Prince George’s County Schools Deploying Extra Security After Threats
Schools in Prince George’s County have additional security today after “creepy clown” threats were made on social media. Authorities are working with school administrators to coordinate security and determine the validity of the threats. Violence was threatened against Flowers High, Bladensburg High, Kenmoor Middle, and William Wirt Middle Schools. Elizabeth Seton High School is closed today because of the severity of the threats.
Harbor Casino Opening In December
The MGM National Harbor Casino will open soon, and be sure to bring along the checkbook. Officials announced this morning the 135-thousand-square-foot casino and resort will open on December 8th. Rooms start at 400-dollars per night, while suites will cost at least 600-dollars per night. Guests can book rooms by phone or on their website.
Historic African-American Church Tagged With Racist Images
Police are investigating after a historic African American school in Ashburn was vandalized with racist and vulgar graffiti. A detective says the incident happened early Saturday morning. He suspects “ignorant kids” are responsible. Local students have spent the last two years restoring the building, hoping to turn it into a museum. The post-Civil war era school house educated African American students from around the 19th century to the late 1950s. A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise funds to restore the structure to its previous condition.
Caribbean Braces For Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew is headed toward Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba and possibly the U.S. The category four storm had maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour this morning and forecasters don’t expect it to weaken. As much as 25 inches of rain is expected to trigger flooding and possibly dangerous landslides. The storm has claimed two lives so far in Columbia and on the island of Saint Vincent.
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.