BRAINERD, MINNESOTA — A Minnesota school district is under fire since a statement permitted to be published in a high school year year book has gone viral.

In a page dedicated to president Donald Trump, Brainerd High School students were asked to share their thoughts on their new president to be published in the school’s 2017 yearbook. Each student’s answer was to appear in a quote next to their photo.

One student, who’s name is being withheld due to her being under age, wrote, “I would like to behead him. I do not like him.”

Some local parents, outraged after viewing their child’s yearbook, uploaded the page to social media and the story quickly went viral.

After being bombarded with complaints and calls for explanation, the director of Brainerd Public Schools on Friday issued a statement (http://isd181.org/#article1) in which it said while the comment should have been removed, the school board does recognize their students’ rights to free speech.

“While the District supports Free Speech, the disrespectful statements in the yearbook are contrary to the basic educational mission of the District and should not have been included in a school sponsored publication,” the statement said.

Conservative actor Scott Baio, best known for his television roles in “Happy Days” and “Charles in Charge” shared the photo on his Twitter page (https://twitter.com/ScottBaio?lang=en) , tagging the president, the FBI, Sean Hannity and Kellyanne Conway, to alert them of the situation.

So far, there is no word on whether or not the student will face criminal charges in regard to the threat against the president.



NEW YORK, N.Y. — Anthony Weiner plead guilty on Friday to sending graphic sexual messages to a 15-year-old girl. The former congressman who represented New York’s 9th district cried as he read a 4 page statement detailing his history sexual compulsion in open court.

“I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,” Weiner said in his admission to the court. “I apologize to everyone I have hurt. I apologize to the teenage girl, whom I mistreated so badly. I engaged in obscene communications with this teenager, including sharing explicit images and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct, just as I had done and continued to do with adult women.”

“I knew this was as morally wrong as it was unlawful.”

“These destructive impulses brought great devastation to my family and friends, and destroyed my life’s dream of public service,” he added.

Weiner, husband of Huma Mahmood Abedin, who served as vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, faces up to 27 months in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender as part of a plea deal worked out with federal prosecutors.

Court documents, which were finalized on May 10, show that had the Democrat not copped a plea, he could have faced a much harsher 10-year prison term.

Charges against Weiner first surfaced after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and Weiner had exchanged lewd messages for several months. In addition to sending her explicit photos of himself, the messages revealed Weiner’s asking the young girl to to undress on camera.

Last October, after confiscating Weiner’s laptop in the course of their investigation, federal officials discovered of a cache of emails from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to Abedin. The discovery led FBI officials to reopen their case against Clinton’s handling of classified emails while serving in her role as Secretary of State, an incident that Clinton later blamed for her presidential loss to Republican challenger Donald Trump.

Calls for statement to Weiner’s spokesperson resulted in a “no comment”.



SEATTLE, WA — As the nation battles an epidemic the opiate addiction, one major U.S. city has decided that if you can’t beat them, join them.

Seattle heroin addicts will soon be able to legally shoot up heroin at supervised “safe space” facilities, complete with luxury surroundings, a full staff of medical experts on hand should the user choose to get a little too high and it’s all being paid for by, you guessed it, your tax dollars.

According to Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the goal behind the project is to stop the spread of highly communicable diseases that tend to accompany heroin use, such as the HIV, which can be transmitted through the use of dirty needles.

A 40-member task force developed last year by the order of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine is in charge of the project, which supporters of say will help to save lives, but not all Washingtonians are in favor of the so called “shoot up suites” (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/seattle-could-be-first-city-to-give-heroin-users-safe-spaces/article/2622944).

“Toleration is not compassionate, it is a signal of defeat. We cannot give up on drug users. In the end, these sites will only distract us from getting resources into real, medically proven treatment options,” says Republican state Sen. Mark Miloscia, who proposed a bill to ban secure injection zones in Washington State.

John P. Walters, director of drug control policy in George W. Bush’s administration, echoed Miloscia’s comments in support of the bill and said the only way to stop a drug addict’s addiction to opiates is to curtail the addict’s access to the drug.

“Supporting addicts’ heroin use maintains their disease, administering the poison that causes their illness and diminishes their lives. A government-approved place for unlimited heroin injection creates the conditions for never-ending addiction and gives government a drug dealer’s power over the addicted,” Walters wrote in an op-ed. “We do not protect addicts by reviving them from overdose death only to return them to death’s front door, perpetuating the self-destructive cycle of addiction.”

The city of Vancouver, British Columbia has sponsored “safe spaces” for heroin users since 2013. Despite city officials’ claims that the shoot up suites have helped to save lives, a report from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General proves otherwise. According to data obtained from the report, drug overdose deaths have actually increased greatly since safe drug use zones were implemented (http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/death-investigation/statistical/illicit-drug.pdf).

The city of San Francisco recently announced that they too are looking into development of a similar project.



WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who was the subject of an FBI probe amid reports that she stored and sent classified emails from her home computer, allegedly sent some of the highly sensitive emails in question to Anthony Weiner, FBI director James Comey testified on Wednesday.

Clinton, who served as Secretary of State at the time, allegedly stored thousands of government emails and documents on a secret server kept on site at her upstate New York home. How these documents wound up on Weiner’s computer remains a subject of debate, said Comey. The receipt of these emails is of major concern because Weiner, who was married to vice chair of Clinton’s campaign at the time, Huma Abedin, did not have classified clearance to receive such information.

“Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information,” Comey said. “His then-spouse Huma Abedin appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to him for him to print out for her so she could deliver them to the Secretary of State.”

“Really the central problem we had with the whole email investigation was proving people… had some sense they were doing something unlawful. That was our burden and we were unable to meet it,’’ he said of the FBI’s decision not to charge Clinton in the matter.

“Why did you conclude that neither of them committed a crime?” Sen. John Kennedy, (R)-La., asked Comey during his testimony Wednesday at a Senate judiciary committee hearing.

“Because with respect to Ms. Abedin in particular, we didn’t have any indication that she had a sense that what she was doing was in violation of the law, couldn’t prove any sort of criminal intent,” Comey answered.

Comey also defended his decision to announce that he had reopened the investigation into the Clinton email scandal just days before the election, saying he was forced to choose “between really bad and catastrophic.’’

“The team also told me we cannot finish this work before the election and then they worked night after night after night and they found thousands of new emails, they found classified info on Anthony Weiner,” Comey said while responding to a question from Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Capitol Hill. “Having repeatedly told this Congress we are done and there’s nothing there … To re-start in a hugely significant way, potentially finding the emails that would reflect on her intent from the beginning, and not speak about it would require an act of concealment in my view.”

Meanwhile, as a result of a Freedom of Information request, 29 previously undisclosed email exchanges including classified information were released, part of a total of 317 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to turn over to the State Department, The Washington Free Beacon reported on Tuesday (http://freebeacon.com/national-security/comey-thousands-clinton-emails-forwarded-anthony-weiner/).

“These new emails show Hillary Clinton is a serial violator of various laws concerning the handling of classified material,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch told the Beacon in response to the revelation.

Clinton, speaking at a Womens’ conference on Tuesday, blamed Comey, among others, for her loss to Donald Trump, her Republican rival in the 2016 presidential election. “If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president,” she told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.



DALLAS, TX — Two people are dead after police say a gunman opened fire in an apparent murder suicide on Wednesday at a Dallas area community college.

Authorities say two people, including the suspected shooter, were found dead at North Lake College, a two year program school in the north Dallas suburb of Irving. The school had been placed on lock down earlier in the day after reports of an active shooter on campus were reported to police.

Administrative officials at the school had issued an alert to students telling them to barricade themselves in the nearest room until told to do otherwise.

“Proceed with others to the nearest room and barricade and/or lock yourselves in the room. Wait in place for further instructions from police. If you are not on campus, STAY AWAY for your own safety. We’ll update you as soon as we can,” the warning said.

Irving police spokesman James McLellan says it doesn’t appear anyone else was hurt in the shooting.

“There appears to be no continuing threat but police will continue to search to make the campus safe,” Irving police officials said on social media.

Neither the victim nor the shooter have yet been identified.



SALEM, DE — A Delaware State Trooper was shot multiple times on Wednesday and police say they are closing in on a suspect who they believe was responsible.

The shooting unfolded at around noon, local time, at a Wawa convenience store near Salem. The trooper, who has not yet been identified, was confirmed dead shortly after being rushed to the hospital.

Officials say the slain trooper spotted a suspicious vehicle that was occupied by two suspects in the Wawa parking lot.

Shortly after the trooper made contact, officials say one of the two suspects got out of the vehicle and fired several rounds, hitting the trooper.

Other troopers responding to the scene took one of the suspects into custody without incident. The other suspect fled on foot and has barricaded himself inside his residence in the nearby town of Middletown. Law enforcement sources say the suspect, who has not yet been named, is refusing orders to surrender and has fired several shots at officers who are surrounding his house.

SWAT team officers are currently on the scene.

“This is a sad day for our state and our Delaware State Police family. We ask that you keep the trooper’s family, and the Delaware State Police family, in your thoughts and prayers,” said Delaware State Police Superintendent Nathaniel McQueen.

Several residents in the area have been evacuated due to the gunfire. The Appoquinimink School District in the Middletown, Delaware, area was also placed on lock down.



CLEVELAND, OH — In a crime that shocked the nation, a Cleveland man is accused of murdering an elderly stranger and uploading the event to Facebook.

On Sunday, police initially said Steve Stephens had “broadcast the killing on Facebook Live,” but a spokesperson for the social media site later confirmed that the video was recorded and uploaded.

Stephens is considered armed and dangerous, police said, and, if seen, should not be approached.

The horrific video, which has since been taken down, allegedly shows Stevens killing an elderly man and bragging to the camera about how many other murders he has committed.

In the video, Stephens can be seen getting out of a car in a residential area. He turns to the camera and says, “Here’s somebody I’m about to kill. I’m about to kill this guy right here. An old dude.”

Stephens then approaches an elderly man on the street and can be seen talking to him.

Stephens: “Hi. Can you do me a favor? Can you say Joy Lane?”
Godwin: “Joy Lane?”
Stephens: “Yeah, she’s the reason this is about to happen to you.”

The video then shows a gun pointed at the elderly man’s head. The gun is fired and the victim falls to the ground. He was later pronounced dead.

An aggravated murder warrant was issued for Stephens’ arrest, and police said early Monday that he may have fled Ohio. Police have asked residents of nearby states, including Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan, to be on the lookout and to alert authorities immediately if Stephens is spotted.

Police say they still don’t know what drove Stephens to target the victim, who has been identified as Robert Godwin, 74, but investigators say the attack appears to be random.

“He’s a monster,” a member of the victim’s family told the press of Stephens before dissolving into tears.

In series of posts on Sunday to what authorities say was Stephens’ Facebook page, the suspect complained that he had “lost everything” to gambling.

“I killed 12 people today” wrote Stephens, who shared a list of people that he said he needed to make contact with.

In a second, updated post, Stephens wrote: “I killed 15 today because of Joy Lane (a woman who has since been identified as Stephens’ former girlfriend.” The suspect said his “Easter day slaughter” wouldn’t stop until he could speak to his mother and to Lane.

In a statement, Lane said, “Steve really is a nice guy. He is generous with everyone he knows. He was kind and loving to me and my children. This is a very difficult time for me and my family.”

“It’s senseless,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said at a news conference. Asked if there were more victims, Williams said: “There are no other victims that we know of.”

Authorities described Stephens as a black man, standing 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 244 pounds. He is bald and has a full beard. He was last seen wearing a black or dark blue and gray striped polo shirt and was driving a white Ford Fusion with Ohio temporary tag number E363630.

A $50,000 reward has been issued for information leading to Stephens’ arrest.



WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a message to those who still seek to come to the United States illegally…there’s a new sheriff in town.

That was the message Sessions sent while appearing Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” where the AG boasted of the change in status since president Trump’s inauguration.

“Can you believe that we have had the lowest number of entrances at the border in 17 years? This is the direct result of Donald Trump’s strong, clear leadership,” said Sessions.

“It has an impact. The most important thing for us is to send a message to the world that the border is not open. Please don’t come. You will be apprehended if you do come, and you will be deported promptly. And if you’re a criminal, you’ll be prosecuted. And if you assault our officers, we’re going to come at you with a ton of bricks,” he warned.

“This is the kind of message we need to send It is already being sent,” added Sessions. “It is having a dramatic effect so far. I knew strong presidential leadership unlike the wishy-washiness we’ve seen in the past would impact the flow, but not as much as we’ve seen already. The numbers are down 70 percent since President Obama left office. It is really a remarkable achievement.”

Sessions, who toured the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday, said during a press conference after the tour that he believes Trump’s get-tough approach to immigration prosecutions will help to clean up a lot of the “filth” brought into the U.S. by Mexican drug cartels.

“This is a new era. This is the Trump era,” he said. “The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws, and the catch and release practices of old are over.”

Speaking of the soon-to-begin construction of Trump’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Sessions said the wall will only aid in the war on drugs and crime.

“The barrier, the wall, will have a great and positive impact and will continue our ability to follow through on a commitment to end the lawlessness,” he said.

Critics blasted the initiatives touted by Sessions as racist fear-mongering and baseless in fact.

“Once again, Attorney General Sessions is scaring the public by linking immigrants to criminals despite studies showing that immigrants commit crimes at lower rates than the native born. He and President Trump are wasting more federal taxpayer dollars going after illegal border crossers instead of protecting the American public,” said Gregory Z. Chen, director of government relations for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Undeterred, Sessions said the tough new stance on illegal immigration will continue.

“When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean? We mean international criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into war zones, that rape and kill innocent civilians, and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders,” Sessions said. “It is here on this very sliver of land—on this border—that we take our stand. It is a direct threat to our legal system, peace and prosperity.”



SAN BERNARDINO, CA — Two adults are dead and two students were injured on Monday in what police are calling an apparent murder suicide.

The incident took place Monday morning at around 10:30 a.m. at North Park Elementary school in the city of San Bernardino as police responded to reports of an active shooter.

One of the victims is believed to be a teacher, said Maria Garcia, communications officer at San Bernardino Unified School District in a statement to Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/10/san-bernardino-elementary-school-shooting-2-reported-dead-in-suspected-murder-suicide.html). The other deceased victim has not yet been identified. Two students were also transported to a local hospital after the shooting, which took place inside one of the school’s classrooms.

“We have two students who have been flown by MediVac helicopter to a local trauma center,” Garcia said. “We do not know the age of the students. We do not know the grade that the teacher taught,” she said. The school has about 600 students and teaches children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade.

Both children are listed in critical condition.

It is not yet known how the suspect gained entry to the school, which is typically on lock down during the day.

“Our school campuses are obviously closed campuses during the school day … the time of 10:28 a.m. would have been well into the school day. We do not know how that suspect gained access into our school,” Garcia said.

Although police have said the suspect is “down” they would not confirm whether or not the suspect was one of the two deceased adults.

Garcia said the shooting is believed to have occurred as a result of a domestic dispute, but refused to elaborate further.

State and local law enforcement officials are investigating.



BAYTOWN, TX — A Texas deputy was shot and killed in the line of duty on Monday after investigators say he may have been intentionally targeted by an unknown suspect.

Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood, a 30-year veteran of the Baytown Police Department, was shot at around 7 a.m. local time, Baytown Police Lt. Steve Dorris said Monday during a live news conference.

“He succumbed to his injuries,” Dorris said while fighting back tears. He did not survive.”

After being shot, Greenwood was able to radio for help while taking his final breaths.

“I’m bleeding out,” Greenwood told police dispatchers, who immediately sent a team of emergency responders to the scene. Greenwood was administered treatment and airlifted to nearby Memorial Hermann Hospital but was ultimately pronounced dead.

Outside the hospital, officers embraced each other with hugs as police officials escorted a young man who was identified as a relative into the hospital as he cried and held his head in his hands.

At least a dozen police motorcycles, lights flashing, escourted a white minivan that carried Greenwood’s body as the vehicle left the hospital in route to the coroner’s office.

“He was an incredible human being, a cop’s cop,” Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen said in a statement.

“This is a reminder to pray for and support all law enforcement officials in our state, especially at this time of grief,” said state Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Baytown Police in conjunction with a host of state investigative agencies are investigating the attack and say the suspect’s motive remains unknown.

“Whether or not he was specifically targeted, or whether this was because of the uniform he was wearing or the place he pulled up to in the morning, we just don’t know that right now,” Dorris said.

Regardless of the motive, investigators say the attack was intentional.

“We don’t have any indication that tells us he’s gonna go out and target anybody else,” said Dorris.

“Texas is taking action to strengthen penalties for those brazen enough to commit crimes against law enforcement, and we will send a message that such vile acts will not be tolerated in the Lone Star State,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement shortly after Greenwood’s death was announced. “I am confident that the perpetrator of this swift and despicable act will be apprehended and that murder will be met with swift justice.”