Monday, April 21 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:33:29 GMT
Thirty years ago, big media companies failed to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings.Full Story >
Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their...Full Story >
Monday, April 21 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:15:13 GMT
One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, turning a day of athletic triumph into one of tragedy, the Boston Marathon returns to the streets Monday.Full Story >
A year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, runners and spectators began filtering in Monday morning at the starting line in Hopkinton...Full Story >
Toledo Police say a student has been charged after a standoff with police inside Scott High School Monday morning.
The incident began around 9:30 a.m. when police received a call of a person with a gun inside the school. Police later learned the student had a pellet gun, which closely resembled a real firearm. The student also had a knife, according to Toledo Police.
A student who was inside the classroom says the incident began when the suspect called a teacher a name, and the situation escalated from there.
"She [the teacher] said ‘I'm about to go get the police – I mean – Mr. Brown so you can get your days.' Then he was like ‘Go get him I'm not going to move. They're going to have to shoot me.' So, she was like ‘I'm going to get the police.' And he was like ‘Go do that I have something in my back pack," said Tyon Hughes.
Tyon says when a school resource officer arrived, the boy pulled the pellet gun from his backpack. Everyone in the room believed it was a real gun at the time, and ran out into a hallway.
"We heard the screaming but we thought maybe it was a fight in the hallway and we saw students rushing towards the commotion as it was coming and then everybody started running the opposite way. He was running up towards our floor with the gun," said Jalya Colmean-Guy.
Police surrounded the suspect in a hallway and began negotiating. The building was placed on lockdown, and students in classrooms near the suspect were evacuated.
Police fired a bean bag, hitting the suspect in the foot. The student was then taken into custody, around 10:45 a.m. Police say the suspect sustained minor injuries as a result of being hit by the bean bag.
Students were released to their parents around noon Monday.
Jalya says she was friends with the suspect, and believes the incident was an attempt to commit suicide because of bullying.
"[Other students would] throw stuff at him, call him names. I don't know. I guess they thought he was less fortunate than them. I don't know. He's a real sweet guy," said Jalya.
Jalya says the suspect posted a "goodbye status" on Facebook Monday morning, saying he loved and forgave everyone.
Toledo Public Schools says they have no evidence to suggest the suspect was bullied.
Toledo Police say the student has been charged with making terroristic threats and illegal conveyance of a dangerous ordinance. TPS spokesperson Jim Gault says the student faces expulsion.
Both TPD and TPS officials say students, teachers and administrators perfectly executed the strategies taught in the ALICE training they have undergone.
"I just want to thank our teachers, who acted appropriately to ensure that all students were safe. And of course our parents, who made sure to follow the orders to stay away from Scott," said TPS Chief Academic Officer Jim Gault.
There are no permanent metal detectors at Scott High School, though portable detectors are used from time to time.
"There is a cost that comes into that and that comes into our budgeting and looking at that," said board member Lisa Sobecki. "I don't want to look over budgeting versus safety for our students ever. Always safety. I ran that platform some years ago and I will continue to have that conversation today, first and foremost."
Sobecki believes the TPS administration did an outstanding job keeping the school board up to date on the developments, and says she's also pleased that teachers and staff followed procedures they had learned in training sessions.
TPS officials say they did not immediately notify parents because they did not want any more people rushing to the scene. Once the suspect was in custody, the district sent a text message alert to parents. Gault says the district will look at that decision to see if similar situations should be handled differently in the future.
Some parents were able to keep in contact with their children through cell phones, but were still worried about the situation. Still, they were glad the incident ended peacefully with no injuries.
"I was just nervous and scared. I didn't know – was it one? Was it two? Was they shooting? I didn't know anything," said Scott mother Sabrina Edwards.
"It's scary because there's so much violence in Toledo and I just didn't know. I didn't know if she was really safe," said parent Dwanise Guy.
At least one parent says the incident has made her reconsider sending her child to Scott.
"I'm thankful today, but I think that your initial thought is that even though it can happen anywhere, I think the whole thing just scares you and just makes you want to not send your child back there. Just the thought of knowing that this happened," said parent Sharon Holland.
TPS officials say school will resume Tuesday with extra security on hand.
An investigation is ongoing.
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Sunday, April 20 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:39:18 GMT
The Easter spiritual sand sculpture in Findlay is complete. For fifteen years, landscape architect Roger Powell has turned 400 tons of sand into an inspirational message. "It's beyond amazing," said CynthiaFull Story >
You can visit the sculpture through next Saturday.Full Story >
Sunday, April 20 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:44:44 GMT
Jacob and London (Source: Lori Miller)
18-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll beFull Story >
Eighteen-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll be arm in arm with. Full Story >
Sunday, April 20 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:02:28 GMT
Video from a fishing trip that ended in tragedy earlier this week was posted to an outdoors website sometime before the boat capsized. It's believed Andrew Rose sent the video to the website, ‘Black SwampFull Story >
It's believed Andrew Rose sent the video to the website, ‘Black Swamp Ohio Outdoors'.Full Story >
Monday, April 21 2014 4:14 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:14:09 GMT
A muggy start with temperatures rising from the lower 50s into the middle 70s this afternoon. Clouds increase through the course of the day, although we stay mainly dry, and conditions will feel a bit humid. Full Story >
A muggy start with temperatures rising from the lower 50s into the middle 70s this afternoon. Clouds increase through the course of the day, although we stay mainly dry, and conditions will feel a bit humid.ir.Full Story >
It's starting to feel like spring so you might be thinking about some home improvement plans. You're going to want to head to the PRO Home Improvement and Garden Show.Full Story >
It's starting to feel like spring so you might be thinking about some home improvement plans. If that's the case, you're going to want to head to the PRO Home Improvement and Garden Show this weekend in Toledo.Full Story >
Friday, April 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:07:05 GMT
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014.Full Story >
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014. Full Story >
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
WLOX News has uncovered new details about what led investigators to arrest a Long Beach Police officer for three counts of sexual battery involving a minor. A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
Thursday, April 17 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:59:41 GMT
Many families celebrate the Easter season with a traditional egg hunt. The same is true for the Cincinnati Zoo's newest family. The Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla family - one-year-old Gladys, Jomo the silverback,Full Story >
Many families celebrate the Easter season with a traditional egg hunt. The same is true for the Cincinnati Zoo's newest family.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:46:03 GMT
Clermont County Sheriffs are investigating after a man was killed in a lawn mower accident on Friday evening. Officers say the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. Friday at in the 1800 block of Route 52. AirFull Story >
Clermont County Sheriffs are investigating after a man was killed in a lawn mower accident on Friday evening.Full Story >