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Harford school board considers updated gang policy, passes graduation schedule

The Harford County Board of Education is considering broadening its policy regarding gangs in schools and their activities. These updates, presented by the board's lawyer, Patrick Spicer, during Monday night's business meeting, include an expanded definition of the word "gang" to describe a group of three or more students which has an "overt or covert organizational or command structure," as well as an expanded definition of the term "gang activity" to include a state violation of "coercing or engaging" in gang activity on or near school property. Further revisions include procedures for handling offenses, reporting gang activity and...