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Former Hart District Special Ed Assistant Murdered; Daughter Arrested

Laura Purviance, 24, of Woodland Hills, was arrested in Oregon last week after she allegedly fatally shot her mother, a former Hart district employee, in her Woodland Hills home.

Caroline Purviance, 61, of Woodland Hills, who was a special education teaching assistant for the William S. Hart Union High School District, was fatally shot in her home Feb. 13.

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Her mother’s body was discovered in the 5600 block of Mason Avenue, where her daughter lived. 

Laura Purviance, who was arrested Friday by Oregon State Troopers at a rest stop near Medford, Ore., appeared in a Van Nuys court today.

She attended Saugus High for a little over year before transferring out of the district.

Her arraignment was put over to March 21 in Department 100.

She is being held on $2 million bail.

If convicted, she faces up to life in prison.

The case is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Elizabeth Ratinoff.

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