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Perry Hall Giant Honored For Student Shooting Response

The grocery store distributed water to displaced students along Ebenezer Road.

After two shots were fire inside Perry Hall High School's cafeteria, seriously injuring one student, hundreds of evacuated students were left along Ebenezer Road with no where else to go. 

It was Aug. 27, and the day grew hotter into the afternoon. 

As students gathered into Perry Hall Square Shopping Center and the new Giant, which had just opened days earlier, grocery store management began distributing dozens of free water bottles. 

County Councilman David Marks, on Feb. 1, recognized store management for their service, his office announced in an email. 

"This is a long overdue recognition," Marks said while presenting a Baltimore County Council resolution. "With little fanfare, Giant supermarket provided an important service on that very difficult day. I just wanted to say, 'thank you.'"

Tim February 04, 2013 at 05:27 PM
well deserved!
Alyson Kiel February 04, 2013 at 10:03 PM
I picked up my little sister from the incredibly crowded parking lot that day - and it was HOT. The thing I noticed most was that the Rite Aid staff was encouraging students to use the restroom; the Dollar Tree's doors were open to let some cool air flow onto the students gathered in front, and 2 Giant employees with a hand truck full of water were walking up and down to make sure everyone had something to drink. I'm glad to see that Giant received some recognition for their community service and hope that there isn't an opportunity for the to demonstrate their commitment to Perry Hall like this again... but I do feel better knowing that if needed, they will.

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