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March 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Schools Open Monday; Officials Caution Misinformation on Social Media

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announce the district will be open Monday, March 9 and operating on a normal schedule. The school district is aware of fake posts circulating on social media suggesting schools will be closed due to the coronavirus. MCPS officials stress that any information about school closures or updates regarding the coronavirus […]

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December 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

9-Year-Old Girl Struck by School Bus in Bethesda, Dies

A 9-year-old girl died Thursday after she was hit by a Montgomery County Public School bus. A Montgomery County police statement said the girl, whom police have not named, attended Bradley Hills Elementary School and had just gotten off the bus. The collision happened about 3:48 p.m. at Millwood Road and Tanglewood Drive. The bus, […]

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December 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Girl, 9, Dies After Getting Off School Bus in Bethesda

A 9-year-old girl died after getting off her school bus, a Montgomery County police statement said. The girl was struck about 3:49 p.m. at Tanglewood Drive and Millwood Road in Bethesda, police said. Police have not released the identity of the girl. She was a student at Bradley Hills Elementary School, 8701 Hartsdale Ave, Bethesda. […]

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September 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Talks School Security and Safety Measures

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando spoke to MyMCMedia about new school safety and security measures in place on Tuesday at Shady Grove Middle School. Jawando noted that this is the first year that all of Montgomery County Public Schools’ buses are equipped with cameras to improve pedestrian safety in the county. Also, Jawando said Montgomery […]

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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

No Major Injuries in Potomac School Bus Collision

A bus carrying 48 school-aged campers collided with a work truck, sending 14 children and the driver to the hospital. None of the injuries sustained were life-threatening, and the other 34 children were relocated from the accident. The accident occured on July 30 at 9:00 a.m. on River road, near Newbridge Drive and Persimmon Tree […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Headlines from the 2018-2019 School Year

With today being the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students, MyMCMedia looks back at the headlines from the 2018-2019 school year. The year was marked by the assault scandal at Damascus High School, and a number of hate incidents. MyMCMedia coverage included a number of student achievers, whether they were excelling […]

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June 6, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Fine for Passing School Buses Now Permanently $500

Legislation that took effect June 1 permanently sets the fine at $500 for motorists caught passing school buses that have stopped to pick up or discharge students. The $500 level had been in place before the legislation, but was going to run out on June 30 and revert to $250. The bill makes the $500 […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Bus Attendant Charged for Fatal Hit-And-Run, Property Destruction

Police are charging a Clarksburg man with murder, assault, and property destruction. Muhammad Taha, 29, is currently at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center “on a no bond status.” Taha is bus attendant for Montgomery County Public Schools, who is currently on unpaid, administrative leave. Police say Taha was charged in connection “with crimes […]

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August 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

The Fine For Passing a Stopped School Bus Has Increased (VIDEO)

The start of the 2017-18 school year for students in Montgomery County Public Schools system is just days away and starting this school, drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus will pay a heftier fine. Maryland state law requires motorists to stop when the bus displays flashing red lights and remained stopped until the […]

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November 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Watkins Mill Elementary School Students Sent to Hospital After Pepper Spray Incident on Bus (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

UPDATED Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials are reporting that 14 Watkins Mill Elementary school students have been transported to a local hospital after a pepper spray incident that happened on a school bus Wednesday afternoon. According to Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, at a approximately 4 p.m. EMS personnel were dispatched for a inhalation emergency […]

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