Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WTOP: Parents furious over school's handling of sex assault

Earlier - 11/5/2014, 12:31pm ET
DAMASCUS, Md. -- Some had tears in their eyes, others shook their heads in disbelief as furious mothers and fathers shouted questions and interrupted Louise Worthington Wednesday morning.
Worthington, the principal of John T. Baker Middle School in Damascus, hosted a meeting, trying to explain why it took nearly a month to tell parents about an alleged crime that occurred inside the school.
"I want you to know that it was a professional investigation that was conducted by the Montgomery County police," Worthington said.
A temporary worker who was fixing cameras at the school Oct. 6 is accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl on the buttock in a hallway.
The 44-year old suspect, John Epps Jr., of Fort Washington, Maryland, was arrested and charged with a fourth-degree sex offense.
School officials withheld all information about the incident until Monday of this week, and only after reports surfaced in the media.

1 comment:

  1. Is it MCPS policy to have "temporary employees" roam unescorted inside a school?


If your comment does not appear in 24 hours, please send your comment directly to our e-mail address:
parentscoalitionmc AT