Friday, December 14, 2012
"Such violence directed toward anyone is unspeakable – aimed at little children all the more so," County Executive Isiah Leggett said in a statement.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett released a statement Friday afternoon in response to a mass shooting at a Newtown, CT, elementary school. Montgomery County police increased presence around schools at dismissal time Friday afternoon “for the comfort of the community." Leggett joined parents, teachers and police officials in expressing sadness and horror. Leggett's words: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families touched by the senseless slaughter perpetrated today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. “Such violence directed toward anyone is unspeakable – aimed at little children all the more so. There is no point in trying to make sense of it for it makes no sense. “Ralph Waldo Emerson once said…
Although there's no indication of any threat in Montgomery County, police were visible at schools Friday "for the comfort of the community."
Montgomery County police increased presence around schools at dismissal time Friday afternoon “for the comfort of the community” following a mass shooting at a Newtown, CT, elementary school. School and police officials, and parents expressed sadness and horror in response to the event. Susan Burkinshaw, a Germantown mother of three, seemed to express what other parents were feeling at the news that a gunman shot and killed 20 children Friday morning: "I have been crying listening to WTOP all day. I finally had to turn the news off. Can't wait to get home from work to hug my kids." Police Chief Thomas Manger spoke with Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, said …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The victim is conscious and breathing.
A suspect is in custody in a shooting at Coolidge High School, across the Takoma Park border in Takoma, D.C., according to an NBC 4 Washington report. The victim, an 18-year-old male, was shot in the leg, but is conscious and breathing, according to the report. The shooting happened in the school's rear parking lot.