Police Confirm Multiple Fatalities in El Paso Walmart Shooting

At least 22 people were wounded Saturday during a shooting inside an El Paso Walmart, according to CNN. The extent of the injuries are not yet known. 

El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said they had one male suspect in custody, and that there is no imminent threat. He also confirmed there were multiple fatalities, but did not provide an exact number.

“We are searching multiple scenes,” said Carrillo, adding that there “is no active shooting currently.”

At around 11 a.m. local time, the El Paso Police Department confirmed they had received “reports of multiple shooters” and urged the public to stay away from the Cielo Vista Mall area, where the Walmart is located. Other law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, the Texas Dept. of Public Safety, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are assisting police.

Sgt. Robert Gomez said officers also received reports of a shooting inside the mall.

CNN reports several businesses in the area were placed on lockdown.

“We never thought it would be so close to us this time,” said Oscar Collazo, who owns a seafood restaurant in the area. “You see on the news all the time, but you don’t think it could happen here until it does.”

Video posted on social media shows the Walmart and mall being evacuated and mall being evacuated.

Acting Principal Accused of Attacking 11-Year Old Student, Ripping Her Braids Out 2/26/2019

 

Madison, WI — Rob Mueller-Owens, a positive behavior support coach at a middle school in Wisconsin who was also the acting principal, allegedly attacked and pulled out several braids from an 11-year old African American student after a classroom dispute.The girl’s mother, Mikiea Price, said her daughter called her on February 13 to tell her about the incident. The girl reportedly told her she and her classmate sprayed perfume on themselves in the bathroom before returning to class. The smell apparently activated their teacher’s allergies so she asked who sprayed perfume but no one admitted.

The teacher then asked Mueller-Owens to come in to handle the situation. When the girl eventually admitted she sprayed perfume, she was asked to leave the classroom.

However, as she was walking out of the classroom, Mueller-Owens allegedly began pushing her out, causing her to hit a row of lockers. He also stayed on top of her for about 15 seconds after losing his balance.

The incident was caught on a surveillance video described by Price as a “very disturbing sight to see.” But the video won’t be publicly released until an investigation is completed.

Price added that her daughter has been traumatized and afraid to return to school since the incident.

“Just the whole experience is just traumatic and devastating and just confusing,” Price told the WISC-TV. “I’m just disgusted at this whole incident. You know, I send my kid to school to learn, and that’s a place where mothers send their kids to be comfortable in. I just feel violated in so many ways that this even happened to her.”

Though Price didn’t know exactly how her daughter’s braids were pulled out, she said she was holding three braids and there were bald spots in her scalp when she picked her up at school.

Price said she is planning to take legal actions and sue the Madison Metropolitan School District. She said the school failed to inform her about the incident and also didn’t call any doctor or nurse to examine her daughter.

Meanwhile, the school district said in a written statement that they “take any situation of this nature very seriously.”

Moreover, Mueller-Owens, who once paid a visit to the White House in 2015 for his work with restorative justice, has been placed on leave and banned to return to Whitehorse Middle School, where Price’s daughter goes to school, pending the result of the investigation.

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One of three attackers wanted in fatal stabbing of Bronx teen arrested 2/18/2019

One of the three attackers wanted in the fatal stabbing of a Bronx teen has been arrested, police said Monday.

Jason Ramirez, 20, was busted Friday for the slaying of Pernell Pompey, 17.

Pompey was jumped by three men and stabbed at E. 193rd St. and Decatur Ave. in Fordham Manor, two blocks from his home, about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in what police believe may have been a robbery attempt.

He was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital but could not be saved.