The top local stories this evening from KERA News:
Authorities say three North Texas high school students face charges after bringing guns to campus a day after a deadly mass shooting at a school in Florida. Thursday's arrests happened at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, West Plano High and South Garland High.
Flower Mound police say a 16-year-old from Marcus High is facing felony charges for bringing a small-caliber handgun to school. Police said the gun wasn't loaded, but ammunition was found.
Plano police spokesman David Tilley told The Dallas Morning News a tip was called in about a student bringing a gun to Plano West High. Tilley said no reported threats were made by the student.
Other stories this evening:
- When Houston entrepreneur Andrew White entered the Democratic race for governor, he was seen as an underdog. The state’s top party leaders leaned heavily toward his main rival for the nomination, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez. As Houston Public Media’s Andrew Schneider reports, that appears to be changing.
- What’s the best rap song of all time? Tough question, right? How about this: what would an NBA game look like if a grizzly bear were starting at power forward? These are the kinds questions that Garland native Arturo Torres brings to life. In this week’s Art&Seek Artist Spotlight, Hady Mawajdeh tell us how Torres transformed from aspiring artist to illustrator of two New York Times Best Sellers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report, which has been updated.
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