VIDEO: Student Shot After Leaving School Due to Dispute With Staff Member

BY: - 26 Mar '13 | On the Web

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A New York student plans to sue the Department of Education due to him being shot following a dispute with one of the staff members at his school over bathroom privileges. Maurice Jones, a student at Brownwood Preparatory Academy, encountered “harassment” by a secretary who held the key to the restroom. Jones’ multiple sclerosis treatment caused him to experience incontinence making bathroom trips frequent for him. After what was described as an outburst during which he threw a bag of cookies he was suspended.

According to theGrio article, his suspension was overturned at a hearing with the Department of Education and he was permitted to return to school. However after asking for the key to use the restroom he was told by the secretary that she would call security if he didn’t leave, as he was not supposed to be at the school.

Jones said he wanted to avoid another altercation with the secretary, so he left the school and was walking along White Plains Blvd near 228th street when a bullet struck his abdomen.
“I was walking down the street. I didn’t even know what happened,” said Jones. “Crossfire.”

Police were able to confirm that the bullet was not intended for Jones who is now “fighting paralysis.” Take a look at the video below:

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BMWK — What are your thoughts on this unfortunate incident? Should Jones be suing the Department of Education?

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VIDEO: Couple Goes Public About a Homeless Man’s Good Deed and Change His Life

BY: - 26 Mar '13 | On the Web

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The story about a homeless man who opted not to sell the diamond ring dropped in his change cup is warming hearts across the nation. Billy Ray Harris of Missouri returned a diamond ring that fell off the hand of a woman who had given him change. Despite being offered $4,000 when he showed it a jeweler Harris decided to do what was right. In turn what he has gotten far exceeds the $4,000 lump sum he would have been given. As reported by TODAY and featured on The Huffington Post, Harris was reunited with his family on the show.

Harris captured the hearts of readers in February soon after Darling and her husband, Bill Krejci, went public with his good deed. They launched a fundraiser to show their gratitude and it has since collected more than $187,000.
“Watching you on the news the other day brought tears to my eyes because I thought of what so many others would have done,” Volanda Shields, a donor who gave $1,000, wrote on Harris’ GiveForward page.

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Today Harris has a home, a job, and now he has his family back. For more on this story visit The Huffington Post.

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