Statement From Superintendent Jack Smith on Damascus High School Investigation

November 21, 2018

The State’s Attorney for Montgomery County has informed Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) that the charges against the students allegedly involved in the Oct. 31 incident at Damascus High School have been amended. Four of five students accused will be charged as adults and will also be charged with first-degree rape. One case remains in juvenile court.

MCPS continues to fully cooperate with the police investigation and will continue to provide support and resources for the Damascus High School community. Our thoughts are with the students, staff and all who have been affected.

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