This press release from the North Vernon police department came within hours of a staged sit-in protest from students at Jennings County High School on feeling unsafe in their school. Before the end o the school day, Nine students were located, detained and brought to the police department by officers following the small gathering leaving school property. The students were charged with truancy and released to a parent or guardian at the police department. It was determined that all nine of the students had not received proper permission to leave the school by school staff and had not been signed out by a parent or guardian per school policy.Under Indiana Statute IC 20-33-2-23 law enforcement officers may take children into custody during normal school hours if the child is found in a public place. North Vernon, IN—The North Vernon Police Department has investigated 3 school-related threats over the past week. The lead investigator for all 3 incidents has been the department’s School Resource Officer. The summary of those events are as follows:09/10 – North Vernon SRO was informed a 6th grader made a vague broad threat to the school body on a social media site. This threat referenced prior school shootings. The student was arrested and removed from the school.09/10 – North Vernon SRO was informed that a 9th grader made a specific threat to two other students while in a classroom. This threat did not involve any of the other students or staff. The student was arrested and removed from the school.09/16 – North Vernon SRO was informed that an 11th grader announced a vague broad threat overheard by other students while at the school. The student was arrested and removed from the school.In all three incidents, each student was charged with an allegation of intimidation. No evidence suggests that any of these incidents were coordinated or had prior planning or preparation.
Bayern Munich pulled off a stunning turnaround in their Champions League quarter-final last night.They beat Porto 6-1, which made up for a 3-1 reverse in the first leg, and meant a 7-4 aggregate win for the Germans.Barcelona beat Paris St Germain 2-0, which is 5-1 over the two games. In tonight’s action, the two Madrid teams are 0-0 overall ahead of Real hosting the second leg, while Juventus have a 1-0 advantage heading into their game at Monaco.Both of tonight’s games kick off at 7.45.
Former Black Queens player Patricia Ofori was killed in a car accident Wednesday in Huntsville in the United States.The 29-year-old, who played in two World Cups, lost control of her Ford Mustang while driving.Her car slid into the northbound lane, where it was hit by a pickup truck and caught fire.She started her career in Ghana with Mawuena Ladies before she was called to the national team in 2003.Ofori, played for the Bulldogs from 2005-2007 and led the team to the 2007 Southwestern Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.Patricia Ofori was an alumini of Alabama A&M University where she excelled in a football and studies. “This is the biggest shock of my life,” A&M women’s soccer coach Frank Davies said. “It’s unbelievable.”She was a second-team All-SWAC selection in 2005 and also played on two World Cup teams with Ghana.According to Diane Wilkinson Snoddy, an instructor at A&M, Ofori, who was in graduate school, was on the way to class when the accident happened.“She was a wonderful person and one of the world’s great soccer players,” Snoddy said.Source: Ghanafa.org