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Trial Opens For Murder Of High School Hero Zaevion Dobson, Who Shielded Girls From Drive-By Shooting

Opening statements were heard yesterday in the trial of three men accused of being involved in the murder of Zaevion Dobson, the 15-year-old high school football star who died protecting friends from a drive-by shooting in Knoxville, Tennessee. Knox County Assistant District Attorney Phil Morton said when the shooting began that night in 2015, “Zaevion’s instinct kicked in, and as a protector, he shielded these girls from gunfire… and in the process, he took the bullet,” according to the Tampa Bay Times. Dobson’s bravery was later cited by then-President Barack Obama, and he was posthumously awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards.

Christopher Drone Bassett, 22, Kipling Deshawn Colbert Jr., 22 and Richard Gregory Williams III, 23, all face first-degree murder charges in connection with the murder, which occurred on December 17, 2015. Dobson and others were hanging out on the back porch of a

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Opening statements were heard yesterday in the trial of three men accused of being involved in the murder of Zaevion Dobson, the 15-year-old high school football star who died protecting friends from a drive-by shooting in Knoxville, Tennessee. Knox County Assistant District Attorney Phil Morton said when the shooting began that night in 2015, “Zaevion’s instinct kicked in, and as a protector, he shielded these girls from gunfire… and in the process, he took the bullet,” according to the Tampa Bay Times. Dobson’s bravery was later cited by then-President Barack Obama, and he was posthumously awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards.

Christopher Drone Bassett, 22, Kipling Deshawn Colbert Jr., 22 and Richard Gregory Williams III, 23, all face first-degree murder charges in connection with the murder, which occurred on December 17, 2015. Dobson and others were hanging out on the back porch of a

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3 High School Football Players Accused Of Raping 14-Year-Old At Gunpoint Near County Fair

Kelvin J. Mercedes, Andrew R. Miller, and Daishon M. Richardson, three 16-year-olds from Pennsylvania, have been charged as adults after they allegedly raped a 14-year-old at gunpoint. According to USA Today, the charges filed against them include rape by force, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful restraint and terroristic threats.

The incident occurred after the group of teens were leaving the York fair. The victim, who has not been named, had reportedly known her attackers, all three of whom were members of their school’s football team. She was able to identify two by name.

The victim “advised she was taken to unknown locations, where she was forced to perform oral sex on three males and then forced to have sexual intercourse with … them,” according to police reports. She said she complied with their demands because she was afraid of being killed. She also later received harassing texts from her victimizers.

West York

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Former High School Student Awarded $49 Million After Being Repeatedly Raped By Geometry Teacher

A woman from Miami has won a $49.3 million judgment against her former high school geometry teacher who raped her her multiple times. The verdict was announced on Tuesday in a Miami-Dade civil court. Bresnniel Jansen Mones, 35, pleaded guilty to three counts of having sex with a minor and two counts of sending lewd texts, according to the Miami Herald.

The victim, now 20, was a 16-year-old sophomore at South Dade Senior High School went the incidents occurred. She is referred to as C.R.R. in court documents. The lawsuit was filed in 2014, and it accused the School Board of neglect after it failed to protect C.R.R.  from Mones. According to that lawsuit, Mones had a history of improper behavior that the school should have known about.

C.R.R.’s attorneys John Leighton and Max Panoff released a statement that said, “C.R.R. was not the only student Jansen tried this with.

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17-Year-Old Commits Suicide During School Fire Drill After Posting Goodbye Message

A high school student student fatally shot himself during a school fire drill. As WKMG reports, 17-year-old senior Seth Sutherland of Lake Minneola High School posted messages on social media and sent thoughts to loved ones before killing himself on Tuesday.

Authorities are treating the death as a “planned event.”

Lake County sheriff’s spokesman John Harrell shared, “We have reasons to believe that this was a planned event. [The courtyard near the bus loop] is out in the open, but it was not a very populated and crowded area at that time. It seems like the majority of the student body was on the other side of the building.”

Harrell said he doesn’t believe any students witnessed or heard the shooting. Sixteen-year-old Isaiah Vargas, however, said that he saw what happened through a window. 

“The body was just lifeless. Teachers were running and everything, saw it through the window. Just terrible,” Vargas said.

As The New York

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Seth Sutherland Commits Suicide During School Fire Drill | Crime …

A high school student student fatally shot himself during a school fire drill. As WKMG reports, 17-year-old senior Seth Sutherland of Lake Minneola High School posted messages on social media and sent thoughts to loved ones before killing himself on Tuesday.

Authorities are treating the death as a “planned event.”

Lake County sheriff’s spokesman John Harrell shared, “We have reasons to believe that this was a planned event. [The courtyard near the bus loop] is out in the open, but it was not a very populated and crowded area at that time. It seems like the majority of the student body was on the other side of the building.”

Harrell said he doesn’t believe any students witnessed or heard the shooting. Sixteen-year-old Isaiah Vargas, however, said that he saw what happened through a window. 

“The body was just lifeless. Teachers were running and everything, saw it through the window. Just terrible,” Vargas said.

As The New York

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Sheriff Suspended After Deputies Allegedly Touched High School Students’ Breasts And Genitals In Drug Search

A Georgia sheriff whose deputies allegedly groped nearly 1,000 students while conducting a drug search at a school in April has been suspended. The southern state’s governor, Nathan Deal, signed an executive order, which was announced on Monday. The order stated that Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby’s administration would be negatively affected by charges against Hobby. According to WFXL, the suspension went into effect immediately. It will last until the final disposition of the case or until Hobby’s office term expires.

Hobby currently faces charges of violation of oath by a public officer, two counts of false imprisonment and one count of sexual battery, according to NBC affiliate WALB. Hobby and several deputies from his department were indicted charges by a grand jury last month. The sheriff’s lawyer, Raleigh Rollins, has not commented on the charges which came after a federal lawsuit accused his administration of conducting

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School Shut Down After Toddler With Severe Dairy Allergies Dies Eating Grilled Cheese

A New York City school has been shut down following the death of a 3-year-old. According to NBC New York, Elijah Silvera died on November 3 after eating a grilled cheese sandwich. He was allergic to dairy and went into anaphylactic shock at the Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Harlem.

The pre-K school was closed Wednesday as the New York City Health Department investigates. The school was closed for failing to adequately supervise the child and follow its written safety plan. According to a GoFundMe page, his family believes that Silvera was served the sandwich “despite them [the school] knowing and having documented that he has a severe allergy to dairy.”

The child was rushed to the Harlem Hospital pediatric emergency room, but doctors were unable to save him.

“There is nothing more important than the safety of our children and

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Terrifying School Security Video Catches ‘Ghost’ Slamming Religion Room Door In Middle Of Night

Deerpark C.B.S., a secondary school in Cork, Ireland, has shared some shocking security camera footage which might be an indicator of a supernatural presence. The video is now going viral as viewers attempt to explain the bizarre happenings caught on camera.

According to Unilad, the school is the oldest in the area — it was founded in 1828 — meaning that generations of children have passed through the building’s hallways. But what of their spirits have remained?

In the above video, a door can be seen inexplicably opening and then slamming shut before a cabinet of lockers begins shaking and a wet floor sign is tossed accross the room. The video was recorded just after 3am on October 1, and the building was totally empty.

“If it’s a prank we don’t know how it was done?” asked headteacher Aaron Wolfe. “Motion sensors were set off at this time, that’s how it was caught… The female members

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Minnesota School Shooting Revealed To Be Fake After Security Guard Admits To Accidentally Shooting Self

A security officer at St. Catherine University in St. Paul initially told police that a stranger on campus shot him Tuesday night. The school went into lockdown as 55 police officers, four K-9s and State Patrol aircraft searched for a male shooter in navy blue sweatshirt and black jeans.

But, they were searching for a non-existent suspect. On Wednesday, security officer 25-year-old Brent Patrick Ahlers, admitted that he accidentally shot himself and then lied about it because he was afraid of losing his job, according to the Star Tribune.

Police said that Ahlers brought his personal handgun to work, something he wasn’t supposed to do. According to NBC affiliate Kare11, guards at St. Catherine University

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