Fewer kids suspended in Wake, reported school crime up

The Wake County school system reported a sharp drop in the number of student suspensions from the previous year, continuing a trend that has seen suspensions fall 45 percent in the past five years. But Wake reported increases this past school year in the number of reported acts of school crime and in the number of high school dropouts.

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1 injured in I-40 shooting near Airport Boulevard

Wake County deputies responded to a shooting in the eastbound lanes of I-40 near Exit 284 in which one person received wounds not considered to be life-threatening. The crime is not considered to be random, and deputies are searching for a gray or light-colored Jeep SUV in connection with the case.

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