Joppatowne: the first homeland security school? Hardly!
I wonder how the students and faculty at the Homeland Security Academy in Baltimore City feel after this USA Today story ran about Joppatowne High School?
The article states that the school has “the nation's first comprehensive high school homeland security program.” What the story doesn’t tell you is that long before Joppatowne unveiled its program, just down the road in that tiny, obscure school system -- Baltimore City -- started its own program: the Homeland Security Academy located on the Walbrook campus. This program has been in existence since the 2005-2006 school year.
I always hesitate to claim that things are the first -- especially nationwide -- but I can say without hesitation that the program in Baltimore City was up and running well before the program in Joppatowne.
Just giving you guys a little clarity.