Ebenezer Closed Briefly for Perry Hall High Drill

Police halted traffic for about a half-hour outside the school Thursday morning.


It's no small task moving nearly 2,300 adults and teenagers off and then back onto property. But assistant principal Stephen Arnold said administrators and police helped complete the process in about a half-hour. 

Between 8:43 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Thursday, the high school conducted a 500-foot evacuation drill to prepare for a dangerous situation. Police closed a portion of Ebenezer Road during the event.

During an actual dangerous situation, students would have walked to either or , according to Arnold.

Baltimore County requires 500-foot evacuation drills twice a year, while other drills, including lock-downs and fire drills, are held nearly every month, he said.

Do you have an emergency plan? Are you concerned about safety in Perry Hall schools? Tell us in the comments.

Emily Kimball (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 04:30 PM
It could cover any range of situations, but for a 500-foot evacuation, that's something where the entire school property could be in danger, like a bomb or a chemical spill or a really severe fire.


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