Skip to comments.Girl’s violent death stuns P.G. neighbors
Posted on 08/24/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A 17-year-old Prince Georges County honor student who aspired to attend Harvard University was killed in her bedroom after a gunman burst into her house, police said Thursday a crime considered unthinkable to residents who remembered the girl for her ambition and intellect.
The shooting occurred at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday inside a split-level home on a quiet street of single-family houses in the Kettering neighborhood. Detectives are investigating a report that the gunman came through the front door, made his way into the house in the 100 block of Chartsey Street and shot Amber Deanna Stanley.
Other family members were inside during the ordeal, but police said they fled at some point. Officials on Thursday had no suspect description and did not speculate about a motive.
Amber was a senior at Charles H. Flowers High School, where officials described her as well-liked and scholarly and said she planned to become a doctor.
She had the grades, SAT scores and the attitude to attend any college in this country and succeed, Flowers High School Principal Gorman Brown said.
Amber was among 500 students enrolled in an advanced science and technology magnet program. Her death took an especially hard toll on the 100 or so seniors in the program with whom she attended classes for the past three years, Mr. Brown said. Grief counselors were on hand Thursday, just the fourth day of the school year, to talk with students and staff.
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Maryland “Freak State” PING!
That whole area is a hole.
The grody armpit of Maryland, which is otherwise a more reasonable place than one might think.
That’s not a random shooting.
So obviously it wasn't a robbery.
(tinfoil hat on) Maybe this is part of a plan to get rid of the best and brightest in our nation.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
No, doesn’t sound random at all. The shooter seems to have known exactly what he was doing, where in the house he was going. He apparently broke in the front door and went right to her room.
May have been an angry ex-boyfriend.
What did we EVER do to give you the impression that this is a reasonable place?! Maybe out in the deep countryside of Washington County, and in some backwoods areas of the Eastern Shore, but otherwise, no.
I wonder if “snitching” might be involved here.
Heh, heh, I’ve been camping out in Hagerstown because that’s cheaper. (Cheaper yet to hole up in Pennsylvania though.) Maybe that’s why. All the rednecks there.
No mention if it might be a jealous classmate?
“Maybe out in the deep countryside of Washington County”
A shout-out to my hillbilly homies!
That thought did occur to me. Probably not the first time if they were in serious academic competition. But that’s a lot bolder than you think of most nerds being. Also, at some level stupider if the killer wasn’t sure no one in the family had firearms. PG just generally sux.
SALLY!!! I FORGOT YOU WERE HERE!!!
Could we meet? Before I go hole up in Pennsylvania?
There haven’t been any reports about her social life, just academic. Could be an angry beau, and that would explain how the killer was so familiar with the house’s layout.
When are you going to PA?
I have a lot of stuff going on and not much ‘me time’ right now.
Could take off a warm day and get the bikes out.
Well, the article says that there was a call to the house on August 17th for an assault (no charges filed), and she had tweeted that she had been fighting with her FOSTER SISTER...so I guess we can start there.
“Other family members were inside during the ordeal, but police said they fled at some point. Officials on Thursday had no suspect description and did not speculate about a motive”
Nobody saw the killer or we’re just not describing the killer, as usual?
Prince George’s County is one of the three major Democrat strongholds that make Maryland a deep-blue state. In large measure it’s a real snake pit. I don’t mind when their scum of the earth kill each other off, but hate it when they try to weed out the very best.
I pray for peace for this young girl’s family and justice for her killer.
Actually I’m going to be traveling thru MD. Staying in PA is only an attempt to shore up sagging funds until the payments start kicking in regularly from my contract down in Germantown. Yeah, the 80 minute commute both ways will stink but it’s probably worth it, until I have the dough to get an apartment. Then I’ll probably bow to practicality and it will be in Germantown. I was thinking of compromising on Fredneck (I mean Frederick) but that’s not all that more economical than Monkey County, surprisingly.
Warm day? All the days have been warm for the last month it seems. How close are you to Hagerstown?
Neither are nowhere, now.
All built up with tourist traps and strip malls galore.
On the bright side, *everything* is named after some Confederate or other.
Couple weeks ago I rode the whole length of the Mosby highway.
I love VA...except for the liberals infesting the northern part.
That was a mighty foreboding tweet. Seems maybe said Fos Sis happened to call a boy friend...
Loads of conservative yard signs, every election.
Beautiful place, still fairly rural.
There’s also Myersville and Middletown, west of Fredneck.
There’s also Thurmont and Emittsburg on RT 15, which are God’s country, northwest of Fred.
*Lots* of good outlying land near Fred.
[I’m closer to Hagerstown than I really care to be]
It’s not been warm in the mountains.
When it’s 85 in Hagerbush, it’s 70 here and eventually, I ~have~ to come home.
I grew up in Oxon Hill in the 60s and 70s. The area has deteriorated significantly since then.
Nope, sure isn't.
yeh, i see how that could become chilly. love to see your bike up here at the truck stop in hagerstown.
Which truck stop?
The only good days are Thursday and Friday.
Mid-80s, 10% chance of rain.
Either, overlooked by the Super 8 that I’m staying in now (I think they are affiliated with the AC&T one though).
As for trying to sell my album at any of the main truck stops (I told Ronnie that the rednecks in northern Maryland would love him) the story’s been the same... central buying sends them all their stuff, they don’t do indie deals.
It’s certainly rained a lot in the “hills” or at least fogged in them.
I’ll probably be in PA by then but if somehow I could meet ya at the Pilot (the Pilot’s smaller than the huge Exxon) either early in the morning or far better in the early evening once I’m off work, it would be a blast.
I went to Oxon Hill Sr. high for 10th grade, then they built Friendly Sr. High and finished up there just before bussing turned it into DC South. You know Allentown Road, close to Andrews AFB, Indian Head highway? Almost went to Surratsville high but took Air Force JROTC at Oxon Hill.
I knew things had changed when I went back to visit `Friendly’ a few years ago and the first thing I noticed was a large new building right next to the school.
“What’s that?” I ask the principal.
“That’s the nursery,” he replies
I heard they went to a dress code recently because of fights over gang colors. Rose Valley, Forest Knolls. Like I said on another PG county thread, I won’t go back unless I’m—how do the bloods put it ... “strapped”? My brother (lives in Ashburn, VA) and he wouldn’t get out of the car. A police car pulled up while we were there and hauled off some angry kid. No country for old men, huh?
It rained buckets and the ground is still soggy.
Early evening is better.
I don’t mornings.
[hell, I’m barely human until 2pm]
If we get out, I’ll shoot you a note.
Truck stops are over-priced chrome-pushing tourist traps, really.
I’m not surprised.
Right here, I think. Gotta be. It's a short street. ( No Street View. )
You are seriously commuting from Hagerstown to Germantown every day? Lotsa gasoline involved in that effort. At four bucks a gallon, are you really saving?
And wait ‘til winter. If someone sights two snowflakes somewhere north of Pittsburgh, Maryland drivers panic, skid, and cause a traffic jam in anticipation of a possible snowfall.
Mount Airy. It’s right at the border between Maryland and America.
The van gets about 25 mpg on good days. 20 on not so good ones. Usually in between. Comparing a $30 private motel in Greencastle PA with a $60 one in Hagerstown or a $90 one in Frederick... it will make sense even in the face of the gas usage, until I have enough dough to get something longer term. I already laugh at the soft jams between Hagerstown and Germantown. If someone pulled over with car or truck trouble, everyone has to slow to a crawl to look at it. But they aren’t the stock still, half hour long parking sessions that are typical of Chicago at rush hour.
I graduated from Oxon Hill High in 1973. I would guess that you were in about the same class from Friendly. Did you know Bob Krewson? I think he was Friendly class of 74 or 75. We were roommates in Ct. in the 80s.
They demolished my house on Oxon Hill Rd. for the Gaylords development but ended up not using it. My dad played a major role in GPS. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_L._Easton
I graduated in `72. Sorry, the name doesn’t ring a bell. Recall that seniors got big yearbook photos while sophomores (it was 10-12 there, unlike here in IN, 9-12) were just ... underfoot.
Did they do the donkey basketball games while you were there at Oxon Hill? I enjoyed that a lot. They put rubber shoes on their hooves, teachers played students. (On the donkeys hooves, that is.)
After my father’s second all expense paid vacation in sunny, exotic Vietnam we were transferred to Kansas, he went to the CGSC at Ft. Leavenworth and retired in Manhattan, KS (K-state) so my bro’ and sisters and I could all get more edjumicachun.
I’ll have to buy a Tom-Tom or whatever it’s called. I’ve put it off, mebbe cause like most guys I don’t like asking for directions, even from machines!
Yeah, that’s too bad about PG county. Walking through the school I was surprised at how rundown it was: stained ceiling tiles, cracked floor tiles, kids loitering in the halls while classes were being held. And the fact that they needed day care/a nursery for students’ children was a jaw dropper.
The racial per centage flipped. It was about, I’m just guessing, a few black kids out of a hundred when I was there, and the opposite 25 years later.
They had good football teams though, and named the field after coaches Crawford and Kanode. Enough of this wool gathering.
Again sorry I didn’t know your bud. Friendly was a big box school and operating pretty much at capacity when I re-visited. Take care, td
Ha...my dad was the XO at Cheltenham just a few miles from Andrews AFB off of Dangerfield Road. I went to Surratsville High for a few years...really didn’t like it at all.
But I sure did have a good time on the base with the other military brats for a couple of years...:)
When I went to Surrattsville back in 1971 to 1973, they were well into busing, and it was about even as I recall. Didn’t have any black friends and I remember it was tense and unpleasant.
I walked into the bathroom one day and there were eight black kids smoking a joint. Ever try to walk into a situation like that and take a piss? As I am standing there trying to go, they edged over my way and one of them said “You ain’t gonna tell anyone, are you?”
Hm. A kid I knew who was a “Grit” (like the greasers, high top tennis shoes, cuffed slacks, white t-shirts and greased or short hair...) told me a kid had brought a shotgun to school and fired it in the hallway. I don’t remember that, but that was what he said.
Bah. I hated school, and that wasn’t a good one to go to. I remember the gym outfits were dirty yellow.
Sterling in the early/mid 90s was okay.
This will turn out to have been over something utterly stupid. Someone (boyfriend, family, etc.) got “dissed” over something small, and is now going to spend the rest of their life (lives if it a girl got her boyfriend to do it) in jail. Some people have no self-control.
Northwestern High School.
I’m betting the cops already have a pretty good idea who did it or, at least, who’s behind it.
“Im betting the cops already have a pretty good idea who did it or, at least, whos behind it.”
Yeah, I’m sure you’re right. It’ll go from “no suspects” to “person of interest” to “arrest” or “shot while resisting” in short order.
IMO that is very likely.
So I guess downtown Baltimer would be the *?