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The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
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Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
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LINCOLN HEIGHTS, OH (FOX19) -
lockdown put in place by the Princeton City School District at Lincoln Heights
Elementary will stay in place for the time being.
The school board says it's a matter of safety for the kids and the
staff. On Monday night, the district heard passionate pleas from families
fighting for the school.
of now, the school will not close its doors permanently, but school board
members are adamant about keeping the lockdown intact.
lockdown means no outdoor recess, no extracurricular activities, limited staff
travel and an increased police presence for the rest of the year.
Members of the Lincoln Heights community took to a street corner
just across from the school Monday afternoon armed with signs and a message.
is for our kids. This is education. It's important. We're rallying for the good
of the kids, not the wrong of the streets," said Fatia Ali, who lives in
wrong they're talking about is violent crime. There have been instances so
serious and frequent, that the board decided to put the school on lockdown for
the rest of the year. They have even considered closing it.
know that y'all not going to close this school. Y'all are going to release our babies
off of lockdown and we [are] going to go on from this," said one community
member during Monday's emergency board meeting.
don't need our children to be on lockdown. We need you to find a way to take
away the perception that our school and our community [are] not safe,"
said Laverne Mitchell, mayor of Lincoln Heights.
11 months, school officials say they've had more than 20 incidents on school
ground and around the neighborhood that have them concerned. Of them, there
have been shootings nearby, a stray bullet hitting an empty school bus, and, as
of just a few days ago, a classroom window was shot out.
community has to stand up and put their feet in the ground and say, 'Look,
we're tired of this. We're not going to accept this kind of behavior anymore.'
It's impacting our community, but it's more so impacting our children,"
said school superintendent, Dr. Gary Pack.
now, keeping the school on lockdown is the plan.
"There's not some plot or some arrangement to close Lincoln
Heights Elementary School. What we're trying to do is find a compromise where
kids can come and be safe and teachers and staff can come and feel the same so
learning can take place," said Pack.
officials are working to put a school resource officer in the school.
superintendent says 40 percent of the students who can go to Lincoln Heights
Elementary School request to go elsewhere in the district. The school has space
for 440 students, but only have about 180 enrolled.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >