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St. Paul

George W. Bush helps dedicate school

Former President George W. Bush has helped dedicate the first school in Texas named for him by encouraging students to hit the books.

Bush, who lives in Dallas, was on hand Thursday at George W. Bush Elementary School in the town of St. Paul, in the nearby Wylie ISD.

The 43rd president visited an art class. Bush also spoke to a gathering of adults and students, advising the youngsters: “Read more than you play games on electronic devices.”

 

Arlington

Student arrested after taking gun to school

A North Texas high school student has been arrested after authorities say they found a handgun and some ammunition in his binder while he was on campus.

The 15-year-old student was arrested by police after another student alerted officials at Sam Houston High School in Arlington about the gun.

Police were trying to determine why the student brought the gun to school.

— The Associated Press