The Montgomery County Police Department has launched a special detail at a Maryland high school over a “credible threat” that MS-13 is seeking “revenge” against at least one student.
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The violent and notorious gang is extremely active in the state.
The threat of retaliation against students at Albert Einstein High School comes after a large fist fight at the school last week that involved a member of the gang.
“On Monday – and again Tuesday – the special police detail strategically placed 4D officers on and off school property during the 55-minute lunch period and afternoon dismissal,” WJLA reports.
NEW: MoCo Police have formed a special detail at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, Md. amid a “credible threat” that MS-13 is seeking revenge against at least one student there, police sources tell me.
The detail is using 4D officers during the lunch hour and dismissal. pic.twitter.com/xeQXJBRwz3
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) October 29, 2019
“Are you out here because of the gang stuff,” one student asked ABC7 during afternoon dismissal while the station was at the school reporting on the story. “Everyone in school knows about it.”
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The student provided the station with a video of the altercation, which showed “around 15 male students taunting and fighting one another on an athletic field.”
Principal Christine Handy sent an email to parents and guardians about the fight, saying that such behavior “won’t be tolerated.”
“I am writing to inform you about a serious incident that occurred today, [Friday] October 25,” Handy wrote. “There was an altercation between two large groups of students during lunch. Our security staff and SRO quickly responded to the incident and the Montgomery County Police Department was contacted to provide additional support. The officers responded to the school and quickly addressed the incident to restore order.”
Though the police have said the threat is credible, the school district is denying that there is a problem.
“A student at a different school informed staff at his school that he had heard that their may be a fight at Einstein,” MCPS spokesman Derek Turner said in an email to ABC7. “The school informed Einstein HS. Out of an abundance of caution, Einstein engaged school security and the SRO who engaged other MCPD officers.”
Last year, Democrats defended the notorious gang after President Donald Trump referred to them as “animals.”
The White House responded to the criticism with a statement explaining the threat the gang poses, stating that “the violent animals of MS-13 have committed heinous, violent attacks in communities across America.”
“At the State of the Union in January 2018, President Trump brought as his guests Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas, the parents of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas. Police believe these young girls were chased down and brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members on Long Island, New York, in 2016,” the statement read.
It went on to state that Suffolk County Police Commissioner said that the “murders show a level of brutality that is close to unmatched.” Nearly 40 percent of all murders in his county between January 2016 and June 2017 were tied to MS-13.
“In Maryland, MS-13’s animals are accused of stabbing a man more than 100 times and then decapitating him, dismembering him, and ripping his heart out of his body. Police believe MS-13 members in Maryland also savagely beat a 15-year-old human trafficking victim. The MS-13 animals used a bat and took turns beating her nearly 30 times in total,” the statement continued.
The extremely brutal transnational gang’s motto is “aata, roba, viola, controla’”(Kill, steal, rape, control), yet Democratic pundits and politicians feigned outrage that Trump would dare to “dehumanize” them.”
“In January 2017, MS-13 members were charged with killing and hacking up a teenager in Nassau County. MS-13’s animals reportedly saw the murder as a way to boost their standing in the gang. In April 2017, police believe four young men were brutally murdered by MS-13 animals on Long Island. One victim was a young man in town visiting family during an Easter week vacation. Just last month, in April 2018, MS-13 reportedly called for its members on Long Island to kill a cop for the sake of making a statement,” the White House noted.
The White House concluded the statement by asserting that “President Trump’s entire Administration is working tirelessly to bring these violent animals to justice.”