After four years of decreasing rates, the 2014-2015 school year saw an increase in the rate of public school suspensions and expulsions in Northern Virginia, according to the Legal Aid Justice Center. "Half of suspensions were for cell phone disruptions, defiance, insubordination, and disrespect, not for any sort of violent offense," Legal Aid Justice Center Fellow Becky Wolozin told WMAL.
WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jun 23 2016 @ 08:08 AM
The horrific murder of William Bennett and near-killing of his wife, Cynthia, as they took an early Sunday morning walk on a deserted Loudoun County street was finally resolved after seven years Monday morning when the leader of the attack pleaded guilty to capital murder and was given four life sentences without parole. Anthony R. Roberts, now 27, sat quietly and listened as Cynthia Bennett and her daughter, Samantha Bennett, described the devastation that the attack of March 22, 2009, brought on their family.
National Post, Tue, Jun 21 2016 @ 11:53 AM