[7-11School-Violence]

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Roanoke City School officials say they stand by their numbers.
That, after the leader of a parent teacher group questioned the accuracy of statistics on school violence.
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The prospect of losing a resource officer at each of the city's high schools prompted more parents to speak out at Tuesday's School Board meeting.
Alice Hincker, the president of the Patrick Henry PTSA, compared suspension reports and police records with information the school system reported to the state, and she says the numbers do not match.
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[SOT 23:02]
[IN Q=I can tell with some of the aggregated]

((ALICE HINCKER/PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL PARENT: I CAN TELL WITH SOME OF THE AGGREGATED DATA FOR EXAMPLE THAT IT'S NOT CORRECT BECAUSE PATRICK HENRY'S NUMBERS ALONE ARE LARGER THAN WHAT'S REPORTED FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL DIVISION.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/Patrick Henry High School Parent;]
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[OUT Q=reported for the entire school division.]
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But Annie Harman, Roanoke's Executive for Student Services, says she has reviewed the data and remains confident the information provided to the state is accurate.
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[SOT 23:02]
[IN Q=So we want people to know]

((ANNIE HARMAN/EXECUTIVE FOR STUDENT SERVICES: WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY CAN ACCUSE ME OF NOT WANTING TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT AN INCIDENT. ))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Executive for Student Services;]
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[OUT Q=tell the truth about an incident.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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School Superintendent Wayne Harris and Police Chief Joe Gaskins are now discussing school security and the future role of the resource officers.
Harris plans to bring a recomendation back to the school board next month.

[7-11Church-Fire]


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A suspicious fire at a church in Christiansburg is being investigated by federal authorities. Some members of the church believe the fire may be linked to the recent shooting of a police officer.
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The fire Tuesday morning at Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church was at the same church where funeral services will be held this weekend for Christopher Holmes, the man who shot and killed Christiansburg officer Scott Hylton. Church leaders say whether the incidents were connected or not, they're just grateful there wasn't much damage.
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[IN Q=THE DOORS]

((DAVID MOORE/SCHAEFFER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH; THE DOORS WERE SET ABLAZE AND THEY WERE CHARRED PRETTY WELL, I GUESS ONLY REASON IT STOPPED FROM GOING INSIDE WAS THE GOOD LORD STOPPED IT 1518 1521 NOBODY SAW THE FLAMES IT WAS A GOOD THING THE WHOLE CHURCH DIDN'T GO UP IT WAS A BLESSING THE WHOLE CHURCH DIDN'T GO UP 1526))
[SUPER=01-David Moore/Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church;]
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The fire was out when officials arrived at the church.
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[7-6-National-Guard]


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It will be a short deployment for the men and women in the 229th.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Army National Guard Chemical Company will return to its Roanoke quarters in one week, less than three months after leaving for Fort Lee. The unit will remain on active service through June 7th, but the convoy home is due to arrive here next Wednesday.
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[45-11Parkway-Accident]


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Signs of recovery from a Roanoke girl who was severly injured in a fall last weekend. Relatives are calling it a miracle.
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Tessa Milliner suffered head injuries after slipping more than
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30-feet down an embankment along the Roanoke River Sunday. Earlier this week the nine year old's family quoted doctors as saying her chances of healing were slim to none. Her aunt says Tessa is still in critical condition but is now responding to stimuli.
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[IN Q=They say she's got a long recovery...]

((REBECCA MILLER/AUNT: THEY SAY SHE'S GOT A LONG RECOVERY AHEAD OF HER, SHE'S GONNA HAVE TO STRUGGLE 'CAUSE IT IS GONNA AFFECT HER SPEECH AND MOBILITY. BUT SHE'S DOING REAL WELL. WE'RE SHOCKED AND PLEASED ALL AT THE SAME TIME.))
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[OUT Q=all at the same time.]
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[VO NAT :05] The nine year old's being treated at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A fund for donations to the family has been set up at the NBC Bank branch on Williamson Road.

[45-11Crimeline]


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Roanoke Valley law enforcement is teaming up with public access T-V to catch suspected criminals.
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Three weeks ago, Roanoke Valley Television began airing information about wanted persons from Roanoke City, Roanoke county, and the town of Vinton.
The tv screen shows among other things the person's face, their name, and the crime they are wanted for.
Viewers who have information are then provided with a crimeline number to call.
Viewer tips have already led to two arrests and two other suspects have turned themselves in after seeing their picture on tv.
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[IN Q=At one case]

((ELAINE SIMPSON/RVTV DIRECTOR: AT ONE CASE A FRIEND OF THE PERSON THAT WAS WANTED TOLD THIS INDIVIDUAL THAT THEY HAD SEEN HIS PICTURE AND WHEN HE SAW IT FOR HIMSELF HE TURNED HIMSELF IN.)) ((TRISH HURLEY/ROANOKE CO. POLICE OFFICER: SOME OF OUR CASES ARE JUST OLDER CASES THAT HAD BEEN FORGOTTEN ABOUT, STUCK IN A DRAWER, THE WARRANTS WERE THERE AND NO ONE'S REALLY BEEN ABLE TO WORK THEM ANYMORE, THEY WERE LOST.))
[SUPER=01-Elaine Simpson/RVTV Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Trish Hurley/Roanoke Co. Police Officer; :11]
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Right now, the most wanted pictures are being shown during the message board segment.
That typically airs when there is no regular programming on the tube.
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Because this program is associated with crimeline, viewers who call with information which eventually leads to an arrest could be eligible for an award up to a thousand dollars.


[8-11Bus-Shot]


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Someone fired a shot at a city school bus in Martinsville- breaking the bus's window. The bus was on the way to deliver the last child on board, when it happened at the corner of Spruce and Mulberry yesterday afternoon. Neither the driver nor the student was injured. The bus driver told police he saw someone run back into a house after the shot was fired. At first glance, police say it looks like the shot was fired by a pellet gun or B-B gun.

[8-11Church-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC3:06:10]
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Federal authorities are looking into a suspicious fire at a church in Christiansburg. Some members of the congregation believe the fire may be linked to the recent shooting of a police officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The fire Tuesday morning at Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church was at the same church where funeral services will be held this weekend for Christopher Holmes, the man who shot and killed Christiansburg officer Scott Hylton. Church leaders say whether the incidents were connected or not, they're just grateful there wasn't much damage.
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[IN Q=THE DOORS]

((DAVID MOORE/SCHAEFFER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH; THE DOORS WERE SET ABLAZE AND THEY WERE CHARRED PRETTY WELL, I GUESS ONLY REASON IT STOPPED FROM GOING INSIDE WAS THE GOOD LORD STOPPED IT 1518 1521 NOBODY SAW THE FLAMES IT WAS A GOOD THING THE WHOLE CHURCH DIDN'T GO UP IT WAS A BLESSING THE WHOLE CHURCH DIDN'T GO UP 1526))
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[OUT Q=DIDN'T GO UP]
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[VO-NAT]

The fire was out when officials arrived at the church.
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[8-11AFC]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A Lynchburg City Council decision to cut funding for the Alliance for Families and Children could result in a much greater loss than just the DOLLAR amount the city would have put into the group.
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That from Alliance leaders who are lashing out at city council's decision not to give the agency 44-thousand dollars for child care and substance abuse programs.
Alliance director Joan Foster, who also is a member of city council, says the loss could easily double.
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[IN Q=It not only]

((JOAN FOSTER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT NOT ONLY MAY IMPACT FUTURE GRANTS, IT IMPACTS PRESENT EMPLOYEES, AND THE SERVICES THAT WE'RE ABLE TO OFFER THE COMMUNITY. SO IT'S A GREAT IMPACT, IT ISN'T JUST A 44-THOUSAND DOLLAR IMPACT.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/Lynchburg Council Member]
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[OUT Q=44-thousand dollar impact.]
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Foster could not vote on the funding question and it failed when councilmen Julian Adams and Robert Garber voted against it. (------------)