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Joppa Crime: Twitter Insults Lead To Fight

The following information was supplied by the Harford County Sheriff's Office. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.


From the Harford County Sheriff's Office:
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Joppa Farm Road, 500 block, 8:05 a.m. on Feb. 19. A fight that began on Twitter resulted in assault charges for two Joppatowne High School students. A 16-year-old and 14-year-old were charged with second-degree assault and distrubance of school operations following the fight in a first floor hallway. Police said despite a number of punches thrown, no injuries were reported, and both teenagers were released to their guardians. Police said the altercation was initiated with insults on Twitter beginning on Feb. 15.

Fort Hoyle Road, 200 block, 12:32 p.m. on Feb. 15. Police assisted with a disturbance reported at Magnolia Middle School. A 12-year-old student was removed from the cafeteria by school staff for being disrespectful to a staff member.

Pulaski Highway, 1300 block, 12:28 a.m. on Feb. 15. Police said a middle-aged man was observed masturbating while looking into a victim's window. The man was described as a 6-foot, 2-inch tall white man with an average build, having a thin beard, wire frame glasses and long, dark brown hair. The female victim, who reported the case to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct, said the man was also wearing a blue winter hat and blue coat.

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For questions about this police blotter, email sean.welsh@patch.com and to report a crime or provide information on one of the matters listed above, contact the Harford County Sheriff's Office at 410-838-6600.

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franking February 23, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Do the police get involved every time a couple of kids start throwing punches or pulling hair in a school hall? Or mouthing off at school? Really?
Matt February 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM
The police were probably called by someone, so yes.

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