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An investigation is underway following an inappropriate sound heard throughout a Baltimore County faculty board assembly

An investigation is underway following an inappropriate sound heard during a Baltimore County school board meeting


Friday, October 16, 2020
William Carter, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5

The Baltimore County Board of Education and Superintendent Darryl L. Williams are asking for the state to investigate an inappropriate noise heard during a video meeting of the board Tuesday.

Williams issued a statement about the incident, saying he stated is “very concerned” and “regrets” the inappropriate audio heard during the virtual meeting, and that there were multiple people online during the meeting.

“We do not know if someone hacked the meeting; however, that will be part of any investigation.”

Board officers Kathleen Causey and Julie Henn consulted with Williams and the board counsel and have contacted the Maryland Office of the Inspector General for Education to investigate.

Board leaders said they asked that the inappropriate portion be deleted from the publicly available recording but directed the superintendent and his staff to preserve the original recorded version for further inspection as part of any investigation.

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