Lone fatality in Colorado school shooting was student who charged attackers

When a gunman burst into his high school classroom, Kendrick Castillo did not hesitate. The 18-year-old immediately charged, pinning the attacker to the wall before Castillo was fatally shot protecting classmates, witnesses said. As he charged, so did two other students. One of them, Brendan Bialy, wrestled the gun from the shooter's hand and the students subdued him. A second shooter was captured by an armed security guard. Authorities said these acts of bravery helped minimize the bloodshed from Tuesday's attack, which also wounded eight people. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore Will Not Prosecute The Johns Hopkins Students Who Were Arrested

A 37-day student sit-in ended with seven arrests on the Johns Hopkins University campus Wednesday. The school asked the police for help, regaining its administration building after a spokesperson said the ongoing sit-in created safety issues. The protestors reportedly declined the school’s offer for amnesty in exchange for their immediate exit. (WJZ-TV)

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Baltimore County Board of Education delays vote on boundary study for northeast-area middle schools

The Baltimore County Board of Education on Tuesday voted to postpone an order to start a boundary study for middle schools in the northeastern part of the county, focused on Perry Hall Middle, which is about 250 students overcapacity. “We are in a predicament,” Board Chair Kathleen Causey said. Citing a lack of needed school construction funding, Vice Chair Julie Henn initially proposed on Tuesday night a boundary study for middle schools in the northeastern part of the county to relieve some of the crowding at Perry Hall. (Balt. Sun)

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Police arrest Johns Hopkins University protestors after monthlong sit-in on main administration building

Baltimore Police on Wednesday arrested students who locked down the Johns Hopkins University main administration building as part of an ongoing protest over the creation of a private police force and the university’s contracts with ICE. The Hopkins students have been staging a sit-in in Garland Hall since April 3, and locked down the building May 1, chaining doors shut and forcing the building’s closure. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore County school board approves 68 curriculum changes, including 29 new, 17 terminated courses

The Board of Education of Baltimore County on Tuesday approved 68 total curriculum changes for the county’s public schools, including adding 29 new courses, terminating 17 courses and changing the name of 19 courses. Lisa Mack, an elected board member and chair of the board’s curriculum committee, said the changes were “annual” and had been vetted and reviewed by committee. (Balt. Sun)

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Washington County school board approves $2.2M in summer construction projects

Several Washington County Public Schools facilities will get upgrades this summer. The school board unanimously passed a motion Tuesday approving a roof replacement at Boonsboro Elementary School, air handling unit replacements at E. Russell Hicks Middle School and lighting upgrades at Williamsport High School. Work on all three projects will start at the beginning of summer break and be completed before students and staff return to school in the fall. (Herald Mail)

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Damascus High School Principal Resigns After Locker Room Hazing Incident

Damascus High School’s principal is no longer working at the high school, she said in a letter Tuesday. “Effective immediately, I am transitioning out of my role as principal to another position in MCPS,” said Casey Crouse. Crouse said that in order for the high school to move forward, it will require new school leadership. Kevin Yates, a current principal intern at Julius West Middle School, will serve as acting principal, beginning May 13. (WJZ-TV)

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Coach Put On Leave During Probe Of Locker-Room Attack

The junior varsity football coach at a Maryland high school is on leave while authorities investigate allegations that some of his players raped a teammate with a broomstick. Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Derek Turner tells news outlets Damascus High School coach Vincent Colbert was put on leave last month. Four teens are charged as juveniles with rape and attempted rape in the attacks on four others. The suspects and victims have said it was part of a locker-room hazing ritual. (WJZ-TV)

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