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Recent Crime News
Monday Dec 22 | via Patch.com
A man barricaded himself in a Gaithersburg house, then reportedly tried to provoke police into shooting him during a standoff that ended peacefully Sunday night. The incident began when a Germantown woman called 911 about 7:15 p.m. Dec. 21 to report that her husband, Jeffrey Allan Flaherty, had threatened to kill her and her family members. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 10 | via Gazette.net
We're seeing evidence of this in Montgomery County Public Schools, as the district tries to clean up fuzzy, conflicting guidelines for handling sexual abuse allegations. This murkiness is having real-world repercussions. Comment?
Friday Dec 5 | via Gazette.net
A former principal of a Gaithersburg middle school where a substitute teacher is accused of groping a girl in 2004 said he has no recollection of investigating the allegation. Charging documents filed last month indicate that the Forest Oak Middle School student, who is not named, told her mother in 2004 that the teacher touched her several times, including on her thighs and buttocks. Comment?
Thursday Dec 4 | via Patch.com
Two weeks after new sex abuse charges were filed against a former substitute teacher who had worked at 20 Montgomery County Public Schools since the fall of 2013, investigators held a press conference Thursday urging additional victims to contact police. The school system early in November notified parents that it continued to look into the employment record of Jose Pineda, 50, of Gaithersburg, the teacher who was arrested for inappropriate contact with students at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown. Comment?
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