BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police say for the second time in less than a week, a Baltimore County teacher has been carjacked in a school parking lot.
The teacher in Thursday’s incident was sitting in her car at Campfield Elementary where she told police she got a rude awakening.
Two suspects allegedly walked up and forced her to hand over her SUV.
“She said one of them … had a mask covering his face, and threatened her with a knife and told her to get out of the car. Obviously, she complied, got out of the car and that’s when the two suspects — she says three suspects — actually got into the car and stole the car,” Baltimore County Police spokesperson Shawn Vinson said.
Police say the suspects didn’t stop there. They allegedly carjacked another victim near the Old Court Road metro station and robbed at least one other person on the street — all in a matter of two hours.
A mother who spoke to WJZ saw the police activity at the school.
“It was 20 minutes before I got here, so it could’ve been any of us. So it’s definitely concerning,” Jennifer Whitley said.
This is the second time in a week that a Baltimore County teacher has reported being carjacked on school property.
Last week, a pregnant teacher said she was carjacked at Villa Cresta Elementary in Parkville.
Police arrested four girls in that case, and two of the teen suspects have been charged as adults.
In the most recent case, police say they recovered the two cars that were stolen, took two suspects into custody and no one was hurt.
But that’s little consolation for parents who saw and heard about police activity near a school.
“It shows that they don’t care. They’ll just do whatever they want, it doesn’t matter. You got kids over here, I mean what are they thinking?” one man said.
The suspects have not been identified at this time. Police don’t currently believe Thursday’s reported carjacking is connected to last week’s incident.
Baltimore County Public Schools say operations were not interrupted Thursday.
BCPS has issued the following statement:
“I take any threats to the safety and security of our students and staff extremely seriously. Baltimore County Public Schools works closely with the Baltimore County Police Department, and we will pursue prosecution to the fullest extent of the law, when warranted. In light of recent events, we will also increase safety measures at our schools, with increased police presence.”