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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Update: DA reassures Lincoln-Sudbury school community school is safe

LINCOLN-SUDBURY

Middlesex district attorney Gerard Leone says he told parents and students gathered at the school today that yesterday's slaying at the school was an isolated incident and the school is safe.

"There's no reason to believe, based on everything we know, that this isn't a safe school," he said, after meeting with about 200 parents and students this morning.

Grief counselors were on hand at the school to help people cope with the incident. Another meeting will be held tomorrow.

John Odgren, 16, of Princeton is facing a murder charge in the killing of James Alenson, 15, at the school yesterday at about 7:20 a.m. after an argument erupted in the boys' bathroom.

-- Brian Ballou

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