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Substitute teacher fired after video shows him body slamming a student

Substitute teacher fired after video shows him body slamming a student

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- A substitute teacher in North Carolina was fired this week after a video was posted to Facebook showing him body slamming a student. The mother of the student at Western Guilford Middle School posted the video of the incident on Facebook Friday. She wrote that the incident happened on Valentine’s Day and that she wants "justice." Her son, Jose Escudero, told WGHP the incident started over a box of chocolates. The substitute teacher, he says, took them away and threw them in the sink. Jose says he waited towards the end of class to get them back and that's when an altercation took place. The 12-year-old says he put the chocolates in his book bag and that's when the substitute teacher tried grabbing it from him. When that didn't work, Jose says the substitute teach
70-year-old credited with capturing man who fired at deputy

70-year-old credited with capturing man who fired at deputy

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. - A 70-year-old Jefferson County man caught a person suspected of shooting at a sheriff's deputy Thursday and leading authorities on a manhunt. The suspect was hiding in the man's shed. Deputies were initially called to the intersection of Highway JJ and Highway T in Valley Mines Thursday in response to calls of a suspicious person. The man pulled out a handgun when officers tried to make verbal contact and shot at one deputy before running off into the woods. A patrol was struck by four rounds. Luckily none, of the deputies involved were injured. A search began immediately for the suspect, who turned up in the 70-year-old's shed early Friday morning. "(He's) sitting freezing begging me not to kill him," said the man, who we're identifying only as "Jerry." Detectives...
National Labor Relations Board rejected Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly

National Labor Relations Board rejected Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly

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 A federal body overseeing labor disputes advised the dismissal of Jeremy Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly for his controversial memo regarding inclusion and diversity programs at the company. Citing similar precedents, the NLRB counsel deemed parts of the memo “so harmful, discriminatory, and disruptive” as to shed their status as protected speech in the workplace. Read More