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Week in Review: Student Brings Bullet to School, Man Hits Girlfriend With Two-By-Four and Schools React to Sandy Hook Shooting

We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on the two North St. Louis County Patch sites—Florissant Patch and Hazelwood Patch.

Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around North St. Louis County? Not to worry. Patch has your back.

In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the two North County Patchsites—Florissant Patch and Hazelwood Patch—over the last few days:

  • In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, more than 100 Patch readers weighed in on the topic of whether we need a ban on assault rifles?
  • A man hit his girlfriend in the head with a two-by-four wooden plank and punched another man Friday.
  • A man robbed the First Bank located inside Dierbergs on Lindbergh Tuesday afternoon.
  • Residents expressed concern after Hazelwood Patch reveals there are buildings in the city deemed unsafe because they were used to produce methamphetamine.
  • A Hazelwood West Middle School student admitted to bringing a bullet on the the Hazelwood School District Campus. The Hazelwood School District explains the punishment possible for the student that brought a bullet to school.
  • Hazelwood officials are consulting with area police departments on adopting a program called Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.
  • A Hazelwood man robbed a man in the Saint Louis Galleria parking lot Dec. 7 after placing a false Craigslist ad for an iPhone.
  • A Tendercare Learning Center van crashed into the side of the building. Police say the children weren't seriously injured, but one was taken to a nearby hospital for examination.
  • A man is accused of breaking into a Hazelwood home Thursday, attacking a woman and endangering a child during the assault.
  • St. Louis County Police Chief said he wanted to arm school officials with guns. School officials later rejected the idea.
  • A Calverton Park man faces criminal charges after St. Louis County Police said he hit and choked his girlfriend Dec. 7 in North County.
  • A Florissant man was seriously injured in a car accident Thursday morning.
  • Dec. 18 marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Phoenix Coldon who  was first reported missing from her North County home on Dec. 18, 2011.

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