- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 1, 2007



School investigated over improper testing

Stafford High School is under investigation for suspected improprieties in administering Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to students with disabilities.

A state Department of Education spokesman said the agency has interviewed staff and reviewed records of the Stafford County school about the accusations, which involved SOL testing in May.

This is the third time the state has had such an investigation since the tests were first given in 1998.

The first two state-initiated investigations occurred in 2005, at an elementary school in Richmond and a high school on the Eastern Shore.


Girlfriend accused of mailing drugs

Richmond City Jail officials say the girlfriend of an inmate was arrested for trying to mail heroin to her incarcerated boyfriend. They said the envelope had her return address and that the letter was smeared with a white paste suspected to be heroin.

Investigators arrested Dontae Raines, 28, last month on a charge of trying to mail contraband to an inmate. The Sheriff’s Office is not charging Miss Raines’ boyfriend, so his name was not released.

Minister charged with DUI, flashing

Police in Johnson City, Tenn., arrested a Bristol minister suspected of driving under the influence and indecent exposure.

Police said Tommy Tester, 58, urinated in front of children at a car wash while wearing a skirt. He is also charged with having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.

He will remain free on bond until an October court hearing.

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