Between about 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., they stood on public property near the school's entrance along Ebenezer Road. Neither man was affiliated with the school and they had a permit from Baltimore County police to demonstrate, Roberts said.
A police officer stood by during the event for "traffic control," Roberts said.
He did not see the protesters interacting with students or faculty, aside from holding the signs, he said. It was unknown if they were affiliated with a larger organization.
County Councilman David Marks said he is working to make sure that schools are warned after the county issues permits to demonstrators.
He released the following statement in an email to Patch:
Our office has talked with the Baltimore County Police Department's Colonel of Operations and to the permits office. We have asked the permits office to make sure principals are notified when this type of permit is issued, and the Colonel of Operations is going to communicate to his staff that police should ask to see a permit whenever these type of incidents occur.
I am personally pro-life and support freedom of speech, but I question the location of this protest and think it was disruptive during a time of the day that is particularly busy and congested.
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