Police Investigate A U.S. Park Police Officer Shot This Morning, A New Leader Is Announced For DC Public Schools…

Police investigate a U.S. Park Police Officer shot this morning….

A heavy police presence remains in the Petworth neighborhood this hour where a U.S. Park Police Officer was shot. It happened just after 7 at 5th and Kansas Avenue in NW. The officer was injured in the lower part of the body. Stay tune for more on this story.

A new leader is announced for DC Public Schools…

Dr. Amanda Alexander will serve as the Interim Schools Chancellor. It follows the resignation of Antwan Wilson in the midst of a school lottery involving his daughter. Wilson will remain on the payroll until the details of him leaving are confirmed. The search for a new leader begins.

Gun control takes center stage locally, nationally and at the White House today….

Several students from Montgomery County Schools are expected to take part in a planned Facebook walk out this morning. Students from area schools will take the Metro to Union Station this morning between 9 and 9:30 and walk to the U.S. Capitol to protest the country’s current lax gun laws. In Florida, hundreds of students are headed to their state capitol to demand lawmakers do more to change their current gun laws. Later today President Trump will host a listening session with students and teachers of gun violence at the White House.

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