montgomery county public schools

March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hate-Filled Messages Flood MCPS in Wake of Rape Allegations (VIDEOS)

Hate-fueled invective has filled the lines of communication into the Montgomery County Public Schools in the wake of rape allegations of Rockville High School. Many of the email messages can’t be repeated because of the profanity, but the messages that lack profanity contain disturbing images. One message to Superintendent Jack Smith: “For the glory of […]

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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 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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March 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories for March 10-16

Snow, if you had any doubt, was big news in Montgomery County last week, at least according to our web traffic data. Five stories — six if you include the downed traffic pole during Tuesday’s storm — covered the snow covering our county. Two Men Arrested for Montgomery Village Homicide UPDATED: MCPS Close for Snow […]

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March 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Contest Announced for MCPS Students Aimed to Combat Hate

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced the launch of a new contest for MCPS students to aimed to combat hate at a recent Board of Education meeting. The contest titled, “United We Learn,” is in response to recent hate-based incidents around the county and country, according to Smith. Students will have […]

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March 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Montgomery School Board Raises New Objection to Labor Day Order

The Montgomery County Board of Education has asked Gov. Larry Hogan to take another look at his executive order mandating when school systems can start and end classes. In August, the governor issued the order, which would require school to start after Labor Day and end on June 15, 2018, a move he said would give […]

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March 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke, Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MyMCMedia: Immigration

Montgomery County is known for its diversity with residents from 170 different countries calling the county home. Immigration is a hot topic following the election of President Donald Trump who has moved forward a couple of executive orders that have raised concerns and questions for some residents. It’s a topic that local leaders are talking about […]

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March 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

School Goes on Lockdown as Police Search for Teen with Gun

Northwest High School in Germantown was on lockdown for a time last week while Montgomery County police searched for a teenager riding a skateboard and carrying what appeared to be an M-16 style rifle, according to Twitter posts from police and the school’s principal. Police were told that a male teenager with the gun was […]

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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

MCPS to Open Two Hours Late on Wednesday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced that the district’s schools will open two hours late tomorrow. Bus service will be provided on a two hour delayed schedule on March 15th, according to an announcement posted on the school district’s website. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start and other morning half-day programs are canceled. […]

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