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The Baltimore County Police Department reminds all drivers to stop when the lights on school buses are flashing.

Maryland law states that vehicles must come to a complete stop on both sides of the street if there is no physical divider or barrier. Drivers who pass the bus before all lights have ceased flashing may face the following consequences:

  • Drivers who pass a school bus while the lights are flashing will receive a citation that carries a maximum payable fine of $570 and a three-point penalty.
  • Drivers who stop but then proceed while the lights are flashing will receive a citation that carries a maximum payable fine of $570 and a two-point penalty.
  • Drivers who contribute to an accident when they fail to stop for a school bus while the lights are flashing may face additional penalties.

Children are not always aware of their surroundings and assume that drivers will stop for them. Youngsters also dart into the road without looking first for traffic. Allow room for the frequent stops that happen during the morning pick up and the afternoon drop off.

Update (April 20):

Montez Hendricks was found on April 18 and appears to be unharmed.

Original post (April 17):

Photo of Montez Hendricks, missing 16 year old from Randallstown.Police are searching for a 16-year-old boy last seen around midday Monday at Randallstown High School.

Montez Hendricks is black, with a light complexion, bushy hair and blue-green eyes. He is 6' and 175 pounds, with a thin build. There is no description of his clothing.

This is the first time Montez Henricks has been missing. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call police at 410-307-2020.

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.

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