Montgomery Blair High School Principal Renay Johnson sent a letter to parents and students today letting them know that a relative of the 16 year old charged with stabbing a fellow student at the school on Monday, was arrested this morning for bringing a weapon on campus.
“Dear Montgomery Blair High School Families,
The purpose of this message is to update you on yesterday’s serious incident. The student who sustained injuries from the stabbing has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. We wish him well in his recovery and have extended support to his family.
It is unfortunate that I have to inform you of a second serious incident. A student, a relative of yesterday’s suspect, violated school policy by bringing a weapon on campus today. In following school safety and security protocols, a self-search was conducted and a knife was recovered. The student’s family was informed and he was taken into custody by Montgomery County Police.
As you know, safety and security are my top priorities. Today, out of an abundance of caution, Montgomery County Police is on campus to support school security efforts in ensuring a safe environment. In addition to our school counselors, central office counselors are here to support staff and students too.
I want to share the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) handout on talking to children about violence. It is in the link below and it is translated into multiple languages as well. https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-safety-and- crisis/schoo]-violence-resources/talking-to-children- about-violence-tips-for-parents-and-teachers
As I shared with students and staff this morning, if you see something, say something which has supported our efforts in ensuring a safe campus. A caring and supportive community is the Blair way. If you have any questions, please contact us at 240-740-7200. Sincerely, Renay Johnson.”
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