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Thursday January 26th, 2023 night edition

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Later in the day, the school board voted to relieve district superintendent George Parker III of his duties effective Feb. 1 as part of a separation agreement and severance package.

“On that day, over the course of a few hours, three different times — three times — school administration was warned by concerned teachers and employees that the boy had a gun on him at the school and was threatening people.

She said that Zwerner first went to an administrator at around 11:15 a.m. on the day of the shooting and said the boy had threatened to beat up another child, but no action was taken.

“The administrator downplayed the report from the teacher and the possibility of a gun, saying — and I quote — ‘Well, he has little pockets,’ ” Toscano said.

When another employee who had heard the boy might have a gun asked an administrator to search the boy, he was turned down, Toscano said.

“He was told to wait the situation out because the school day was almost over,” she said.

Cindy Connell, a middle school teacher in Newport News, called the events described by Toscano “beyond horrifying.”. »

US joins Germany in sending tanks to Ukraine as Biden hails ‘united’ effort

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Joe Biden has approved sending 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, a significant escalation in the US effort to counter Russian aggression as international reluctance to send tanks to the battlefront falls away.

01:05 Moment Volodymyr Zelenskiy learns Germany approved sending tanks to Ukraine during interview – video.

But until now, the US has resisted providing its own M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, citing extensive and complex maintenance and logistical challenges with the hi-tech vehicles. »

‘Unknown possible explosive device’ that prompted evacuation was an egg, officials say

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(WAFB) - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office said an “unknown possible explosive device” that prompted an evacuation back on Saturday, Jan. 21, was actually an egg.

The potential threat prompted the evacuation of Barrow Street in Amelia between Lake Palourde Road and Duhon Boulevard.

According to SMPSO, 911 contacted dispatch around 11 a.m. about a call that the “unknown possible explosive device” was found at a home in Amelia. »

Danske Bank Quits New Fossil Fuel Financing

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Denmark’s biggest bank has declared an end to fossil fuel financing, after concluding that 99.9% of its carbon footprint comes from financed emissions.

Danske Bank issued the statement less than a week after Reclaim Finance revealed that Canada’s top five banks, led by the Royal Bank of Canada, poured US$37.4 billion into fossil fuel finance since joining the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) in 2021.

• Cut off financing or refinancing, including direct project financing, for oil and gas companies working to expand oil and gas extraction;. »