In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there is a priority in the region’s schools: ensuring safety. At West Springfield High in Fairfax County, Officer Joe Plazio patrols the halls.
Jan. 18, 2013Officer Joe Plazio of the Fairfax County police patrols the hallways at West Springfield High School, where he is stationed. Across the Washington region, officials in many school systems — including Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties’ — say they have strong practices already in place but are working to tighten up. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.