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Alleged stabbing incident in Baltimore Co. placed Dundalk Middle on lockout

Baltimore County Police
Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-15 15:45:56-04

UPDATE: Precinct 12 Investigate Services Team made arrest in reference to this incident. The suspect is a 15-year-old juvenile, who detectives identified after utilizing local business and residential cameras to assist them. The juvenile was charged with attempted first-degree homicide and first and second-degree assault.


Dundalk Middle School was made aware of a possible stabbing incident in the community and as a result, they activated their Lockout Protocol.

Baltimore County officers responded to Leeway Road and Yorkway for reports of an assault, and once on-scene, officers located an injured teenage victim who was taken to the hospital.

Detectives determined an unknown suspect armed with a knife attacked the juvenile victim from behind while the victim was walking along the train tracks en route to school.

In a letter to parents and guardians, principal Natalie Adams says they activated their protocol at 8:30 a.m. out of an abundance of caution.

Officers investigated the incident and allowed the schools to end the lockout at 9:03 a.m., with no outside activities until further notice.

Not to be confused with a lockdown, a lockout is when no one can enter or leave the building without the principal's permission.

Entry to or exit from a building is granted on a case-by-case basis and usually in conjunction with approval by the Baltimore County Police Department.

"I am grateful for the cooperation of students and staff. and the collaboration with our SRO and the police department. I want you to be assured that the safety of our students is our top priority," Adam added.