Ballou High School Special Needs Student Dies After Classroom Attack, Spotlight On Trump Tonight For State Of Union Speech

Ballou High School Special Needs Student Dies After Classroom Attack

A special needs student has died after being attacked in a DC classroom. Police say the Ballou High School student was ambushed by two classmates because he wouldn’t let them use his cellphone on January 10th. The victim was hit in the face and body several times and even sprayed with perfume. He was taken to the hospital, where he died yesterday. No arrests have been filed so far.

Spotlight On Trump Tonight For State Of Union Speech

Millions of Americans will be tuning in tonight to watch President Trump deliver his first State of the Union address. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared on the “Today” show this morning and gave an outline of what to expect. She said the president will address national security and immigration. She added that we’re going to see “a lot of the president’s heart in this speech.” The address will happen before a joint session of Congress sometime after nine o’clock, Eastern time. Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy, the grandson of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, will give the Democratic response to the President’s speech.

John Wall To Undergo Knee Procedure

The Wizards will have to get by without All-Star guard John Wall for the next six to eight weeks. The “Washington Post” reports Wall is scheduled to have a procedure tomorrow on his left knee following an injury he suffered earlier in the season. Head coach Scott Brooks says Wall went to the Cleveland Clinic yesterday to consult with an orthopedic surgeon, the same one who operated on his knee back in 2016. Wall will also not play in the upcoming All-Star game.

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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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