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  • Series of failures in Florida shooting mark week of stunning revelations

    A woman close to the Florida shooter called the FBI tip line in January with an alarming message: Nikolas Cruz is “going to explode.” “I just want to, you know, get it off my chest in case something does happen,” the woman said, according to a transcript of the January 5 call. Nearly six weeks after that call, Cruz gunned down 17 people at his former high school in Florida — one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. […]

  • Fallout after NYU serves Kool-Aid, watermelon water for Black History Month meal

    NEW YORK–  When Kayla Eubanks saw a sign for a Black History Month special menu in a New York University dining hall on Tuesday, she was interested to see what they were serving. “I figured it would be some type of southern cuisine,” the NYU student told CNN. But she was stunned to see the full menu: ribs, collard greens, cornbread, smashed yams, mac and cheese and two beverages, red Kool-Aid and watermelon-flavored water. Eubanks said she asked one of […]

  • ‘I feel protected’: Texas school district has armed its educators for years

    TEXAS — While the nation debates whether teachers should carry guns to protect students from armed intruders, the question’s already settled in one Texas school district, where educators have had firearms on campus for years. And while no teacher in Callisburg, Texas, has been called on yet to fire a weapon in defense of a classroom, students in the Callisburg Independent School District say they feel safer knowing their teachers can protect them if the unthinkable happens. About four years […]

  • Trump says video games, movies partly to blame in school shootings

    President Donald Trump said Thursday during a White House meeting on school safety that the nation needs to address what young people are seeing. “I’m hearing more and more people saying the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts,” he said. “And then you go the further step, and that’s the movies. You see these movies — they’re so violent, and yet a kid is able to see the movie if sex isn’t involved.” Killing, […]

  • These job interview mistakes will guarantee you don’t get hired

    Five minutes. That’s how long job candidates have to make the right first impression during an interview. Almost half of employers said they know within the first five minutes of an interview whether a potential hire is a good fit for the position, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. Some potential hires have an even smaller window to make the right impression, with 7% of employers saying they make a decision within the first minute. That leaves very little […]

  • Florida shooting: Bullets flew for 4 minutes as deputy waited outside

    PARKLAND, Fla. — When Nikolas Cruz started shooting last week, an armed deputy stationed at the Florida school rushed to the building. But instead of going inside, the officer waited outside for four minutes as the shooter killed students and faculty behind the walls, authorities said. School resource officer Scot Peterson “never went in” despite taking a position on the west side of the Building 12, where most of the carnage happened, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday. “I […]

  • Stoneman Douglas school resource officer stayed outside as shooting unfolded, sheriff says

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– The school resource deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School waited outside the school building as the shooting unfolded last Wednesday. Scot Peterson, the deputy, never went in after taking a position on the west side of the building, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said in a news conference. Peterson resigned on Thursday after he was suspended by Israel pending an internal investigation into his actions, Israel said. Surveillance footage from the high school was not shown live, as […]

  • This Florida student has promised to call the mother of her fallen teacher every day

    PARKLAND, Fla. — Mother and son had a daily ritual. Scott Beigel, a geography teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, used to call his mom every day on his way home from work. They would check in and ask about each other’s days. This was before last week. Beigel was one of 17 people shot and killed at the school February 14 after he sheltered terrified students who were fleeing the gunman. He ushered them into his classroom […]

  • ‘Hero’ pretends to be girl’s mother to stop attempted kidnapping

    SANTA ANA, Calif.– A woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl who was on her way to school in Santa Ana, and another woman is being hailed a hero for thwarting the attack, police said. KTLA reports that Amy Martinez was on her way to Lathrop Intermediate School when she was confronted by a woman who was described as homeless. “She just came up to me and went like this,” Amy said, simulating a […]

  • US beat Canada to take Women’s Ice Hockey Gold for first time since 1998

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea- After an absolute nail-biter of a match, which went to overtime and then a penalty shootout, the US has finally broken Canada’s stranglehold on women’s Olympic hockey. Team USA won the shootout 3-2, with forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scoring the winning goal. The women in blue poured onto the ice after Canada’s Megan Agosta couldn’t reply, handing the Americans the gold. It was an incredibly close match throughout, with Canada leading 2-1 well into the third period, only […]

  • Students at town hall to Washington, NRA: Guns are the problem, do something

    SUNRISE, Florida — They were angry and frustrated. And given the chance to face the lawmakers and others who can make their lives safer, high school students who a week ago were running from gunfire pointedly demanded change Wednesday night from Washington and the National Rifle Association. Survivors of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, took center stage at a town hall hosted by CNN as thousands of community members cheered on the young people thrust […]

  • Trending YouTube video calls Florida school shooting survivor an ‘actor’ — That’s a lie

    PARKLAND, Fla. — A top trending video on YouTube Wednesday suggested an outspoken survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is an actor. Calls by student David Hogg for stricter gun laws in the days after last week’s massacre have made him the subject of smear campaigns and demonstrably false conspiracy theories. “I’m not a crisis actor,” Hogg told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on “AC360” Tuesday. “I’m someone who had to witness this and live through this and I […]