MCPS Superintendent Responds to Concerns over Damascus Varsity Football

In a letter addressed to the MCPS Community Friday, Jack Smith, Montgomery County Public School Superintendent, says there is no indication that any Damascus varsity football players were involved in last week’s hazing incident that resulted in second-degree rape and attempted second-degree rape charges against five junior varsity football players.

Smith’s letter states that community members have asked if the Damascus varsity football team should be allowed to play tonight.

The school district reports they reached out to Montgomery County Police confirmed they do not have “an investigatory basis for us to stop the varsity game.”

Smith states, “If the police investigation, or our subsequent investigation into this matter, reveals evidence of a connection between this incident and the varsity football program, MCPS can and will take steps to address the situation, including, but not limited to, disciplinary action and retroactive penalties in accordance with the rules of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association.”

Previous posts:

MCPS Addresses Damascus Hazing Incident in Video to Students



Smith Issues Statement on Damascus High Students’ Rape Charges


Update: Three Damascus High Students Charged for Hazing Incident





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