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((paul joncich)) >> but how will lawmakers ensure each school is following protocol under the new structure? the valley's news leader starts right now./// and i'm paul joncich. the school remains closed as the environmental protection agency works to decontaminate the campus. >> 8 news now's mauricio marin is live outside the school with the district's response to parent's upset about how the incident has been handled. mauricio? ((mauricio marin)) >> all day e-p-a crews have been working to screen and decontaminate parts of campus that may have higher than normal levels of mercury. and right outside---they've set up a station for parents who can bring clothing to be checked. we're also learning the mercury had been brought onto campus possibly days before a teacher saw a student playing with the
((mauricio marin)) it's been two days since johnson junior high was first put on lockdown because of a mercury contamination scare. ((nashawn carlson/7th grader: "they told me to lift up my hands like this they made me turn around lift up the back of my foot to make sure i didn't step in it." )) ((mauricio marin)) nashawn carlson is one of more than 12-hundred students who had to get screened and de-contaminated. his mother is upset about how the school district handled the situation. ((veronica hill/upset parent: "they took his socks, they took his packpack so i told him to take a picture everything he had on just in case thw ((mauricio marin)) superintendent pat skorkowsky admits there is room for improvement. ((pat skorkowsky/ccsd superintendent:"we've done a good job of getting things together. can we do things better we can always do things better in any of these situations." )) ((mauricio marin)) questions still remain about where the student playing with the substance got the mercury from. and the e-p-a says we may never know exactly how long the substance was on campus before it was discovered. ((randy nattis/epa: "we can't do any kind of finger printing like that just say it was probably prior to wednesday." ))
that's concerning for some parents. ((jeff lewis/parent: "we're going to go get checked out now." )) ((mauricio marin)) jeff lewis took his son casey to the doctor's office after he says he had a close run in with the substance. ((casey lewis/student: "i thought it was kind of like glitter from a girls' shirt or something. 27:05 'i didn't want to get my new shoes messed up so i walked on the top bleacher above it." )) ((mauricio marin)) jeff is confident his son will be safe returning to school next week. but other parents aren't so sure. ((veronica hill/upset parent: "they didn't let me know what was going on. no he's going to a different ((mauricio marin)) >> superintendent skorkowsky expects classes to resume monday. bags of clothes and shoes inside the school may have to be moved to another location for that to happen. at last check--the e-p-a still has more than one-thousand bags to screen for mercury left by students. once bags are cleared---district staff are calling parents to help return items to students. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now.///
calling the mercury scare at the school the largest decontamination incident in the department's history. it took 17 hours to screen more than 12-hundred students and staff members. 8 news now reporter karen castro is live with more on how first responders prepare to handle a hazardous event involving mass casualties. karen? ((karen castro)) after 9-11, different agencies started doing annual training to respond to all types of mass casualty events, especially in areas of high vegas strip.. but unlike, a shooting or an earthquake... handling a hazmat situation is a slower and tedious process. ((karen castro)) frustrations were running high as parents waited hours to pick up their kids after a mercury contamination at johnson junior high school. ((tim szymanski - las vegas fire & rescue: if it involved thousands of people in an office building or in a casino here. we would do the exactly the same thing that we did at that school.)) ((karen castro)) tim szymanski with las vegas fire and rescue says in an even
command" would be activated. it involves the different responding departments including fire, police, paramedics, city and county officials... among others. an emergency management team would play a support role. ((tim szymanski - las vegas fire & rescue: the commanders call back to the emergency management agency and say this is what i need to get the job done.)) ((karen castro)) the emergency management team has a guidance manual with instructions on what to do and who to call... depending on the type of emergency. in many cases, like the incident at johnson junior high, out of state resources would be called in. teams position in los angeles, salt lake city, and phoenix that would immediately hit the road and come up here, that would take about 12 hours.)) ((karen castro)) in a mass casualty event involving a toxic chemical, the most severely injured are taken to local hospitals. medical personnel gears up as soon as a uniform commd istabli. ((j.d. mccourt - medical dir. of adult emergency dept., umc: it's something that's goingto e spital. have equipment set up, owers, their decontamination team. j-d mccourt says they are in charge of cleaning up patients before they are seen by a doctor. ((j.d. mccourt - medical dir. of adult emergency dept., umc:
they can be trauma, we did one a coupe of-- i think a year ago where it was a radiation exposure scenario.)) ((karen castro)) so far, all the scenarios have been practice. ((tim szymanski - las vegas fire & rescue: what if we had an incident on the strip, what if we had an incident on fremont street? and that's the one we hope we never have to deal with.)) ((karen castro)) las vegas fire and rescue says it's a team effort to respond to any emergency. we also reached out to clark plan of action. but no one was available to speak with us today. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) csn is opening it's doors to the students struggling after itt tech announced it would close. the community college has assigned specialists at each campus to help students get back on track. unfortunately... most of the credits from itt
but some might be accepted through csn's "non traditional education" review process. (( kelly wuest//admin., commission on post-secondary education - there are some colleges and universities that are accredited regionally and their criteria for taking a transfer agreement is different than a nationally accredited institution such as itt )) ((denise valdez)) >> even though the fall semester has already started... students can still register for short-term classes. the commission is currently working with other schools like university of pn and asher college... to find out what types of agreements are in place for students looking to transfer./// ((denise valdez)) educators are about to embark upon a journey that's never been done in our state's history. the reorganization of ccsd is now law. the unanimous decison came from 12 lawmakers today. so what's the first step? sharie johnson breaks it down. ((sharie johnson)) >> this is an enormous
the new school associate superintendents, for principals )) ((sharie johnson)) then principals will be required to reach out to thier staff and form a team of teachers and parents now responsible for the budget, including hiring. the transition team must comb through dozens of pages of policy to ensure compliance, and will oversee the reorganiazation the first two years. >> ((sharie johnson)) than answers surrounding the district's reorganization. and lawmakers say plan to meet as often as neccessary to tweak this plan as they encounters road blocks./// ((denise valdez)) more warm weather to end the week... but we're seeing a brief end to the triple digits for next week... right tedd?
also not as strong as yesterday. temps this morning dropped as low as 69 at mccarran. we haven't seen that temps since may, so the unofficial end to summer felt like it this morning. plenty of sunshiine and cooler today than yesterday. .......... ......................... .......... let's take you through the the eveing with your planner. temps stay warm tonight but not hot. we have light breezes but not windy. looking at clear skies again with only a slight haze in the air for this evening. we have a detailed look at what to expect the rest of the week, coming up in your weathernow foreca
towers once stood. more than 1-million images were taken over 46-hundred days to make it a reality./// ((paul joncich)) a few local schools also paid tribute today... including valley high school. (( ruby lopez//valley hs jrotc the ceremony was about commemorating the anniversary of 9/11 so we can remember those that have fallen, even though a lot of us werent born yet. it's important to be part of something so crucial to our country and as a learning experience. )) ((paul joncich)) >> teensn remembrance ceremony this morning. it's the 5th year valley has done it.. and the students say the tradition is something they look forward to every year. others around las vegas are also looking back on 9/11.. including metro police. we recently sat down with undersheriff kevin mcmahill.. who talked about the impact that day had on law enforcement: (( undersheriff kevin mcmahill// lvmpd: "as a law enforcement officer you knew that what it is that you do on a daily basis is going to have to change, because let's be realistic, the fight against terrorism wasn't really well defined at that point.
was that it was a responsibility of every other agency within the united states government.. it was somewhere else, it had never hit the shores of america obviously, other than.. i always look at peral harbor as a terrorism attack as well..and so we just wern't prepared as a law enforcement community.. nor did we have a formal role within terror operations prior to 9/11." )) >> you can watch the full sit-down with the undersheriff during our special show sunday morning.. where we'll remember the lives lost on september 11th. it airs from 5:30 to 6:30 am .. the time the planes hit the towers./// ((denise valdez)) still ahead... the fallout continues for wells fargo. what you need to know if you have an account with them... after the bank was forced to pay back millions to customers. plus... another social media scam. michelle mortensen tells us what
((denise valdez)) got a problem ... tell michelle .. because she gets results. and today she's solving a problem with facebook and scams. ((michelle mortensen)) ever get a message on facebook that you've just won a lot of money. jeff just got one of those. he was told he won a hundred thousand dollars... through a sweepstakes. all he had to do... was hand over his personal information and pay some taxes to get the prize. suspicious ... he asked me for some advice. i told him to stop ... do not pass go ....
this is just a variation of the same of sweepsatkes phone scams we've reported on for decades. scammera are just taregting folks on social media now. and since i get a lot of calls about this .... i'm going to give you 4 keys to identifying sweepstakes scams. number one .. if you didn't enter it ... you sure didn't win it. number two ... anytime you're asked to pay fees or taxes up front ... it's a scam. younever pay those up front. number three ... you'll never bs prepaid card if it is a legit scam. and four ... if they want your bank account information... it's defintiely a scam. legit sweepstakes do not send winnings via direct deposit. that's against the law. so now you know... how to identify a scam from a real sweepstakes win. and if you want more information on spotting sweepstakes scams .. head to my facebook page .. where i'll list the top 12 things to look out for.
about the wells fargo fraud situation. any word on how customers are going to be made whole. ((michelle mortensen)) yes .. in fact any customer affected has already been made whole... according to wells fargo. refunds have already been issued. i also know more about how and why this happened. i read parts of the l-a city attorney's complaint .. and it turns out wells fargo employees had to meet strict quotas and that why those 53 hundred employees created the fake accounts. but less than 5 percent resulted in any fees. in fact the whole practice only earned about 2.4 million ... roughly a buck 14 an account according to the consumer protection bureau's order. still the l.a. city attorney's claims these fees may have resulted in damaged credit for some. the bigger issue for many customers now ... is what to do next ... because no matter what this was an invasion of privacy.
and we're a few degrees warmer than yesterday. ................................ .. afternoon highs hot around the valley with temps hottest over to the east side of town where we're lower in elevation. especially for the east and southeast neigbhorhoods. not-as-hot for the locales on the foothills and certainly the mountains where it appears to be coolest. ................................ .... regional temps also stayed hot with hottest temps in laughlin and death valley. although we definitely got hotter for the colorado river valley from mesquite all the way down to the searchlight. more tolerable temps in the 90's
wind develop too. ................................ ... ..... u.s. temps show get stay hot only in the desert southwest but the southern plains with feels like temps in the 100's. still hot also for the northern plains and the mid-atlantic states with muggy conditions there down to the deep south. .. ............................. .... .......... doppler radar looking clear again across the region with most of the precip up in the pacific northwest. looking at the high mexico/texas to continue to progress northward and bring hotter week; specifically late week. looking at the next system to roll through the north part of the state to increase wind this weekend and especially next week. .......................... ......... ................ here's the forecast. 80's by morning with clear skies and winds finally calming down overnight. should be comfortable and clear by morning wit wake-up temps in the 80's again. tomorrow expect a high of 106 again and hotter. we could see some light breezes
((denise valdez)) up next... an easter... without peeps?! ((paul joncich)) i if things at the company's production facility don't get fixed soon. ((denise valdez)) >> plus... gearing up for the game of the week. coming up at six on the valley's news leader... we take you live to arbor view high school as the aggies take on the foothill falcons in tonight's "game of the week!"/// (("i'm john blackstone. customers of wells fargo bank have been charged millions of dollars in fees for accounts they never wanted and never asked for. the bank is being fined 185 million dollars for illegal sales practices. that story tonight on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. ))
florida man... who was fishing off the coast and soon found himself surrounded by sharks. (( steve moon//rescued from sharks - "it wasn't a big deal until i counted ten, and they kept getting closer and more aggressive, getting within a foot of me." )) ((denise valdez)) >> 24-year-old steve moon was wade fishing... and apparently lost track of the tide. as the water got deeper... the sharks moved in. he says he had to fend off the animals for an hour and half... waiting for someone to help... but there was around. eventually he used the emergency tt help and crews got to him within 10 minutes. they believe the sharks were drawn to him because of his bait./// ((paul joncich)) some of us love them... others can't stand them... we're talking about peeps! but there's a chance you won't have as many this easter. that's because about 400 workers who make peeps candy are going on strike... just as easter and valentine's day candy production is ramping up. the workers are negotiating pension plans and health insurance with peep manufacturer "just born".
though. the company says it still has non-union workers making peeps./// ((paul joncich)) so how do you feel about going without peeps? we asked on facebook.. and so far... it seems most of you won't be bothered if the treats aren't around for easter. while a quarter of those who voted say they are either upset about the news... or simply don't care./// ((denise valdez)) thanks for watching 8 news now at five. the valley's news leader. don't forget we're always streaming on the "news on" app. and twitter. ((paul joncich)) the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six.
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