Montgomery County Public school students and staff members are being asked to wear Magruder High School’s colors – navy blue, grey, and white, on Tuesday to help unify the community after a 10th grade student was shot inside of the high school this past Friday.
Steven Alston Jr., a 17-year-old junior at Magruder High School, is facing charges of attempted 2nd degree murder, 1st degree assault, and possession of a dangerous weapon on school property, after allegedly shooting a fellow classmate in the school’s bathroom. Alston is currently being held without bond is expected to appear in court today, according to FOX5.
According to the Montgomery County Police Department, a privately manufactured firearm (ghost gun) was found inside the school, which is believed to be the gun used by Alston, Jr.
The 15-year-old victim remains in critical condition.
Tomorrow will be the first day back for students since the shooting, as today was a professional day for teachers.
— Magruder Colonels (@MagruderHS) January 23, 2022
@Northwest_Jags stand with Magruder! This Tuesday, Jan 25, we ask everyone to wear navy and white in solidarity. 🤍 🖤 #ColonelStrong #OneMCPS @nwhs_sga @AP_ews_NWJags @eddiepegues30 @ascienzo @MsB_NWJags @NWJagsAP pic.twitter.com/dSn8a6Yds3
— Scott E Smith (@NorthwestJags) January 23, 2022