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Gwinnett County schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach said Wednesday an investigation has concluded into four teachers at Beaver Ridge Elementary. She says the school system accepted the resignation of one teacher, but declined to elaborate on the personnel matter.
Parents expressed concerns about the math problems, and the NAACP had called for teachers to be fired.
Iranian women’s activist fatally shot, found in car
HOUSTON — An Iranian student activist has been fatally shot in Houston.
Police say Gelareh Bagherzadeh’s body was discovered early Monday inside her car. The vehicle had crashed into a luxury townhouse development and its engine was still running when police officers arrived. Miss Bagherzadeh’s purse and cellphone were inside the vehicle.
Police are reviewing surveillance video from the area Wednesday.
Police spokesman Victor Senties says Miss Bagherzadeh, 30, was a molecular genetic technology student at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and that she was active in promoting Iranian women’s rights. Investigators are not sure if the shooting was related to those activities.
Crime Stoppers has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and charges in the woman’s death.
Paralyzed man reaches South Pole
RENO — A Nevada man paralyzed in a 2010 snowmobiling accident has reached the South Pole, traveling about 75 miles in subzero temperatures over two weeks to complete the trip on the 100th anniversary of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott’s trek there with the Terra Nova Expedition.
Grant Korgan, 33, of Incline Village, used a device called a sit-ski to reach the pole 100 years to the day after the British explorer completed the journey on Jan. 17, 1912.
“Although my body has been broken, my spirit never will be. I am unbreakable!” he said in a statement posted on the crew’s website.
Mr. Korgan’s expedition party included paralympian John Davis, two guides and cinematographers who are shooting for a documentary called “The Push: A South Pole Adventure.” The film is expected to be released later this year.
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