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Gelman’s deadly spree on Feb. 11 started with a family argument over whether he could use his mother’s car.


Woman arrested with gun on plane

FORT WORTH — Authorities say that a woman was taken into custody Wednesday after carrying a gun on to an American Airlines plane at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

An airline spokesman said Wednesday that the plane was headed for the runway when it returned to the gate and was met by airport police.

Security screeners detected a handgun in the woman’s carry-on bag, but she “picked up the bag and left the checkpoint before the screening process was over,” said Greg Soule, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, which operates the checkpoints.

Mr. Soule said he didn’t know if the gun was loaded. He said that when TSA screeners spot a gun in a bag, they are supposed to seize the bag and notify police.

It was not clear how authorities tracked down the woman’s flight. It was about an hour and 40 minutes later that she was taken into custody by DFW Airport police, Mr. Soule said.

Airport officials did not respond to messages for comment.

People who bring a gun to an airport checkpoint are subject to civil penalties. It’s up to local law enforcement agencies to decide whether to lodge criminal charges, Mr. Soule said.


Teacher resigns over slavery math lesson

LAWRENCEVILLE — A spokeswoman says a suburban Atlanta teacher has resigned after an investigation about third-grade students being assigned math homework with word problems about slavery.

One of the problems read: “Each tree has 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?”

Another was: “If Frederick got two beatings each day, how many beatings did he get in one week?”

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