McLean student helped organize White House demonstration; Generic gun photo used to threaten Spotsylvania, Stafford schools

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Feb. 20.

At a demonstration organized by Whitney Bowen, a student at McLean’s Potomac School, in front of the White House on Monday, 17 students laid down to represent those that were killed in the Florida Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
(The Washington Post)

A threat made against T. Benton Gaye Middle School and Thornburg Middle School on Saturday used what is believed to be a generic gun photo that the post creator could have gotten off of the internet.

The Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action held a candlelight vigil at George Mason High School on Monday to honor the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Florida shooting. A survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, Salli Garrigan, spoke at the event.

Virginia Square’s Darna Restaurant and Lounge closed on Monday due to issues with building, fire, zoning and environmental health codes. According to a sign placed on the door, Darna Lounge needs to make repairs to its sprinkler system.
(ARL Now)

Fergie is receiving criticism for her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.