A lot of Americans, and certainly a lot of parents who have children in the Montgomery County Public Schools, are demanding answers after two Rockville High School freshmen, ages 17 and 18, were arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in a school bathroom.

One more detail, courtesy of County Executive Ike Leggett: “Although these individuals had no previous involvement in the County’s criminal justice system, these alleged rapists do have outstanding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) orders.”

The alleged rape occurred last Thursday, and on Tuesday, the school district held a press conference on the “serious incident.”

Fox 5 reports:

“We do not know what anyone’s immigration status is in the school system because the law says we don’t collect that and we don’t,” said Dr. Smith. “But of those 25,000 [students who speak another language as their first home language], some are here with different kinds of documentation and some have none. And it is wholly and entirely inappropriate for any of us, anytime, anywhere to say that we are going to deprive a 6-year-old, an 8-year-old, a 12-year-old, a 14-year-old, a 15- and 18-year-old of an education because a horrible incident happened last Thursday in one of our schools.”

OK, don’t deprive a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old of an education … but people still would like to know what the two were doing in the same class. Well?

Can we assume there’s an upper age limit there, or no?

That’s Fox 5 DC’s Marina Marraco breaking into an all-caps rant that continued on her Facebook page:

18. EIGHTEEN.
Enrolled as a FRESHMAN.
In our country ILLEGALLY.
ICE KNEW this man was here ILLEGALLY.
BUT, Montgomery County Public Schools DID NOT (because MCPS CHOSE NOT TO KNOW).
Police say the EIGHTEEN year old FRESHMAN and a SEVENTEEN year old FRESHMAN (ALSO here ILLEGALLY) BOTH took turns RAPING, SODOMIZING, AND TORTURING a 14, FOURTEEN year old girl INSIDE a bathroom at Rockville High DURING school hours.
NO ONE HEARD HER CRIES.
NO ONE HEARD HER PLEAS FOR HELP.
I’ll leaving the charging documents here.
You can read for yourself and hopefully understand the ire and disgust this community feels.

Come on, now … let’s take a breath and remember that the important thing here is not to appear anti-immigrant or xenophobic.

Wow. If it’s any consolation, Gov. Larry Hogan appears to have his priorities in order and is not pleased with the school district’s handling of this serious incident.

OK, enough of the blame game. Hey everyone, who’s in the mood for a lecture from “the resistance”?

Yeah, allow this.