By Rhejean King-Johnson |Staff Writer|
Pepper spray cover up April 17
University of California Davis students requested for the resignation of the UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi due to the amount of spending used to remove the university’s 2011 pepper spray incident from the internet.
The Students Association wants Chancellor Katehi to step down from her position after it was reported that at least $175,000 was used to repair the schools reputation.
School police officers used pepper spray to remove a group of student protesters who were blocking the exit of the school’s quad, according to Fox News.
Acceptance letter mistake April 18
Buffalo University in New York has apologized for accidentally sending over 5,000 acceptance letters to prospective students, according to Fox News.
No acceptance letters should have been sent out.
The university sent the incorrect e-mail to students from the applicant database, and sent a following explanation to the recipients.
The university concluded that many of the applicants affected by the e-mails are under review and can still be considered for acceptance.
Radioactive waste leak April 18
A slow and on-going nuclear waste leak was discovered at a facility in Washington.
The leak was found to be eight inches of radioactive waste; the pump could have been a factor that made the leak larger, according to KING 5 News.
The leak does not pose a threat to the workers or the public, according to the Washington Department of Ecology.
The risk of long-term damage to groundwater is the most concerning result of the leak.
High school shooting range April 19
The Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program built a 1,200-square-foot, six lane shooting range at Smithfield-Selma High School for the student cadets to practice their marksmanship.
They received about $10,000 in donations of supplies from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Shooting Force Sports Foundation.
Administrators were worried about the pellets in the guns being dangerous enforcing that all students undergo extensive training before heading out to the range, according to WRAL News.
Water cup felony April 20
An Arkansas McDonald’s customer was accused of filling his water cup with soda is now facing robbery charges.
The restaurant manager spotted three customers who asked for water, then filled their cups with soda.
When asked to return the soda, 18-year-old Cody Morris refused.
The police arrested Morris but it is still unclear if he will be facing any additional chargers besides felony robbery, according to Fox News.
Carseat savior April 21
A Detroit police officer was applauded for buying a car seat for a father who could not afford it, according to ABC news.
The driver, LaVonte Dell, was pulled over for tinted windows but told the officer he could not afford a car seat for his three-year-old daughter who was sitting in the back.
Officer Joshua Scaglione asked Dell to follow him to Wal-Mart where he purchased a car seat for Dell’s daughter.