After the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl by two illegal immigrants at Rockville High School in Maryland, the local school district superintendent has accused outraged parents of xenophobia and racism over their anger.
According to officials, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian and 17-year-old Jose Montano forced the teenage girl into a boys bathroom where they brutally raped her. It has been revealed by attorney Andrew Jezic that Sanchez-Milian and Montano are illegal immigrants who had once been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement but were released into the U.S. where they flew to Maryland to attend school as freshmen — with the full awareness of ICE.
Naturally, parents are outraged over the rape and are asking questions about how the two alleged attackers were even allowed to attend the school in the first place.
And Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is none too happy. He blasted immigration enforcement and Montgomery County Public Schools in an interview with WTTG-TV: "Why is an 18-year-old man in a class with 13- or 14-year-old girls? Why was his status not known to those folks? Why was he allowed to enter the country after he was picked up for illegally crossing the border — both of them? So there are a lot of questions."
"My biggest concern is the Montgomery County School System and their lack of cooperation and the lack of information they've been providing," Hogan continued. "Not only have they refused to provide any information to us, but they've refused to provide information to the state Board of Education, which specifically requested more information."
The outrage by the community, however, is being greeted by the Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith with accusations of racism. In a letter obtained by Townhall.com, Smith said that too many have "crossed the line" with their calls and emails.
"While I know this tragic incident has become part of a national political debate, I want to remind community members that the lives of real students have been forever affected," Smith saidt in an email Thursday morning. "While many have chosen to engage civilly in the conversation, far too many have crossed the line with racist, xenophobic calls and emails. MCPS is working with law enforcement to identify those who are making threats toward our students and schools. This behavior will not be tolerated in our community."
As Fox News's Tucker Carlson points out, "To Dr. Jack R. Smith, the worst crime imaginable is not sexual violence against a child, but naughty language he considers 'intolerant.'"
Smith had previously defended illegal students in his school system despite the rape, saying, "It is wholly and entirely inappropriate for any of us, anytime, anywhere to say that we are going to deprive a 6-year-old, an 8-year-old, a 12-year-old, a 14-year-old, a 15- and 18-year-old of an education because a horrible incident happened last Thursday in one of our schools.”