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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

The next edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through September.

The opening segment focuses on the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. Sergeant Anissa Watkins, of the Safe Schools Section, discusses the key role that SROs play in maintaining a safe learning environment, providing valuable resources to school staff members, and fostering positive relationships with students. She also provides school safety tips.

The topics of the second segment are traffic and pedestrian safety. Officer Cynthia Spriggs, of the Traffic Resource Management Section, talks about how we can reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities, especially as children head back to school. She also explains the important role that school crossing guards have in safely getting students to and from school, and provides information on penalties for driving past a stopped school bus with its red signal turned on.

The program airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

Original release (January 6, 2016  11:26 a.m.):

Officer Buie, the School Resource Officer for Parkville High School, has been given a Commanders Award by Parkville Precinct Commander Captain Steve Troutman. The reward is in recognition for his work with students at the school and his efforts to reach out to students who primarily spoke other languages.

More information on the outreach program is available here.

Captain Troutman stated:

Officer Buie truly cares about each and every child that attends Parkville High School. He has expressed, on many occasions, that he believes in every child, and that not one is to be considered a lost cause. He is such a positive mentor and we are honored to have him as part of the Special Operations Unit for Precinct Eight.

Congratulations to Officer Buie on the award.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017