Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Police said a school resource officer called for backup after seeing juveniles fighting outside near the schools.
Update - Thursday 11 a.m. - Police said three males were charged after a police officer who had heard about a possible fight in the 6700 block of Cradlerock Way, outside of Lake Elkhorn Middle School, responded to the scene and prevented it from happening. It was unknown what the altercation was about, said a police spokesperson. Two males, one 13, the other 12, were charged with trespassing and a 14-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct. Police said they were not students at Lake Elkhorn Middle. Original Story - Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Juveniles fighting outside near Lakehorn Middle School, Cradlerock Elementary School and the East Columbia Library caused a modified lockdown of the three buildings on Wednesday afternoon. A police …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The lockdown was the result of suspicious activity near the playground, according to the school.
Talbott Springs Elementary School went into a modified lockdown Tuesday afternoon around 3:15 p.m. after a parent notified police that she had seen juveniles near the playground possibly placing a gun in a backpack, according to police. Police responded to the scene and located two teenagers, a 13-year-old male and a 14-year-old female, according to Sherry Llewellyn, spokesperson for Howard County Police. The two students led police to a nearby trash can where the officers recovered a BB gun. The teens were charged as juveniles with disrupting school activties and may face other charges, according to Llewellyn. After the BB gun was found, the police ruled the scene was no longer dangerous and students were dismissed. Dismissal was …
Monday, February 11, 2013
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.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Lock down occurred after two students exchanged something and one fled.
School buildings along Cedar Lane on the Columbia/ Ellicott City border were briefly locked down Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious incident behind the Homewood Center. A Homewood student was seen by a school official making some sort of exchange behind the school building around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after the exchange, the student fled, which raised suspicions, according to Rebecca Amani-Dove, a spokesperson for Howard County schools. In response to the incident, police were called. The police then put several school buildings along Cedar Lane—Harper's Choice Middle, Bryant Woods Elementary, Swansfield Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, the Applications and Research Lab and the Department of Education building—in …