Friday, October 20, 2006

Judge: MCPS sports-crime policy a 'disgrace'

A Montgomery County judge singled out MCPS and the school board for the policy of letting an armed robber play for a second public school team after the principal of his own school wanted him expelled.

"I think a lot of the citizens feel the same way, that it's a disgrace to the public education system in the county for the school board or the principal or whoever is in charge to allow him to play football," Judge Paul H. Weinstein said at the sentencing hearing of a county high school athlete who was convicted of armed robbery. The Washington Post carries the story.