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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A special education teacher in a Maryland high school has been charged with selling drugs on school property.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office tells The Daily Times of Salisbury that 51-year-old Monica Snee of Salisbury was arrested Tuesday. She is charged with possession of heroin, distribution of heroin and distribution of heroin on school property.

Donna Hanlin, superintendent of Wicomico County public schools, says the alleged drug sales took place in a parking lot behind Parkside High School.

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Wicomico County Public School system issued an explanation as to why it decided not to hold a moment of silence in the wake of an apparent suicide.

The school system did not identify the student by name but the Salisbury Daily Times reports that social media identified her as 14-year-old Kaitlyn Purnell.

The statement said that the schools have responded to her death with “counseling services, compassion and a willingness to listen.”

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A second alleged sexual assault has taken place in the Wicomico Public School system within the last two years – this time on the campus of James M. Bennett High School.

Unlike the previous assault this one was caught on a security camera in which a 15 year old female student is reportedly seen fighting off a male attacker.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the security camera prevented completion of the alleged assault.

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Smoke apparently set off a fire alarm at Parkside High School forcing students to evacuate the building.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the school administration sent out an email that saying that the smoke was the result an equipment problem.

The ATEX classes were canceled for today.

Students began returning after the incident was investigated.

There’s no video of Cameron Dashiell collapsing on Sunday on the Salisbury University campus.

Sgt. David Owens with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation told the Salisbury Daily Times that he had be seen riding his bike but then disappears from view.

Owens said no one was with 16 year-old Parkside High School student when he collapsed.

He was found by bystanders.

Authorities say there is no indication of any trauma and it’s believed that his death was medical related.

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Cameron “Bonzie” Dashiell’s death appears to be medically related with no signs of trauma.

That’s the preliminary conclusion of an autopsy after the Parkside High School Student collapsed Sunday near the Salisbury University campus.

He had been with two other friends on their bicycles at the time of this death.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that medical services were brought to the scene that afternoon and he was pronounced dead after being taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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18-year old Jocori Scarborough was convicted yesterday on all five counts involving the alleged rape of a 15 year old student on the campus of Parkside High School earlier this year.

In addition to second-degree rape a Wicomico County jury convicted him of false imprisonment, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and threatening a student.

On Monday the victim, a student from Wicomico High School who took a class at Parkside High, testified that he forced her to have sex with him.

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Today is the start of the trial of 18 year old Jocori Scarborough who has been charged with second-degree rape among other counts for allegedly assaulting a Parkside High School student last May.

The state has said it will introduce DNA evidence into the case along with a recovered handgun.

Scarborough is also charged with possession of a regulated firearm under the age of 21.

The case remains in Wicomico County Circuit Court despite defense efforts in late August to get the trial moved to a different jurisdiction because of the extensive media coverage.


A bond has been set again for 17-year old Jocori Scarborough who is charged with the alleged rape of a fellow 15 year old student at the Parkside High School.

Now it is higher at $250-thousand.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that if released he will be required to stay at his home in Delmar and can only leave to meet with his defense counsel.

In addition, Scarborough will not be allowed on the Parkside High campus or have any contact with the alleged victim.

The alleged rape is to have occurred in the hallway of the school on May 5th. 


The charges against 17-year old Jocori Scarborough have been reduced in the alleged rape of a fellow female 15 year old student at Parkside High School.

He now faces second degree rape, false imprisonment and second degree assault as well as possession of a fire arm by a minor among other charges.  

The first degree charges of rape, assault and kidnapping have been dropped.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello said those counts were dropped after reviewing the case.