Post robbery story disputed by school officials

Dec. 13, 2002, midnight | By Kevin Fang | 21 years, 6 months ago

A report in the Thu Dec 12 issue of the Washington Post stated that a Blair student was robbed in a school bathroom on Nov 15 and threatened to be shot. School officials claim that the story is false.

The statement from the Montgomery Extra Crime Watch is reprinted below:

MONTGOMERY BLAIR HIGH SCHOOL, noon, Nov. 15. A male in a men's bathroom demanded cash from a 16-year-old student and said he would shoot the boy if he turned around. The boy handed over cash and the robber left.
According to Security Team Leader Edward Reddick, the student lied about the whole incident. The student ran into legal trouble with the police and at that time, created the apocryphal story. "The student involved who was supposedly the victim was disciplined for something by the police," Reddick said. "He made that report after the fact."

The school conducted an investigation about the situation, which revealed that, "the incident did not occur as stated. The real situation is an entirely different set of circumstances," Reddick said.

Reddick was not at liberty to reveal further details about the situation other than that the student was disciplined by the school, but not expelled.

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