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Fort Bend ISD safety protocol questioned after elementary school student was hospitalized after in-class attack

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-05-11 20:59:06

SUMMARY: A second-grade student in Fort Bend ISD had to go to the hospital after being attacked with a laptop by a classmate. The incident occurred when the boy refused to sit next to the girl and started cursing at her before hitting her on the head with the laptop. The girl’s mother was alarmed by the situation and questioned why the staff did not call an ambulance. The district said appropriate disciplinary action was taken, but the girl felt unsafe with the boy back in her classroom. There were also concerns about the lack of supervision during the attack.

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Tips on water conservation during summer drought months

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www.kxan.com – Rich Segal – 2024-06-13 08:16:59

SUMMARY: Recent rains have slightly improved the water levels in Lakes Buchanan and Travis, but water conservation remains crucial during the peak summer heat in Austin. To drought-proof lawns and plants, using a thick layer of mulch can help retain soil moisture. Indoor water conservation is also essential; leaks can waste up to 10,000 gallons annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Meteorologist Rich Segal discussed water-saving tips with Elizabeth Simmons from the “Take Care of Texas” nonprofit, who highlighted optimal times for watering lawns and gardens for maximum efficiency.

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Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida is set to be demolished

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-13 07:29:42

SUMMARY: The three-story building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people died in a 2018 mass shooting, begins its demolition on Friday. Previously serving as evidence in the shooter’s trial, the building’s destruction was delayed due to heavy rain. The project aims to be completed before the school’s 3,300 students return from summer vacation. Families of victims have varied opinions on the demolition; some see it as a painful but necessary step in healing, while others wanted it preserved for educational purposes. The building’s removal follows precedents set by other sites of school shootings. The replacement plans remain undecided.

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Truck driver narrowly escapes train collision, moment caught on camera

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-13 05:53:14

SUMMARY: The driver of an 18-wheeler narrowly escaped a massive collision with a train near Atlanta, Georgia. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning at Allatoona Road near Interstate 75, Bartow County. Zack Hatcher, who was behind the stalled truck, captured the event on , showing the driver fleeing moments before impact. The train, unable to stop in time, collided with the trailer, causing debris to fly. Miraculously, the truck driver was unharmed. Authorities reported this was the eighth incident at this crossing since 2017 but the first collision. AAA provided safety tips for drivers near train crossings to prevent such accidents.

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