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At Least Dozen Students Hospitalized After Given ‘Wrong Shot’ While Undergoing ‘TB Screening’

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, IN. (THECOUNT) — More than a dozen students were sent to area hospitals after being given the wrong shot at a Lawrence Township school Monday, reports Fox59.

The school district said 16 students were undergoing a TB screening at McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology when medical personnel from Community Health Network administered a small dosage of insulin instead.

The students were taken to area hospitals for observation, according to the school district, and were accompanied by McKenzie staff and school personnel. Parents have been notified.

“We are working closely with Community Health Network to determine the cause of the error; and to evaluate processes as needed,” the school said in a statement.

“The MSD of Lawrence Township has a long-standing and strong partnership with Community Health Network. We have full confidence that the events of today are isolated in nature and will be addressed swiftly by the Community Health Network.”

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Sixth-Grade VA Girl Who Said Dreadlocks Chopped In ‘Racially-Motivated Attack’ Lied

VIRGINIA. (THECOUNT) — The sixth-grade girl at a private Virginia christian school who accused three of her white classmates last week of pinning her down and cutting off her dreadlocks in a racially-motivated attack lied about the whole thing, we are learning Monday.

School officials met with the girl and her family Monday morning before releasing a statement confirming the story was “a hoax,” according to reports.

Carl Willis via Twitter:

@CarlWillisTV Student who claimed bullies clipped her dreadlocks says she made up the story— according to officials at Immanuel Christian School. “To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust.”

via LoveBScott:

The 12-year-old, who is African American, said three white boy students held her down in a school playground a week ago during recess, covered her mouth, called her insulting names and used scissors to cut her hair.

The grandparents of the girl, who are her legal guardians, released an apology Monday.

“To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused,” the grandparents wrote in a statement sent to The Washington Post by the school. “To the administrators and families of Immanuel Christian School, we are sorry for the damage this incident has done to trust within the school family and the undue scorn it has brought to the school. To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust.”

“We understand there will be consequences and we’re prepared to take responsibility for them,” the statement continued. “We know that it will take time to heal, and we hope and pray that the boys, their families, the school and the broader community will be able to forgive us in time.”

Messages left for family members seeking additional comment were not immediately returned.

The school’s principal, Stephen Danish, also issued a statement and sent an email to parents and community members.

“We can now confirm that the student who accused three of her classmates of assault has acknowledged that the allegations were false. We’re grateful to the Fairfax County Police Department for their diligent work to investigate these allegations,” Danish wrote. “While we are relieved to hear the truth and bring the events of the past few days to a close, we also feel tremendous pain for the victims and the hurt on both sides of this conflict. We recognize that we now enter what will be a long season of healing.”

Immanuel Christian is a private K-10 National Blue Ribbon school with 469 students. Just under half the pupils are students of color, according to information provided by Immanuel officials. African American students account for 11 percent of the school population. Tuition for middle-school students is $11,500. Vice President Pence’s wife, Karen Pence, teaches art part time at the school to students in grades one through five.

Wow. We hate to say it — but she Jussie’d up bigtime.

Geo quick facts: Virginia, a southeastern U.S. state, stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, with a long Atlantic coastline. It’s one of the 13 original colonies, with historic landmarks including Monticello, founding father Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Charlottesville plantation. The Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg are living-history museums reenacting Colonial and Revolutionary-era life – wikipedia.

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3 People Stabbed In Front Of VA Chesapeake General District Court Monday

CHESAPEAKE, VA. (THECOUNT) — Three people suffered stab wounds during what officials say was an “altercation” that occurred Monday in from of the Chesapeake General District Court, according to reports.

According to the Chesapeake Police Department, one of the victims was apparently on their way into the court house when they were attacked and stabbed. Two other people were also stabbed after allegedly attempting to break up the scuffle.

When other people in front of the courthouse tried to break it up, two people suffered stabbed wounds from a “cutting instrument,” reported WAVY.

All three people were transported from the scene to area hospitals. Their injuries were not life-threatening, officials said Monday morning.

A suspect is in custody and is expected to be charged.

No other information was immediately made available.

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The complex is located at, 307 Albemarle Dr # 200B in Chesapeake, VA.

Geo quick facts: Chesapeake is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 222,209; in 2013, the population was estimated to be 232,977, making it the third-most populous city in Virginia. Chesapeake is included in the Virginia Beach–Norfolk–Newport News, VA–NC MSA – Wikipedia.

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KY Teen Trinity Jackson ID’d As Louisville ‘Louder Than Life’ Festival Death Saturday

LOUISVILLE, KY. (THECOUNT) — Trinity Jackson has been identified as the 15-year-old girl who died while working at Louisville, Louder Than Life festival on Saturday.

According to reports, Jackson died while working at Louisville’s Louder Than Life festival, officials have confirmed.

The 3-day rock festival began Friday. Trinity Jackson, 15, died Saturday on day two of the event.

Jackson’s mother said she had been working as a vendor at a BBQ company. She said it was Saturday night when Jackson, who she said suffered from asthma, began having trouble breathing and died, reports WLKY.

The Louisville Metro Police Department said the homicide unit is investigating her death, as they do with all deaths that require an autopsy.

Official autopsy results have not yet been released.

Louder Than Life took place at the Fairgrounds and was the third festival in the newly-formed Trifesta series, which included Bourbon & Beyond and Hometown Rising in the weekends prior. Jackson’s mother said her daughter worked those festivals as well.

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Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Jackson:

Geo quick facts: Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city, sits on the Ohio River along the Indiana border. Every May, its race course Churchill Downs hosts the Kentucky Derby, a renowned horse race whose long history is explored at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Baseball is celebrated at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, where Major League bats are produced and a giant baseball “slugger” marks the entrance – wikipedia.

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Stacey Dash Arrested In Florida More Details In Post

PASCO COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) – Stacey Dash has been arrested for domestic violence in Florida over the weekend, TMZ is reporting Monday.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ, the 52-year-old “Clueless” actor was taken into custody Sunday in Pasco County at her residence.

The arrest was allegedly over a “squabble with her new husband, Jeffrey Marty,” reports TMZ.

Cops were called to a home around 7:45 PM to respond to a domestic dispute between Stacey and Jeff. Our sources say Stacey allegedly pushed and slapped him and that’s when officers arrived … they saw scratches on his left arm. Stacey was taken into custody, where she’s currently being held on $500 bail. We’re also told in these types of incidents, the local authorities often hold people for a 24-hour cooling-off period.

The couple just got hitched last spring in a secret wedding ceremony down in the Sunshine State. Not much is known about her hubby of 1 year, other than the fact that he’s a lawyer. It’s Stacey’s fourth marriage.

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Geo quick facts: Pasco County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 464,697. Its county seat is Dade City, and its largest city is New Port Richey. The county is named for Samuel Pasco.Wikipedia

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Des Moines East Boys Football Team Varsity Player Dominic Reidburn Killed In Fiery Crash

DES MOINES, IA. (THECOUNT) — Des Moines East Boys Football Team varsity player, Dominic Reidburn, was tragically killed in a crash Saturday night in Polk County.

Another East High School student was also seriously injured in the violent Saturday crash.

According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, a Nissan SUV was traveling west on NE 46th Ave. around 9:00 p.m. Saturday when it entered a culvert and collided with a concrete barrier. The SUV then rolled over on its roof. The vehicle then caught fire entrapping Reidburn.

Dominic Reidburn was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma and thermal injuries suffered in the horrific crash.

The unidentified student passenger was able to exited the vehicle and was transported to an area hospital in unknown condition.

Sgt. Alex Dinkla says the Iowa State Patrol will not be able to officially confirm the name of the person killed in the crash until the State Medical Examiner’s Office completes an autopsy. That is expected to happen early this week, reports WHOTV.

East High School Principal Leslie Morris notified families of students Sunday:

“I am saddened to inform you that the families of Dominic Reidburn and Sean Head have shared that the boys were involved in a car accident this weekend. Sean was injured, and Dominic passed away,” Morris wrote.

Counselors will be available for students Monday at East High School.

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Geo quick facts: Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa. The gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building is among the 19th- and early-20th-century landmarks of the East Village area. The Des Moines Art Center is noted for its contemporary collections and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Local produce and live music are draws at the Downtown Farmers’ Market. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has outdoor plant displays and a geodesic dome – wikipedia.

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Houston Masked Intruders Make Off With $6.4M In Valuables From Hedwig Village Frandora Lane Home

HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Masked intruders made off with a staggering $6.4 million in valuables during a daring home invasion at a Hedwig Village residence last month, reports KHOU on Monday.

This happened on Aug. 6 around 6:30 a.m. at a home located in the 800 block of Frandora Lane.

Hedwig Village Police Department says two male suspects entered the residence wearing masks and carrying a pistol. The first suspect ambushed to the victim, tackling her to the ground. The second suspect tied the victim’s hands and feet, reports KHOU.

The suspects ransacked the victim’s home and stole valuables totaling more than $6.4 million. Police said the suspects then cut the victim’s feet loose with a small knife before they ran from the scene in an unknown direction.

Police say the first suspect was wearing a mask and all dark-colored clothing with a heavy build. The second suspect was dress similarly but had a slim build.

Police did not release what was stolen from the home.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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Geo quick facts: Geo quick facts: Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants – wikipedia.

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SC Shooting Reported Near La Petite Academy of Taylors ‘Coroner Called To Scene’ Monday Morning

TAYLORS, SC. (THECOUNT) — A shooting has been reported near a daycare facility in Greenville County. We found La Petite Academy of Taylors listed at the address of the disturbance which occurred late Monday morning.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said a coroner has been called to the scene.

The shooting was reported about 10 a.m. at the intersection of Old Spartanburg Road and Scottswood Road in Taylors, reports wyff4.

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GEo quick facts: Taylors is a census-designated place in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 21,617 at the 2010 census. Taylors is the Greenville/Spartanburg area’s largest suburb although it is not incorporated as a city. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

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FL ‘Traffic School’ Owner Arrested Scheme Aided At Least 63 Undocumented Obtain Fraudulent Driver’s License

GREENACRES, FL. (THECOUNT) — Alejandro Rodriguez, the owner of Rodriguez Driving School in Haverhill, Florida, was arrested after being accused of helping dozens of undocumented individuals obtain coveted driver’s licenses, according to reports on Monday.

Rodriguez, 53, was taken into custody at the school along with four other people who are also accused of conducting the scheme that aided at least 63 people in fraudulently obtaining driver’s licenses at the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Greenacres office.

Isaac Zamora Martinez, 33, of Hialeah, was arrested Sept. 19, a month after authorities brought in his alleged partner, David Aguilar Hernandez.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the two were in league with Rodriguez to bring people to the Greenacres office, where clerk Norman Giddings issued the licenses.

The FHP has arrested at least 30 people who obtained the tainted licenses in an investigation that began almost two years ago.

Rodriguez, who lives just outside the Lake Worth Beach city limits, was booked Thursday at the Palm Beach County Jail and left Friday on an $18,000 bond. He is charged with two counts each of using false information to get a driver license, aiding in supplying an unauthorized driver’s license, alternating a public record and falsifying records, reports PalmBeachPost.

According to the FHP report, Rodriguez told investigators Thursday that he started the business in 2006 and said he fired Martinez, and Hernandez in 2016 after discovering the two were siphoning customers.

Giddings will not face charges. He died in February 2018, days before he was to be criminally charged, according to Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon. The state has authorized her office to issue driver’s licenses since about 2012.

Anyone with possible information on this case should contact police.

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Geo quick facts: Greenacres is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 27,569 at the 2000 census. In 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 37,573 – Wikipedia.

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Watch Rare ‘Terrifying Tornado’ Striking California Saturday Caught On Video

YOLO COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — A rare California tornado was caught on video striking in Yolo County around 6:30 pm. Saturday.

The remarkable video shows a powerful tornado touching down in Northern California over the weekend in a rare occurrence for the state.

The National Weather Service confirms a twister formed north of Davis, California, in Yolo County around 6:30 pm. Saturday.

The witness who recorded the video said the spinning vortex tore up an orchard as it churned its way across the area.

No other damage was reported.

California sees only about 10 tornadoes each year.

Geo quick facts: Yolo County, officially the County of Yolo, is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 200,849. Its county seat is Woodland. Yolo County is included in the Greater Sacramento metropolitan area and is located in the Sacramento Valley – Wikipedia.