Crime Student wounded in Arkansas high school shooting
Big student loan debt is not a 'Harvard, Yale and Penn' problem (Opinion)
Persis Yu writes that President Joe Biden's comments on student loan debt misconstrue who exactly holds the most student loan debt in the US, and does not go far enough in providing a solution.On the campaign trail, President Joe Biden promised to cancel at least $10,000 of federal student loans for all borrowers in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Over 60 lawmakers and 17 state attorneys general have called on him to go further and cancel up to $50,000 administratively.
A 15-year-old boy was shot Monday morning at a junior high school in Arkansas. The suspected gunman, a fellow classmate who is also 15, was arrested a short time later, police said. The incident took place inside Watson Chapel Junior High School as students switched classes around 10 a.m., Pine Bluff Police Chief Kelvin Sergeant said.
Initial reports had said the victim had died from a gunshot wound, but police spokesman Lieutenant David DeFoor said Monday afternoon that the teen was alive and that "bad information was released."
Arkansas GOP Accuse State Senator Who Quit Over Capitol Riot of Ploy for Governor Bid
Jim Hendren, whose family is steeped in GOP politics, left the party to become an independent after the Capitol riots on January 6.Jim Hendren, who easily won re-election to the Arkansas Senate on November 3 and has served as a majority leader in the state's upper house, has a strong Republican pedigree.
"The hospital will keep us updated directly to prevent further erroneous [information]," the department said, according to CBS affiliate.
Afrom the school district said that the shooting was an "isolated incident and all students are safe." The school district told parents that there would be a "supervised release" to allow them to pick up their children.
Police said the Arkansas Department of Corrections dog squad found the suspect, a Black male, hiding behind a house near the school. The teen is being held at the Jack Jones Juvenile Detention Center and is awaiting charges. Police described the shooting as a "targeted incident" and said that a motive is under investigation.
The Associated Press said Monday was scheduled to be Watson Chapel's first day back for on-site learning after several weeks of weather-related issues closed the school. Pine Bluff is located some 44 miles south of Little Rock.
Progressives Still Pushing for Student Loan Relief, Despite Poll Showing Its Unpopularity
The study found just 13 percent of Americans said they support forgiving $50,000 in federal student loans. Meanwhile, 19 percent said they support forgiving $10,000 in loans; 25 percent said they are behind forgiving all student loans; and 22 percent said they don't support any amount of student loan forgiveness.
Fermenting skills, exodus debunked, nurse strike: News from around our 50 states .
How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every stateStart the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.