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Baltimore County Police have charged an 18-year-old student in the assault of a teacher in school yesterday morning.

Additional police were called to Loch Raven High School in Towson around 8:38 a.m. when teachers and the school resource officer struggled to restrain the student, identified as Geronimo Pacer Harding Jr of the 8600 block of Willow Oak Road, 21234, after he began punching a teacher in the face. Harding was speaking with the teacher, who was seated at his desk in his classroom, and became agitated. He then suddenly began punching the teacher in the face, knocking him onto the ground, where he continued to strike the teacher in the face and torso.

The teacher initially declined medical treatment but was later treated at an area hospital for serious facial wounds. Harding was taken into custody and initially transported to an area hospital, then later charged with the assault. He faces both First and Second Degree Assault and other school related charges. He is presently held on denied bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

booking photo of Geronimo Harding

UPDATE (February 16, 2018 11:04 a.m.):

The 14-year-old boy responsible for bringing a gun to Loch Raven High School yesterday, causing a school lockdown while police searched the building, has been charged as a juvenile with Disturbing Activities at School and Dangerous Weapon on School Property. His name will not be released due to being protected juvenile information.

Original Release (February 15, 2018 3:01 p.m.):

Loch Raven High School was put on lockdown status this morning while police investigated a report of a student possibly carrying a concealed handgun.

The School Resource Officer (SRO) was approached by another student who gave the name of the suspect and reported that he had a handgun concealed in his backpack. The SRO located and approached the suspect, who fled to another area of the school. The SRO quickly activated lockdown protocols and initiated a call for a possible subject with a gun around 11:47 a.m.

Tactical units responded to the school and began searching the building, locating and arresting the known 14-year-old suspect in a classroom, where they recovered the gun on his person. The lockdown was lifted at around 12:30 p.m.

The suspect now faces criminal charges. Students return to classes tomorrow as Loch Raven High School opens under normal operations.

The Baltimore County Police Department’s 142nd Recruit Class graduates Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, 21286.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief James Johnson will present the awards. The Chief and Mr. Michael Zeigler of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions will present the diplomas. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office, and the Reverend Harry Schill will preside over the benediction and adjournment.

The recruits trained for 27 weeks and will spend the next two years in the field as they apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments:

Precinct 1/Wilkens
Officer Kyle J. Feeley
Officer David P. Humes

Precinct 2/Woodlawn
Officer James R. Dutterer
Officer Rafael A. Marrero
Officer Michael C. Momongan
Officer Alexander A. Pearson

Precinct 3/Franklin
Officer Antonio K. Johnson
Officer Robert J. Meadowcroft
Officer Brooks A. Rothschild
Officer Sean L. Thomas
Officer Chideya I. Gwynn

Precinct 4/Pikesville
Officer Kasiem E. J. Chambers
Officer Marquis A. Evans
Officer Myles T. Hilliard
Officer Daniel C. Pahl
Officer Nicholas A. Quisgard
Officer Dominique S. Wilkes-Gantt
Officer Tyler B. Wise

Precinct 6/Towson
Officer Mark A. Borunda
Officer Jesse W. Callas
Officer Gary V. Landa

Precinct 7/Cockeysville
Officer Laura M. Ruiz

Precinct 8/Parkville
Officer Christopher S. Schanberger

Precinct 9/White Marsh
Officer Jeffrey S. Cardwell Jr.

Precinct 11/Essex
Officer Bryan M. Dixon
Officer Trevor C. Grove

Precinct 12/Dundalk
Officer Amanda N. Jackson
Officer Storm E. Scheckells
Officer Michael W. Stolins

Cecil County Sheriff’s Office *
Deputy Mason J. Adam
Deputy Steven J. Hood Jr.
Deputy Brandon A. Sadler
Deputy Sarah M. Sexton
Deputy Ryan A. Stewart
Deputy Myles A. Tornetta
Deputy Charles R. Travis

Havre de Grace Police Department *
Officer Todd L. Persuhn

Perryville Police Department *
Officer Lauren E. Daugherty

* Officers trained at the Baltimore County Police Academy and assigned to another jurisdiction.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017