Fire officials said a woman walking in the parking lot of the Prince George’s County school was fatally struck by a maintenance van. The vehicle was backing up at the time of the accident.
The accident happened shortly after 11 a.m. Investigators did not immediately identify the woman’s relationship to the school.
Monday was a scheduled teacher planning day. There were no classes held and no students present at the time of the accident.
All embattled superintendent of schools Dr William Hite Jr could say was, “On behalf of the Prince George’s County Public Schools community, I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the family of the victim involved in this tragic incident at Samuel Chase Elementary School,” “We are working closely with the Prince George’s County Police Department to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.” (see statement)
The above tragic accident is once again a clear manifestation of failed leadership in PGCPS. We demand answers why a woman had to die in the school grounds without proper care taken by those involved. Because of this issues and many others in recent months, Dr. William Hite Jr needs to resign immediately. We are tired of the cover ups and the corruption!