Wicomico County High Schools to Graduate at Perdue Stadium


With the final marking term of the 2020-2021 school year underway, graduation is starting tofeel very close for the Class of 2021. Wicomico County Public Schools is pleased to announcethat commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 for all four high schools will be held atArthur W. Perdue Stadium (Shorebirds Stadium) in June. Though events…

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UPDATED: Bennett Phys Ed Teacher Sentenced to Jail


UPDATED – 09/19/20 – Elizabeth Day, wife of Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, has been sentenced for a drug violation.  Court records show that Day was sentenced in Wicomico District Court Friday to 10 days in jail.  She entered an Alford Plea, which means that a defendant maintains their innocence, but admits that the prosecution could…

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Two JM Bennett Seniors Sentenced after November Fight


Two seniors at James M. Bennett High School have been sentenced to 10 days incarceration for one count each of disturbing school activities. Monia Spence and Ty’mearra Purnell, both 18 and of Salisbury pleaded guilty to the charge. A third student Kemiya Johnson, also 18 and from Salisbury – also pleaded guilty to the same…

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Arrest in James M. Bennett Bomb Threat


A 13 year old girl has been charged with calling a bomb threat to James M. Bennett High School just before 9:30 on Wednesday morning.  Members of the Sheriff’s Office and other agencies as well as K9 officers checked the building for threats but found no explosive device on school property.  Deputies were able to…

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Bennett Student Charged with Threat of Mass Violence


A 16 year old James M. Bennett student has been charged with a threat of mass violence after social media posts were brought to the Wicomico Sheriff’s office’s attention on Thursday.  Complaints to the Sheriff’s office showed the teen posted a picture of a firearm and a tactical vest with comments that implied a desire…

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JM Bennett HS Guidance Counselor Arrested / Response from District


A Fruitland man was arrested Friday on 15 different criminal charges – including 2nd degree rape, sex offenses and soliciting child pornography.  The Wicomico County State’s Attorney says 32 year old Allen Mitchell is currently employed as a guidance counselor at James M. Bennett High School – but has been on administrative leave during this…

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