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Ruiz 4 Kids awards $931 to ‘CSI-Crime Scene Investigations’ at Johnsonville Middle School

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Ruiz 4 Kids Mini Grants for Teachers have been awarded, and teacher Robin Tanner from Johnsonville Middle School recently was granted $931 for her project “CSI-Crime Scene Investigations.”

“Excitement will fill the air as students engage in a simulated crime scene investigation,” Tanner said. “Students will work at hands-on activity stations and use critical thinking skills to identify the ‘true’ criminal from a suspect lineup. These realistic experiences will encourage technology application, better writing skills and offer a true purpose for reading.”

Ruiz 4 Kids ambassador Krista Meekins said Tanner has brought to her classroom a fun and creative way for students to experience forensic science while continuing to address other important life skills such as team building.

“We are thrilled to support her CSI project and are excited to see how her students thrive,” Tanner said.

Ruiz 4 Kids is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 when employees of

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Former Marine who served time for killing man steps down from school board post

Former Marine Thomas Seaba, 46, was recently elected to a school board position in southern Colorado after spending more than a decade in prison.

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A former

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CSI UIndy: School to use vacant house for forensic studies lab

Neighbors of a vacant, two-story residence near the University of Indianapolis campus shouldn’t be alarmed if they start to see crime-scene tape strung around the property.

They can rest easy, knowing the house near the southeast corner of East Hanna Avenue and Shelby Street is set to become a criminal justice education lab. The lab is a partnership between the university and the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency.

“We’re always struggling for places to train, so this benefit is huge for us,” said Michael Medler, the city’s director of forensic services. “You just can’t do it anywhere.”

Students enrolled in UIndy’s criminal justice program will benefit as well, by experiencing mock crime scenes in a realistic setting instead of a classroom.

The home, owned by UIndy, sits at 4018 Bowman Ave. and most recently had been used to house visiting professors from China. Its stone’s-throw proximity to the campus is one of its major

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11 Call for Action Investigation: Confessed killer elected to a local school board

LA JUNTA, Colo. (KKTV) – A confessed killer is now on a local school board in Colorado.

Thomas Seaba served prison time for second-degree murder. The superintendent for the school district says he was one of the top two voted on in the recent election for the East Otero School District Board of Education. Seaba was released from prison in 2010.

“It was obvious[ly] a set of horrific mistakes compounding on one another, which led to me serving time in prison,” Seaba told 11 News.

Seaba spent 16 years in a North Carolina prison for murdering a fellow Marine. He told 11 News reporter Adam Uhernik he was initially arrested for first-degree murder but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder.

The detective on the case still remembers what happened back in 1997. Col. Worrell, who was a crime scene investigator 20 years ago,

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Man convicted in 1997 Onslow County murder elected to Colorado school board

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A former Marine who spent 13 years in a North Carolina prison for killing another Marine has been elected to a local school board in Colorado.

Thomas Seaba was originally facing a first degree murder charge, but took a plea deal for second degree murder. He was paroled in 2010 and moved back home to La Junta, Colorado.

Now voters in his hometown have elected the convicted murderer to their school board.

“There was an incident one night where myself and a friend we had a gun, he was interested in purchasing,” Seaba told our sister station KKTV today. “He went to hand it back to me it was sorta dropped I tried to catch it a shot was fired. From that point on I’ve never really had a full grasp of what occurred. I have no clear memory of what happened.”

But deputies who helped

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Identity released of 16-year-old shot dead at Macon’s old Winship school

After EMS rushed a wounded young man to the hospital early Thursday, the backpack he left behind was the first clue the victim might have been a student.

Just before 7:30 a.m., Macon-Bibb 911 received a call about a person down on Beech Avenue near the old Winship Elementary School.

A passerby reported seeing someone lying near the sidewalk.

First responders found the 16-year-old with a gunshot to the chest near the entrance to the old school just off Pio Nono Avenue between Montpelier and Napier avenues.

“I just don’t know what to say,” Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said about Macon’s 22nd homicide victim. “Any homicide is one too many, and I’ve said that before and I say it all the time in my interviews. But 16 years old? This young man is 16-years-old.”

Jayvon Sherman, who was believed to be headed to a nearby Central High School, was pronounced dead just after 8

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16-year-old shot dead at Macon’s old Winship school on Beech …

After EMS rushed a wounded young man to the hospital early Thursday, the backpack he left behind was the first clue the victim might have been a student.

Just before 7:30 a.m., Macon-Bibb 911 received a call about a person down on Beech Avenue near the old Winship Elementary School.

A passerby reported seeing someone lying near the sidewalk.

First responders found the 16-year-old with a gunshot to the chest near the entrance to the old school just off Pio Nono Avenue between Montpelier and Napier avenues.

“I just don’t know what to say,” Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said about Macon’s 22nd homicide victim. “Any homicide is one too many, and I’ve said that before and I say it all the time in my interviews. But 16 years old? This young man is 16-years-old.”

Jayvon Sherman, who was believed to be headed to a nearby Central High School, was pronounced dead just after 8

Read more at: http://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article179697691.html

Police, school district to review response to Sept. 20 shooting at MHS

MATTOON — Administrators from the Mattoon school district plan to meet with law enforcement and other emergency responders in the coming days to review their joint response to the Sept. 20 shooting at Mattoon High School.

The district and the Mattoon Police Department reported in a press release on Friday that their personnel have met together to review the emergency plans for each school building at the beginning of each academic year for 12 years now. First responders also schedule an annual practice drill with staff from each school. The 2017 emergency planning meeting was held on Aug. 31, just weeks before the shooting incident.

Police Chief Jeff Branson said in the press release that these annual reviews are helpful and were especially helpful with the implementation of the plan during the Sept. 20 incident and its aftermath. He said each emergency is unique, but having a plan, an annual review, knowledge

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