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June 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Judge Rules That Former Damascus School Officials Can’t Be Sued

A civil lawsuit against four Damascus High School officials and coaches concerning sexual assaults in their football locker rooms was dismissed June 23. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Jeannie Eun Kyung Cho ruled that former junior varsity football coach Vincent Colbert, former varsity head coach Eric Wallich, former Principal Casey Crouse and former athletic director […]

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March 20, 2020 | Veronica Canales

MCPS Expands Food Distribution

Montgomery County Public Schools has expanded its food service during the COVID-19 emergency. MCPS had established various locations where children up to 18 years old and MCPS students could receive grab-and-go meals. As an additional step, they will begin backpack distribution at many schools in the county, including Damascus High School, Quince Orchard High School […]

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February 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus Sexual Assault Victims File Lawsuits Against School Board, Administrators, Coaches

Four students who said they “were victims of vicious sexual assaults” in Damascus High School football locker rooms during 2017 to 2019 filed suit Thursday against the Montgomery County Board of Education and several Damascus school officials and coaches. The 33-page and 31-page lawsuits detail the sexual assault incidents as well as an environment in […]

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December 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MyMCMedia’s 2019 Athletes of the Year

Many great athletic achievements by teams and individuals in Montgomery County were on display in 2019. Quince Orchard, led by record-breaking running back Marquez Cooper, was undefeated until losing to rival Northwest in the state semifinals. Good Counsel won the WCAC football championship. Walter Johnson made the playoffs in football for the first time in […]

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November 1, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Dominant Damascus Star Bresee Named to All-American Bowl

Bryan Bresee’s list of accolades is lengthy and his trophy case full. Friday the senior defensive tackle from Damascus, who is ranked by some as the top player in the country, added yet another honor getting named to the prestigious All-American Bowl – a high school all-star game – to be played January 4 in […]

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May 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Jawando responde al reporte de MCPS sobre incidente en Damascus

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron la tarde del martes, que su investigación interna sobre los incidentes, que tuvieron lugar el 31 de octubre en el vestuario de niños de la Escuela Secundaria Damascus, se completó.    Durante la conferencia de prensa, se anunciaron los siguientes pasos:   Se han tomado medidas disciplinarias, pero no se dieron […]

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May 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Jawando Responds to MCPS’ Report on Damascus Incidents

Late Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that their internal investigation into the horrific incidents that took place in the boy’s locker room at Damascus High School on October 31 was complete. Some of the next steps announced at the news conference: disciplinary action has been taken but no specifics were released the […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith held a press conference Tuesday, where Smith answered questions about the letter mailed to the Damascus community detailing an update into MCPS’s internal investigation into the alleged locker room rapes. (Video courtesy of Facebook/Fox 5 DC) Athletic Director, JV Football Coach Out at Damascus MCPS is making major […]

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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCPS Puts Damascus Football Program on Probation

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith released a letter today that was sent to the Damascus High School community. The letter provides an update on MCPS’ internal investigation into the sexual assault charges resulting from an incident that occurred on October 31, 2018 in the boys’ locker room. The investigation is complete and […]

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May 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

More Fallout at Damascus: Athletic Director Placed on Leave

Joe Doody, the athletic director at Damascus High School, was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday. In an email to Damascus coaches, the systemwide athletics director at Montgomery County Public Schools, Jeff Sullivan confirmed that the leave is due to the ongoing investigation into the supervision of the boys’ locker room on the afternoon of […]

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