Daily Archives: February 6, 2020

Teacher Shoved Student in School Hallway: Prince William Police

A Prince William County Public School teacher shoved a 13-year-old student in a school hallway, according to Prince William County police. The incident occurred Jan. 16 at Potomac Middle School, and an investigation conducted by police and Child Protective Services determined a verbal altercation started over a confiscated phone. The situation escalated when the student tried to get the phone…

Howard University Hospital Under New Management

Starting Feb. 17, Adventist HealthCare will manage Howard University Hospital for the next three years. In wards seven and eight the hospital’s reputation is not stellar, but it is the closest one to residents who live in the area. Howard University Hospital’s current safety grade rating is a D under the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, and over the past four…

Metro Details Precautions for Coronavirus

Metro activated its pandemic task force as a precaution for the coronavirus outbreak, however, it is only on level one out of four. This entails making sure Metro has enough resources like disinfectant to clean the system if a serious outbreak occurs. Metro said it’s in talks with local health departments as well. Metro Chief Safety Officer Theresa Impastato said…

Lawsuit: Violent Hazing Swept Under the Rug at Damascus High School

Coaches, teachers and administrators of Damascus High School failed to stop the school football team’s violent hazing ritual, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of four rape victims. The school football team’s tradition, called “brooming,†involved the forcible sodomizing of younger players with a broom, according to the lawsuit. The story made national headlines in 2018 when four 15-year-old…