San Antonio Schools Fire Police Officer Accused Of Body-Slamming Student:
A school police officer who slammed a middle-school student to the ground has been fired.
The incident at Rhodes Middle School in San Antonio late last month was captured on cell phone video.
“We understand that situations can sometimes escalate to the point of requiring a physical response; however, in this situation we believe that the extent of the response was absolutely unwarranted,” said San Antonio Independent School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez.
“Additionally, the officer’s report was inconsistent with the video and it was also delayed, which is not in accordance with the general operating procedures of the police department. We want to be clear that we will not tolerate this behavior,” Martinez said.
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New York poll: Clinton tops Sanders by double-digits:
Hillary Clinton is maintaining her double-digit lead over Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders in New York, ahead of the April 19 primary, according to a new poll.
Clinton leads Sanders 51%-39% among New York Democrats, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday. The poll found Clinton and Sanders effectively tied among white voters — 48% for Sanders, 46% for Clinton — but the former secretary of state leads the Vermont senator 62% to 22% among African-American, Hispanic and other non-white voters.
Florida Firefighters Rescue ‘Smokey Junior’ From Brush Fire:
A baby bear was rescued during a brush fire in Florida on Thursday.
Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Randy Jones saved the cub after spotting him while firefighters were in the “mop up” phase after a fire.
“We treated him like one of our own,” Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar said. “Actually, we gave him a name while we waited for fish and game to arrive,” he said: Smokey Junior.