Thursday, March 7, 2013
An Upper Perkiomen High School student was allegedly found with drugs and paraphernalia.
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident in which a 16-year-old Upper Perkiomen High School student allegedly brought drugs to the school. According to police, the student was found at the school around 8:30 a.m. on March 1 with marijuana and paraphernalia. Charges are pending against the student. Last month, police responded to an Upper Perkiomen High School incident in which a student allegedly possessed a weapon in school.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Police responded to an incident on school property after the theft of a weapon was reported.
Charges are pending against a 14-year-old Pennsburg boy relating to an Upper Perkiomen High School (UPHS) incident in which the student allegedly stole a utility knife on school property, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. On Feb. 5 at 12:30 p.m., PSP were dispatched to UPHS in Red Hill Borough for the report of an attempted theft of a utility knife, and possession of a weapon on school property. A PSP Trooper is investigating the incident, and charges are pending.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Upper Perkiomen Teacher Frank Mercon, charged with failure to report a student’s rape, will have a pretrial conference within the next six weeks.
Frank R. Mercon, the Upper Perkiomen High School teacher charged with failure to report the sexual assault of a student, has waived his formal arraignment and will participate in a pretrial conference in four to six weeks. Mercon’s attorney, Mark Neff, entered an appearance for his client to waive the formal arraignment before a pretrial conference, according to Montgomery County court administration. A formal arraignment is provided for defendants to learn more on the court process, their rights, and to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. Mercon has been charged with two third degree misdemeanors of failure to report suspected child abuse and enumeration of persons to report, according to court documents. The Upper Perkiomen School …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Students, alumni and local residents were planning to attend the hearing today to support Upper Perkiomen High School Teacher Frank Mercon, who is charged with failing to report child abuse.
The preliminary hearing of Upper Perkiomen High School Teacher Frank Mercon, who has been charged with failing to report child abuse after a student allegedly told him she was sexually assaulted, was unexpectedly bumped up from Friday to Wednesday of this week - changing plans for students and local residents who were planning on attending to show their support. Over 1700 community members, including present and former students, parents, and friends of Mercon, were making their plans to attend the hearing in the public Facebook group, "We Love Mr. Mercon". The hearing, which was scheduled for 3:00 today in front of District Justice Catherine Hummel Fried in Red Hill, was turned into a Facebook "event" and had over 200 confirmed …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Supporters created a "We Love Mercon" page on Facebook, are making "Mercon Changed My Life" t-shirts, organizing support for his preliminary hearing later this month.
Many Upper Perkiomen High School students and community members are rallying behind health teacher and baseball coach Frank R. Mercon, of Upper Hanover, who was charged with failure to report child abuse after a student allegedly reported a sexual assault to him. Over 1,300 people have "liked" a "We Love Mr. Mercon" (WLM) Facebook page to post photos and stories of Mercon, and send him well wishes after his arraignment yesterday. "We support him because of all the things he has done right," one WLM fan said. "Not turn our backs for the one thing he did wrong. We are all behind you Mercon." The page, which has been up for less than a day, refers to Mercon repeatedly as "one of the best teachers at Upper Perk," citing his influence on the …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
High school health teacher and varsity baseball coach Frank R. Mercon, of Upper Frederick, allegedly failed to report the suspected sexual assault of one of his students.
Upper Perkiomen High School Health Teacher and Varsity Baseball Coach Frank R. Mercon, of Upper Frederick, was arraigned this morning after allegedly failing to report the sexual assault of a minor student to authorities, according to a press release from District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. A Montgomery County Detectives' investigation revealed that a minor victim reported a 2009 sexual assault to Mercon, who allegedly told the victim that nothing could be done because so much time had passed since the assault and that he didn't have to tell anyone about the incident, according Ferman. The release stated that Mercon allegedly failed to report the victim's suspected sexual assault to any child protective or law enforcement services, which …