Public school officials in one Maryland county have halted field trips and other school-related visits to Baltimore amid fears of escalating violence in the city. Following a recommendation by the county sheriff’s office to “limit the risk to students and staff,” Carroll County school officials sent a note to

principals last week advising them to keep students out of Baltimore until at least the end of January when the first semester ends. “The sherriff’s office thought it was unsafe for students to go into Baltimore city,” Carey Gaddis, a spokesperson for Carroll County Public Schools, told Fox News. “We have not banned field trips outright, but are reviewing them on a case-by-case basis.” READ MORE