Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
It was back to normal for students at Cherokee Elementary Wednesday. The school went on a precautionary lockdown following a shooting few miles away Tuesday. The principal is pleased everyone followed the proper safety procedures and that nobody was hurt yesterday.
Cherokee's 257 students got a special visit Wednesday morning from Principal Tina. She's making sure everyone is okay.
"If you ask my students, 'What is Mrs. Bankston's number one job?' I know they are going to tell you without a doubt her number one job is to make everyone safe," Bankston said.
That safety was put to test Tuesday.
"Our coach was out in the back with students and he noticed someone that had no business on school property. He quickly got his students in, and we went into lockdown immediately. The Pascagoula Police showed up in a matter of minutes," said the principal.
The principal said the students and staff didn't panic because they practice lockdown drills at least twice a school year.
"They are behind locked doors. The lights are off. We go around and check the doors to make sure all the doors were locked. It is very, very quiet. We don't hear any noises, and we don't hear people moving around," Bankston said, describing the lockdown.
The principal pointed out that security is always tight at Cherokee Elementary. Even WLOX had to buzz in before entering the school.
"There are no doors that are unlocked. When visitors come to the school, there is only one door they come to. To gain access to the school you have to mash the button and you hear someone at the front desk ask, 'May I help you?' When people come in they have to go straight to the office, they get a visitor pass like you did, and you sign a visitors' log," said Bankston.
Bankston said safety should never be taken lightly, and she's proud of the way her students handled Tuesday's tense moments.
"And they [the students] are proud of themselves that they did a good job, that people recognized that and that they knew everyone was safe."
The school district provides a policy and procedure training to faculty and staff members yearly. All 19 schools follow the same safety rules.
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