Amidst the tragedy of Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there are tales of bravery. On Twitter, a story of an assistant football coach sacrificing his life to save his students has emerged.
According to the Miami Herald, Coach Aaron Feis was shot during the Parkland shooting that killed 17 and injured 14 others.
“Coach Feis has not passed. He was shot but is not dead,” Jordan May, another coach at the high school, said on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. However, by 9 PM, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel announced that “a beloved football coach is dead.” The name of that coach was not disclosed. May’s original quote has since been deleted.
The football team’s Twitter wrote, “He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero.” According to the Sun
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At least 20 people have been injured and an unknown number have died after a person opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in North Broward, Florida on Wednesday afternoon at approximately 2:30pm.
Margate Fire Chief Dan Booker told the Miami Herald that police are responding to a mass casualty incident at the school. Exactly how many have been injured or killed remains unclear. United States senator Bill Nelson has reportedly said that there are “many deaths.”
Students wearing backpacks have been spotted fleeing the school. The active shooter also reportedly fled but is now reportedly in custody. A name has not been released. According to a statement by a Broward County Sheriff, the alleged shooter is approximately 18 years old and was wearing a maroon-colored shirt.
One mother told an ABC News affiliate that her daughter [who is presumably inside the school] “keeps telling me to stay away. ‘Be
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On Tuesday, gunfire erupted inside a Kentucky high school, resulting in one fatality and at least 7 injured people. Some of the injured needed to be airlifted to hospitals, CNN reports.
Gov. Matt Bevin said tweeted out, “Tragic shooting at Marshall County HS … Shooter is in custody, one confirmed fatality, multiple others wounded.”
The person who died is believed to be a student. At least five students were shot.
A relative of teens who were inside the school described the panic.
“They were busting down the gates and fences just to get out,” Shea Thompson told NBC News.
The details are still unfolding. The
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A high school English teacher from Indiana has been arrested after a student recorded a video of her snorting a powder believed to be a mix of cocaine and heroin in an empty classroom.
Samantha Cox, 24, was allegedly caught snorting a substance on a cellphone camera by a Lake Central High School student, CBS Chicago reports. Student John Rogers said he began taking a video after witnessing the shocking act.
“She tried to hide herself,” Rogers told CBS Chicago. “She wasn’t at her desk where we could see her. She was all the way in the corner where she thought we can’t see her.”
Rogers and another student told police what they saw. Soon after, a drug-sniffing dog was in the school and Cox was in handcuffs. She was arrested on Wednesday for drug possession and drug paraphernalia charges.
In a statement, St. John Chief James Kveton said the students showed
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A 23-year-old high school substitute teacher from Kettering, Ohio is accused of having sex with two male teenage students. Madeline Marx was indicted on two counts of sexual battery, WHIO reported on Friday.
The teacher was arrested earlier this month after police physically removed her from Fairmont High School in Kettering, where she subbed for two years, Fox 45 reported. Marx pleaded not guilty. She has been released on bond and ordered not to have any contact with the students.
According to court documents obtained by Dayton Daily News, Marx allegedly had oral sex with one of the students, a 17-year-old, in July. She is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old student in September. Marx is also accused of sending nude photos to one of the boys through Snapchat and Instagram, which police say she has admitted to. Neither of the alleged sexual encounters occurred on
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An Ohio substitute teacher allegedly confessed to detectives that she had sexual encounters with two students and sent nude pictures to one through Snapchat and Instagram, The Washington Post reported.
Madeline Marx, 23, was charged with two counts of sexual battery after she admitted to having sex with one student and performing oral sex on another, police said. Both students were minors in the 11th grade.
“Teachers are entrusted with the responsibility of educating children who are becoming young adults,” Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said to the Dayton Daily News. “This defendant took advantage of her position and developed a sexual relationship with minor students.”
Kettering City School District began investigating Marx after receiving a tip from one or several of their students, the Post reported. Police came to the school on Wednesday, and Marx was arrested by Thursday.
Marx began working as a substitute teacher at the high school
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A Virginia man was arrested on Wednesday after he made online threats to kill students attending Howard University, a historically black college, WJLA reported.
John Edgar Rust, 26, made the racist threats on 4chan and Reddit, two online message boards, on Nov. 11, 2015, the FBI said in an affidavit.
Rust’s screenname on Reddit was “watchouthoward.”
His anonymous 4chan post featured a photo of former University of Missouri president Timothy Wolfe, who resigned after a series of racist incidents on the school’s campus.
“Seriously America why are we still putting up with this s**t?” the post allegedly read. “I mean we might as well just bend over and let the n***ers f**k us right in the ass.”
“So I’ve decided,” the post continues later. “Any n***ers left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go. And any of those cheapskate n***ers who try to get out using the metro
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A Texas kindergarten teacher who had sex with at least six teens will be spending a decade in a state prison.
Heather Lee Robertson, 39, accepted a plea deal Thursday which will require her to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life, according to KTRE. She could have faced up to 240 years in prison if not for the plea deal. She was facing six charges of sexual assault of a child and six counts of having an improper relationship with a student.
“Teachers are entrusted with our most valuable and most precious asset every day,” Angelina County Assistant District Attorney Todd Dillon said in a statement. “When teachers betray that trust in Angelina County, they will be held accountable for that betrayal, and they will face significant punishment.”
Prosecutors said the first sexual encounter happened not long after Robertson’s husband filed for divorce. She told police
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A former elementary school aide was sentenced to a century in prison on Thursday for filming children forced to perform sex acts on school grounds.
Convicted sex offender Deonte Carraway, 24, was already serving a 75-year federal sentence connected to this case. On Thursday, Prince George’s County Circuit Court in Maryland sentenced him 23 times, one for each child he abused. Carraway was sentenced on 23 counts of state child sex abuse and pornography charges, according to WBAL-TV.
“Today’s sentence is one that is fashioned to make sure that Mr. Carraway never has the opportunity to walk freely among us as a community again,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks said. “This happened multiplied by 23, and it’s not just the 23 kids, but their family members who are here still crying.”
Prosecutors said Carraway sexually abused 23 students on elementary school grounds in addition to at their homes. Carraway
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Forty-three male students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, on September 26, 2014. Details of the mass kidnapping remain unclear to this day.
The students were thought to have commandeered buses to Mexico City to commemorate the anniversary of a 1968 massacre, but were intercepted by local police before a confrontation broke out. At some point, the students were handed over to the Gah-rreros Unidos crime syndicate and presumably killed, although motivations or an exact understanding of a sequence of events are still mysterious. Police later claimed Iguala’s mayor and his wife were the masterminds behind the entire incident. The two fled from the city but were later arrested.
The kidnappings led to unrest in cities and civilian attacks on government buildings and became a nationwide scandal.
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