“(g) Each county board shall develop the following educational programs in its efforts to prevent bullying, harassment, and intimidation in schools:
“(1) An educational bullying, harassment, and intimidation prevention program for students, staff, volunteers, and parents” (Source)
Reported Animal Abuse Cases
WTOP.com reported that three juveniles were suspected of killing a goose at Lake New Mark. According to police reports, the goose’s family members were in distress as the suspects were seen running away.
Times-News.com reported that two 16-year-old boys had been arrested on felony cruelty-to-animals charges after allegedly killing a cat and leaving the animal’s body on a playground at Mount Pleasant Park.
BaltimoreSun.com reported that two teenagers had posted a video on Snapchat after hitting a deer with their car. They taunted and threw bottles at the animal, who had sustained two broken legs. The teenagers faced charges of cruelty to animals, littering, and underage possession of an alcoholic beverage.
WBALTV.com reported that five youths had been accused of viciously beating, stabbing, and setting a cat on fire, eventually killing her.
CecilDaily.com reported that two teenage girls had been suspected of abusing cats in a video that circulated on Facebook. According to reports, the video appears to show the two juveniles throwing cats into an above-ground pool full of green water and beating on the side of the pool where a cat was trying to escape. The case was reportedly under investigation.
WBOC.com reported that two children had been arrested and charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly throwing two kittens against a dumpster and attempting to drown them. The kittens were reportedly receiving veterinary care and recovering.
EyeOnAnnapolis.net reported that a 17-year-old had been arrested and charged with cruelty to animals (among other offenses) after allegedly pointing a handgun at a dog and his guardian and forcing the guardian to drive him to a specified location. Reportedly, no one was harmed, and the suspect turned himself in.