He turned his life around when everyone gave up on him. As part of the Positively Houston series, meet a man who hit rock bottom only to become a mentor in his community.
Columbine survivors send kids to schools altered by attack
Dropping her kids off at school used to be the hardest part of Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson's day. She would cry most mornings as they left the car and relied on texted photos from their teachers to make it through the day.
Now, the mother of four — and Columbine shooting survivor — sees mornings as an opportunity. She wakes early, makes breakfast and strives to send a clear message before her kids leave home: I adore you.
Twenty years after teenage gunmen attacked Columbine High School, Ruegsegger Johnson and other alumni of the Littleton, Colorado, school have become parents. The emotional toll of the shooting that killed 12 classmates and a teacher has been amplified by fears about their own kids' safety , spiking each time yet another shooter enters yet another school.Read the full article
School attendance down due to safety concerns
Four Houston area schools have had a drop in attendance. The reason they claim is an increase in social media threats and lockdowns this year.
Aldine, Dickinson, Galena Park, and Humble ISD are among 17 districts state-wide that have been granted waivers from the Texas Education Agency for a 10% drop in attendance compared to last year. However, parents we spoke with are standing their ground. If the administrations do not shape up to keep the schools safe, they will hold their children from attending school.
"You lose sleep, you stress, you don’t focus and concentrate the next day because you’re so worried about if something is going to really happen to your child at school," says Spencer Hatten, a father of three children, all students in Houston Independent School District.Read the full article
FOX 26 Digital News Brief for April 18, 2019
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page redacted report was released on Thursday. The probe found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.
Antonio Armstrong Jr. broke down and wept in court on Thursday as jurors viewed autopsy photos of his parents. He is accused of shooting and killing them in 2016.
A judge has ordered mediation between the City of Houston and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association over Proposition B.Read the full article