DC Police Are Called To Four Shootings In Four Hours, There’s A New App To Let You Know When Your School Bus Will Arrive

DC Police are called to four shootings in four hours…

DC Police are working for separate shootings in the District all within a four-hour time span. The first incident happened on 17th and E Streets in Northeast. One man was found with non-life-threatening injuries. No word about a suspect has been released.

Less than two hours later at 11:11 another adult man was found shot at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Wheeler Road in Southeast. One of the victims found in the 900 block of Valley Avenue was rushed to the hospital. His injuries are said to be non-life-threatening. No suspect information was released in this shooting.

Just after 1 this morning DC Police responded to a double shooting in Southeast on Barnaby Terrace. Both victims were rushed to the hospital. They too are expected to survive. In this case, police are looking for a black Nissan or Mazda. No other details have been released.

There’s a new app to let you know when your school bus will arrive…

Prince George’s County is starting the school year with a new tool to help parents and kids know when their school bus will arrive. It’s called “Here Comes The Bus” and you can get the app in the Apple store or Google Play. You will need the code 87674 to register your child. In addition, you will need your child’s name and his or her school id number.

Also new for kids in Maryland it the program called “Handle with Care”. This pilot program allows law enforcement to discretely notify school officials if a child has undergone a traumatic event at home. The specifics of the trauma are not revealed to the educators but it allows them to work with the child if he or she is acting out or acting differently.

The program is already being used in Baltimore City and County schools. You can read more about it at handlewithcare.org/handle-with-care.php or  handlewithcaremd.org/implementation.php. The Governor has promised to have this program available in every state school. Last May some 300 people gathered for training on the Government funded program.

Trail begins for the man police say killed his pregnant girlfriend…

The man Montgomery County Police arrested and charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend is due in court today. Jury selection will begin in the Tyler Tessier murder trial.

Tessier is accused of killing his girlfriend Howard County School teacher Laura Wallen. Autopsy reports show she was shot in the head and then buried in a shallow graved in Damascus last year. Wallen was 14 weeks pregnant at the time. Detectives also learned that Tessier had recently got engaged to another woman and that Wallen had texted her saying “it’s important that some things are cleared up” before she went missing.

The prosecution plans to seek life in prison without the possibility of parole. Originally Tessier claimed that he and Wallen were kidnapped by several African American men in Olney and that they were forced to drive to the field in Damascus where her body was found.

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