Route 1 Dispatches: Children Evacuated from St. Luke's School After Crane Collapse
Take a look back at this week's top headlines from the Route 1 corridor.
Students in classes at St. Luke’s Day School at St. Luke’s Church in Fort Hunt were evacuated and sent home Monday after a crane collapse occurred while workers were attempting to work on a cell phone tower on the church steeple. Two workers sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The church re-opened Wednesday afternoon after it was deemed safe to enter by Fairfax County inspectors.
The Fairfax County Park Authority recently acquired several parcels of parkland with new properties located in Mount Vernon, Braddock, and Springfield districts. John McPherson donated 14 acres within the Paul Springs Stream Valley in the Mount Vernon District; the parcels will increase connectivity within the stream valley park.
A 16-year-old Mount Vernon High School student walking to school Thursday morning was reportedly approached by a man who tried to persuade her to enter his vehicle, according to Fairfax County Police. The student walking to school near the intersection of Old Vernon Court and Old Mount Vernon Road near the school when she was approached by an African-American male driving a newer model red Ford Mustang, Fairfax County Police spokesperson Don Gotthardt said. The suspect attempted to persuade the student to get in his car, and she refused. The suspect fled the scene.
After it was made known that Arcadia and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have kicked around expansive plans for the land and property at Woodlawn Plantation, some of which is currently leased to Woodlawn Stables, Patch asked stables owner Cindy Mitchell to weigh in with her thoughts on the future plans for the historic 126 acres and mansion, which dates back to 1805.