MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The Mount Vernon Daily Voice heads into the new year by counting down, in no particular order, the Top 10 headlines from 2012 .
Seven Mount Vernon High School students were arrested on Nov. 30 when several brawls broke out at Mount Vernon High School. The school was placed under lockdown.
Students said the brawls began when someone bumped into someone else. They escalated from there. The following day, attendance at Mount Vernon High School was down.
"Half the school didn't show up, probably because their parents wanted to keep them home," said junior Okeino Gregory said. "I came to school because I don't get into anything with anybody."
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