcia Kennai, director of the county's Department of Social Services, in a press release. "The economy has been very difficult and we have seen a significant impact on children and families." Kennai said the event has helped …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Greg Skipper, a Glen Burnie High School graduate, hopes a scholarship for local students will help talented youth reach their technology and business goals. Deadline for students to apply is May 1.
Two seniors from Glen Burnie High School (GBHS) received $1,000 scholarships last year in what was largely an effort funded by a graduate of the school. Greg Skipper, GBHS Class of 1998, is a regional sales rep at Advertising.com for AOL in Baltimore. This year, he hopes the scholarship fund will take on a life of its own—all for the benefit of local college hopefuls. Skipper knows he may not have met his own success if not for some help right here in Glen Burnie, and that's why he he set up the Glen Burnie Technology and Innovation Scholarship. The scholarship is in its second year, and is geared toward seniors headed to a four-year school and pursuing a degree in mathematics, engineering, business or economics. Skipper said college aid …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Students worked with an architect in a design competition.
Students in the BioMedical Allied Health Magnet Program at Glen Burnie High School recently earned recognition from teachers and a visiting architect in a hospital design competition, according to a column in The Maryland Gazette. Students teamed up in groups and collaborated with an architect to design concepts of health care facilities—from "jungle" rooms to an entire Barbie-themed hospital. For more on the competition and the magnet program, read the column here.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Eight Pioneers bonded while helping to build a home in Baltimore through Habitat for Humanity.
The following article was submitted to Patch by Anne Arundel Community College contributor Sharon Corbett. The Anne Arundel Community College softball team joined their new coach, Renee Ferguson for a day of community service and teambuilding on Feb. 16, when they volunteered for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. Ferguson said she saw this as an opportunity for her new team to get to know one another off the field. "Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer program is a great way for teams of all kinds to come together and see what they can accomplish by working together," Ferguson said. "The ladies and I not only gained usable skills for the future, we gained greater insight into each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and that will surely …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Congratulations to these students for making it onto the honor roll.
Glen Burnie High School released the list of honor roll students for the second marking period of the school year. The following students earned the superintendent's honor roll (straight A's and an A on the first exam and final) in the second marking period. Grade 9: Marisa Gonzalez, Jennifer Hancock, Richard Kogut Grade 10: Chase Branham, Jovon Brown, Angel Sterling Grade 11: Kevin Adams, Jonathan Barnes, Brooke Bell, Courtney Bessling, Adelaide Buker, Morgan Clark, Victoria Schlining, DaShawn Snowden, Keyosha Tasker, Lenny Taylor, Trent Weil Grade 12: Eric Holmes, Cristina Lopez, Deon Tyndale, Corey Yeagley, Raef Youssef, Brandon Zebron The following students earned the principal's honor roll (straight A's) in the second marking period. …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Glen Burnie Technology and Innovation Scholarship was established in 2012 and is awarded annually to two graduating Glen Burnie High School seniors.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Media reports say Ty’Niajah Devonshire, 15, died after showing symptoms consistent with bacterial meningitis.
Ty’Niajah Devonshire, the junior at Glen Burnie High School who died Tuesday after suddenly falling ill a day earlier, had been fighting illness her entire life, according to reports. Before her untimely death, Devonshire was in and out of hospitals much of her adolescent life, battling a sickle cell disease from childbirth. By the time she was 10, she had been hospitalized 30 times, according to a 2007 report from The Baltimore Sun. Devonshire's sister, A'Niayah, reportedly died in 2001 at age 6 after also suffering from sickle cell disease. According to Anne Arundel County Public Schools, whose officials consulted with the county's health department, the student died after showing symptoms consistent with bacterial meningitis. The …