The 17-year-old boy Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) accused of shooting and killing another PGCPS teen has been arrested.
Chet Markland Jarret Jr. of Lothian, Maryland, has been charged as an adult in the murder of 17-year-old Jajuan McRae.
Investigators believe Jarret and McRae got into a fight in the 4300 block of Rockport Lane in Glenn Dale on Aug 21, 2015. When officers arrived to the area just before 10 p.m., they found McRae suffering from gunshot wounds. He died a short time later at an area hospital.
Police say Jarrett was arrested Wednesday. He has been charged with first- and second-degree murder.
As reported previously in this blog, fights among PGCPS youth are out of control and something needs to be done to change the tide. On or around August 15th, 2015, another PGCPS student Joseph Titus Ayobami Abariko was shot dead at Largo in similar circumstances.
It’s time for CEO Kevin Maxwell and the Board of Education for Prince George’s County to walk the walk and show leadership on these issues. One life lost to senseless violence is one too many-especially if it could have been prevented.