When Joe Nelson asked his girlfriend, Rebecca Leet, to the Collierville (Tenn.) High School prom, he got down on one knee and gave her a ring — onstage in front of the audience that had just watched a school play on which both had worked. (Associated Press)
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High school student demonstrator Eliza Ramos (left) hangs on to mother Betty Pena after anti-riot police fired tear gas to disperse a student protest against budget cuts in front of the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in June 2010. The police force in Puerto Rico has unnecessarily injured hundreds of people and killed numerous others, the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division said in a 116-page report released Thursday.
Marinette (Wis.) High School Principal Corry Lambie talks on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, about how a student hostage taker pointed a gun at him Monday and ordered him away from a classroom. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)