Rosemont Elementary Mourns (Photos & Video)
The Rosemont Elementary School community is mourning the loss of a popular, fourth grade student, D’Angelo Jayvon McMullen, who was pulled from a sediment pond in Gaithersburg on Jan. 13 after he fell through some ice where he was playing with his brother and another friend. Police say the 10-year-old boy was submerged in the water for approximately 25 minutes before he was transported to the hospital.
Sadly, D’Angelo died at the hospital.
Another fourth grade student, also a Rosemont student, survived the fall into the cold and murky water, as well as D’Angelo’s older brother, a middle school student at Forest Oak.
Principal Jimmy Sweeney said extra counselors are at the school today for the students and “grown ups” who are mourning.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-cN–sEjNU&rel=0
At Rosemont, DeAngelo was known to many as “DJ,” an energetic, popular and responsible student who liked science, according to his principal.
“For those of you who knew D’Angelo, we ask that you remember and celebrate his smile and indeed his kind words,” said Sweeney in a Jan. 14 letter to parents. “We, too, will cherish his zeal for knowledge and how he loved to impart this to others. For those of you who did not know D’Angelo, we ask that you respect our sadness and support the Rosemont Elementary School with your understanding.”
“I know you join me in extending our heartfelt sympathy to D’Angelo’s family,” Sweeney concluded in the letter addressed to Rosemont families, adding that funeral arrangements would be shared when they were received.
The McMullen family has released a statement through the Montgomery County Police Department: “We would like to thank all of our family, friends, and the community for their support during this difficult time. Please respect our privacy while our family grieves the loss of our very special child.”
A ten-year-old Gaithersburg boy died after falling through the ice on a sediment pond in Gaithersburg earlier this month. In this segment from County Report This Week, Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham talks about the tragic loss and he warns residents of the dangers of ice on area ponds. He also talks about the commitment […]
John Schlichting, director of Gaithersburg’s planning and code administration, has released a statement in response to code enforcement questions about the sediment pond at a construction site where a 10-year-old boy drowned on Jan. 13. “The City is in the preliminary stages of its review of the circumstances of this tragic incident. “The body of water […]
The Rosemont Elementary School community is mourning the loss of a popular, fourth grade student, D’Angelo Jayvon McMullen, who was pulled from a sediment pond in Gaithersburg on Jan. 13 after he fell through some ice where he was playing with his brother and another friend. Police say the 10-year-old boy was submerged in the […]
UPDATED A 10-year-old child, identified by police as D’Angelo Jayvon McMullen, has died after falling through the ice on a sediment pond in Gaithersburg, according to Assistant Fire Chief Scott Graham of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS). Late in the afternoon of Jan. 13, Montgomery County fire rescue units were called to […]