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it. two people dead, two people wo captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: a deadly shooting in an elementary school. san bernardino, california, this time. a gunman killed a teacher, shot two children and then killed himself. also tonight -- >> this is wrong. oh, my god. >> pelley: passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight. why getting there isn't half the fun it used to be. a syrian father carries his babies to their final rest, victims of the dictator's nerve gas attack. and combat vets turn to the healing power of calm water. >> it was the most relaxing feeling i think i've felt in a long time. the stress that was over me, i released it. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
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>> pelley: tonight two students are in critical condition. their teacher is dead after a shooting in a san bernardino, california, elementary school. police say the gunman killed himself. general blackstone is on the scene. >> active shooter at north park elementary. >> we got three down. >> reporter: it was shortly before 10:30 when the chaos began. >> the guy just walked in, and he just started shooting. >> reporter: teachers' assistant jocelyn kelly was inside the classroom filled with students when the teacher was shot. >> a lot of the kids, i know they saw him go down. >> reporter: seven-year-old brooklyn hughes saw it all. what did you see, sweetheart? >> i saw blood across the room. >> oh, my god. what did you do? >> i ran as fast as i can. >> reporter: the teacher died. two students were wounded by stray bullets. one had to be airlifted to the hospital. police say the suspect signed
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into the school office and was known to staff. san bernardino captain ron moss. >> the suspect had come to the classroom to visit. the adult female that was in the classroom. it wasn't until he came into the classroom that he presented the firearm. >> reporter: the gunman then took his own life after a classroom-by-classroom search came the all clear. then that heartbreaking walk of students holding hands across the playground. and then on to buses. as the children were whisked away, parents who had rushed to the school were frantic for answers. >> chaos. chaos. don't know where he's at. don't know if he's okay. i just want to see my biby. i want to see my little girl and my little boy. complete terror. >> reporter: police so far have not released the names of the victims or the shooter, and, scott, they've not said anything about a motive. we're expecting law enforcement here to update information throughout the evening. >> pelley: but the police have said this appears to be a murder-suicide and the children were caught in the cross fire.
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john blackstone, thank you very much. we have also been recording often about chicago's battle with gun violence. well, today man upholding justice was the latest to be gunned down. here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: cook county circuit court judge raymond myles was a long-time jurist involved in several high-profile cases over the years, including the 2008 murders of three relatives of singer jennifer hudson. he'd installed security cameras in his house and his southside neighborhood hat considered putting more on his block because residents had seen an upswing in violence over the last five years. but now judge myles is the latest name added to the homicide list, what police called another act of senseless violence. alison rogers lives nearby. >> i'm real scared because i've been living over here for ten years, and i see the neighborhood is changing. >> reporter: the 66-year-old judge and female companion were heading to the gym early this
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morning when a man with a gun exchanged words with the woman in the driveway. police say he then shot her and shot the judge four times when he came out of his home to see what was happening. melissa staples is chief of chicago police detectives. >> we believe this could possibly be a potential robber. we don't know that anything was taken at this time. >> reporter: distraught neighbors said they heard gunfire just before 5:00 a.m., then a woman's voice screaming, "don't kill him, don't kill him." the judge died soon thereafter. his friend is expected to survive. wendelin deloach is an attorney who knew the judge. >> totally shocked, stunned, knees buckled. it was horrible. >> reporter: it's not known if the judge's murder was in any way connected to his work, scott. the f.b.i. is now offering a $25,000 reward to help solve the city's 154th homicide this year.
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>> pelley: dean reynolds in chicago. alabama governor robert bentley resigned this evening before he could be impeached. bentley, who ran as family values, law-and-order republican, posed for his mugshot today after pleading guilty to violating state ethics laws to cover up an affair with an aide. today 49-year-old neil gorsuch of colorado was sworn in as the 113th justice of the united states supreme court, filling the vacancy left nearly 14 months ago when antonin scalia died. gorsuch, who restores the court's conservative majority, promised to be "a faithful servant of the constitution." president trump has now put a justice on the court. he could need a referee in the white house. major garrett is there. >> it's a team. it's a great team. it's team that gets along. >> reporter: that was president trump on the third day
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of his presidency. now, nearly three months in, that team is showing signs of decay. on friday chief of staff reince priebus ordered a face-to-face truce between steve bannon and the president's son-in-law jared kushner. both senior adviseddors to the president and leaders of warring white house factions. press secretary sean spicer. >> our battles and our policy differences need to be behind closed doors. we need to focus and ultimately all come out committed to advancing the president's agenda. >> reporter: kushner's role has grown in the past two months, largely at banon's expense. in addition to leading several white house task forces, kushner traveled to iraq last week and laid the groundwork for visits from foreign heads of state, including the president's summit with chinese president xi jinping. kushner supported the cruise missile strikes in syria. bannon opposed them. > the president is very plead with the last week he's had and the accomplishments especially
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on the foreign policy front. >> reporter: ban non-, who helped craft the president's travel ban, lost ground when it was struck down in federal court. last week he was removed from the national security council. >> if you think they're going to give you your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken. >> reporter: bannon, a populist with nationalist view, and his allies disparaged kushner's alliance as the globalist, democrat wing of the white house inch an interview with "cbs this morning," ivanka trump, kushner's wife, downplayed in-fighting. >> i do think we have a lot of different viewpoints at the table, but they're not at odds with one another. i think anyone you ask will say that that's a positive thing. >> reporter: this fight for power and influence has to a degree given chief of staff priebus more room to maneuver because it replaces some earlier battles he was having with bannon. scott, this presidentially ordered ceasefire also sent a signal to kushner that bannon, despite recent setbacks, will
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remain a force for the foreseeable future. >> pelley: major garrett at 2 white house. more u.s. military action against syria is possible, and today the administration added barrel bombs to its red line. last week the u.s. navy bombarded a syrian air base involved in the nerve gas attack on civilians. those gas attacks are rare, but the syrian dictator regularly oblit rates neighborhoods with steel drums filled with explosives. today the president's spokesman said, "if you put a barrel bomb into innocent people, you will see a response from this president." tonight the secretary of state is carrying hard-line message to syria's chief ally, russia, and margaret brennan is in moscow. >> reporter: on the eve of secretary tillerson's moscow visit, the white house vowed to respond if bashar al assad continued to use chemical weapons. >> the sight of people being gassed and blown away by barrel
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bombs ensures that if we see this kind of action again, we hold open the possibility of future action. >> reporter: the trump administration blames russia for allowing assad to carry out the sarin gas attack. >> regardless of whether russia was complicit here or whether they were simply inkoch tet or whether they got outwhitted by the bashar al assad regime, you would have to ask the russians that question. >> reporter: the kremlin along with assad patrons in iran called last weak's strikes a violation of international law and demanded an unbiased investigation of the gas attack. >> you know, wouldn't bit a great thing if we could actually get along with russia? >> reporter: despite mr. trump's strow improve relation, tillerson faces tense meetings wednesday with russia's top diplomat and possibly president vladimir putin himself, man who once awarded him the country's order of friendship. tillerson will press russia to stop propping up assad, prevent further use of chemical weapons, and raise concerns about suspected election meddling in
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the u.s. and europe. as the first trump administration official to visit russia, it is particularly important for tillerson to set hard line, said republican senator john mccain. >> the united states should first tell russia that this kind of war crime is unacceptable in the world today. >> reporter: despite all the heated rhetoric, the trump administration is leaving the door open to better relations with russia and, scott, they say they're even open to coordinating in the fight against isis. >> pelley: margaret brennan on the banks of the moscow river for us tonight. margaret, thank you. among those killed in last week's nerve gas attack were the loved ones of abdel hameed al youssef. >> reporter: this is the face of syria's civil war. abdel hameed lost 29 of his family members last week,
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including his wife and twin babies. "i wanted my daughter aya to be a doctor," he said. he buried them on wednesday, the day after the attack on his hometown. you chose to carry your baby in your arms to be buried. why did you do that? "because that's how i carried them when they were alive," he said. "i loved them so much, and i know they loved me, too." abdel hameed told us he put them next to each other in their grave and told them not to be scared. even in the cruelty and chaos of syria's six-year-long conflict, the attack on khan sheikhoun stands out for its brutality. it happened on abdel hameed's second anniversary with his wife dalal. six years ago he told us he was
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taking part in peaceful protests against the syrian president, bashar al assad. an uprising that met with violence. "assad is a criminal," he said. "all we wanted was dignity and freedom." do you think that the american missile strikes will make any difference? "i thought it was a good start," he told us, "but the regime air strikes haven't stopped." his 16-year-old nephew ahmed was released from hospital yesterday. they, like their country have, been broken by this war. holly williams, cbs news near the turkey-syria border. >> pelley: police in wisconsin are searching for man wanted for stealing an arsenal of guns. 32-year-old joseph jackubowski made a video of himself making a 161-page anti-government,
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shows us what happened to the fourth. >> oh, my god. [screaming] >> oh, my god. >> reporter: a scream heard across the internet today has embroiled united airlines in a social media crisis. this passenger on a united flight sunday from chicago to louisville was dragged from his seat by aviation police after turning down united's offer of money. he was refusing to be bumped off the oversold flight to make way for four united employees. >> it was a wild scene. >> reporter: tyler bridges was five rows back. >> you see the man hit his head on the arm rest and they... it looked like he was knocked unconscious. then they pull him off the plane. >> reporter: the passenger argued he was a doctor who needed to see patients in the morning. today authorities played the security office everybody in the video on leave. united c.e.o.'s oscar munoz issued a statement calling the situation upsetting and apologized to passengers. >> this is yet another bad p.r. move by united. the situation wasn't handled
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well. >> reporter: henry harteveldt was an airline industry analyst. why didn't the agent offer even more money. i know they went up to $800 per passenger. why didn't the agent offer more money to get people off the plane. everybody has their price. >> reporter: the incident happened just hours before the annual airline quality ratings were released, showing declines in delays, lost bags and passengers being bumped from flights. alaska airlines scored top overall honors. delta finished second for the year. but delta's been getting low marks for the last five days after repeated disruptions stemming from severe weather and computer issues. more than 3,000 delta flights were canceled, many more delayed, leaving some to spend spring break camping at the atlanta airport. melissa mcmahon missed her wedding. >> i'm going to have a mental breakdown. i might just go back home. i don't know. >> reporter: but laura begley bloom isn't complaining. she and her family profited off
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the misery. bloom wrote a call um, "why delta air lines paid me $11,000 not to fly the florida this weekend." >> we walked away with $11,000 in compensation for giving up our seats on the overbooked flights. >> reporter: delta is apresident jiedzing and plans to operate a normal schedule tomorrow. scott, the department of transportation says airlines do have the right to bump passengers but says it's going to take a look at what happened on the that united flight. >> pelley: kris van cleve for us. kris, thank you. up next, the winners of the biggest prizes in print biggest prizes in print journalism and golf. i was really surprised that i wasn't finding all of these germans in my tree. i decided to have my dna tested through ancestry dna. the big surprise was we're not german at all. 52% of my dna comes from scotland and ireland. so, i traded in my lederhosen for a kilt.
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>> pelley: finally tonight, many mesh combat veterans struggle every day with the trauma of war, but some are finding inner peace in calm waters. mark strassmann has their story. >> reporter: at the georgia aquarium, creatures from three oceans dazzle thousands of visitors each day. most of them swim along the surface. >> you got a minute. >> reporter: there are anxious combat vets. like him, many have wounds you can't see. the retired army sergeant was shot in the helmet in iraq. he battled depression and anger until he discovered scuba driving. >> you lose an innocence in war,
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no matter what. >> reporter: you get become your innocence in the water? >> you get a piece of it back. you're able to kind of create another life in that moment. >> reporter: studies show this aquatic therapy can be as effective as drugs in reducing therapy and depression. but virginia brown davis nearly had panic attack approaching the water. >> the anxiety was really kind of taking over. >> reporter: the 52-year-old former army staff sergeant developed severe p.t.s.d. while deployed in afghanistan in 2010. she found her courage and senator clintonled with -- snorkeled with other vets for nearly an hour. >> it was the most relaxing feeling i felt in a long time, the stress that was over me, i released it. >> reporter: you felt a release? >> oh, absolutely. i was grinning from ear to ear. >> reporter: more than 22,000 vets and active military have swum in this tank since 2008. >> they're used to protecting
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themselves and being in this environment. you know, they can let that down. >> reporter: they had a good experience. they're willing to expose themselves to both things. >> and in doing so, they find themselves again. >> reporter: no one is suggesting this tank offers a miracle cure, but many have found something wondrous in it, a sense of peace. mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. >> pelley: for any veteran suffering at home, there is help to be found at the v.a. web site. that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night.
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