Plastic cups spell out “Rockville Strong” at Rockville High School on March 23. (Brian Witte/Associated Press)

As a Rockville High School parent, I am and always have been confident in my child’s ability to receive a high-quality education in a safe environment. That was not changed by the alleged rape at the high school this month.

Most parents would agree that there is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our children; I believe that our principal and school administration share that feeling.

I am horrified by the manner in which our school community has been repeatedly threatened this week. Using a tragic attack on a child to fuel a xenophobic and hate-filled agenda has done nothing but undermine the safety of our already vulnerable community [“Md. rape case draws national attention,” Metro, March 22].

Fear-mongering and threats to people at our school do nothing but make our children feel unsafe.

I appreciate the outpouring of support I have seen within the Rockville community and hope that the victim and our families are allowed space to heal.

Beth N. Davis, Silver Spring