Worcester County Sheriff's Office

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WORCESTER COUNTY, MD - Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser and Sheriff Matt Crisafulli have issued a joint statement on the Board of Education’s response to their ongoing student safety concerns.

“After waiting for over a month to receive any response, it is now abundantly clear that school officials plan to take no meaningful action to resolve the specific concerns law enforcement detailed for them during their presentation on October 4th,” the statement reads. 

The response is the latest development in a continuing dialogue with the Worcester County Board of Education regarding school safety. As WBOC’s Kyle Orens has previously reported, Heiser has alleged the BOE has not been notifying law enforcement on certain incidents in schools. 

The BOE said in a prior statement that little could be agreed upon between law enforcement and their executive team following a series of meetings.

In this latest statement in the war of words, Heiser and Crisafulli claim the Board has not laid out any plans to address their questions about school safety.

“Unfortunately for the community, but perhaps unsurprisingly, school officials are once again outright denying that school safety issues exist, even after having been confronted with direct evidence and concrete examples,” Heiser’s and Crisafulli’s joint statement goes on to say.

Both the Worcester Sheriff and State’s Attorney say they remain dissatisfied with student safety in the County are discussing law enforcement options. Community updates will be provided, according to their statement.

This is a developing story. WBOC’s Kyle Orens will have more in October 25th’s 6 p.m. broadcast.