(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
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- A substitute teacher in North Carolina was fired this week after a video was posted to Facebook showing him body slamming a student. The mother of the student at Western Guilford Middle School posted the video of the incident on Facebook Friday. She wrote that the incident happened on Valentine’s Day and that she wants "justice." Her son, Jose Escudero, told WGHP the incident started over a box of chocolates. The substitute teacher, he says, took them away and threw them in the sink. Jose says he waited towards the end of class to get them back and that's when an altercation took place. The 12-year-old says he put the chocolates in his book bag and that's when the substitute teacher tried grabbing it from him. When that didn't work, Jose says the substitute teach
Women’s March organizers are encouraging students, teachers and their allies to walk out of schools on March 14 to protest gun violence. Women’s March organizers are encouraging students, teachers and their allies to walk out of schools on March 14 to protest gun violence. They’re demanding that Congress take legislative action on gun control in the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Florida instead of merely tweeting their thoughts and prayers. “Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school,” reads the group’s statement. “Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive a
On Wednesday, Coral Springs police Sgt. Jeff Heinrich was watering the infield as part of his duties as volunteer baseball trainer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, when the school fire alarm sounded and he heard “popping” sounds near the school parking lot. “I thought it was fireworks and kids messing around at first,” Heinrich tells PEOPLE. Heinrich was off duty at the time, on campus just as a dad. But then the veteran police sergeant — whose wife is a teacher at the school and son is a student and varsity baseball player there — saw students streaming out of the building and recognized the distinct sound of rapid gunfire. “I knew I had a shooter on campus,” he says. The Valentine’s Day school shooting left 17 dead and more than 20 wounded and has since become one
VANDALIA, IL –A school threat in Vandalia, Illinois earlier this week turned out to be a prank, but police are taking it very seriously. Police Chief Jeff Ray says that his department was notified of a possible threat at Vandalia High School on February 14, 2018. The report said that a student had made comments about having a plan to do a shooting in the school. Police spoke to the juvenile that allegedly made the statement and other witnesses. The juvenile claimed to be joking around. The juvenile was placed under arrest. Ray adds they take the statements of this type very seriously. Vandalia police say they were unaware of any other threat or incidents other than this one on Wednesday.
CENTRALIA, Mo. - A Centralia High School student was taken into custody Friday after bringing a gun and ammunition to school. Centralia Police Chief Larry Dudgeon said early Friday morning, the Centralia High School principal was told by some students that their friend might be bringing a gun to school. When that 15-year-old student got off the bus, he was immediately approached by administrators and police Dudgeon said police found a .380 handgun and 21 rounds of ammunition inside the student’s backpack. He said they don’t know what the student’s intentions were, but everyone in the community can’t help but think about what might have happened if the student's friends had not said something. “They played the biggest part. They saw something, they heard something, and then they said somet
Watch Video A Florida teen recounted the harrowing moment she heard the shot that ended her favorite teacher’s life, describing it as the “worst experience in the world.” Kasey Friend, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Thursday said she was one of the last people to see her geography teacher, Scott Beigel, before he was shot. Friend said he saved her life by directing her into an open classroom. “I walked up to my teacher, Mr. Beigel, and I said, ‘I’m scared, I don’t know what’s going on.’ Then he unlocked the door, I ran in, and unfortunately he did not run in with me,” Friend told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “I heard the shot that killed him. Remembering that bang, it haunts me,...
Samantha Grady was working on an assignment Wednesday in her Holocaust class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, when she heard two rapid gunshots outside in the hallway. The junior didn’t know it then, but she had just heard the murders of two people. Grady took cover, but was still grazed by a bullet as the alleged gunman, Nikolas Cruz, 19, fired through the broken glass of the classroom’s locked door. One of the rounds hit her best friend, the teen said through tears Thursday morning as she spoke to Today hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb. “Unfortunately, she didn’t make it,” Grady told them tearfully. Grady was trying to show a friend something on her phone when the shots startled her. “I ran to the left side of the classroom,” Grady told Today. “That’s whe
A rendering of 1781 Peachtree. Perennial Properties will build a two tower, 244,000-square-foot mixed-use development called 1781 Peachtree in Midtown. The development will feature 265 apartments across the two buildings along with office and retail space. Edgewood Court apartments are getting a makeover. Jonathan Rose Companies and Columbia Residential have purchased Edgewood Court Apartments in the Edgewood neighborhood. An $18 million redevelopment of the property will begin soon and is set to be completed in early 2019. Originally built in 1950, then substantially rehabbed in 1981, Edgewood Court currently consists of 204 units, all part of the federal HUD Section 8 program. Following the renovation, Edgewood Court will consist of 222 residences, with 204 remaining Section 8 and the re...
David Hogg, a student who survived the Parkland, Florida school shooting shamed Republicans in Congress and the White House who are blocking gun violence legislation by demanding action, not thoughts and prayers. Video: #Parkland survivor David Hogg makes it clear to Trump and the GOP that children who are dying in school shootings need action […] The post A Student Who Survived The Parkland School Massacre Just Shamed Trump And The GOP appeared first on Politicus USA.