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Top Stories: Classes Resume At Italy High School; ‘Igniting’ Political Ambitions In Girls

Jan 23, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Classes resume this morning at Italy High School following a shooting on campus early yesterday.  

 

A male student shot a female student in the school cafeteria. Police have not officially released the identities of the victim or the suspect and have not hinted at a possible motive.

Grief counseling will be available for students and there will be additional security on campus.

The girl is recovering at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. About 300 people packed Central Baptist Church in Italy last night to pray for her.

Italy is located about 45 minutes south of Dallas.

Other stories this morning:

  • The flu outbreak in North Texas has prompted Jesuit High School in Dallas to close for the next two days.
  • The Texas Commission on Public School Finance will hold its first-ever meeting this morning in Austin. The panel was created during last year’s special legislative session after lawmakers in the Texas House and Senate failed to agree on a plan to make changes to public school funding.
  • A new non-profit encouraging girls and young women to be more civically engaged has set up a chapter at Royse City High School.

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