Houston health officials are trying to determine if a plant worker died from tuberculosis. The man, who worked at the Daikin-Goodman plant in Waller County, died yesterday at a hospital. The Harris County Public Health Department is now investigating whether he died from TB. Test results haven’t come back yet. We did get some calls claiming other workers were sick as well, but the health department is not confirming that. The company said it is working with the health department.
Schools in our area continue to receive threats. Cleveland ISD police arrested a senior at Cleveland High School for posting a threatening video on social media. Police said there was no immediate danger and the campus was never put in lock down.
Police believe the same person is posting threats against C.E. King High School on social media. They're working to find the owner of the online account.
La Porte ISD is also investigating a social media rumor regarding threats of a shooting at La Porte High School. The district has no indication the threats are credible.
An online threat making the rounds at Bush High School in Richmond led to an arrest in New Mexico. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said students at Bush were sharing a screenshot of an apparent threat to the high school. It was tracked to Belen High School in New Mexico and an arrest was made there.
Houstonians are responding to President Trump’s suggestion to help keep kids safe at school. He’s proposing to allow certain teachers with military or weapons training to carry a concealed handgun while they’re at work. The president of the Houston Teacher’s Federation said he’s against arming teachers.
Galveston Police arrested one of their own for being part of a prescription drug ring. Officers arrested 15-year veteran John Rutherford. He’s charged with three felonies, engaging in organized criminal activity, tampering with evidence, and improper use of information.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner gave an update on hurricane recovery efforts and flood prevention plans Friday as we approach six months since Hurricane Harvey impacted Texas. Over 3,400 households are still living in hotels. That’s an improvement since 345,000 homes were damaged.
The trail riders are back in Houston, and that means it’s the start of rodeo season! They arrived at Memorial Park this afternoon where they will camp out tonight. The trail riders will ride in the big parade Saturday morning.