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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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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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April 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus Assistant Principal On Leave After DWI

Maniya Jules, an assistant principal at Damascus High School, has been put on “extended personal leave” effective April 1, according to a letter emailed home from Principal Casey Crouse. “We are in the process of identifying a qualified professional to act in her role while she is on leave. I will send a follow-up communication […]

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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 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Man Arrested for Threatening Judge, School (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks provides an update on the incident that closed Falls Road at I-270 on  Thursday. A tweet from police says the man threatened to harm a county judge. WJLA is reporting that a man was arrested for making threats against several locations, including a day care center. .@mcfrs just drove robot down […]

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June 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Families, Friends, and Residents Remember Teens Killed in Tragic Accident at Vigil (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Police continue to investigate a fatal Damascus car accident that killed three Clarksburg High School teens on Tuesday. Last night, families, friends and residents mourned the tragic loss of Jacob Dennis, Patrick Shifflet, and Cary Greene at a vigil held at Difference Makers Church in Damascus. Friends and family spoke at the vigil. According to a […]

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