Rumors of Shooting at Esperanza Middle School are False

March 21, 2019

After receiving multiple calls and emails from parents, SMNEWSNET was able to obtain the following email that was sent to parents of students at Esperanza Middle School.

Good evening Esperanza Middle School Community –

We have been receiving inquiries in regards to rumors referencing a potential shooting at EMS. Once we were made aware of these rumors, we immediately began working with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an investigation. At this time, there have not been any substantiated threats against EMS. Please continue your vigilance and alert us to any information you may encounter. If you see something, say something and remember to REPORT IT, DON’T REPEAT IT.

Thank you

3 Responses to Rumors of Shooting at Esperanza Middle School are False

  1. Anonymous on March 22, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Maybe if SMNEWSNET had the word “Potential” preceding the word “Shooting” in the title of this article this wouldn’t look like cheap sensationalism on their part, ya think?

  2. Anonymous on March 22, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Maybe if the County had some sense and wouldn’t blast the newspapers and social media with ‘rememberance’ of what happened a year ago at GMHS, kids would not feel the need to try to repeat it even in words…If you want this stuff to stop then stop bringing it up every chance you get and remember that children are impressionable and when they see everyone ‘remembering’ something like this, they want to give everyone something to “remember” as well…no matter how bad….just food for thought.

    • Anonymous on March 22, 2019 at 2:08 pm

      Burying the stories about history tends to have history repeat itself.

      If we could stop treating people like precious little snowflakes and get them to toughen up a little, then maybe they will start taking responsibility for their own actions instead of blaming something that happened 100-200 years ago.

      Your parents treated you like crap? Sorry about that, but if you choose to use that as a crutch you will never rise to your potential.

      It’s your life. How you live it is your choice kids, nobody elses.