Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
This school year, some local students will see their school resource officers in more places than just the halls; they will also see them on the web.
There are 11 Toledo police officers who serve as school resource officers at high schools for Toledo Public Schools and Washington Local Schools. This year they will take to Facebook in an effort to reduce bullying.
"We don't care if it's one student that's being bullied or 100 that are being bullied. We want to give them an opportunity to contact their school resource officer, and have something done about it," said Sgt. Kevin Braun.
Braun says bullying is an issue that has been hard to track because many instances go unreported due to fear.
"We're going to take a proactive approach, and we are not going to tolerate bullying, whether it's in person, on the Internet, or on phones or on texting or tweeting. We're going to be there and we're going to take action if necessary," said Braun.
According to Braun, not only will each resource officer have the ability to use their page to become friends with students and document problems, but they will have the opportunity to become more transparent with the students they serve.
"It's a less invasive way for students that maybe have a problem, to contact the officers privately without all the other students seeing. It's a lot easier to just send a message - a private message on Facebook - than it is to walk up to a police officer and speak to them," said Braun.
The profiles are expected to go live before school starts.