After a 61-year-old Federal Hill woman was assaulted last week, Baltimore police have increased patrols in the area. The assailant, a student at the Digital Harbor High School, assaulted the woman after school was dismissed for the day.
A 15-year-old girl assaulted a woman on the street in the same neighborhood. On April 4, she was charged in juvenile court. The incidence was caught on a surveillance camera from a nearby home, which showed the girl and several students throwing an umbrella that hits the woman.
Neighbors have voiced their fears, saying they are concerned about vandalism and students exhibiting aggressive, while walking through the neighborhood and along Grindall Street after school is dismissed.
“School administrators have identified the students involved in these incidents and they will experience the appropriate disciplinary consequences,” schools spokeswomen Edie House Foster said in a statement. “Unfortunately, a small group of students have engaged in unacceptable and disruptive actions in the community.”
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The Baltimore police have been called out to the 400 block of Grindall Street four times in the past six weeks. Two of the calls were response to the incident that involved the female juvenile, one was for a person acting suspicious and the fourth was for suspected drug activity.