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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

The Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Old Town, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 (staff photo by James Cullum)

The big story this week was a fight at Alexandria City High School that got big enough for the police to get involved.

The school was not placed on lockdown, but three students were arrested after the fight. The incident occurs in the middle of intense scrutiny around violence in Alexandria City Public Schools. A student was murdered a few blocks away earlier this year. Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares urged the city to work more closely with law enforcement as a result of “the high level of violence and disruption which has taken place in Alexandria City Public Schools recently.”

Mayor Justin Wilson and School Board Chair Meagan Alderton pushed back against that characterization. ACPS also instituted new safety measures at the start of this school year.

  1. Police called after ‘altercations’ at Alexandria City High School
  2. JUST IN: Crash with injury shuts down section of Beltway near Woodrow Wilson Bridge
  3. Woman robbed of wallet near waterfront in Old Town
  4. Wesley Housing won’t expand affordable housing properties beyond D.C. Metro area
  5. Vienna-based chocolate and coffee shop coming to Old Town
  6. PHOTOS: Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Old Town
  7. Planning Commission backs Landmark redevelopment plans
  8. Years of upheaval ahead as ACPS designs West End office building for elementary school swing space
  9. Harry Potter tour returning next week to Apothecary Museum in Old Town
  10. Inova development could honor woman who pioneered Alexandria healthcare

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