Thursday, January 04, 2007

Weast being timed on reaction to gang violence

Let's see how quickly our contract-hunting superintendent sucks up to public concern about gangs, now that violence has hit Churchill High School.

In 2005, Montgomery County Police and some County Council members thought that MCPS wasn't taking the gang problem seriously.

The Gazette reported at the time that Montgomery County Council members questioned "how seriously Montgomery County Public Schools perceived the threat gangs presented to the county's young people."

Churchill Principal Joan Benz's letter to parents went out at 12:51 p.m. on January 4, 2007. We'll start our clock at that minute to see how long Superintendent Weast "discovers" the gang problem and brown-noses the public with some long-overdue tough talk.