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The News & Observer is not identifying the students in the stories because they could not be reached for verification Thursday.

FROM 'PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION'

"I was very embarrassed, and a lot of my friends clowned me," [the student] said with a smile, but in a mad voice.

One of the rules people have a hard time following at Smith Middle School is PDA. PDA is an easy rule to follow, but some people think it should be banned.

FROM 'PROBLEMS ON BUS 96'

The situation became intense, and the bus driver forced [the student] in his seat. [Another student] engaged the bus driver and told him to "get off of [my] brother."

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