The Daily Populous

Monday August 30th, 2021 night edition

image for A Florida teacher in a school district where 3 educators died in a single day slams Gov. DeSantis' mask war: 'I haven't had kids in 41 years ever act that immature'

A week before school began, three elementary school educators died of COVID-19 complications.

One week before school started back up, three Broward County educators died of COVID-19, according to local union officials.

In 2018, he stood 50 yards away from the mass shooting that killed 17 students and educators.

This is Gard's first year teaching at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, a city 37 miles north of Miami.

According to the Broward County Public Schools COVID-19 dashboard, 357 students and employees have tested positive since the start of school.

"If I have to wear a mask for two more weeks or five more years I'll do it," Gard said.

Gard, who is vaccinated, said he sees no problem with mandating the Pfizer vaccine now that it's received FDA approval. »

California: mother fights off mountain lion with bare hands to save 5-year-old son

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A mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy in southern California has been shot and killed by a wildlife officer, authorities say.

“She ran out of the house and started punching and striking the mountain lion with her bare hands and got him off her son,” he said.

Once at the house, the officer discovered a mountain lion crouching in the bushes with its “ears back and hissing” at him, Foy said. »

Singapore vaccinates 80 percent of population against COVID-19

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With 80 percent of its people fully inoculated against COVID-19, Singapore is now the world’s most vaccinated country, according to Reuters.

“We have crossed another milestone, where 80% of our population has received their full regimen of two doses,” Singapore’s Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said in a Facebook post on Sunday.

“It means Singapore has taken another step forward in making ourselves more resilient to COVID-19.”. »

Dad grabs gun from dying 24-year-old son’s hands after gun battle with off-duty NYPD and opens fire

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As a man lay dying on a Bronx street from a shootout with police, his father snatched the gun from the son’s hands — and used it to continue the gun battle with cops, authorities said.

“When I came to the window they still was banging, ‘Bop, bop, bop, bop, bop,’ it stopped then, ‘Bop, bop, bop.’”.

“Immediately after shooting, the officers began rendering aid to the 24-year-old male,” NYPD Chief of Patrol, Juanita Holmes, said at a press conference. »

Virginia school board to pay $1.3 million in transgender student's suit

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A school district in Virginia has agreed to hand over $1.3 million after fighting a discrimination lawsuit filed by a transgender student for more than five years ago.

The ACLU said in a statement that the board, in a court filing, has agreed to pay.

His school principal allowed him to use the boys' bathrooms, but the board overruled the decision and prohibited it. »