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More suspects sought after first arrest in dice game shootings of PGCPS Student.

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Police arrested 22-year-old Bravon Freeman of Southeast D.C.

PRINCE GEORGE’S CO., MD. According to WUSA9 , there are still a whole lot of questions about two apparently connected shootings this weekend in Capitol Heights.

Police have just arrested Bravon Freeman, 22, but they’re still looking for one or two more suspects in the same shooting.

Freeman’s arrest is in the second shooting of Todd Webb, 14, a freshman from Suitland High School. Police are still looking for the suspect or suspects who shot into a crowd just a few minutes earlier.

Police say dozens of people were gathered around a dice game in Capitol Heights very early Sunday morning. They say one or two people walked up and opened fire.

Four people were hit and injured. Brian Davis, 18, a star athlete at Roosevelt High in D.C., was killed.

Minutes later, police say Freeman grabbed a gun and shot Webb, a teenager who dreamed of playing pro football. After shooting Webb, police say Freeman ran into his apartment for a second and then came back out and started beating the mortally wounded teen.

“Mr. Freeman was identified on the scene as responsible for the second shooting,” said Maj. Robert Brewer, commander of the Criminal Investigation Division.

Police immediately arrested Freeman and took him to headquarters for questioning.

What’s still unclear is who killed Davis and shot and injured the other four people. The teen’s friends and family say that first shooting may have been revenge after a fight that took place even earlier.

“I understand there was a fight earlier,” said a friend. “A 14-year-old and a 19-year-old fighting. The 14-year-old got the best of the 19-year-old, so the 19-year-old came back to retaliate and shot up the place.”

What is clear is that two families of teenagers are grieving and looking for answers. “My heart is real heavy. He always told me a good joke to keep me smiling.”

Court records show Freeman had just had charges dropped against him days earlier in D.C. He’d been charged as a felon in possession of a firearm. Days after getting out of the D.C. jail, again a felon in possession of a gun, police say he shot and killed a high school freshman who had his whole life ahead of him.

They have charged Freeman with first and second degree murder. He’s being held without bond.

A gofundme page has been set up for Todd Webb. His sister told the press he wanted to be a police officer. Click this link to help his family. 

Another gofundme page has been set up for Brian Davis who lived in Northwest Washington D.C. and attended Roosevelt Senior High School.  Click this link to help his family as well.

Finally, another gofundme page for (Allyssa Banks) who was murdered recently at Largo is still in progress. Anything to help these kids rest in peace will be appreciated by their families. We covered her sad story here. >>>Click this link to help her family.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

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In loving memory – Brian Davis, 18 (left) and Todd James Webb Jr (right), were pronounced dead on the scene.

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In loving memory Allyssa Banks – She was shot dead by someone she knew

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PGCPS teens threaten mass shooting at PGCPS schools.

The Prince George’s County Police Department will be stationing additional officers at schools Monday after a threat circulated on social media over the weekend.

Police said officers would be sent to Bladensburg High School, Charles H. Flowers High School, William Wirt Middle School and Kenmoore Middle School out of an “abundance of caution” in response to a threat naming those schools.

The threat appeared to hint at a shooting attack on teachers and students at several Prince George’s County Schools and was shared on a number of social media platforms.

 Prince George’s County Schools tweeted Sunday that they were aware of the threat and that law enforcement was investigating. Police later confirmed that additional police would be present at schools out of an abundance of caution.

A spokeswoman for the school system declined to provide further details when reached by phone Sunday.

Police said other officers would periodically visit county schools not named in the threat.

Elizabeth Seton High School, a private school near Bladensburg High School, will be closed Monday due to the threat, the school’s president Sister Ellen Marie Hagar told the press on Sunday.

Part of the post causing anxiety was shared on facebook by Mr. Charles Dash Payne to alert the public in good faith. “If you see something, say something!” ….and that’s what he did. We Thank him for that.

(See tweets below)

This story is developing. Stay with PGCPSMESS, Reform Sasscer and pgparents blogs for the latest.
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Pr. George’s students punished for wearing pink…

…not uniforms, for Breast Cancer Month

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About 75 students at Friendly High School in Prince George’s County who supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink shirts were given in-school suspensions Friday for violating the school’s uniform policy.

Students said they were sent to a classroom and told that they would receive an unexcused absence and zeros for their classes. But Max Pugh, a spokesman for the school system, said the students would be excused for missing class and would be able to make up any missed work.

Raynah Adams, principal of the Fort Washington school, told the students Tuesday that they could not hold their annual “Pink Out” because it would violate the uniform policy and there were security concerns, the students said.

But on Friday, a number of students showed up wearing pink shirts, pink sweaters and, in some cases, pink ribbons painted on their cheeks. Students estimated that 20 percent of the school population participated, but that figure could not be confirmed. >>> Read More Washington Post

OPINION.

Any principal who lock-steps behind regulations and cannot encourage student support for righteous causes –especially for the young women in this particular school–is a principal who needs to be replaced. This was reprehensible on the part of the school.  Many of the Schools in PG county are still run by little Hitlers and connected to powerful friends.  And of course the students are aware of it.  In this case, it does teach a valuable life lesson.  Our experience has been when schools have a uniform policy, they always have dress down days, spirit wear days, St. Patrick’s green wear day and dress up days.  What’s the problem with having a “breast cancer awareness day?”

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