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Chen attended Clarksburg High School in Montgomery County, Md. Courtesy of WTOP - Nick Ianelli
Chen attended Clarksburg High School in Montgomery County, Md.

Student brings loaded gun to school

Senior Alwin Chen, 18, was arrested at Clarksburg High School on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 2:20 pm, after he was found with a loaded 9mm handgun in his backpack, a knife in his pocket and a list of grievances against other students. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, police released a statement that they had searched Chen's home and found replica, non-explosive grenades and firing devices. Chen is being held without bond until his trial.

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Two students shot and wounded at General Mills High School

A male student shot two fellow students with a handgun at Great Mills High School on Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. before he was fatally wounded in a standoff with the school's resource officer.

Free SAT will be offered at Blair in April

A Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will be administered at Blair for all interested juniors free of cost on the morning of April 10. The free test is part of a county-wide program being piloted at various high schools to grant all students access to college entrance exams.

MoCo students participate in #National Walkout Day

Montgomery Blair High School students walked out of school to participate in #NationalWalkoutDay, joining students from across Montgomery County. The walkout culminated in 17 minutes of silence in front of the White House, after which they marched to the Capitol to listen to several speakers.

Heating issues cause problems in the winter months

Many classrooms in Blair, and other schools in Montgomery County, have reached extremely hot or cold temperatures in winter months due to faulty heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. This creates an uncomfortable learning environment for both teachers and students.

Discovery Communications to leave Silver Spring

Discovery Communications, the company behind Shark Week and Animal Planet, is relocating its global headquarters from Silver Spring, Md. to New York City in the latter half of 2019 to keep up with its advertisement partners and investors on Wall Street. Discovery will keep its government relations department in Maryland.
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