Violence Ends Mexican School Year
Cartel kilings shut classrooms
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2010 3:42 AM CDT
Parents and children stand outside a school in Ciudad Juarez.   (AP Photo/Ricardo Lopez)

(Newser) – Education is the latest victim of the drug war in the Mexican state of Nayarit. The governor is ending the school year for elementary and middle school students 3 weeks early so parents will have less to fear, CNN reports. Drug-related violence has killed at least 30 people in the state over the last few days.