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The school is planning a prayer vigil Saturday, where plans to move the school forward will be discussed.


Campus senior events deemed offensive to Hispanics

ANAHEIM | A Southern California high school has canceled senior week “Seniores” and “Senoritas” events after deciding students dressed as gang members, Border Patrol agents and a pregnant female pushing a stroller were offensive.

The Los Angeles Times said the June events have been staged for at least three years at Anaheim’s Canyon High School. They were approved by campus administrators.

During the event two months ago, two boys dressed as a gardener and the female pushing the baby stroller. Other students dressed as Border Patrol agents and gang members with bandanas. Some students wore sombreros and fake mustaches.

Complaints by two former students led to an Orange Unified School District investigation that determined the events were demeaning toward Hispanics.

The district says school administrators will undergo diversity and sensitivity training.


Widow charged in husband’s death free on bond

DECATUR | A widow charged in her husband’s slaying outside a suburban Atlanta preschool has been released from jail to live under house arrest with her parents after posting bond, authorities said.

Andrea Sneiderman met the conditions of the $500,000 bond Thursday morning and was released from the DeKalb County jail shortly after noon.

Mrs. Sneiderman was indicted Aug. 2 on charges of malice murder and criminal attempt to commit murder in the Nov. 18, 2010, killing of her husband, Russell Sneiderman. He was gunned down shortly after dropping off the couple’s son at the preschool.

Mrs. Sneiderman maintains that she is innocent and denied knowing anything about the shooting. Her attorney, Tom Clegg, said they expect her to be exonerated at trial.

Prosecutors allege Andrea Sneiderman was having an affair with the gunman, Hemy Neuman, who also was her boss, and conspired with him to kill her husband in part to collect $2 million in life insurance policies. She has denied an affair.

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