Man admits he used box cutter to kill Gaithersburg convenience store clerk

A man has been found not criminally responsible for killing a 7-Eleven employee with a box cutter four years ago in Gaithersburg. Shaun King admitting to killing Abdul Ghaffar, 63. On Friday in a Montgomery County courtroom, King told Ghaffar’s family members that he hadn’t been taking his medications when he carried out the attack. A judge committed King to a maximum-security psychiatric hospital in Jessup. [WTOP]

Gubernatorial candidate says Madaleno “prances” around Annapolis

Two Maryland gubernatorial candidates are clashing over a statement that describes one of them as prancing around rather than acting in his capacity as a lawmaker. Alec Ross said he will accomplish things as governor, as oppsed to his opponent, a state senator who “prances around Annapolis talking.” The campaign of State Sen. Richard Madaleno, who is gay, said the comment was “poor and insensitive” and acted as a dog whistle. Ross, who has an openly gay running mate, has said he was not talking about Madaleno’s sexuality and said his words were misconstrued. [Washington Post]

D.C.-area school officials oppose arming teachers


School leaders from around the D.C. region are expressing opposition to arming teachers. Montgomery County’s school board has passed a resolution against the idea of encouraging states to train some teachers and other school staff to carry firearms. Arlington’s school board has also voiced opposition to the idea, as have officials from Alexandria and Howard counties. Many school districts in the region are taking a look at safety measures in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. [Washington Post]

Cloudy, wet weather to start the week

There is a slight chance of rain in the area before 10 a.m., and the skies will stay mostly cloudy throughout the day. Temperatures will climb to about 52 degrees, falling to 41 degrees overnight, according to the National Weather Service.  


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