school safety

February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Hosts ‘Safety and Security Conversations’ Series

Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) announced that it is hosting a series called “Safety and Security Conversations.” The first meeting was Thursday evening at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. It featured Ed Clarke, the chief safety officer for MCPS, and Dr. Christina Conolly, the director of […]

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December 6, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Springbrook High Student Arrested For Bringing Unloaded Handgun to School, Police Say

A 17-year-old from Silver Spring was arrested and charged for possessing of an unloaded handgun on school property, according to police. Police say the incident occurred on Tuesday at around 10 a.m. at Springbrook High School. That morning, administrative staff and security personnel received a tip about the incident. Therefore, they notified the School Resource Officer […]

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April 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gov. Hogan Signs School Safety Bill into Law

Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation Tuesday aimed to improve the safety in the State’s public schools. Sponsored by State Senator Katherine Klausmeier (D-Baltimore), the Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018 will increase funding designed to improve the safety of the State’s public schools. The bill, which goes into effect on June 1 this year, […]

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March 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hogan Submits $5 Million Supplemental Budget for School Safety Initiatives

Gov. Larry Hogan submitted a $5 million supplemental budget that would provide more funding for the Maryland Center for School Safety, according to a news release. Maryland’s Center for School Safety was established in 2013 with school districts,  law enforcement agencies, local government, community organizations and parents, tasked to provide comprehensive policy for school safety […]

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February 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hogan Unveils School Safety Initiatives

With the memory of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, still fresh, Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday revealed new efforts to enhance school safety and to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. “There is no more important job than keeping our citizens safe – especially our children,” Hogan said in a […]

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February 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith’s Statement on School Safety

In a letter sent out Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith responded to the increase in threats reported, including the arrest of a Clarksburg High School student for the possession of a loaded handgun. Smith’s letter comes approximately one week after the shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead. “School systems […]

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September 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with transit news – construction on the Purple Line light-rail project connecting Bethesda and New Carrollton is underway. There are also reports on Montgomery College greeting students as the fall semester begins, the future of early childhood programs in the county, Gaithersburg […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

State Superintendent Discusses School Security Concerns (VIDEO)

School security is a hot topic this year in Montgomery County after the arrest of two school security officers from Montgomery County Public Schools. “We certainly do take it very seriously,” said Karen Salmon, who is the State Superintendent of Schools in Maryland. In fact, Salmon who chairs the Maryland Center for School Safety, said her […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Superintendent Discusses Immigration Status of Suspect in Alleged Rape of Student (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith is speaking out for the first time following the alleged rape of a 14-year old Rockville High School student by two male students. During a news conference on Tuesday evening, Smith stated how some people are turning this incident into a political issue following reports that one […]

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March 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Superintendent Says Students’ Safety is Top Priority (VIDEO)

It remains unclear how a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School was allegedly raped by two male students during school hours. School officials notified the Montgomery County Police Department on Mar. 16 that an unidentified female student was sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom, according to a police statement. Two students were charged by police […]

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