Important Update Regarding MCPS Bus Driver Etienne Kabongo

August 31, 2018

This message is an update to Superintendent Jack Smith's August 6, 2018 letter regarding the arrest of MCPS bus operator Etienne Kabongo, known by some as “Mr. Steve.” 

On Thursday, August 30, 2018, Mr. Kabongo was indicted on 14 counts of sexual abuse stemming from his contact with four students on his bus route from May through July of 2018. These indictments include the charges identified in Dr. Smith’s Aug. 6 message.

As Superintendent Smith noted in his letter, MCPS is disgusted and disappointed in the alleged behavior of Mr. Kabongo. He is no longer employed with MCPS and remains incarcerated. 

As previously shared, MCPS has created a document identifying the list of schools that Mr. Kabongo served. The document can be found here.

If you or your child have any information that may be helpful to the investigation, please call the Special Victims Investigations Division of the Montgomery County Police Department at 240-773-5400.

Additionally, MCPS has a dedicated response telephone line for school-related questions regarding Mr. Kabongo. The number for this telephone line is 240-740-3214.

Montgomery County Public Schools

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