Walkout Wednesday 

Posted: 3:27 am Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

By Ann Kelly

 

Students across the nation may walk out of their classroom today. “Walkout Wednesday” was prompted the shooting deaths of seventeen students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students in the Bay area who participate are warned about destructive behavior, but most school districts say they respect the students right to participate and they will not be disciplined for leaving class. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against the accused shooter in Parkland. Nikolas Cruz will be in court this morning for the formal arraignment.

 

 

Bay area residents and those statewide who have been depending on hotel vouchers since Hurricane Irma will now have to find another way to find a home. FEMA ended the program this past Saturday, March 10th. Over 27,000 persons statewide took advantage of the program, and the majority of those have found housing. FEMA is taking calls for those who still need a place to live. Just call 211 or check in with them online. FEMA funds for Hurricane Maria refugees also ended last month.

 

 

Boaters on the Braden River are being warned to watch out for otters. Two attacks in two days have been reported to the FWC, leaving one woman with stitches and facing rabies shots. There are warnings posted at Linger Lodge advising boater about the aggressive otters.