Counselor Error Means Three Local Students Miss Graduation, MD National Guardsman Honored, Drug Company Reacts to Rosanne

High Schoolers Not Allowed to Graduate Because of Counselor Mistake

Three Prince George’s County seniors were not allowed to walk across the stage in graduation ceremonies on Wednesday because of an alleged counselor mistake.  County school officials say two students at Potomac High School and one at Oxon Hill High School did not meet all graduation requirements because a counselor did not enroll the students in the proper course load. The school system will cover the cost of enrolling the students in summer school to complete their graduation requirements.

Honors for National Guardsman Killed in Ellicott City Floods

Governor Larry Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to fly at half-staff across the state in honor of Sergeant Eddison Hermond. Sunday, the National Guardsman died after being swept away by floodwaters in Ellicott City while trying to help a stranded resident. Hogan says Hermond’s service to the country, state and local community will not soon be forgotten.

Ambien Manufacturer Responds To Roseanne

The maker of the prescription drug Ambien is responding to Roseanne Barr’s claim the drug caused her to go on a racist Twitter rant. Sanofi, the maker of the sleep medication, tweeted a response to Barr this morning saying, “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.” Barr’s “Roseanne” reboot was cancelled by ABC Tuesday after she compared former Obama adviser Valarie Jarrett to an ape.

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