John Marshall Hibbert


A Frederick County Public Schools employee has been arrested on charges of child pornography and child sexual abuse.

Dian Nelson, a spokesperson for FCPS, confirmed that John Hibbert, 39, is employed by the school district. Nelson added that Hibbert is a non-school-based employee.

As of January, Hibbert served as a locksmith, according to a salary database provided by the school system.

Police arrested Hibbert, of Knoxville, on Tuesday and charged him with 11 counts of possession of child pornography, 11 counts of promotion and distribution of child porn, and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor, according to court documents.

A CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children along with other evidence obtained by law enforcement led to a warrant and the arrest.

“Having received notice of the charges, our Security and Emergency Management Office is cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation,” Nelson said in an email. “We are unable to provide further information regarding a matter under investigation.”

Hibbert is being held without bail while awaiting a preliminary hearing.

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(12) comments


Not again dad 😢


The Grape of Wrath

Proves once again that FCPS priorities are topped by protecting their own reputation. I know firsthand child welfare is far down the list. That such a skunk can be hired and work for so long at FCPS speaks volumes about its vetting process. "We are unable to provide further information" is all you get. Hard to say who is more dangerous to our children, the child abuser or the school system top dogs, and I do mean dogs. You can bet a lot of warning signs were ignored.


Student safety is simply not a priority at FCPS. They’ve known about this for some time. Spin is always first and foremost on FCPS’s priority list. Failures like this are Alban’s legacy.


Let’s not forget that Terry Alban’s First act as superintendent was to hire her husband who was dismissed from his previous employer for similar allegations. The rot starts at the top.


I'm assuming every student has a locker, maybe two, if you consider athletic departments; plus every building has many many doors, with locks, I'm sure. So, to pay a private contractor would seemingly be more expensive, but, maybe not, considering the two mentioned above equal $130K, and if there's another employee or two, that is quite expensive plus add in equipment and a vehicle for both. Anyway, not to jump to conclusions, but it appears that there may be an $50k / yearly position opening, soon.

dancing donna

Why do the offenders get more privacy and protection than the schools and children? Parents should be informed to the schools he worked at and when.


Because the democrats are trying to normalize pedophelia, in some California schools it is being taught as a sexual orientation! They might as well add that into there new logo and maybe needles too because that’s whats gonna keep happening if we keep electing these democRATS into office!


How many times is a locksmith needed that the school hired their own locksmith, and a locksmith foreman. This guy is making 50k+ and we pay a Locksmith foreman over 80k per year.


Do you realize how many locks exist within the county school system?


There are more than 1,000 locks in FCPS facilities. This FCPS employee had access to all of them.

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