3 dead, 2 injured in University of Virginia shooting; manhunt underway for student suspect
Another mass shooting.
This time it’s a little closer to home. The tragic event happened last night at the University of Virginia, and left three people dead and at least two more injured.
The University’s president spoke at a news conference and gave more details about what happened.
He said the shooting took place shooting on a charter bus after students returned to campus from a field trip in Washington D.C.
The suspect in the shooting was identified as a student and former UVA football player, Christopher Darnell Jones.
The three young men who lost their lvies were all members of the university’s football team. The other two students who were shot were were hospitalized. He said one was in good condition and one is in critical condition.
Students were warned to shelter in place, or run, hide, fight after the suspect was able to leave the scene. Authorities said he was armed and dangerous and a manhunt was underway to capture the young man.
Then news broke at the press conference that the suspect was apprehended.
Police said he has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder, three counts of murder, and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony.
And we will keep you updates as more information becomes available at magicbaltimore.com
Food sanitation company accused of employing at least 31 children on graveyard shifts in slaughterhouses
Our next story involves children working under age in facilitates which are hazardous to minors.
The department of Labor is investigating Packers Sanitation Services, Inc., for employing 31 kids, one as young as 13 years old, to work overnight and graveyard shifts.
According to the complaint from the Department of Labor, that of course is in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. That prohibits “oppressive child labor” and minors from working in any kind of hazardous employment.
Evidnece also suggests the company may also employ more kids under similar conditions at 400 other sites across the country.
A spokesperson for the company, told NBC news it “has an absolute company-wide prohibition against the employment of anyone under the age of 18 and zero tolerance for any violation of that policy —period.” And added that the company mandates the use of the federal E-Verify system for new hires, “as well as extensive training, document verification, biometrics, and multiple layers of audits.”
There are a lot who care more about money than they do people.
Exclusive: Jeff Bezos says he will give most of his money to charity
Speaking of money Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon and one of the richest men in the world. The fourth richest to be exact with a net worth of $124 billion according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.
In an interview with CNN he let us in on what he plans to do with a majority of his wealth.
He plans to give it away, to charity.
And he plans to give away most of his wealth in his lifetime.
The problem, he says, “is figuring out how to do it in a levered way.”
He went on to say, “It’s not easy. Building Amazon was not easy. It took a lot of hard work, a bunch of very smart teammates, hard-working teammates, and I’m finding — and I think Lauren, his partner, is finding the same thing — that charity, philanthropy, is very similar.”
“There are a bunch of ways that I think you could do ineffective things, too,” he added. “So you have to think about it carefully and you have to have brilliant people on the team.”
You can definitely give us some here in Charm City, we could use it.