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Trump comments points to deep divisions over arming teachers

23.02.2018 7:08

Teachers wondered about scenarios in which they could face shooters on a hectic campus — or even, potentially, draw a gun to confront an armed and dangerous student.

From: www.seattletimes.com

'It's devastating': Cop stayed outside during Florida massacre while students died

23.02.2018 4:16

An armed school deputy rushed to the Florida high school building where terrified students ran from a killer with an assault rifle, but then sat outside for about four minutes and never went inside. The school resource deputy for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Scot Peterson, was under...

From: article.wn.com

Florida School Shooting's Hero Coach, Aaron Feis, Getting Big Push for ESPY Award

23.02.2018 4:08

Aaron Feis, the assistant football coach who was shot and killed while protecting students in Parkland, FL, is being nominated for an award for courage ... by thousands of people. There's an online campaign aimed for ESPN to posthumously award Aaron...

From: www.tmz.com

'No way I would do that': US educators decry Trump proposal to arm teachers

23.02.2018 3:04

February 23, 2018 4:04 PM
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - Educators still reeling from gun violence that left 17 dead at a Florida high school expressed frustration at US President Donald Trump's call for teachers to take up arms to defend their classrooms against school shooters, saying the thought of using lethal force in a crowded hallway or against one of their students was unimaginable.

Redress Design Award 2018

23.02.2018 0:18

The Redress Design Award, open to emerging designers and students with less than three years' professional experience, is the world's largest sustainable fashion design competition. Organized by Redress, the competition aims to educate emerging fashion designers around the world about sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive growth towards a circular fashion system.

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From: www.dexigner.com

Penguin Random House Design Award 2018

22.02.2018 23:36

The 2018 Penguin Random House Design Award is now open for submissions. The Award offers students interested in pursuing a career in design to experience real cover design briefs first-hand.

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From: www.dexigner.com

Florida shooting survivor flawlessly refutes paid actor conspiracy theory

22.02.2018 23:10


In the days following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many of the students who survived the carnage have become vocal about their desires for stricter gun control laws.

From: www.yahoo.com

New York University issues public apology for 'racially insensitive' meal served during Black History Month

22.02.2018 23:10


New York University has issued a public apology and fired their director of food service after students pointed out the watermelon-flavoured water and collard greens the school was serving during Black History Month were racially insensitive. College of Arts and Science sophomore Nia Harris noticed the offensive meal when she walked into Weinstein Passport Dining Hall - before alerting the deans of the school and NYU’s President Hamilton of the insensitive and “stereotypical” meal. “Not only was this racially insensitive, this was just ignorant.

From: www.yahoo.com

Florida Republican's aide sacked after suggesting shooting survivors are actors

22.02.2018 23:10


A Florida congressman's aide has been fired after spreading a conspiracy theory that some of the Flordia school shooting victims calling for gun control were actors. Benjamin Kelly, an aide to Republican state representative Shawn Harrison, sent an email to a Tampa Bay Times journalist claiming that two survivors of the Parkland tragedy, speaking up after 17 of their classmates were killed in a school shooting, were not real students. The 61-year-old wrote: "Both kids in the picture are not students [at Stoneman Douglas] but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen." The newspaper reported that after it asked for evidence for this allegation, the aide sent a YouTube conspiracy video targeting one of the students. After publication of  Kelly's claims, he was fired. Harrison said he was “appalled at and strongly denounce his comments”, adding that he was “sorry for any pain this has caused the grieving families of this tragedy”. He tweeted: "I do not share his opinion and he did so without my knowledge." Here's the email. I asked for formation to back up the claim and was sent another email that linked to a YouTube conspiracy video. pic.twitter.com/VRSVOcjj3E— Alex Leary (@learyreports) February 20, 2018 Kelly apologised for his actions, saying that he "made a mistake whereas I tried to inform a reporter of information relating to his story regarding a school shooting". He added: "This was not my responsibility. I meant no disrespect to the students or parents of Parkland." Tonight Mr. Kelly was terminated from his position as my District Secretary. I am appalled at and strongly denounce his comments about the Parkland students. I am again sorry for any pain this has caused the grieving families of this tragedy.— Shawn Harrison (@Shawnfor63) February 21, 2018 Robert Runcie, Broward County school superintendent, told CNN: “These are absolutely students at Stoneman Douglas. They’ve been there. I can verify that.” He said the comments were "outrageous and disrespectful" and "part of what's wrong with the narrative in this country". Jaclyn Corin, the school's 11th-grade class president, wrote on Twitter: "We are KIDS — not actors. We are KIDS that have grown up in Parkland all of our lives. We are KIDS who feared for our lives while someone shot up our school. We are KIDS working to prevent this from happening again. WE ARE KIDS." Republican Senator Marco Rubio condemned the conspiracy theorists, tweeting: "Claiming some of the students on tv after #Parkland are actors is the work of a disgusting group of idiots with no sense of decency."

Another Shooting, Another Gun Debate. Will the Outcome Be the Same?

22.02.2018 21:55

Last week’s school massacre in Florida set the well-worn machinery of America’s gun debate in motion. But angry students inject new passion into a stale fight.

From: www.nytimes.com

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