Local Leads: 03/05/10

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By Charlie Bragale
|  Friday, Mar 5, 2010  |  Updated 3:31 PM EDT
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Local Leads: 8-Year-Old Arrested and School Layoffs

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8-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED WITH GUN
An 8-year-old boy has been arrested for bringing a loaded 9mm handgun to his elementary school, according to a report at the Investigative Voice. The gun was discovered at about 3 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Leadenahall Elementary School in South Baltimore, between Federal Hill and M&T Bank Stadium, after a teacher overheard the student threatening to shoot a classmate, the site reported.  (Baltimore Sun)

TEACHERS, PARENTS CONCERNED ABOUT LAYOFFS
The announcement that the Prince George's County school system would be eliminating 800 positions due to budget constraints did not come as much of a surprise to union officials given the flood of calls they have received the past few months from school personnel. (Gazette)

MIDSHIPMAN TO BRIG
A Naval Academy senior was sentenced to a year in the brig Thursday after pleading guilty to stealing testing equipment from an academy electrical engineering lab and selling the items on eBay. (The Capital
 
SNOWBALL COP WILL STAY

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said that the detective who pulled his weapon during a Northwest snowball fight in December violated department policy but will remain on the force. (Washington Post)
 

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