Student injured in shooting at Ocala High School
According to CBS Local, one student shot another in the ankle on April 20. Students of Forest High School were protesting gun violence in schools as the incident occured. Police say the shooter was a student at the high school. The injured student was taken to the hospital.
American, British and French forces send missile strikes to Syria
The United States, Britain and France sent missile strikes to Syria last week. According to the Washington Post, the strikes were sent in response to chemical attacks in rebel-held Damascus.
The total 105 missiles targeted three chemical weapons facilities and managed to level at least one building, according to USA Today. The Pentagon said that this attack will set Syria’s chemical weapons program back “for years.”
Engine explodes mid flight on Southwest airplane
On April 17, a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Texas made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. According to the New York Times, the left engine of the airplane exploded after one of it’s fan blades broke off. Shrapnel from the explosion blew out a window, causing a passenger to get sucked out of the airplane. The passenger was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Passengers said the successful landing was due to the pilot, Tammie Jo Shults’ “nerves of steel.”
Barbara Bush dies at 92
Barbara Bush, the wife of the 41st president and mother of the 43rd, died on April 17 in her home in Houston. Her husband, George Bush, said in a statement made on April 15 that Bush “decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care.” Bush is the second woman in American history to have her sons follow their father in the White House, according to CNN.