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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

In this image provided by KDKA- TV emergency personal respond to a shooting at the scene near  Brashear High School, Monday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh police reported Monday that three people were shot near the school. (AP Photo/KDKA- TV)

Shooting reported at Pittsburgh high school: police

At least three students were shot at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon and police have detained at least one suspect, local CBS affiliate KDKA-TV reported. Published November 13, 2013

**FILE** Schoolchildren look out the window of their bus as they head back to school in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 18, 2012. Classes resume Tuesday for Newtown schools except those at Sandy Hook. Buses ferrying students to schools were festooned with large green and white ribbons on the front grills, the colors of Sandy Hook. At Newtown High School, students in sweatshirts and jackets, many wearing headphones, betrayed mixed emotions.  Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,  Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Gun permits surge in Newtown after Sandy Hook massacre: report

Gun permit applications in Newtown, Conn., skyrocketed in the five months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December, reflecting the anxiety among residents as the legislature was debating tougher gun-control legislation, the Hartford Courant first reported. Published November 13, 2013

** FILE ** A woman holds a Bible as she stands in silent prayer on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in the hour before the justices return to the bench for another term on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Atheists interrupt prayer vigil on Supreme Court steps

Atheists interrupted a planned prayer vigil on the steps of the Supreme Court during the Town of Greece v. Galloway case last week, as they argued prayer has no place in public service. Published November 12, 2013