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School under fire for taking 6-year-olds to gun range

School under fire for taking 6-year-olds to gun range

At this school, the three Rs are reading, writing — and revolvers.

A Georgia school is under fire for taking 6-year-olds on a field trip to a gun range, where the tots posed for photos with firearms.

“Taking young children to a gun range? Taking pictures of young children posing with their finger on the trigger? Unacceptable, irresponsible, and dangerous,” wrote Jessica James on Holdheide Academy’s Facebook page.

She was just one of dozens of outraged commenters who flooded the page with criticism over the weekend when photos of the private Woodstock school’s pint-sized pupils holding pistols surfaced online.


I wonder if these are parents or others they're complaining. My wife is a preschool teacher and they cannot take the kids even to Dairy Queen without letters, permission slips and a full schedule given to the parents.

Charleston police responding to 'active shooter situation'

Source: CNN

Police in Charleston, South Carolina, are working an "active shooter situation," according to Charles Francis, a spokesman for the Charleston Police Department.

Police are asking people to avoid the area.
An owner of a nearby boutique said the police activity is focused around Virginia's on King, a restaurant in the heart of downtown.
"Right now the streets are full of SWAT and police and people heavily armed. They are blocking off the whole block," said Sarah Cobb,

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/us/charleston-active-shooter/index.html

No further details as of 12:30 cst

Update 1:45 disgruntled employee holding seven hostages. Not terrorism or hate group related. One person has been taken to hospital for injuries, possibly shot (CNN says injured was shot, other sources not confirming injured was shot)

Update 2:45 confirmed one killed and one wounded. Hostage taker also shot and in custody. Remaining hostages are free and unharmed.

Man confesses to killing 6-year-old sister and 2 young cousins

Man confesses to killing 6-year-old sister and 2 young cousins

A 25-year-old has confessed to stabbing to death his 6-year-old sister and two young cousins while babysitting the family at their Maryland home, police said.

The three girls, all under 10, were found dead in a single bed with lacerations to their upper body, according to the Prince George's County Police Department.

Antonio Williams' mother found her daughter and the other two children in the basement of her home.

Williams' mother had asked her son to care for the children while she worked an overnight shift.


Brother arrested after 3 young girls found dead in Maryland home

Source: ABC News

A man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of three girls under age of 10 found dead in a home in Maryland, police said. One of the girls was the sister of the man now in custody, authorities said.

Antonio Williams, 25, was arrested and is a suspect in the killings of the three girls, two 6-year-olds and one 9-year-old, Prince George's County police said in a press release. He faces charges of first- and second-degree murder and related charges.

The girls were found with stab wounds Friday morning by authorities after the mother of the suspect came home from work and found the three young victims. All three were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Williams is a brother of one of the 6-year-olds. The other two girls are sisters from Newark, New Jersey. They are daughters of a relative of Williams's mother, police said.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/abcnews.go.com/amp/US/girls-age-10-found-dead-maryland-home-police/story%3fid=49301950

Here are the Republicans denouncing Trump by name

Here are the Republicans denouncing Trump by name

Republicans are mixed in their response after President Donald Trump's unpredictable Tuesday news conference, during which he defended white supremacists and blamed "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

But some Republicans spoke out against Trump, using his name directly to emphasize that they don't agree with what he said in Trump Tower.

During his news conference, Trump blamed "both sides" in the protests and equated the white supremacists on one side with the counter-protesters on the other side.

Some Republicans, to avoid more conflict, denounced racism after Trump's news conference -- and some indirectly referred to his statements when they called him out.

Will this be enough to create a schism in the GOP?

Motion to suspend

To suspend Godwin's law for the duration of the current Chancellorship...

Sign if you wish,

Dear Kim Jong-un

Save your missiles.

Donald Trump is going to do a more thorough job of destroying the United States than you can ever hope for.


Americans who dared dream and
asked 'What can we do for our country?'

They stand at a crossroads- Condemn it or Own it

Explosion rocks Minnehaha Academy; 2 missing, 5 injured

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

A natural gas explosion late Wednesday morning rocked Minnehaha Academy’s upper school in Minneapolis, causing a partial building collapse and leaving two people unaccounted for and injuring five others, fire and school officials said.
A third person believed to be missing was found uninjured at about noon. All of the injured people were adults. One is in critical condition.
The building near E. Lake Street in the 3100 block of West River Parkway has collapsed to some degree, and fire crews are on the scene extinguishing the blaze and looking to remove any people who might be trapped, officials added.
As of 11 a.m., paramedic crews were treating people at the scene for injuries. Five people were taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/minnehaha-academy-explosion-critically-injuring-1-people-unaccounted-for-minneapolis-building-collapse/438110783/

Thankfully school is not in session although some teams were on campus for practice.
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