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In Va., Student Fires Gun on Bus

After a school official reported a disorderly child on a special needs school bus in Winchester, Virginia Monday morning, a police officer responded to calm the student down and sit with him for the duration of the bus ride.


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Va. Boy Suspended for Pretending Pencil Was a Gun

A Suffolk second grader has been suspended for making gunlike noises while pointing a pencil at another student.


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New Gaza Law Mandates Separate Classrooms For Boys, Girls

A new Gaza law mandating separate classrooms for boys and girls from age nine is another worrisome sign that the territory’s Islamic militant Hamas rulers are gradually imposing their fundamentalist practices, the head of a Gaza women’s group warned Tuesday.


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Schools Seriously Considering Later Start Times

School systems in the Washington area are looking at later high school start times. Advocates say the teenage biological clock is geared for later bedtimes and blame a lack of sleep for contributing to absenteeism, depression and poor academic performance.


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Boy Charged After Bringing Toy Gun to School

A student at an Alexandria elementary school is facing criminal charges after he allegedly brought a toy gun to school.


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Company Develops Bulletproof White Boards For Teachers

A Maryland armor company has designed a bulletproof white board following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting that left 26 people dead, including 20 children.


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Woodbridge Boy Allegedly Points BB Gun at Student

A Woodbridge boy faces multiple charges stemming from an incident last week in which he allegedly pointed a BB gun at another student.


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Middle School Student Arrested For Bomb Threat

A 13-year-old middle school student in Newport News has been charged with making threats to bomb following a post he made on Facebook.


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Cafeteria Worker Told Her Food Is Too Good To Serve To Students

A lunch lady was informed that she needed to use less of her culinary prowess in preparing food for students to eat, because children in other schools did not get to enjoy the same quality meal.


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Study: Children Of Immigrants Have Academic Advantage

A new study finds that children of immigrants have an advantage in academics and school participation.