The schools were cleared after police tracked down the source of the gunshots.
Clarksville Middle School and Pointers Run Elementary School went into modified lockdown Monday at 12:30 p.m. after gunshots were heard in the area, according to a letter sent home to parents. Doors were locked and all outdoor activities were ceased at the schools as police investigated, according to the letter. Police spokesperson Sherry Llewellyn said the gunshots came from an adult male who was engaged in target practice on a 26-acre farm off of Hall Shop Road, about a mile or two from the schools. "This is permissable," wrote Llewellyn in an email, "since he was not near homes, roads or any public land." The schools were given the all clear by police at 1:10 p.m. and went back to normal activities, according to the letter.
Zoning regulations need to be addressed to make it happen.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman started work Tuesday on Clark's Elioak Farm.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman got his hands dirty Tuesday morning, as he tended to livestock and crops at Clark's Elioak Farm in Ellicott City. Ulman used the annual Farm-City Celebration to announce a new grant created to help farmers diversify agricultural businesses within the county. The Howard County Agricultural Development Grant will match funds between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified farming operations to promote research, development, processing and marketing within Howard County. "This program allows the County to promote agricultural innovation that will make our farms more prosperous and enhance our economy," Ulman said in a press release. Ulman said the agriculture business ranks in the top five industries in the county, …