Franklin Middle School Student Found With ‘Lookalike Weapon’

A Franklin Middle School student was found with a lookalike weapon Friday, Baltimore County Schools confirms. In a message sent to families, school officials said the student had a lookalike gun, which was confiscated. The student could now face disciplinary action from the school as well as possible criminal charges. “As a result of our investigation with Baltimore County Police, we do not believe the look-alike gun was intended to be used to harm or threaten anyone,” the message said. (WJZ)

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UB law student among 10 women honored by national nonprofit

Alana Glover, a third-year University of Baltimore School of Law student, has been recognized as one of the top 10 female law students in the country by the nonprofit Ms. JD. The group, which is dedicated to the success of early-career female lawyers, selects up to 15 fellows each year who are recognized for their academic achievement, passion for the legal profession and commitment to improving the experience of women in the profession. Glover was one of 10 fellows selected this year. (Daily Record)

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Authorities probe false alarm about shooter at college

Authorities in Maryland are trying to figure out how an active shooter warning was sent out in error on a college campus. The Washington Post reports that the warning went out Friday at Montgomery College in the Washington suburbs. The message was broadcast on Twitter and declared: “EMERGENCY! Active shooter at (insert campus) Campus. LOCK DOWN NOW. Go to nearest room and lock door! Follow instructions from authorities.” (Daily Record)

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Countywide Student Magazine Set To Publish in Spring

With funding secured and writers ready to pitch ideas, a new student-run magazine in Montgomery County is poised to publish its first issue this year. The Amplifier will be a news outlet that covers schools across the county and includes feature stories, student profiles, opinion pieces and school news. Dan Shapiro, a senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and an editor of the magazine, said he hopes to have student editors and news from across the county. (Bethesda)

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Several ‘Kill Lists’ Found In Anne Arundel County Middle School Bathroom Walls

A middle school in Anne Arundel County is investigating “kill lists” written on bathroom walls around the school this week. The first list, sent out Monday, was reportedly written by one of the students. The list had names of other students but did not have the author’s name. MacArthur Middle School said they contacted the parents of all the students whose names were on the list. When they discovered four more lists on Wednesday, they sent out a letter to all families. (WJZ-TV)

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This classroom on a Chesapeake Bay island taught generations of students. As the sea rises, its doors are closing.

In the hallway of a weatherworn lodge that has stood on stilts in the Chesapeake Bay for more than 90 years, a negotiation is underway. Who will take the maps? The arrowheads? The turtle skeletons adorned with wigs and leis? How much student art, accumulated over more than 40 years of field trips, should be saved? Captain Larry Laird lifted an electric drill to the wall of the cabin that has been the heart of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s island education initiative. (Wash. Post)

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Swastikas found at South River High, letter sent home to families

A teacher at South River High found a swastika drawn on the wall of the boys’ bathroom, according to a letter sent home on Thursday. The school is investigating the matter to find out who is responsible for “this act of hate,” states the letter by Principal William Myers. School officials believe the incident occurred during or after student arrival because the drawing was not there yesterday evening while custodial crews cleaned and the bathroom was locked until this morning, according to the letter. (Balt. Sun)

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Hear them roar: Liberty marching band makes Maryland history with championship win

The members of the Liberty High School Lions’ Pride Marching Band came into the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championship (ACC) 2019 with a lot of pressure as the reigning champions. They emerged as history-makers — the first Maryland band ever to be named Open Class champions twice in a row in the competition’s 40-year history. Bands are judged on a 100-point linear scale and Liberty secured their win last weekend with a score of 96.25. They also received the top award for High Brass. (Balt. Sun)

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