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Video on social media shows another racist incident at Mason schools

Published: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 12:19 PM

Mason High School has again been the site of another racist incident when a white student was filmed in a short video Monday slurring African-Americans in response to being asked about Black History Month.
Mason High School has again been the site of another racist incident when a white student was filmed in a short video Monday slurring African-Americans in response to being asked about Black History Month.

Another racist incident involving Mason Schools has surfaced, and district officials there are reassuring its school families they are reacting quickly.

MORE: Mason teacher suspended for “lynch” comment to black student

A white Mason High School student was featured in a short video filmed at the Warren County school Monday and posted on Twitter and other social media accounts by area teens.

The male student makes a series of racist slurs toward African-Americans in a 30-second response to being asked about Black History Month.

The student, said Mason school officials, will not be identified due to student privacy laws, but he will be punished.

“This afternoon at about 1:30 p.m., our high school administrative team was alerted to an offensive video that contained racial slurs from a Mason High School student at school today,” a statement posted hours later on the Mason Schools’ website stated.

“While the district cannot discuss individual student discipline due to (student privacy law) restrictions, racial slurs and discriminatory language are a violation of our student code of conduct. All reports of such behavior are investigated fully and would result in disciplinary action.”

“We are grateful to the students who reported this situation. We want our classroom conversations to stand up against racism and discrimination, and to offer messages of hope and resilience. Sometimes those conversations occur naturally within our curriculum, and other times they arise unexpectedly through student concerns, comments, or behavior,” according to the district’s statement.

In January, a white teacher’s comments to a black Mason Middle School student about being “lynched” by his white classmates drew a national outcry.

MORE: Mother of black student slurred speaks out at Mason board meeting

Issues of race also came to the forefront at nearby Kings Schools in early January. High school students were banned from a recreational basketball league for jerseys with racial slurs written on them. A Kings school board member then resigned, saying his son was on the team.

MORE: Mason, Kings both battle racist incidents and national outcry

Our media partner WCPO-TV contributed to this report.

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Hot, humid Memorial Day; possible afternoon downpour 

Published: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 3:44 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at what she is tracking today and what is developing for the middle of the week.

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  • Hot and humid Memorial Day
  • Slight chance for a pop-up storm
  • Best chance for rain middle of week

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DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: A mild and muggy morning, so expect temperatures to soar to 90 degrees this afternoon. Close to the record, the warmest Memorial Day which is 95 degrees, is from 1895! Sunshine and scattered clouds through the day, but the heat and humidity will make the heat index values rise to the low to mid 90s. There’s a small chance for a pop-up downpour or storm from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Most areas will stay completely dry as the night stays mild. 

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TUESDAY: A mild, but dry morning. Clouds increase through the afternoon with highs in the upper 80s. A very muggy day with heat index values reaching the low to mid 90s again. A few showers are possible at night.

WEDNESDAY: Scattered showers and storms for the day. Remnant of Alberto that move nearby will bring gusty winds and heavy rain at times. A mostly cloudy day with cooler temperatures in the lower 80s. 

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THURSDAY: Muggy and mild still with mostly cloudy skies. They’ll be some passing showers and storms during the day with highs in the middle 80s.

FRIDAY: A few more showers early in the day as clouds decrease towards evening. Temperatures reach the low 80s. 

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Mother carries kids out of burning duplex, says those responsible will get caught

Published: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 12:21 AM
Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 4:41 AM

SCENE: Crews respond to fire on Kammer Avenue in Dayton

UPDATE @5 a.m.: A woman said she ran outside wither her kids when her husband yelled there was a fire and to get out.

Amanda Starling said she couldn’t see anything inside the house as she ran with her children, ages 5 and 8, because it was filled with smoke. When she got outside, she saw it was engulfed in flames.

Fire crews said the fire is suspicious, and Starling said she was told an investigator took gas cans for evidence.

“Someone intentionally did this, and whoever did this is going to get caught for what they did,” Starling said. “People don’t even care if you have kids in the house.”

No one was injured.

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UPDATE @ 1:45 a.m: The fire that occurred at a duplex on Kammer Avenue Monday morning is being investigated as suspicious, Dayton fire officials say.

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Crews responded to the structure fire in the 300 block around 12:20 a.m. with heavy fire coming from the first floor. 

The residence where the fire occurred was occupied by two adults and two children who were all able to escape unharmed. There was no one inside the adjacent residence. 

There are no exact damage estimates, but the fire did expose to other parts of the duplex, according to officials.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

INITIAL REPORT

Officials are responding to Kammer Avenue on reports of a structure fire that occurred early Monday morning. 

Crews were dispatched to the residence in the 300 block around 12:20 a.m. on reports of a working fire, per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story with additional details. 

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Florida Little Caesars employee kills man in Halloween mask

Published: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 3:59 AM

Police released this picture of the mask the man wore (Via ActionNewsJax.com)
Police released this picture of the mask the man wore (Via ActionNewsJax.com)

A Little Caesars employee in Volusia County, Florida, shot and killed a masked man who attacked him with a wooden post and scissors late Saturday, 

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Heriberto Feliciano, 28, was working at the pizza parlor in Holly HIll when he was attacked by a man wearing a "clown mask," police said. 

The masked man, who police have not identified, hit Feliciano on the face and shoulder with a wooden post until it broke, and then tried to stab him with scissors, police said.

Feliciano told police he was able to reach a gun on him and shot the man four to five times at close range, according to the police report. 

The masked man was taken to Halifax Medical Center, where he later died. 

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One dead in Huber Heights shooting

Published: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 4:02 AM
Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 5:23 AM

UPDATE @5:23 a.m.

Huber Heights police are looking for a man responsible for a fatal shooting.

Huber Heights Police Sgt. Brad Reaman said found the fatal victim, a male in his late teens to early 20s, in a garage in the 7300 block of Charnwood Drive. The victim, who had been shot once, was pronounced dead about 10 minutes after offices arrived.

Reaman said a witness and the victim were in the garage when a male approached them. An altercation occurred, and at some point a gun was displayed before the victim was fatally shot.

The investigation is in its early stages, and it’s unknown if a robbery led to the shooting

Reaman said the street is quiet, and police don’t respond to the area often. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Huber Heights police at (937) 233-1565.

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UPDATE @4:50 a.m.

One person is dead following a shooting report on Charnwood Drive in Huber Heights.

The Montgomery County Coroner is on scene. Police said there is one victim.

We are working to gather additional details. 

FIRST REPORT

Police are responding to an incident in Huber Heights.

Police tape is up around a house in the 7300 block of Charnwood Drive. There are several police cruisers and one medic on scene.

We have a crew on scene, and this story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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