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Published: Thursday, October 01, 2015 @ 11:08 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 01, 2015 @ 11:55 AM
It’s the picture that’s gone viral: An elementary school teacher in Memphis, Tennessee, caught on camera walking the young students home from school.
Carl Schneider, a third- through fifth-grade special education teacher at the school, told FOX13 he actually feels a little silly about all the attention.
“This is just part of my routine and it's something that I look forward to,” said Schneider. “I was kind of surprised but at the same time I'm also really glad that people know the teachers in this community are really invested in the community.”
It started as an effort three years ago to make sure the nearly 200 Whitney Achievement Elementary students make the mile and a half walk home safely.
“When we started to launch the school we recognized that there was a need in the community for children to be able to get home safely,” said Principal Debra Broughton.
But it’s turned into more.
Schneider told FOX13 it’s helped break the formal boundaries of teacher-and-student and build a more open relationship with the kids.
“I have a student on a behavior so every day I give his dad a copy of his behavior sheet and we have a quick debrief about the behavior of the day,” said Schneider. “I don't teach kindergarten but I have three to four kinderdartners who look for me every day and we all hold hands and walk together.”
Schneider has four other teachers helping him walk the 40 students home: Kevin Sullivan, Auriel Rolle-Polk, Allison Thompson and Valeria Bostick. All of them wave and shout “hello” as they walk past not only parents but also neighbors passing by.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:20 PM
— There are the families who go to the Disney’s theme parks every year and do all things Disney; then there are the Disney families who make Mickey Mouse’s parks their entire lives.
Kaiden and Mikayla Gerlach are part of the second type of Disney families. They are the latest in a long line of family members who have all answered their calling to work for Disneyland, KABC reported. They’re actually among the 19 members of their family, over four generations, who have worked for Mickey Mouse.
It all started with Verral Elmer, their great-grandmother. who started working at Disneyland just after it opened in 1955.
She retired after working there for 28 years, KABC reported.
Elmer’s daughter Lynne Elmer worked there, too, starting in 1958, and even got to see Walt Disney having breakfast with his grandchildren.
One of Lynne’s children also worked at the theme park, as did Bill and Sandy Cushing, who met at the park and got married a few years later, KABC reported.
“One of those things that we always had to tell people was that this is the happiest place on earth and we really believe that, and we thought it was and we know it is,” Doug Elmer told KABC.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:44 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:44 PM
HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved from the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to a regular patient bed days after he suffered an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesman said Wednesday.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:37 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police in Memphis, Tennessee, are searching for a man who allegedly attempted a robbery outside a Whitehaven home in broad daylight.
A surveillance camera captured the weekend incident.
One of the victims, who asked not to be identified, told WHBQ that his niece, who was visiting from Florida, took his gun and scared off the bold criminal after she saw that her husband was in trouble.
“She’s bold," he said. "She ain’t scared of nothing.”
In the video, the suspect has his right hand in his waist band as he stands behind the woman's husband. The victims said the man’s hand was on a gun.
Memphis police said Sunday afternoon the man in the blue jacket came to the Whitehaven home and asked to use one of the victims’ phones and then asked for a ride.
While the incident was unfolding outside the house, the woman and her uncle reportedly were inside the house.
Police said that after the woman saw her husband in trouble, she came out the front door with a gun and fired a warning shot.
The uncle told WHBQ: “She said she didn’t want to kill him, but when he fired back at us after she fired the warning shot, she said she was trying to hit him then but didn’t.”
Memphis police told WHBQ that the suspect ran toward the back of the house before getting away.
Police said they are reviewing this surveillance video to get a positive ID on the suspect. If you have any information on who that suspect may be, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 11:45 AM
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. — As anyone who frequents Walmart knows, it can be frustrating when you need help and can’t find anyone wearing a Walmart associate’s blue vest.
One Kentucky man had enough of not being helped in the sporting goods department so took matters into this own hands, WKYT reported. He picked up the store’s public address system and announced over the intercom, “Customer needs assistance in sporting goods, please. I’m the customer.”
His message was caught on video, and quickly went viral, as other Walmart shoppers commiserated about their shopping pains.
Forrest Hunter, the reported name of the man who asked for help, said that a worker came up to him shortly after he made his announcement.
“A guy walked up and asked if I needed any help. I said, ‘How’d you know?’ Then I bought my hunting license,” he told WKYT.
The six-second video has been viewed more than 2.7 million times and shared 50,000 times.