School Holds Rally Ahead Of March, Woman Hit, Killed On Indian Head Highway

School Holds Rally Ahead Of March

Students at Thurgood Marshall Academy in DC are raising their voices to call for stricter gun control measures. This morning, students at the school held a rally that featured survivors from the Parkland, Florida school shooting. Among them was student activist David Hogg, who has become one of the faces of the youth movement. Some students at Thurgood Marshall have also lost loved ones to gun violence. At least two classmates have been killed in shootings in the past year.

Students En Route To D.C. For “March for Our Lives”

Hundreds of students from Parkland, Florida are traveling to Washington today to get ready for Saturday’s “March for Our Lives” demonstration. The student-led rally is meant to push lawmakers to enact stricter gun control policies following last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead. A day before the rally, students are planning to break off in groups at the U.S. Capitol and lobby members of Congress to pass stricter gun measures. A larger group of more than a thousand Parkland residents, that includes teachers and chaperones, is said to be arriving in the nation’s capital Saturday for the march.

Woman Hit, Killed On Indian Head Highway

Prince George’s County police are investigating after a woman was struck by a car and killed in Fort Washington. It happened around 5:40 this morning as 24-year-old Samira Jenkins was trying to cross busy Indian Head Highway at Kerby Hill Road. She died at the scene. The driver of the striking vehicle stayed and is cooperating with authorities. Police say it appears Jenkins was trying to catch the bus when she was hit.

 Two People Are Killed In House Fire

Authorities are still at the scene of a fatal house fire in the Mt. Ranier area. Prince George’s County firefighters responded around 6:00 this morning to the home on 34th Street near the DC line and immediately found victims’ bodies at the scene. Officials they the victims were an older couple well-known in the neighborhood. Hoarding conditions in the home hampered firefighting efforts. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the blaze.

 

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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