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March 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Callers Threaten Rockville High

UPDATED Rockville High School — the site where a 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped  — received two telephone threats Wednesday, Montgomery County officials said. In an email, MCPS spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala said the callers threatened to bring guns to shoot illegal immigrants. One threat came about noon and the other about 1:30 p.m., Montgomery County police […]

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March 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Lawmakers Blast Hogan; Governor Doubles Down on Rockville Rape Charges (VIDEO)

Three Montgomery County elected claimed Tuesday that Gov. Larry Hogan’s Facebook comments on the rape charges at Rockville High School politicize the crime, while the governor further criticized Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) saying school officials “had something to hide.” The lawmakers — delegates Eric Luedtke and Kirill Reznik, and County Council President Roger Berliner […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police and MCPS Officials Address Rockville High PTSA Following Rape Report (VIDEO)

UPDATED: The Rockville High PTSA met Tuesday night receiving a presentation from Montgomery County Police officers and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials about safety and security at Rockville High School. Principal Billie-Jean Bensen began the meeting and she explained that it would be structured in three parts. She said parents were going to hear from […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Superintendent Discusses Immigration Status of Suspect in Alleged Rape of Student (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is speaking out for the first time following the alleged rape of a 14-year old Rockville High School student by two male students. During a news conference on Tuesday evening, Smith stated how some people are turning this incident into a political issue following reports that one […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Says Students’ Safety is Top Priority (VIDEO)

It remains unclear how a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School was allegedly raped by two male students during school hours. School officials notified the Montgomery County Police Department on Mar. 16 that an unidentified female student was sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom, according to a police statement. Two students were charged by police […]

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March 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville High Rape Allegations Draw Comments from Annapolis and D.C.

The rape allegations at Rockville High School drew attention from capitals—Annapolis and Washington, D.C.—on Tuesday. In Washington, Trump press secretary Sean Spicer called the Rockville rape “a tragic event.” “It’s horrendous and horrible and disgusting what this young woman in Rockville went through. I can’t possibly imagine. So first of all let’s remember the human […]

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March 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett: Confident Justice System Will Do Its Job

County Executive Ike Leggett released this statement Monday afternoon about the rape allegations at Rockville High School: I was immediately sick and disgusted when it was reported that two young men raped a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School last Thursday. This should not happen. Period. My deepest condolences go out to this young girl […]

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March 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Insists County Is Not a Sanctuary County (VIDEO)

Council President Roger Berliner said the recent rape allegations at Rockville High School reinforce what Montgomery County does, which is cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. At his weekly meeting with reporters, Berliner said he had received emails from county residents calling Montgomery a “sanctuary county.” He disagreed with the characterization. Sanctuary counties, he said, […]

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March 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police Identify Resident Found in House After Explosion (VIDEOS)

UPDATED 4.20.17 3:30 p.m. Montgomery County police have identified the resident found in the Ashley Drive house following an explosion last Friday as 61-year-old Steven Beck. According to a police news release, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that Beck died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said a dog found near […]

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March 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Superintendent Addresses Security in Wake of Rape Arrests at Rockville High

In an open letter on the Montgomery County Public Schools website, Superintendent Jack Smith said the school system cannot provide any more information about an alleged rape that took place at Rockville High School. “I know community members have many questions about this serious incident. To ensure we do not unintentionally prejudice an ongoing investigation, MCPS […]

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