Update: Elise Armacost, Director of Public Affairs for the Baltimore County Fire Department, provided the following details of the incident:
Two units from the White Marsh VFD responded to the call at 1:37 PM. Ms. Armacost also reported that the scene was cleared by the White Marsh VFD at 1:53 PM. According to Ms. Armacost, the fire was described as a “freestanding type of incident” and was handled by the school resource police officer.
Police officials confirmed that the school resource officer did handle the event. The investigation is ongoing. According to police sources that spoke to the Post, the investigation could reveal that the fire was either accidental or the result of what is referred to as a “malicious burning.”
No injuries have been reported at this time.
The Post made numerous phone calls to PHHS along with the media relations contacts at BCPS concerning this issue. In all, seven phone calls were made, but we only heard a recorded message.
Below is a copy of the recorded messages after contacting PHHS and also the media relations contacts at BCPS:
Community Outreach Voicemail:
Perry Hall High School Voicemail:
This story will be updated continually until all the facts are made public.
As our readers know, PHHS has been in the news recently regarding instances of violence.