Students and a staffer at Cooper Academy in Fresno huddle up.
Students and a staffer at Cooper Academy in Fresno huddle up. Special to The Bee
Students and a staffer at Cooper Academy in Fresno huddle up. Special to The Bee

First bell rings for many

August 15, 2016 02:31 PM

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