School officials at William Wirt Middle School found a threat against a teacher, and weapons in a student’s backpack, but parents only found out about it from school officials after the press began investigating.
By Anna-Lysa Gayle/ABC7
RIVERDALE, Md. (ABC7) — Parents got a robocall and a letter from Prince George’s County Public Schools on Wednesday evening, weeks after a middle school student was found with a BB gun, brass knuckles and a pocket knife.
“I’m kind of mad that they didn’t say anything sooner,” parent Wilma McClearn said.
According to Principal Rhonda Simley, the weapons were inside a student’s backpack at William Wirt Middle School.
The backpack was found on Jan. 10 on school grounds following dismissal.
Simley went on to apologize for not informing students and parents sooner.
“It is always my intent to keep you updated on school safety issues in a timely and transparent manner,” Simley said in her letter. “I assure you that your child’s safety remains our first priority.”
“Seems like recently there has kind of been a lot of stuff going on,” McClearn said.
Parents were also on edge earlier this month, when Prince George’s county police arrested Willliam Wirt middle school teacher Gregory Hollins for solicitation of a prostitute at a hotel in the county.
Principal Rhonda Simley – She stated “It is always my intent to keep you updated on school safety issues in a timely and transparent manner,” Simley said in her letter. “I assure you that your child’s safety remains our first priority.”
Schools interim CEO Dr. Monica Goldson failed to respond about the incident, or about transparency. She is accused of facilitating a big web of conflict of interest and cover ups including public corruption within the schools. According to personnel familiar with the issues. The Union executives are part of the scheme which is driven by Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel (ASASP), Prince George’s County Education Association (PGCEA) and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). If Monica really wants to do something, she needs to investigate when she had oversight as COO. That’s when the real corruption was happening which is being covered up. It’s amazing that she is starting when Wesley took over. LOL!! He walked into the corruption, or did he? But if he did not do anything to correct it, then he is just as guilty. Members of the public are asked to demand Monica Goldson resigns at the earliest opportunity.
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