Friday, June 06, 2008

MARYLAND: Officials meet for school safety summit

CATONSVILLE, Md. — Educators, community leaders, police and religious leaders are meeting in Baltimore County for a summit on school safety.

Today's gathering was organized by State School Superintendent Nancy Grasmick and Congressman Elijah Cummings.

It comes just two months after a high school art teacher in Baltimore was attacked by a student. The attack was recorded on a camera phone.

Grasmick hopes the summit will create uniform standards for behavior and uniform procedures to collect data. Currently, Grasmick says each system has its own procedures.

Cummings says parents are an important component to ending school violence.

Cummings says there is only so much that can be legislated or created by policy to deal with the violence.

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