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Student helps prevent potential school shooting

Student helps prevent potential school shooting

Breaking News
(NEWS10) – Police in Vermont are crediting a New York State teen and a high school resource officer for thwarting a possible school shooting. The alleged threat first came to light 160 miles away from the school in Vermont. It was here in Dutchess County, New York where a concerned high school student showed a disturbing text message to her school’s resource officer. The student told the officer she had messages on her phone from an acquaintance plotting a mass shooting at a school in Vermont. This was just days after the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida and after news that law enforcement failed to act on tips about the accused shooter. Back in Dutchess County the school resource officer took action and contacted law enforcement in Vermont regarding an 18-year-old named Jack S
The GOP downplays policy solutions to prevent school shootings. Here’s one idea.

The GOP downplays policy solutions to prevent school shootings. Here’s one idea.

Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) plans to introduce a bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase rifles from 18 to 21. Under this proposed legislation, it would make it more difficult to purchase military-style assault weapons such as the AR-15 that was used by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who is suspected of killing 17 people and injuring 15 others in a Florida high school last week. The incident is the 18th school shooting and 40th mass shooting of 2018. And the weapon chosen by Cruz is the same type of assault rifle that’s been used in other similar tragedies. Currently, federal law allows licensed gun sellers to sell long guns — including assault rifles — to individuals 18 years or older. You must be 21 years or older to purchase handguns. “This policy is danger...
Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

Politics
The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said. The post Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling appeared first on Politicus USA.
How Staci Didn’t Let a Rare Medical Condition Prevent Her From Seeing The World

How Staci Didn’t Let a Rare Medical Condition Prevent Her From Seeing The World

Travel
I first met Staci when she came to one of my meet-ups in NYC. She wanted to thank me for helping her travel the world. See, for her, it’s not as simple as just getting on a plane and going somewhere. Staci was born with a rare genetic condition that has left her deaf, with fused fingers, jaws, and a host of other medical issues. Determined to not sit on the sidelines, Staci has worked hard to overcome the obstacles before her so that she can make her travel dreams a reality. So, without further ado, here’s Staci! Nomadic Matt: Hi Staci! Tell us about yourself! Staci: My name is Staci and I’m 28 years old. I happen to have Nager syndrome, a super rare genetic condition wherein I was born with fused jaws, fused elbows, four fingers, and deafness, to name some fun facts about it.