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A suspicious item found by police at Kenwood High this morning following an email threat to the school is a piece of pipe.  

A day-long investigation at the school has determined that the threatening email is spam that landed last night in the mailboxes of several Kenwood staff people. School officials became aware of the threatening email at about 5:30 a.m. and promptly notified police, who responded to the school and found what resembled a pipe bomb outside the school building. (Baltimore County Public Schools dismissed all Kenwood students at 9:30 a.m. as a precaution.)

BCoPD's Hazardous Devices Unit retrieved, investigated and detonated the object and determined it to be an old piece of pipe.

The police investigation included a thorough search of the school and the school grounds. Police have concluded that there is no threat to Kenwood High.

UPDATE (November 4):

Sash Alexander Nemphos had a bail review today and he remains held without bail at the Charles H Hickey School in Parkville.

The gun that was recovered from his home was taken from his father's place of business. Further information on this will be released when it becomes available.

UPDATE (November 3 5:07 p.m.):

The 16-year-old boy charged as a juvenile after several explosive devices and a gun were found in his home on Saturday has been waived to adult status in the court system.

Sash Alexander Nemphos (16) of the 600 Block of Quiet Oaks Lane 21111 has been charged with the following:

  • Destructive device
  • Dangerous weapon on school property
  • Theft less than $100
  • Theft less than $1,000
  • Theft: $1,000 to under $10,000
  • Handgun possession

During the investigation, the suspect told the officer that he had taken the gun to the school on Friday in a backpack but he decided not to do anything until Monday.

Sash Alexander Nemphos is being held without bail in reference to this incident.

Booking photograph of Sash Alexander Nemphos

Original release (November 3 12:20 p.m.):

At 4:07 p.m. Saturday, Baltimore County Police responded to the 16900 block of York Rd, 21111, in Precinct 7/Cockeysville, for a report of multiple thefts from automobiles. Officers discovered that someone had broken into at least three vehicles.

As the result of an investigation by the Cockeysville precinct, officers identified a 16-year-old boy as the suspect responsible for the thefts from auto. When the boy was located and interviewed at his home in the Monkton area, officers learned that he had plans to go to Baltimore County Public Schools' George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson with two explosive devices and a gun, and that he wanted to kill people. The boy is a tenth grade student at the Carver Center.

Officers responded to the suspect's Monkton home, where he showed them a handgun and devices believed to be explosive. The Baltimore County Police Hazardous Devices Team responded to the home and rendered safe three explosive devices. These were crude, homemade devices made of readily available components. They also found tools and components that could be used to make additional devices.

The boy was sent for an emergency evaluation and currently is held at the Charles H. Hickey  Jr. School. He has been charged as a juvenile with several counts including possession of a destructive device, theft and a handgun violation.

""The first responding officer in this case did an exceptional job of police work, and thanks to his diligence we intervened in what could have been an extremely serious situation," said Police Chief Jim Johnson.

There is no indication at this time that any co-conspirators were involved in this incident.

BCoPD continues to work with Baltimore County Public Schools on the ongoing investigation.

Automated traffic enforcement (speed cameras) will begin September 8 at the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills.

The school, located in the 300 block of Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills, is a posted 30 mph zone.

The cameras will become operational next Monday, September 8. For 30 days after the cameras are activated, motorists exceeding the speed limit by at least 12 mph will receive warnings rather than citations.

In compliance with state law, Baltimore County's speed cameras operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., including during the summer months and on  weekdays when school is not in session.

Additional details about the speed camera program, including the warning and citation process, are available on our web site.

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