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Sunday, January 19, 2020

A Viewer Writes......... Parkside High School

Joe,

The administrators at Parkside High School conducted a vehicle search. They found more than one firearm.

The disciplinary action, as specified by the WCBOE code of conduct, was not followed. The students had zero disciplinary action.  Brian Briggs was the administrator in charge of these actions.

40 comments:

Unknown said...

Shame on the administration.

Anonymous said...

We always brought our guns to school during season. Teachers, too. Only have an hour or so till dark after school.

Anonymous said...

Agreed... what kind of firearm hunting rifle? Handguns they stole from family??? Doubt it (they) were in plain view...more details please original poster!!!

Anonymous said...

Deer season ended this past Sunday. Must have forgotten to remove his rifle from the gun rack mounted to the back window in his pickup truck. No harm.

Anonymous said...

2nd amendment. Teach responsibility.

Anonymous said...

I did as well in the 70's but we live in a very different world today.

Anonymous said...

If on school grounds and they are not the deputy they need fired or made accountable. No excuses. No firearms on school grounds. What if a student saw it and decided to break in car to get it????? Since we dont have all good kids, this can happen

Anonymous said...

Sounds the same as police administrators at certain agencies in the county

Anonymous said...

Probally an illegal search of vehicle.

Anonymous said...

wow showing favoritism again. Same as Principal at JMB, she never seems to be held accountable for anything either. She gets others to do her dirty work. Why is it some get in trouble and some do not??????? Our school system is going down hill because admin is not held accountable. Principals should set a good example but a few are not. But what happens? They get promoted. Our students here at parkside and JMB are loosing hope on a good education because of all the disruptions in the schools. The students who cause trouble are not made accountable. JMB principal will not address the "bad kids" they bother the good students. A principal that does not have control of their school and does not follow WCBOE rules is setting a bad example. How can a student respect that if the administration can not???????? Our high schools really need a change in leadership because the ones at these 2 schools are not leaders. It makes you wonder how they got where they are. JMB principal sends misinformation through parent links, and uses wrong tense in their words in email. This is constant. Lets make our schools great again.

Anonymous said...

That's right.

Anonymous said...

Is there common sense being used in this case? Becouse there is a difference between having your hunting guns in your truck and having a loaded handgun with the s/n filed off.

Anonymous said...

12:46 its a different world now. Guns are scary but scary people are not. It is the twighlight zone.

Anonymous said...

So was it legal licensed hunting firearm or was it illegal firearms? I agree law is law but at least provide us all the facts of this story

anonymous said...

That’s not legal anymore. Must be in a case.

Peace Alliance of the lower Shore said...

OMG

Breaking into steal a gun
oh my
ahhhhhhhh

Anonymous said...

Sounds like finally some common sense gun control was applied. Sure is alot of progressive communist on this site.

Anonymous said...

Joe central office is keeping the reason why Mark Thompsens son is out on administrative leave REALLY REALLY silent. Look into this I bet it's another big one! Just happened.

Anonymous said...

Don't take your guns to town son leave your guns at home Bill. Don't take your to town. LOL

Anonymous said...

Take a look at the Maryland Public Schools Code of Conduct. Unless it was a hand gun, he doesn’t have to suspend the student.

http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/Documents/DSFSS/SSSP/MDGuidelinesforStateCodeDiscipline08072014.pdf

Anonymous said...

Briggs! Again??????

Anonymous said...

Saw video of another good fight there today too.

Anonymous said...

What do scary people look like?

Anonymous said...

Exactly what I thought, as it should be

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Saw video of another good fight there today too.

January 14, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Then why didn't you share it?? Douche Bag

Anonymous said...

which briggs is this? the idiot one or the other idiot one?
total waste!

Anonymous said...

They conducted a vehicle search? I’d like to know a little more about that?
In other words they violated a students rights BIGTIME!
Lawsuit. Or physical repercussions.

anonymous said...

Actually what it says is this. FYI e.g. means example. They are using “handgun” as an example.

5 Under federal and Maryland state law:
A student who has brought a firearm onto school property “shall be expelled for a minimum of 1 year,” but a county superintendent “may specify on a case by case basis, a shorter period of expulsion or an alternative educational setting, if alternative educational settings have been approved by the county board.” MARYLAND ANNOTATED CODE, EDUCATION §7-305(f)(2)-(3).
However, discipline of a student with a disability who has brought a firearm onto school property, including the suspension, expulsion, or interim alternative placement, shall be conducted in conformance with the requirements of the IDEA. MARYLAND ANNOTATED CODE, EDUCATION §7-305(g); MD. CODE REGS. 13A.08.01.12-1(C). For purposes of record-keeping, use code 893 for students with disabilities.

Paladin said...

Dear readers,

Please know that school administrators have tremendous leeway for on campus searchers, including a student's car. Provided that they have good reason to suspect an issue, they may under Maryland law conduct a search. Police officers have more stringent requirements for searches. That being said, a school administrator typically will conduct a search with a law enforcement officer present. Should that officer view something that is in violation of the law, he/she may act accordingly. My assumption is that the school received a tip that was deemed credible and conducted a search. I have not read anything here that is in violation of any applicable laws. Further, school administrators are charged with the safety and security of their schools as their foremost duty. While many will bemoan the information I have provided, I see nothing that is in violation of COMAR.

Kind Regards,

Paladin

Anonymous said...

Uh no. Schools do not have a free reign to break into private property any more than the police do. I don't know where you studied law but ask for a refund.

This is precisely why when administrators ask to search a child if the child is taught to tell the admin no and to call their parents they have too. I know this because I taught my son this very thing and there was no so very desired yet illegal search of his person.

They called me and asked for permission in which I immediately and with zero guilt told them hell no. Who knows what my kid could have procured but whatever the case it won't be me drug through a court system paying fines or dealing with the outcome. Not a single F given about the states bankrupt sense of do good and justice when politicians and their wives face no consequences.

Anonymous said...

10:51
Uh, no, actually it's you who should be asking for that law school refund. Nice try with the big talk though.

The facts:
It is well known that schools are held to a lower burden of suspicion than police when conducting a search. Schools need only 'reasonable suspicion,' to conduct a search without consent, while law enforcement needs a warrant or probable cause. There is a wide gulf between 'reasonable' and 'probable'. Not only that, it is reasonable suspicion that the student broke the law OR simply broke school rules; the police's probable cause is held to the higher standard of law.

Even the ultra-left anti-police ACLU notes this: https://www.myschoolmyrights.com/searches-of-students/

https://www.lawyers.com/legal-info/research/education-law/when-can-schools-search-students-and-their-belongings.html

Anonymous said...

some of you are so stupid. They can search any car on school grounds with a tip of a breach in security. Personally IDK if someone expresses their 2nd amendment rights, I think we all should, but you CAN NOT HAVE A FIREARM ON ANY SCHOOL GROUNDS because it is illegal and potentually dangerous. If that were a real f up they would have concequences but obviously not in this case. Jmb had weed smell all over the school yesterday. Was anything done?????? Nope

Paladin said...

Dear 7:46

You are quite correct on this, and 10:51 is not remotely close to the truth. The threshold you mention is exactly the difference between a police officer and a school administrator. Had this been a classroom teacher instead of an administrator, there would indeed be a problem. Having been both a classroom teacher and administrator for nearly 30 years, I have heard many parents and others who feel they are well versed in school law say identical things just like 10:51. Further, after the Sandy Hook school shooting, every school administrator was given explicit and thorough information from law enforcement and senior staff from their respective state departments of education on this matter. Still, in an era where second amendment rights are being attacked, I can see why there will be some who will spout off. Unfortunately they are quite incorrect.

Regards,

Paladin

Anonymous said...

I used to carry one all the time on my easy rider rifle rack but no more too many thieves out there.

Anonymous said...

Well whar do you expect from those teenagers when we have teachers and admins having sex with the students, and teachers like Liz Day getting students to sell her prescription drugs and allegedly having sex with students in exchange for them? What behavior do you expect from them when the teachers and amins are teaching them the criminal ways? Liz Day should be fully held accountable for her actions. Things will not change if they get covered for.Cleaning up the schools begin with cleaning up the staff! It equates to the inmates running the asylum.

Anonymous said...

Society is breaking down. History has shown this starts with educational institutions. These institutions breakdown due to poor or non existent parental involvement. I now home school and use an online accredited program. My children still socialize with good/normal teenagers of all races. My oldest told me that the disruptive students are not attending college. My youngest will avoid four years of drama, fights and abuse. I should have done this sooner.

Anonymous said...

10:51 What law school did you attend maybe you should get your money back. Any firearm on school property is illegal. As for searching lockers,vehicles students etc.. The Admin can search all they want. The officer can stand by and gain p/c. Now that is a little shaky but has held up in court.

Anonymous said...

Nowhere in America nor any agency is above the Constitution of the United States. That Constitution states a person has a 4th amendment protection from having their property searched without a warrant from a judge. Period. I don't care about Maryland law, it's irrelevant. There are many unconstitutional laws on the books and the context of this conversation is a rifle stored in a locked car, not a student walking around with a gun or having it locked in school property, such as a locker.

Unknown said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I did as well in the 70's but we live in a very different world today.

January 14, 2020 at 1:33 PM

You damn skippy. Some clown would steal it and then shoot you with your own weapon.

Anonymous said...

Not going to stop people, until we stand up to these fools. The students should be arrested and justice served. If the rules say NO guns on school property, then that's just what it means, hardheads. No action taken, then I have a real good idea who they were.