When paramedics heard about the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, they were ready to save lives, they said — they just couldn’t get into the school.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office denied six requests to send police and paramedics into the school during the Valentine’s Day massacre that left 17 people dead, according to a newly released incident report.
“The [BSO] incident commander advised me, ‘She would have to check,” Coral Springs Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Michael McNally wrote in his report, according to The Miami Herald. After another request minutes later, “Once again, the incident commander expressed that she ‘would have to check before approving this request,'” McNally wrote.
McNally said he wanted to send in two Rescue Task Force teams. Each team had three paramedics and three to four officers. Some of the rejected requests were made before suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, was caught, he said.
McNally said additional
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Students at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida had a scary start to the day.
One student was injured in a school shooting on Friday morning. That student, a male, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to the Associated Press. He was shot in the ankle and his injuries are not life-threatening. He is 17 years old, according to the Ocala Star-Banner.
The suspected shooter is in custody and has yet to be identified. He is not believed to be a student according to the Ocala Star-Banner.
Friday marks the anniversary of 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, and students across the country walked out of class on Friday morning to protest gun violence. It is unclear if the shooting in Ocala coincided with any marches at the school.
Chris Oliver, a man whose 16-year-old son is a Forest student, relayed what his son
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A US marshal in Harisburg, Pennsylvania has been killed during a shootout that occurred while authorities served an arrest warrant. The news was confirmed by Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse in a statement, according to CBS News.
Christopher David Hill, 45, was an 11-year veteran of the US Marshals Service and father of two children. Two other officers were also shot, reported Penn Live.
The US Marshals confirmed that the gunman who shot at police was killed in the crossfire. CBS News indicated that the other shot officers are “OK” after the exchange of bullets, and they are currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The marshal died from injuries at a nearby hospital.
The officers had been serving a warrant for the arrest of Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce at around 6:00 AM. After authorities located Pierce in a home, a male suspect started shooting at the officers,
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It’s a husband’s worst nightmare. Canadian man Joseph Lambourne knew his wife Jan was at the country music concert in Las Vegas that turned deadly before he received ominous texts from her.
On Sunday, at least 59 people were killed and over 500 were injured at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The victims were shot from a smashed out window of a 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It marked the deadliest shooting in American history. Jan was one of the 22,000 concertgoers at the three-day festival.
Joseph told CTV News his sister-in-law called to tell him there had been a shooting.
“Her sister called me at probably, I think it was midnight, and told me,” he said, adding that he was at work at the time.
Not long after the call, Joseph received texts from his wife.
“She said ‘I’ve been shot’ and
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Police in Memphis, Tennessee have issued a City Watch alert for a teen girl who was possibly last seen in Walmart with a scratch on her neck, looking nervous.
According to the alert, 16-year-old Tai’yanna Strong left her home over a week ago. She might have been seen at Walmart on Friday morning with a man in his late teens or twenties. The alert said she had a fresh, deep scratch on her neck, and that the girl appeared nervous.
“In my mind, she is where I don’t want her to be and that’s in some type of danger,” said her father Alvin Strong in a WMC Action News report. Strong was grounded by her parents before she went missing.
For the last week, her family has searched for Strong, taking to social media to spread the word.
“I just told everybody share, share, share,” the father said. “I need all my Facebook
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