MCPS Students and Staff Encouraged to Wear Navy Blue, Grey, and White on Tuesday to Show Support for Magruder High School

by Patrick Herron

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.


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