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Fire Breaks out when 3 transformers blow at Prince George’s Hospital, gunman opens fire in Beltsville, Applications for District 9 School Board seat, former Anne Arundel County teacher caught on camera going OFF on a student and is now a teacher in Prince George’s County

Three transformers caught fire inside the Prince George’s County Hospital‘s boiler room causing major damage.  This fire took place around 7:30pm Thursday Sept. 5th during a power outage in the Cheverly area.  Word from Pepco is that the hospital has to complete ongoing repairs to their systems before they can flip their switch and restore power to the hospital.  Elective and routine surgeries are postponed while the Prince George’s County Hospital is running on power generators. 

Some nut rolled up on a group of what looks to be young people at a Beltsville strip mall and just started shooting. Please see the video below.  Maybe you recognize the locs, the walk, the clothing. Something.   On September 3, 2013, at about 1:20 am,  the police were called to the 11400 block of Cherry Hill Road. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect got out of a car and began shooting at a group of men standing outside of a strip mall. No one was hurt. The car is described as a blue four-door sedan.  Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Northern Region at 301-699-2601. 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 and submit a tip online.

School ClassroomDistrict 9 is in need of a board of education representative.  County Executive Baker is taking applications until September 19th.  This is the second position vacated since passage of the Prince George’s County – School System – Academic Revitalization and Management Effectiveness Initiative (Bill 1107).  The District 9 school board seat was vacated by Donna Hathaway BeckThe application is available from the Prince George’s County School Board website or the County Administration Building upon request.  Applications should be mailed to Office of the County Executive, County Administration Building 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772-3050 or emailed to Courtney Glass at All applications must be postmarked by close of business Thursday, September 19, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Each application will be evaluated and referred to the County Executive for consideration. For questions or additional information, please contact

Latesha Blue
Latesha Blue

Wow.  I’ve listened to and watched most of this video.  This teacher,  Latesha Blue, got into a classroom confrontation with a student named Michaela and then with the rest of the classroom.  The mere fact that she is in confrontation with the class means she lost.  The teacher lost all professional control.  Some quotes from Latesha Blue taken from the video:  “You wanna be a grown woman, act like a grown and shut your mouth when someone is talking. That’s what a grown woman do.”   “Everybody at the School Board knows me..from Dr. Maxwell on down… I have a great reputation.”   Blue said to the other classroom students, “Don’t make me go off on you. I will call your mama and daddy.”  “I’m done talking to you.  If any of you that knows the truth about what happened then you come and talk to me.”   One student said that the teacher, Latesha Blue, and student were both equally wrong and faulted the teacher for telling Michaela she’s acting like a little girl when Ms. Blue, in fact, is also acting like a little girl.  Ouch.
The entire video is disturbing.  One little boy can be seen twerking while an adult who is taping or just in the background chants, “go John,” this just after making a comment about how “fresh” another students athletic shoes are.  Just wow.  I see why my friends are spending so much to send their children to private schools.  Don’t get me wrong, my heart goes out to educators all over this country but you cannot come at these children as if they are the children in your family.

The Capital Gazette reported that Latesha Blue is now a teacher in Hyattsville at Nicholas Orem Middle School.  “Blue was put on leave from Anne Arundel County Public Schools in February after a nearly 14-minute video surfaced online of her yelling at a student in class. She remained on leave until leaving the school system July 1, schools spokesman Bob Mosier said.  Mosier would not discuss the details of Blue’s departure.  At the time of the incident, school officials admonished Blue’s behavior.  “This behavior is inconsistent with that which we expect of our educators, and our school system is addressing this matter quickly,” Arundel Middle Principal Yolanda Clark said in a Feb. 7 letter to parents.
Blue had been employed by the county school system since August 2007.  She worked at Arundel Middle since August of 2010.”


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