Security fears cause absentee rate to soar at 3 Anne Arundel schools

Feb 26, 2018 by

Northeast High School opened ontime this morning, despite a post made to social media that threatened a shooting targeting black students during the school’s “a” block lunch.

Concerns about safety at schools contributed to an abnormally high absentee rate at three Anne Arundel County Public Schools, with 1,600 students staying home, school officials said.

One person was arrested and Anne Arundel County police were at Northeast High in Pasadena, and Glen Burnie and North County high schools in Glen Burnie.

Northeast High School opened on time Monday morning, despite a social media threat to shoot African-American students during one of the school lunch periods.

Bob Mosier, Anne Arundel County Public Schools spokesman, said arrival was orderly at the school in Pasadena. Additional police will be present, and the school system has also sent additional staff to Northeast High to act as added eyes and ears.

Mosier said the system consulted with police early Monday about opening the school, but that police gave them no direction to halt operations. On Monday 533 students, or 38 percent of the school’s population, were absent.

Source: Security fears cause absentee rate to soar at 3 Anne Arundel schools – Baltimore Sun

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