By DIANE JEANTET and ERALDO PERES Associated Press

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - When students at Ceilandia state school No. 7 in Brazil's capital came back from their break in February, they were met by two dozen uniformed police officers in a place they no longer barely recognized.

Guns in their holsters, the officers ordered students to form rows in the schoolyard. The students were given white T-shirts pending the arrival of their new uniforms.

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