Transcript: April 12, 2023


Do prosecutors have a new strategy when it comes to handling school shooters?

I’ll take a look at some new developments out of Virginia. Plus…

How one government plans to enforce a dress code.

Those stories and more today on… Notice News Daily.

Parents of School Shooters Charged

Hey everyone, it’s Jonathan here at Notice HQ in Brooklyn. Our top story today:

In Virginia, the mother of a six year old who shot his teacher was indicted on Monday on multiple firearms-related charges.

Is this a new strategy to deal with school shootings?

Back in January, the boy brought a 9 millimeter handgun to his elementary school in a backpack, and opened fire while his first grade teacher was sitting at a reading table.

That boy’s mother has now been charged with felony child neglect and a misdemeanor count of reckless leaving a firearm to endanger a child.

Police say the mother legally obtained the gun her son used in the shooting, but haven’t revealed how the child was able to get ahold of it or whether it was stored safely.

A lawyer for the family claims the gun was in a closet and had a trigger lock on it.

This is just the latest case of prosecutors going after parents of children who carry out gun crimes.

In March, a Michigan appeals court said the parents of a mass school shooter there must stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in connection to their son’s 2021 attack…

And in February, the father of a mass shooter who opened fire at a 4th of July parade in Illinois last year was indicted on several counts in connection to helping his son get a gun.

Legal experts say holding parents accountable for gun crimes is rare but not new,

And cases often hinge on proving that the parents made a shooting possible through gross negligence.

The 25-year-old teacher who was shot by her 6-year-old student was seriously injured but did survive.

Last week, she filed a $40 million lawsuit against the school’s administrators for ignoring warnings that the boy may have been carrying a gun.

The city prosecutor in Virginia is not seeking charges against the 6-year-old boy, who the family claims suffers from an acute disability,

And a grand jury may continue looking into any security lapses that could have played a part in the shooting.


Here’s what else is making news right now…

A Democratic lawmaker in Tennessee has been reinstated after being ousted by Republicans there. Republicans ejected two Democrats out of the state legislature after they took part in an anti-gun violence protest last week.

U.S. national security agencies are scrambling to find the leaker of a bunch of classified documents about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The docs popped up on social media in March in what’s being called the most serious leak in years. And…

He really is super – the new Super Mario Brothers movie just opened and it’s already the highest grossing video game movie – ever. Get ready for the inevitable Super Mario Brothers Two.

Iran Installs Cameras

Chances are, your school has a dress code – but can you imagine the government enforcing a dress code – only on women?

That’s what’s happening on the other side of the world in Iran. There, women are required by law to wear a veil and cover their bodies with long, loose clothing.

Recently, some women in Iran have been defying this dress code.

They’ve been seen in public areas without their veils, and the police are not happy about it.

To crack down on this, the police are installing cameras in public areas to identify women who are not wearing veils and punish them for breaking the law.

The police have said that women who are caught breaking the dress code will receive a warning text message about the consequences.

But some women in Iran are not happy about this.

SOT: Well it’s a truth that you need to abide by, the hijab laws,” says this woman, adding, “but something that is forced is never pleasant.”

SOT: “Other matters are surely more important like economic matters and the conditions of people.”

The situation in Iran has become even more complicated since the death of a young woman named Mahsa Amini.

She was detained by Iran’s morality police for allegedly violating the dress code, and later died while in custody.

Her death sparked nationwide protests, some of which resulted in violent clashes with police.

Despite the risk of being arrested, many women in Iran are still seen without their veils in public areas like shops, restaurants, and malls.

This issue has been under international spotlight as it raises questions about personal freedom, religion, and government control.


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