Monday, May 8, 2017

Security leader MCPS didn't run background check on accused of sex with student...again

Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent Jack Smith's apparent giddiness over the shocking decision to drop charges against the two students accused in the alleged Rockville High School gang rape was short-lived, to say the least. Remember the Richard Montgomery High School "security team leader" MCPS didn't run a background check on before hiring him - and who was then arrested for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old female RMHS student? After being bailed out of jail quickly, Montgomery County police say he did it again.

Mark Christopher Yantsos was arrested Friday after a County judge revoked his bond. Police allege Yantsos defied orders to stay away from the student. Instead, they allege, he met with her several times since he was charged, and had sex with her once again.

Yantsos made headlines after it was revealed MCPS had hired him without doing a background check, which was proven by the fact that his previous run-in with the law - brandishing a revolver toward a woman he was trying to pick up at a topless bar - is easily called up in a simple Google search. Yet he was hired by MCPS to run security at Richard Montgomery. You can't make this stuff up, folks.


  1. Hey fuckface Dyer: don't disappear comments. This isn't North Korea and I'm one of about 4 people who bother reading this blog and pass along tips. Below is the original comment again:

    "You can't make this stuff up, folks."

    Except you just did.

    1. the guy's name is Mark, not Michael.
    2. he did pass a criminal background check in 2007.

    "A simple Google search" gives me both of those facts.

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    2. 2:57: I've corrected the name typo. There was no standard background check conducted by MCPS on Yantsos, because such a check would have immediately brought his previous gun charge to light, and he would never have been hired at RMHS. You can find that incident in media reports in about 30 seconds in a Google search, so again, it's clear no legitimate background check was conducted by MCPS.