Brenda Betteridge closes her eyes, takes a breath, and pulls the trigger. She nails the gunman.
“One more. Put it in the head,” a police officer instructed her, as she fired away at the cardboard prop representing a gunman.
Betteridge is one of the dozens of teachers and other school administrators undergoing active shooting training with the Utah County Sheriff's Department to stop, shoot, and kill anyone who may threaten the lives of their students, NBC News reports.
Just four days ago, a teenage gunman opened fire and killed two students, wounded three others before shooting himself in the head in Santa Clarita, California.
Active shooter trainings for educators have become more common nationwide. Utah County Sheriff Mike Smith started these exercises in Spanish Fork because he wanted to make sure these educators were properly trained.
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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced her campaign for re-election on Tuesday with a video in which she admitted that with regard to the case of actor Jussie Smollett, she "didn't handle it well."
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., makes his opening statement during an impeachment hearing on Nov. 19, 2019.
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About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, unsure what to do next as food supplies dwindled and a police siege of the campus entered its third day.
City leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, including 200 who are under 18 years old.
Police have surrounded the university and are arresting anyone who leaves. Groups of protesters made several attempts to escape Monday, including sliding down hoses to waiting motorcycles, but it wasn’t clear if they evaded arrest.
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted his unannounced medical exam over the weekend was “routine,” brushing off speculation that he had sought treatment for an undisclosed medical issue.
“I went for a physical on Saturday. My wife said, ‘Oh darling, that's wonderful,’ because I had some extra time. 'Cause it looks like January could be a busy month,” Trump told reporters during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday.
“I came back, my wife said: ‘Darling are you OK, what’s wrong? Oh, they're reporting you may have had a heart attack,’” Trump said.
“I said I was only there for a very short period of time. I went, did a very routine — just a piece of it, the rest of it takes place in January. Did a very routine physical, visited the family, visited a couple of groups, but visited the family of a young soldier who was very badly injured, who was in the operating room.”
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Ring, the video doorbell company owned by Amazon, has helped law enforcement agencies across the country solve a lot of crimes.
But it has also raised concerns about privacy, and critics have been sounding off on social media for months. Tech writers, meanwhile, have wondered if Ring users were getting the full story about the cameras they’d attached to their homes.
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Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat.
Just a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump’s administration argued before the Supreme Court that employers should be allowed to fire workers because they are transgender. The administration also has moved to revoke health care discrimination protections for trans people, rescind trans-friendly guidelines for students’ access to school bathrooms, and sharply restrict trans people’s ability to serve in the military.
Tim Morrison, the former NSC official in charge of overseeing Russia and Europe policy, makes his opening statement during an impeachment hearing on Nov. 19, 2019.
New York has joined the ranks of states suing the nation's biggest e-cigarette maker.
Attorney General Letitia James announced the lawsuit on Tuesday against San Francisco based JUUL Labs. It alleges the company used deceptive and misleading marketing of its e-cigarettes, contributing to a youth vaping epidemic.
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A former California nanny was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for making child pornography videos with the children in his care, authorities said.
Travis Elconin of Burbank produced pornographic videos with at least five children, most of whom were 8 and 9 years old, between August 2016 and November 2018, said the U.S. Attorney of the Central District of California in a press release. The government identified eight victims connected to Elconin, according to the release.
The 35-year-old used his iPhone 8 to film the videos, the U.S. Attorney said.
"Elconin used his position as a nanny to exploit and abuse the children in his care, holding himself out as the 'perfect caretaker,' which induced numerous families — including his friends — to hire him," the press release states, citing court documents.
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An Arizona man pleaded guilty Tuesday in a U.S. court in Nevada to illegally manufacturing tracer and armor-piercing bullets found in a hotel room where a gunman carried out the Las Vegas Strip massacre two years ago.
Douglas Haig, 57, was not accused of a direct role in the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 at an open-air music festival. Prosecutors never alleged that he had advance knowledge of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
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Britain's Prince Andrew faced further disgrace Tuesday as charitable partners and educational institutions began to distance themselves from him amid unfavorable fallout from an interview on his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Like most senior members of the royal family, Andrew is patron for charities and other civic endeavors, lending his name and the backing of the monarchy to the good works of all manner of institutions. But supporters of undertakings connected to Andrew are now reconsidering whether they want to be associated with him after his effort to draw a line under the Epstein scandal backfired so disastrously.
A school bus with a child aboard and an MTA bus with dozens of passengers were hit by bullets as a hail of gunfire erupted after an argument in Brooklyn Tuesday -- and the target of that shooting has died, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4.
Sources say there was some sort of confrontation near Pennsylvania and Dumont avenues shortly before 9 a.m. and a person opened fire from across one of four school buildings in the area. The school bus was hit by bullets, as was an MTA bus that had dozens of passengers on it, the sources said.