The companies behind a video game called “Active Shooter” — in which players can pretend to be a shooter in a school environment are facing backlash.
The game offers players the opportunity to play either a S.W.A.T. team member or an active shooter in a school setting. In the active shooter setting, players kill cops and civilians.
“Active Shooter’s” developer, Revived Games, reportedly plans on releasing another mode of play in which players can be civilians in the mass shooting as well.
The game, which is created by video game company Valve, is set to be released on June 6 via digital store Steam, according to a report by Variety.
Allegheny County Police are investigating a situation involving a teacher at South Allegheny High School.
Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough says Liberty Borough Police called the county for advice related to a case at South Allegheny. McDonough went on to say that county no longer has involvement in the matter.
There’s no information at this point about why the students were allegedly locked in the locker room.
UPDATE 11:04 a.m.: Sheriff Gonzalez told reporters the number of dead could rise as high as 10. The suspect is believed to be a student, he said, and most of the dead are students. It is still a “very active” scene at the school, with a bomb squad and police checking to make sure the area is secure, he said.
11 a.m.: Gyl Switzer, executive director of Texas Gun Sense, issued a statement: “Our hearts go out to those affected by today’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Texas. We Texans love our children. We must do a better job of protecting them. There are proven strategies to reduce senseless gun violence. Today, Texas Gun Sense re-doubles our commitment to stop the killing. Work with us.”
“We were trying to give them recommendations to help them really be able to push on their social media,” said Jared Hoffman, a Pitt Greensburg sophomore. “Right now, I think in Westmoreland County there’s not a huge appreciation for the library, and I think it’s because a lot of people don’t understand the services going on at the library.”
A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a teacher.
The crash left the bus lying on its side on the guardrail of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, its undercarriage and front end sheared off and its steering wheel exposed. Some of the victims crawled out of the emergency exit in the back and an escape hatch on the roof. More than 40 people were taken to hospitals.
Sub sale is May 12 from 8am To 10pm
The Hempfield subs are not pre-made — they’re assembled one by one in the wee hours of sale day by band members and parents in the high-school cafeteria.
“When you have 215 kids in band, organization is everything,” says Carmen Davidson of Hempfield, president of the band-parent association. “We do this very well, and 99 percent of the time, we do it with a smile on our faces.”
The orders that students gather are due on Monday for the Saturday sale. The numbers are tallied to determine how much product is needed, with orders placed that evening.
A sub sale seems like an easy way to make a little cash — order a few subs, pick them up and stand on a street corner or in a parking lot until they’re sold.
But that’s not the Hempfield Area High School Marching Band way.
(CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 12:31 p.m. ET]One person was shot in the arm in Friday morning’s shooting at Highland High School in Palmdale, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter.The injured person is in stable condition at a hospital, the message said.The detained suspect, the tweet said, is a male juvenile, and officers have confiscated a firearm.
U.S. News and World Report today released its annual list of the best high schools in the United States.