Thursday, April 25, 2013
Laurel High School is teaming up with FISH of Laurel to raise funds and awareness.
Note: this article was originally published on April 9 but is being refeatured ahead of Friday's event. On April 26, Laurel High School will be holding its second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to increase awareness of hunger and collect donations for local nonprofit FISH of Laurel. FISH of Laurel is a volunteer-staffed food bank serving greater Laurel community. Roughly 100 people came to last year's event and contributed a total of about $1,100, according to Carol Plotnick, the president of FISH of Laurel. Plotnick hopes to see more participants this year, adding the “economy has not been good to us either.” The school will provide entertainment and ceramic bowls for contributors to take home as a souvenir of the event. The bowls are a …
Monday, April 8, 2013
St. Clair, a 2010 graduate of Laurel High School, was fatally stabbed on Feb. 16 at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.
Authorities are set to release a "key piece of evidence" this week in their investigation into the fatal stabbing of a 2010 Laurel High School graduate, Maryland State Police announced Monday. Edmond A. St. Clair, 21, of Severn was a junior majoring in biology at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore when he was killed on Feb. 16 in a campus fight. St. Clair and two other men—identified by The Baltimore Sun as his brother, Isaiah St. Clair, and friend, Tre Hardy—had reportedly been driving in a car that night when they stopped and got into a fight with several men in the street. St. Clair was stabbed during the altercation and later pronounced dead. Family told The Sun that he was an honor roll student who ran track in high school and …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
When and where the county's seniors will cross the stage.
It may only be spring break, but graduation is just around the corner for the Class of 2013. Below, find a rundown of graduation times, dates, and locations for every public high school in Prince George's County. Locally, Laurel High School will hold its ceremonies on Monday, June 3 at 9 a.m. in the University of Maryland's Comcast Center, while High Point High School will hold its ceremonies in the same location on Thursday, May 30 at 9 a.m.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The manhunt was concentrated on Contee Road, an official said.
Authorities say Laurel High School and Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School were placed on precautionary lockdown Thursday afternoon as police searched for a possible armed suspect. Police activity in the area has since ended and normal operations have resumed, according to Prince George's County Public Schools officials. City of Laurel spokesman Pete Piringer said Prince George's County police first notified Laurel officials around 12:30 p.m. of the search, which was concentrated on Contee Road near the Central Parke at Victoria Falls retirement community (13601 Bell Chasse Blvd., South Laurel). A call to the PGPD's media line was not immediately returned. Patch will have more information as it becomes available.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Edmond A. St. Clair, 21, was killed on Feb. 16 at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.
Authorities are now offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case of a 2010 Laurel High School graduate stabbed to death on Feb. 16. Edmond A. St. Clair, 21, of Severn was a junior majoring in biology at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore when he was killed in an on-campus fight. St. Clair and two other men—identified by The Baltimore Sun as his brother, Isaiah St. Clair, and friend, Tre Hardy—had reportedly been driving in a car that night when they stopped and got into a fight with several men in the street. St. Clair was stabbed during the altercation and later pronounced dead. Police are searching for three suspects in their late teens or early 20s. Family told The Sun that St. Clair was an …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Edmond A. St. Clair, 21, graduated from LHS in 2010.
A 2010 Laurel High School graduate and University of Maryland, Eastern Shore student was stabbed to death in an on-campus fight Saturday, The Baltimore Sun reports. Edmond A. St. Clair, 21, from Severn was a junior majoring in biology at UMES. Family told the paper he was an honor roll student who ran track in high school and who aspired to become a surgeon. According to the Sun, the stabbing occurred around 9 p.m. Saturday at the UMES campus in Princess Anne, MD. St. Clair and two other men—identified as his brother, Isaiah St. Clair, and friend, Tre Hardy—had reportedly been driving in a car when they stopped and became engaged in a fight with several men in the street. St. Clair was stabbed during the altercation. Police are searching …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The county executive heard from more than 20 local residents at Tuesday's budget forum.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker told community members gathered at Laurel High School on Tuesday that 2014 would be a "very difficult budget year across the county," the Baltimore Sun reports. The event was the last of three public hearings Baker conducted across the county to discuss his proposed budget, which is due to be presented in March. The county executive heard questions and feedback from over 20 participants on topics ranging from library funding to school renovations to crime reduction, according to the paper. Baker also highlighted several of the improvements made since he took office, the Sun reports, including a substantial reduction in the homicide rate. Read more from the Sun.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The senior has a long list of challenging courses and extracurriculars to her name.
Laurel High School senior Karen Olorunfemi was recently named a "Scholar of the Week" by Prince George's County Public Schools. Olorunfemi boasts a 3.5 GPA and has a long list of challenging courses on her transcript, including AP World History, AP English Language and Composition, AP Biology, AP Psychology, Honors U.S. History, Honors English 9 and 10, and Honors Biology. She also participates in the National Honor Society, World Vision's Youth Empowerment Program, the Class of 2013 Board, the Bethel Campus Fellowship Bible Study, the African Student Association, the Yearbook Committee, and Diamonds on a Mission Youth in Motion Program. According to PGCPS, Olorunfemi is applying to St. John's University, Hampton University, Johns Hopkins …
Friday, January 18, 2013
LHS is the county's only high school without a dedicated school resource officer, the Laurel Leader reports.
Laurel High School administrators say they're heavily focused on safety and security despite the absence of an armed police officer on campus, the Laurel Leader reports. According to the Leader, LHS is the only public high school in Prince George's County currently without a school resource officer, a position typically staffed by the county or local police force. But Principal Dwayne Jones and investigator/counselor Deborah Toppins told the paper they're comfortable with the school's security team and believe they have a good working relationship with Laurel Police. The department patrols regularly in and around the school and was recently instrumental in defusing a situation in which a student was accused of threatening to "shoot and …
Friday, December 21, 2012
One student robbed another before fleeing, authorities said, leading to a brief manhunt.
At least one student was arrested and another sent to the hospital Thursday following an armed robbery near Laurel High School, authorities said. The incident occurred around 3 p.m. in the 8000 block of Cherry Lane, according to City of Laurel spokesman Pete Piringer. Piringer said that a male student was confronted by someone wielding what appeared to be a handgun. Though no shots were fired, the victim sustained some minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Word of the robbery sent Laurel police on a search of the area and put nearby LHS on lockdown, Piringer said, though most students had already gone home for the day. A large police presence was called in, including K9 units and aerial support from the Maryland State …