Superintendent McKnight: ‘Violence and Weapons Have Absolutely No Place in our Schools’

Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight send out a letter to the MCPS community Friday night addressing the shooting incident earlier in the day at Magruder High School in Derwood.

“I strongly believe students and staff deserve to learn and work in a safe environment. Our students must feel safe in order to learn effectively. We must make it clear that violence and weapons have absolutely no place in our schools. Anyone found to be in possession of a weapon at a school, on school property, or at a school-sponsored event will be referred to the police. Students will also face serious disciplinary action from the school in alignment with the MCPS Code of Conduct,” she wrote in her community letter.

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