Perry Hall High School Student Arrested After Fight Involving Baseball Bat

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PERRY HALL - According to Baltimore County Public Schools, a student was arrested yesterday at Perry Hall Highschool following a fight involving a baseball bat.

Perry Hall High School Principal Craig Reed issued a statement following the altercation.

"Several students were engaged in a verbal altercation," he said. "As the situation escalated, one student grabbed a baseball bat and attempted to strike another."

According to Reed, the school resource officer responded and requested additional assistance from Baltimore County Police. The student wielding the baseball bat was arrested.

"appropriate consequences will be given to the students involved as outlined in the Student Handbook and Policy," Reed said

The Baltimore County Board of Education Chairperson, Julie Henn, issued a separate statement saying that BCBE is investigating the situation.

"The school community will receive more information from school administrators, and I will share details when available and made public."

Principal Reed went on to emphasize the impact that violence can have on the school environment.

"I want to remind our students that fighting in schools will not be tolerated," he added. "It is dangerous and extremely disruptive to the school operations. We will take swift disciplinary action and may refer students to law enforcement."

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