School's military-style reboot aims to push students further

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On a soggy Granada Hills field, eight platoons stand at attention, poised to salute the American flag as it rises toward a cloudy morning sky.

The bugler lifts the brass instrument to his mouth and waits. A short delay betrays the illusion, but then a recording of "Reveille" blares out from stereo speakers as the flag moves up the pole.

The call finishes, and the 17-year-old lowers his bugle.

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