Thursday Morning Rundown

Freezing rain at Reston Town Center on Feb. 5. 2014/Credit: George Mesthos vis Twitter

Langley Community In Mourning — Students at Langley High School are mourning the deaths of two students this week. Both students were boys and the deaths are reportedly being investigated as suicides. The school and the Fairfax County Police are giving few details, however the student community is rallying together with a #SaxonStrong social media campaign. [McLean Patch]

FCPS Employee Charged — Patrick Wietz, a 24-year-old IT specialist with Fairfax County Public Schools, was charged by Fairfax County Police for attempting to take indecent liberties with children under 15 years old and with the use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.  Wietz had been employed at Glen Forest Elementary in Falls Church the last two years. [Fairfax County Police]

Big Cash Influx For Reston Company — Reston-based Continental Building Products Inc., which manufactures drywall and related products at four plants across North America, raised $165.2 million in an initial public offering Wednesday. [Washington Business Journal]

SLHS Boys On A Roll — South Lakes High School’s boys basketball team topped Madison 74-51 on Tuesday for its sixth win in a row. The Seahawks are 12-7 overall and 4-0 in the Liberty Conference. Clayton O’Neill led the Seahawks with 23 points against Madison. [Washington Post]

Pick Up Some Mystery Books — The Friends of Reston Regional Library is hosting a mystery and adventure used book sale Thursday through Sunday at Reston Regional.  Pick up some good reads for a low price and help the library at the same time. [Friends of Reston Regional]

Photo by George Mesthos via Twitter

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