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Leading Off (11/13/12)

DISD Did Not Use Federal Funds for Movie Outing. The TEA has ended its investigation into how the district paid for a $57,000 trip to see the movie Red Tails, determining that federal Title 1 funds weren’t used. But if you read this story (paywall) carefully, it sure sounds like federal funds were used and that the district simply repaid them. As in: “DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander, who said in February that the district used Title I money for the trip, said Interim Superintendent Alan King later opted to use local funds instead.”

Two Shootings, One Lethal, at Dallas Motel. You know what’s going to get a lousy review on Yelp? The America’s Best Value Inn off I-20 and S. Westmoreland Road. Last night two men in two separate incidents were shot in the head.

North Lake College Scares Pants Off Its Own Students. The next time North Lake decides to conduct a training exercise wherein a fake shooter fires blanks in a hallway, they might want to alert their students. One said he was so scared that she almost threw a chair through a window to escape.