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Growing Threat of School Violence in Worcester County


After a press conference to address the growing threat of school violence in Worcester County, Maryland, Worcester County State's Attorney Kris Heiser and Worcester County Sheriff Matt Crisafulli released a video and some statistics to show how dangerous public schools have become. If anyone ever attended a school board meeting, Superintendent Lou Taylor, his administration, and most board members would have you to believe that everything is under control: "nothing to see here folks."


The statistical fact is, public schools have become more dangerous to students, teachers, and even parents and citizens who visit or attend extra-curricular events. This issue must be corrected, as government has an obligation to protect its citizens. Right now, there are obstructionists in the school refusing to cooperate with law enforcement to address school safety and its endangering citizens.


Worcester County Public Schools has seen a 67% increase in physical attacks on students, a 32% increase in verbal threats, 171% increase in fighting, and an increase of 225% physical attacks on staff by students.


You are far more likely to be assaulted in a Worcester County Public School than you are anywhere else in Worcester County. We watched teachers being assaulted, weapons seizures, violent fights occurring, and then we also discovered that law enforcement wasn’t being notified about many of these incidents, meaning the situation was worse than we even knew,” Heiser said. “If [WCPS doesn’t] address it, there will be more serious and harmful consequences to the students and teachers in Worcester County to come. - Kris Heiser, Worcester County State’s Attorney


The video below will give you a glimpse of what frequently occurs.


CAUTION: Video is graphic. Viewer discretion is advised.


Crime statistics below:





What can you do?


Remove your child from the public school system and seek an alternative.


Contact the officials below to express your concerns on school safety:




Fellows & Editors

February 28, 2024 - Copyright DelmarvaPTC.org 


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