News in Brief

News in Brief

<sh>Tennis Bubble Collaboration

<bt>At its Thursday, March 7 meeting, the Fairfax County School Board, will consider entering into a partnership with the Reston Association (RA) for the purpose of building a tennis bubble at South Lakes High School. If the board endorses this partnership, school staff will pursue negotiations with RA regarding the bubble.

The bubble is proposed to enclose six tennis courts. RA and school staff have reached tentative agreements on a number of issues regarding use of the facility, construction funding, construction management, operational management and facility maintenance. School board approval will allow fund-raising to begin. A presentation on the facility, as well as funding and operational arrangements, will be presented at the facilities work session on March 11. Action on the project is scheduled for March 21. The School Board meets at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church.

<sh>Narcotics Investigated at HMS

<bt>Fairfax County Police School Resource Officer Lonnie Doucet is investigating a narcotics event which occurred at Herndon Middle School located at 901 Locust Street, in Herndon on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Doucet received information that three eighth grade students were in possession of marijuana. After interviewing two 14-year-old boys and one 13-year-old boy, it was determined that they were each in possession of marijuana. Parents and guardians of the boys were contacted and the boys were released into their custody. Doucet will be obtaining petitions for the students, charging them each with possession of marijuana.

<sh>BB Gun Discovered at HHS

<bt>Fairfax County Police School Resource Officer Mark Ours is investigating an incident which occurred at Herndon High School, located at 700 Bennett Street in Herndon about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Ours received information that several students were seen in a car in the school's parking lot, possibly smoking narcotics. When Ours went to the car to investigate, the students had left. However, the officer saw what he believed to be the handle of a gun on the back floor of the car. The student who drove the car to school, a 17-year-old Herndon boy, was taken from his classroom and brought to his car. The student told Ours that the weapon was his and gave the BB gun to the officer along with an eight-inch knife also located in the car. The student was turned over to the school's principal and Ours will be obtaining a petition charging him with possession of a weapon on school property.

<sh>Meeting Calendar

<bt>The following meetings are upcoming in Reston.

* Reston Association's next board meeting is Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m. at the Reston Association offices, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

* The Reston Citizens Association regular meeting will be on Monday, March 25 at the Comcast Television Studios, 12345-G Sunrise Valley Drive.

* Reston Citizens Association Planning and Zoning Committee will be meeting on Monday, April 1, 8 p.m. at the Reston Association offices, 1930 Isaac Newton Square.

* The Reston Community Center Board of Governors will meet on Monday, April 1 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road.