Thursday, March 14, 2013
A survey by Goucher College finds support on issues from banning assault-style weapons and ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds to fingerprinting and prohibitions on owning weapons for persons who are involuntarily committed.
From bans on assault-style weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines to fingerprinting anyone purchasing a gun, a new poll finds that a majority of Marylanders want stricter state gun laws. Eighty-two percent of those surveyed in a poll conducted by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College believe those purchasing a gun should be fingerprinted. The poll also found: Last month the Maryland Senate approved sweeping changes to gun laws that requires a license for all handgun purchases, bans of sales of assault-style weapons and ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds, requires fingerprinting for new gun purchases, and prohibits anyone involuntarily committed involuntarily for mental health reasons or who …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Principal George Roberts' recognition comes three months after the student shooting.
Even under normal circumstances, the principal of the largest high school in Baltimore County would face a difficult task. But Perry Hall High Principal George Roberts said this particular school year—which began with a student shooting on Aug. 27—has "challenged his leadership skills." Based on input from residents and community leaders, County Councilman David Marks named Roberts the Fifth District Citizen of the Year on Thursday, lauding his "assertive presence" in the shooting's aftermath, as well as his efforts to showcase the school's 50-year history. "There are many others more deserving, but I will certainly accept it on behalf of the entire staff here," Roberts said. "We have such a professional staff, and because of the …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Director Martin Whittier recently released the trailer for "The Hardest Six."
Twelve months ago, Martin Whittier was still hammering out the script for his most ambitious project yet—a high school wrestling film called "The Hardest Six." The young filmmaker and owner of Brumar Films is inching closer to the film's premiere, expected in January 2013. The editing is complete and a composer is finishing the film's music, Whittier said. "I'm really happy with it. It's been a long time, almost exactly a one-year round trip," Whittier said. The 32-minute film is about a teenage boy who moves in with his grandparents after his soldier father is deployed to the Middle East. While adjusting to his new life, he faces challenges on his school's wrestling team. But while characters refer to the school as Patrick Henry High …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A student shooting on Aug. 27 rattled the Perry Hall community.
It was the first day of school during the earliest lunch period at Perry Hall High School, but it soon turned into an unforgettable day of violence. The events of Aug. 27, when police say a student used a double-barrel shotgun to randomly shoot another student in the cafeteria, sent shock waves through the Perry Hall community and made headlines and newscasts across the nation. Watch the events of the past month unfold in the above photos, and read updates on the incident on Patch's Perry Hall High Student Shooting topic page. Tell us how the incident has impacted you and your family in the comments.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A Monday evening dance fitness class doubled as a fundraiser for Daniel Borowy, the victim of the Perry Hall High School shooting.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
As they danced to Psy's "Gangnam Style" a group of Zumba dancers were doing more than working out. The group of 28 was also raising some money for the family of Perry Hall High School shooting victim Daniel Borowy. The class, organized by Mary Ellen Fromm, was held at the Overlea Event Center and raised about $75 for the family. Participants paid $5 to take part and $2 per person was donated to the family, in addition to donations received during the event. Fromm, who has two sons in Baltimore County Public Schools and a husband who teaches in county school system, said that when the shooting happened she couldn't help but think of her own family. "Like a lot of people, I'm sure, when I heard about it I was shocked," Fromm said. "I know I …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Robert W. Gladden Jr. is scheduled to appear in Baltimore County Circuit Court Thursday.
UPDATE (10:53 a.m., Sept. 13)—Gladden Bail Denied Pending Mental Health Evaluation --- UPDATE (11:58 a.m., Sept. 12)—The 15-year-old accused of shooting another student in Perry Hall High School's cafeteria on the first day of school is expected to appear in Baltimore County Circuit Court on Thursday. Judge John Grason Turnbull, II is scheduled to review a bail hearing for Robert W. Gladden Jr. at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 in Courtroom 15, Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger announced. Gladden, a Kingsville resident, is charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder, and first degree assault and reckless endangerment against six students and three Perry Hall High School faculty members. His 29-count indictment was …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Principal George Roberts said the new sign adds "curb appeal."
It's not just the kids who are trying to look their best for the start of school. Perry Hall High School's entrance is sporting a recently installed sign above its front doors, facing Ebenezer Road. "Its something a little more formal looking. It adds some curb appeal," Roberts said. Roberts, who took the reins as principal in 2008, has made improving the 50-year-old school's exterior a priority. In February 2012, a new electronic marquee was installed on school grounds, which he said, "allows us to move into the 21st century with the messages we want to send out to the community." Roberts has also worked with the Perry Hall High School Neighbors Committee to improve town-gown relations.
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Baltimore Sun released a ranking of Baltimore County high schools with the highest average class sizes.
UPDATE (5 p.m.)—Baltimore County's highest populated school also has some of the most crowded classrooms. According to a Baltimore Sun report, Perry Hall High School ranks seventh in the county with 25.1 percent of classes with 30 or more students. Dulaney High School ranks first with 36.3 percent. Perry Hall is currently about 4 percent over-capacity with a total enrollment of 2,199 students, according to the school's county profile. The school faced budget cuts last year and was forced to reduce its faculty by 18 positions. In response to the Sun article on class sizes, Baltimore County Public Schools officials announced on Monday afternoon, "There is no empirical research that links student performance to class size." Also stated in …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Starting Perry Hall High athletes become exhausted, yet continue to play offense and defense for the entire game.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Patch reader Enid Morgan submitted the following opinion editorial as a letter to the editor. I have a major gripe with regards to the varsity football program at Perry Hall High. Why is it that when there are close to 50 athletes listed on the roster, only half ever see playing time? Did they not all go through the same tryout process? Do they not all participate day in and day out in practices? The majority of them were either varsity or junior varsity the previous season, yes? Obviously, the coaches saw something in them in order to make them part of the team, didn't they? As I see it, the only reason these coaches allow so many players on the team is so they have enough for practice squads. After all, you can't have your starters …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Neither team scored during the Tuesday night opener.
Perry Hall High and Dulaney High School boys varsity soccer teams butted heads in a scoreless tie Tuesday night, the Baltimore Sun reported. As stated in the article: Perry Hall's Ethan Moller nearly won the game with a minute left in regulation, but his header sailed just over the bar. "It really frustrates you," Moller said. "Sometimes we get bounces, sometimes we don't. I wish I could have gotten under the ball and it would have been a completely different game. It just didn't happen." Read the full story here. Read Patch's profile on Perry Hall's new head soccer coach, Skelton Leaves Perry Hall's Soccer Program 'In Capable Hands'.