Prince George’s Teaches About Black Lives Matter Movement, NTSB Begins Investigation Into Deadly South Carolina Train Crash

Prince George’s Teaches About Black Lives Matter Movement

Prince George’s County, Maryland is teaching its public school students about the Black Lives Matter movement. The school board voted to implement the new curriculum to tie in with Black History Month. The first lessons got underway today in classrooms across the county. District five school board member Raaheela Ahmed tells WUSA-9 “It’s high time we embrace this reality and encourage education about social justices in our school communities.”

Bus Driver Struck And Killed In Parking Lot

A bus driver has been struck and killed in Bristow. Prince William County Public Schools say the driver was standing in a school bus lot on Piney Branch Lane this morning when another bus inadvertently backed into him. So far no charges have been filed. Police are investigating.

NTSB Begins Investigation Into Deadly South Carolina Train Crash

Federal investigators think a switch out of place led to a deadly train crash in South Carolina. NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said the track switch routed an Amtrak train onto a track where a CSX freight train was sitting. Investigators back in Washington are also looking at a video for more clues into the crash. At least two people died in the crash near Columbia early Sunday morning and over 100 others were hurt. Amtrak’s president seems to be blaming CSX for the track switch issue. He said the rail company controls the track, signaling and switching in the area. Meantime, the NTSB has recovered video from a camera on board the Amtrak train, but it’s still looking for data recorders from both trains.

Wizards At Pacers Tonight

The Wizards make the middle stop on a three-game road trip tonight at Indiana. They opened the swing with a 115-98 win at Orlando on Saturday. It was the fourth straight win for the Washington, which is fourth in the East at 30-and-22. The Wizards are playing back-to-back nights. They play tomorrow at Philadelphia. Thursday they’re back home for a marquee matchup against the Celtics.

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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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