April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Hires External Firm to Investigate Damascus Sexual Assault Case

Montgomery County Public Schools published a letter that Superintendent Jack Smith emailed to the Damascus high school community on Sunday. The letter is about how MCPS is cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation into alleged rapes and violent assaults at Damascus, and they’ve also hired an external firm to internally investigate the school and football team […]

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November 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus’ Varsity Game Against Century Was Clouded By the JV Team’s Controversy

Damascus’ varsity football team maintained its winning streak last night, beating Century High School 42-3. The varsity team’s victory came as the school and the community dealt with the fallout from rape allegations involving the junior varsity team. During the day on Friday, the school received a “concerning call,” threatening administrators if the varsity game […]

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November 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Three Damascus High Students Charged for Hazing Incident

Update, 2:40 p.m.: The Damascus High School hazing incident from Oct. 31 has brought rape charges against three students, a Montgomery County police statement said. The boys face two charges of second-degree rape and two counts of attempted second-degree rape, police said. Police have identified four victims. The assaults took place in a male locker […]

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