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Missing girls in DC: all the facts

Since the beginning of February, 35 Black and Latinx teens girls have gone missing in DC. Of those girls, 22 still have not been found. The recent disappearances do not represent a spike in missing cases. According to the Director of the Youth and Family Services Division at the MPD, Chanel Dickerson, 200 missing persons

Gun confiscated from Wilson student

This story has been updated with Principal Martin’s most recent communication.  Administrators found and removed a gun from a student’s backpack today at approximately 1:15 after a video clip showing the gun was posted on Snapchat.  Principal Kimberly Martin sent out an email to the Wilson community at approximately 2 p.m.. In the email, she

Student Experiences with Police

BY CAROLINA BAYON, JUNIOR EDITOR In light of the recent conflicts between police and young black men in places like Baltimore and Ferguson, The Beacon decided to interview Wilson students to find out what their experiences were like with the DC police.   “The cops searched my bag and physically assaulted me and my friends