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Pornographic noises heard during Balt Co. school board meeting, call for investigation underway

Posted at 4:53 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 16:56:20-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — Noises that sounded like a sexual encounter were heard during a Baltimore County school board meeting on Tuesday.

Someone with WMAR-2 News heard the noises on the recording before it was deleted.

The Board of Education of Baltimore County and Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams said they are very concerned about the incident that happened near the end of the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night when "inappropriate audio" was heard by those in attendance.

Board officers, Kathleen Causey and Julie Henn, have consulted with the Superintendent, Board Counsel and have contacted the Maryland Office of the Inspector General for Education to investigate.

The information available at this time indicates that numerous individuals, in addition to board members, were online at the time.

They do not know if someone hacked the meeting, however, that will be part of any investigation.

Recordings of Board meetings constitute the official record. As advised by Board counsel, the Board directed that the inappropriate portion be deleted from the publicly available recording, but has directed the Superintendent and his staff to preserve the original recorded version for further inspection as part of any investigation.

The Board regrets that the incident happened and are looking at what steps can be taken in the future so nothing like this happens again.