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NORTH BRADDOCK (KDKA) — The Woodland Hills School Board voted Wednesday to hire James P. Harris as the district’s new superintendent.

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Harris is a former superintendent at schools in Berks County, near Philadelphia.

He’ll take over a district that has been dealing with a lot of problems, but he says he is very excited.

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“You’re going to see a much different Woodland Hills this upcoming school year. The things that were discussed in this board meeting, that was yesterday. Next time, you will not hear those same stories anymore, I guarantee it,” said Harris.

At least 17 students were shot and killed over the past few years.

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Principals, teachers and resource officers have also been accused of threatening or assaulting students.