KELA News Headlines for Monday, April 27, 2015 (UPDATED 11 AM)
BREAKING NEWS!! Shots fired at North Thurston High School
Nobody was hurt during a shooting that was reported at North Thurston High School Monday morning. According to North Thurston Public Schools, the suspect, a student, fired at least one shot into the air. Staff tackled the suspect and held him for police. The alleged shooter is in custody. Students were released to their parents at the football field, South Sound Stadium. School at North Thurston High School was cancelled today including all activities and sports. According to the Thurston County 911 enter, the incident was first reported at about 7:25 AM.
Fallen Lewis County workers to be remembered
Three former Lewis County residents are among 89 workers who lost their lives on the job or from work-related causes in Washington in 2014 who will be honored Tuesday by the state Department of Labor & Industries at their Worker Memorial Day ceremony. The three who lived in Lewis County are 21-year old Tyler Bryan, 18-year old Cole Bostwick and 68-year old John Leonard. All three died in logging accidents.The Worker Memorial Day ceremony is being held Tuesday at 2 PM in the L & I main headquarters building in Tumwater.
Young girl injured in rollover crash near Oakville
A 7-year old girl was injured in a one vehicle rollover crash on Highway 12 near Oakville Sunday evening. The State Patrol reports a Geo Prism driven by a Roy woman was eastbound on Highway 12 about a mile east of Oakville just after 6:30 PM when it left the roadway to the right and rolled over, coming to rest on its side. The injured girl was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital. The driver and a male adult passenger were not injured. Troopers say the cause of the crash was speed too fast. The driver is facing a charge of driving without a valid operator's license.
Fire fatalities in Washington down again last year
The number of fire fatalities in Washington state was down again in 2014. According to the state Fire Marshal’s Office, a total of 45 fire-related fatalities were reported last year which is a 17 percent decrease from 2013. It’s the third straight year the number of fatalities was down. The numbers show 72-percent of the fire deaths were people 40 years old or older and 9-percent were children under 10 years old. The report says 89 percent of the fire fatalities occurred in residences and smoke detectors were not present in 33 percent of those fires.
Edison Elementary to get new principal in July
Andy Justice will be the new principal of Edison Elementary School in Centralia beginning July 1. The Centralia School Board approved his appointment last week. Justice has been serving as a principal intern at Oakview Elementary this year, and has taught 6th grade there since 2010. Andy Justice has a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Washington University and a Masters in teaching from City University. He earned his Principal Certification from St. Martin’s University.