Threat to Fairfax High School being investigated; Area students walk out of classrooms calling for better gun control laws

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Feb. 22.

Fairfax City Police are investigating an unidentified threat made to Fairfax High School on Thursday morning.

Students at Wakefield High School, H-B Woodlawn, Yorktown High School, South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle School walked out of their classrooms around noon on Wednesday to honor those 17 individuals who were killed at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and to call for better gun control laws.
(ARL Now, Reston Now)

The James Beard Foundation named Jose Andres, the Washington, D.C. restaurateur behind Jaleo in Arlington, their Humanitarian of the Year for his efforts to feed those affected by natural disasters in Houston, Puerto Rico and California.
(The Washington Post)

Christian evangelist, preacher and activist Rev. Billy Graham died at 99 years old in his North Carolina home on Wednesday. Graham is said to have suffered from a number of ailments including cancer and pneumonia.

Signs are up at what will eventually be Clarendon’s first outdoor beer garden, The Lot, which plans to open sometime this year. Construction at the space was initially expected to wrap up last summer.
(ARL Now)

HGTV’s Best House on the Block, starring Lauren and David Liess from Great Falls, is looking for area homeowners with renovation budgets to potentially appear in the new show.