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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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

During Assembly, Sidwell Friends Students Project Swastikas, Racial Slurs

It has seemingly become commonplace. Yet another instance of racism and antisemitism occurred at Sidwell Friends High School in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. During a large assembly meeting, the school played a game of Kahoot. Kahoot is an educational trivia game where questions and prompts are projected on a large screen; students can choose a username […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Discovers Swastika in Bathroom at Bannockburn Elementary School

Kate Bradley, the principal of Bannockburn Elementary School in Bethesda, emailed parents Wednesday about a swastika and curse word found drawn inside a boys bathroom stall. According to Bradley, the “a 5th grade patrol” officer discovered the expletive and antisemitic symbol Tuesday in the bathroom located in Green Hallway, which is primarily for 4th and 5th-grade […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Says Schools Are Not ‘Desensitized’ to Hate

Jack Smith, the superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, addressed the recent acts of hate that have occurred in the high schools. Since December, there have been four known instances of hate at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, and Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. Richard Montgomery’s principal confirmed that in January, the school […]

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January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Richard Montgomery High School Confirms Two Hate Crimes in One Month

Richard Montgomery High School emailed parents this weekend about two hate crimes that occured on school grounds over the course of a month. The most recent incident involved a swastika that was spray painted in orange on “the side of a school building facing the stadium.” In the letter sent to families, Kiera Butler, Richard […]

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June 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from June 2-8

Not much happy news in this week’s top 10 stories: a fatal accident, a double homicide, a toddler’s drowing. Here’s the list:

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June 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Swastika Found Drawn on Desk of Quince Orchard High School

A swastika was found drawn in pencil on a desk at Quince Orchard High School on Thursday, prompting a telephone message from the principal to the school’s parents. Carol Working, the principal, said a teacher washed off the swastika as soon as it was discovered at the start of the day. The student who drew […]

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February 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus High Principal Sends Letter on Racism

The Damascus High School principal sent home a notice Tuesday describing swastikas drawn on school papers and students’ racist remarks in attempts at humor. “I want to be clear with our students and families — these actions will not be tolerated. I expect students to show respect for one another and for all members of […]

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December 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Swastika Drawn on Quince Orchard High School Restroom Wall

Montgomery County police are investigating an incident involving a swastika drawn on the wall of a boys restroom at Quince Orchard High School. According to police, a visitor at the school discovered the drawing Tuesday morning. Police Spokesperson Rebecca Innocenti said the symbol was written in pen on a tile. Quince Orchard High School Principal Carole […]

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December 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Burtonsville Vandalism (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police are investigating a vandalism that happened at a residence in Burtonsville on Nov. 30. According to police, officers responded to a home located at the 3000 block of Spencerville Road at approximately 6:25 a.m. for a reported vandalism. Preliminary investigation revealed that the homeowner discovered swastikas, the word “racist”, and other derogatory […]

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