T.C. Williams HS seniors discuss opposing sociopolitical views; Loudoun County Public Schools holds restraint, seclusion forum

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, Feb. 26.

Seniors at Alexandria’s T.C. Williams High School sat down with people they knew they disagreed with on certain sociopolitical issues to get a better understanding of opposing beliefs on Thursday.
(The Washington Post)

Thursday, Loudoun County Public Schools held a meeting to go over the Virginia Department of Education’s rules on restraint and seclusion tactics, the Director of Special Education saying that before these tactics are used, employees use Positive Behavior Interventions.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Police officers in Fairfax County, now equipped with body cameras, are getting used to their uniforms’ latest addition.

Sunday, students at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned with their parents to retrieve the belongings they abandoned while fleeing from the Feb. 14 gunman who shot and killed 17 individuals. The school is set to reopen on Wednesday.

Believing that he did not appropriately respond to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida Republican lawmakers are pushing for Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to be suspended.
(The Washington Post)

A bill that would allow the Commonwealth “to classify golf courses as land dedicated to open space for assessment and tax purposes” passed the House of Delegates last week, some board members concerned about what damage such a bill could do to Arlington County.
(ARL Now)

Thursday, the Fairfax County Planning Commission approved a project that would convert a three-story office building at 1801 Old Reston Ave. into a 150-unit condominium.
(Reston Now)

The winner(s) of two lottery tickets that are worth a total of $4 million have not yet come forward. A $1 million Powerball ticket purchased from the Fairfax 4647 West Ox Road 7-Eleven will become worthless if not claimed by 5 p.m. on Thursday, and a $3 million Mega Millions ticket purchased from the 21000 South Bank St., Sterling Giant Food will expire Monday, March 5 at 5 p.m.