Damascus High School

March 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Third Damascus High Defendant to Be Tried as Juvenile

A third boy charged in the locker room rapes in Damascus High School will have his case moved to juvenile court, State’s Attorney John McCarthy said at a news conference Thursday. Maryland law requires some youths to be charged as adults depending on the nature of the crime. In this case, four boys were charged […]

Read more

February 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

In Damascus High Case, One of Four Rape Defendants to be Tried as Juvenile

A Montgomery County judge Tuesday signed an order sending one of the four defendants in the Damascus High School rape case back to juvenile court, his lawyer said. The other three defendants have hearings later this month and in March to decide whether their cases should be sent to juvenile court, according to online court […]

Read more

February 4, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

MCPS Bocce Division IV Championship

DARNESTOWN, MD; February 2, 2019 STOP!  A whisper, lowly delivered, was aimed at a green ball arching across a curvaceous gymnasium floor as it headed towards the pallina.  Simultaneously, cheers could be heard from the adjacent court. A hitting shot dislodged a cluster of green and red balls confronting the pallina. Subsequently, there is a […]

Read more

January 16, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talk #4: Jennifer Alvaro

The alleged sexual assault at Damascus High School shook parents, teachers, administrators and students themselves. We asked Jennifer Alvaro to join us in the Montgomery Community Media podcast booth to talk about the issues surrounding the incident. We believed some of the things Alvaro said deserved a response from Montgomery County Public Schools. In an […]

Read more

December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

Read more

December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS High School Rankings Based on Maryland School Report Card Scores

Maryland’s Department of Education unveiled its new “accountability system” earlier this week: Maryland School Report Cards. Although Maryland schools have received “report cards” for the past two decades, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon believes the new system is more comprehensive. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance […]

Read more

November 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bail Reduced for Damascus High Football Players

A Montgomery County judge Monday reduced the bail of the four boys who face first-degree rape charges in the wake of a locker room incident on Halloween. The boys, all 15-year-old members of the Damascus High School junior varsity football team, had been held without bail after their arrests Nov. 21, the day before Thanksgiving. […]

Read more

November 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Riemer Hosts Last Meet the Media

Council President Hans Riemer holds his last “meet the media.” Discussions included some budget talk, as it relates to compensation, as well as his thoughts on the Halloween incident at Damascus High School. If the council follows custom, Council Vice President Nancy Navarro will become the council’s new president.

Read more

November 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Brooms Discovered on Damascus High School Grounds Sunday

Multiple brooms were discovered Sunday evening on and near the Damascus High School grounds, according to the principal. Principal Casey Crouse sent a letter to parents on Monday letting them know about the incident. According to the letter, the police were notified, and the brooms were removed Sunday. Both Montgomery County Public Schools staff members […]

Read more

November 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Charge Four Damascus High Boys as Adults in Sex Assault Case

Four of the five juveniles charged in the Damascus High School sexual assaults have been charged as adults, according to a Montgomery County police statement. The fifth juvenile remains charged as a juvenile. The four were arrested Wednesday morning with Montgomery County criminal warrants and taken to the county’s Central Processing Unit, police said. The […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter