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Montgomery County Schools Enroll Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — About 100 unaccompanied children who have crossed the border from Central America have enrolled in Montgomery County schools.

The Montgomery County Council received a briefing Tuesday on the number of unaccompanied minors who have come to the county over the last year. School officials said 107 were enrolled in Montgomery County schools.

A local television station reports Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman Dana Tofig says the school system doesn’t know at this point what the numbers will be for the next school year.

He says the school system is preparing to help new arrivals address a host of issues. Tofig says the children will need a lot of services that include dealing with social and emotional needs of kids who may have suffered abuse or been targets of human trafficking.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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