‘We don’t stand by:’ Volusia schools outline security measures for students
With nearly 70,000 children heading back to school in Volusia County on Monday, district officials and Volusia County law enforcement assured parents that officers won't hesitate to enter school buildings in the event of an active shooter.
Young South Sudan girls leaving school and being sold into marriage by starving families
Young female children in South Sudan are being forced out of school and into marriage as young 14. The World Food Program has stopped its school feeding scheme in the wake of funding cuts and the family of a daughter entering into marriage will be paid in cows as a dowry. Debora Patta speaks with a child bride on her wedding day and her Father who negotiated the price of 80 under- nourished cows.news.yahoo.com
Trump family must testify in New York fraud investigation, appeals court rules
An appeals court ruled that Donald Trump and two of his children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, must comply with subpoenas and testify in a civil investigation by the New York attorney general's office. CBS News investigative reporter Graham Kates shares the latest on "Red and Blue."news.yahoo.com
Explosion at Spanish plant leaves 2 dead; 250 kids evacuated
MADRID — (AP) — An explosion hit a biodiesel production plant in northern Spain on Thursday, killing two people and forcing the evacuation of 250 children who had been on a field trip nearby, police said Thursday. Police video of the explosion showed flames engulfing the plant in the northern region of La Rioja, sending large plumes of black smoke into the sky. The two people killed were both workers at the plant, said police. “A few metres away from the plant was a field trip of 250 children who had to be transferred out of danger to another area,” police said in a statement. “The plant and the industrial area have been completely vacated.”Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Cocoa woman accused of leaving children home alone in unsafe, unsanitary conditions
Constance Brown A 41-year-old woman is accused of leaving two children home along in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office)COCOA, Fla. — A 41-year-old woman is accused of leaving two children home along in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Cocoa police said they found two children with no supervision and nothing to eat sharing their residence with cockroaches and rodents after an anonymous caller reported them being home alone. Police said they found rodent feces and roaches inside the home, but nothing edible for the children. Police said they were never able to contact the lady Brown said was supposed to be there.wftv.com
2 children die after fire engulfs Galveston home
Galveston fire: Two children died in the aftermath of a fire in Galveston, Texas, early Saturday. (Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)GALVESTON, Texas — Two children died after a fire broke out in their southeastern Texas home on Saturday, authorities said. A father and two children were inside the home, the television station reported. A neighbor told KPRC they tried to crawl through a bedroom window to rescue the children, but authorities told them it was too dangerous. James Rodgers, whose home connects to the one that caught fire, told KTRK-TV that the children were his cousin and niece.wftv.com
After long being mired in politics, Lincoln museum has ‘potential to be incredibly great’ under restructuring plan
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield has long been mired in political shenanigans, but advocates hope a bill just passed by state legislators will lead to better and more transparent institution.chicagotribune.com
7 children in Virginia house hospitalized after overdosing, police say
Overdose: Seven children were hospitalized after they apparently took some prescription drugs while alone in a home. (DNY59/iStock)HOPEWELL, Va. — Seven children, all under the age of 8, were rushed to a Virginia hospital on Wednesday and treated for overdosing on what is believed to be a prescription medication, authorities said. Three more children were found in a different part of the residence, the television station reported. Police suspect the children all took the prescription drugs, the television station reported. All seven children were taken to John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell, according to the television station.wftv.com
Proviso superintendent defends actions during confrontation with school board member as teachers strike hits 10-day mark
Proviso Superintendent James Henderson defended his actions during a heated exchange with school board member Claudia Medina earlier this week, saying it was she who had approached him aggressively.chicagotribune.com
Texas governor orders agencies to investigate reports of transgender kids receiving gender-affirming care
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is ordering state agencies to investigate reports of transgender children receiving gender-affirming treatment as child abuse."Texas law imposes reporting requirements upon all licensed professionals who have direct contact with children who may be subject to such abuse, including doctors, nurses, and teachers, and provides criminal penalties for failure to report such child abuse." Abbott wrote in a letter to the...news.yahoo.com
Bullets that weren't meant for them: mother of killed eight year old shares grief
"My son had to lose his life at the age of eight... to somebody's irresponsibility," says Tiffani Evans, whose son was killed by a stray bullet coming from a nearby fire exchange while he was playing video games inside a relative's house in Maryland on August 24th, 2021.news.yahoo.com
Downstate judge considering bid to halt COVID-19 mandates for Illinois schools
Fresh off a round of school closures driven by the omicron variant, Illinois school districts could soon be facing more upheaval as litigation challenging Gov. J.B. Pritkzer’s mask mandate and other COVID-19 protocol lands before a downstate judge.chicagotribune.com
Sinovac says its vaccine is safe for children as young as 3
TAIPEI – Sinovac said its COVID-19 vaccine is safe in children ages 3-17, based on preliminary data, and it has submitted the data to Chinese drug regulators. Early and mid-stage clinical trials with over 550 subjects showed the vaccine would induce an immune response, Gang Zeng, the medical director at Sinovac, said at a news conference Monday. And while vaccination campaigns worldwide have focused on adults, children will need to be immunized to end the pandemic. Moderna has been studying its vaccine in children aged 12 and older, and last week announced a new study testing its use in children younger than 12. State-owned Sinopharm, who has two COVID-19 vaccines, is also investigating the effectiveness of its vaccines in children.
Surprise visits planned for kids with diabetes
Christina Martin has been advocating for children and families with diabetes through her nonprofit the Type Zero Foundation since 2016. “You have to ask yourself if you’re going to let it define you, or if you’re going to now use it to make you stronger and make you better,” Martin said. “Diabetics and people that have a loved one with diabetes they’re trying to be extremely careful, with you know being exposed to COVID, because it could be deadly for people that have any form of diabetes,” Martin said. “One elf and their elf buddy are going to be making these surprise visits,” Martin said. Because of their success over the holidays, the Type Zero Foundation will be planning more socially distant visits for members in the future.
6 things parents should know about their child’s online activity
This being an example of the real dangers of social media. “Social media right now is a big hub for predators to contact children. Especially vulnerable children,” Harper said. Be aware of the people they are communicating with online: Do they know who they are communicating with? Know who your children hang out with and who their friends are: Harper said during investigations into missing children, they ask their parents who their close friends are.
All your favorite children’s books, reimagined for the age of COVID
A mother of two mindlessly picked up a paintbrush in late March, and started painting the cover of one of the books she had read to her children earlier in the day -- and said she incorporated some “cartoonified” coronavirus themes, to try to make the situation less scary.
Seminole County sees an increase of 911 calls from children during stay-at-home order
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Dispatchers in Seminole County reported Sunday that they received an increase in the number of 911 calls from unattended children during Florida’s stay-at-home order. Seminole County leaders urge parents to sit down with children to ensure they are educated on the following:How and when to call 9-1-1. Make sure children are prepared to communicate their name, address or location, what happened and who needs help. If the home doesn’t have a house phone, ensure children have a fully charged phone on hand. Also make sure children have an emergency contact list readily available.
Officials: Children, mother missing after custody visit in Volusia County
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Volusia County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating two children that went missing Friday. According to officials, the two children were last seen with their mother, who lost custody of them after a violent domestic living environment. The two children and their mother, Margarita Guiterrez of Marion County, met with the children’s grandmother in DeLand. Marion County sheriff’s deputies have attempted to contact Guiterrez and the children, but were unsuccessful. If you have any information that may help authorities find these children you are asked to call 911 or the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at 386-239-8276.