KKK-Related Images Were Briefly Posted On A Damascus High School Review Page

Earlier this week, on Monday evening, multiple people on social media shared screenshots of KKK-related images that were posted on the review page for Damascus High School on Apple Maps. A search for the high school leads you to a page that allows users to read and write reviews for the searched location. In this case, a user uploaded the hate symbols under the reviews, which Apple pulls from Yelp.

In a message to the Damascus community, principal Kevin Yates wrote, “I was informed yesterday afternoon that an Internet app brings up hate symbols when Damascus High School is entered. I alerted MCPS Security and our Technology Specialists and was advised to go to the app and report the images as hate symbols and request that they be removed.” The symbols were removed less than 24 hours later.

According to a Washington Post report, “Other schools in Montgomery County Public Schools — such as Magruder High School, Northwest High School and Wheaton High School — have been inundated with images on Yelp that had nothing to do with the schools, including of screenshots of tweets about the game “Among Us” and other Internet memes.” Images can be flagged and reported for violating policies, which will lead to removal of any inappropriate images and the closure of the account that was responsible for posting them.

Recent Stories

We’re bringing basketball and volleyball to a court near you, Silver Spring! Check out these two social sport favorites starting up at Sligo Middle School this winter: Basketball on Mondays…

MCPS Systemwide Athletics Director Dr. Jeff Sullivan has been elected as the new president of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA).

Chick-fil-A in Germantown had plans to temporarily close its doors for approximately two weeks for renovations starting December 9th at 3pm, but those plans were pushed back during a December…

The last remaining Romano’s Macaroni Grill in the DMV is now expected to be replaced by Lazy Dog, according to a BizJournals report. Macaroni Grill, located at 5925 Kingstowne Towne…

So What Else Indoor Vintage Event

SATURDAY 12/9/23 Join us for the ultimate year-end celebration of art, vintage finds, and fashion at CNXN.WORLD's Art & Vintage Event! Sponsored by So What Else, Inc. We will be hosting a hygiene product drive as well! Please bring items like soap, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, and more to donate and make a difference. Sign up for a chance to WIN a $40 credit you can use towards any purchase at the event! We've got food, drinks, and more prizes during the event! Vendor Lineup: @thefoundrymd @poetic_sole @on2thenext_vntg @fleetwoodmarket @anatething @bimdayz @thriftlifeadvintage @yester_dayz @bratty_couture @camryncurtiss @crushthrifts @888deadgirl @ken_blendz @misfitbodega @mando.nc @mozartsthriftshop @seamslikenew @skuffstore @the.crucial.cookie @sowhatelsehelps Saturday, December 9th, 20231:30 PM to 6:00 PM4924 Wyaconda Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852. See you there!


Subscribe to our mailing list