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Opinion Wootton should take off the blinders

Police were called to investigate an incident in a locker room at Wootton High School in Montgomery County.
Police were called to investigate an incident in a locker room at Wootton High School in Montgomery County. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)
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Regarding the Nov. 4 Metro article “Wootton notifies parents of a locker room incident”:

Thomas S. Wootton High School, its football team, its administrators and its community need to take off their blinders. Yet another incident regarding the football team and an allegation of sexual misconduct was reported.

Wootton is playing down the situation. Those present were asked to destroy videos (i.e., evidence), and the principal limited a subsequent meeting to football parents. The school, and subsequently the media, reported that the incident was minor and that no criminal charges are likely. It’s not within the scope of the principal or her staff to investigate or to speak to any potential charges. Let those trained to investigate do their jobs.

I would not be comfortable sending my child — male or female — to the school.

Rosanne Hurwitz, Rockville

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