Welcome back to another year of Robertson’s Reportings! Robertson’s Reportings is a news source for Page High students. The news ranges from local news to global news. Here, you can find information about major events going on. Many students don’t know what’s going on in the world, especially during this time when the main focus is on COVID-19. Of course, there will be some Coronavirus updates, but there will also be political, economic, and other news stories. With that being said, let’s get into this week.
An African American man, Jacob Blake, was shot by a police officer seven times on Sunday, which sparked outrage in his home of Kenosha and across the nation. Police were called to a scene on Sunday, reportedly because a woman said that her boyfriend was not supposed to be on the premises. When they arrived, they found Blake, tased him, and attempted to arrest him. That did not stop Blake. He walked towards his car and leaned into the driver’s seat. Concerned that Blake was reaching for a weapon, Officer Rusten Sheskey shot the man. The Department of Justice made a statement that Blake did have a knife in his possession during the time of his shooting. Luckily, Blake survived, but he is paralyzed from the waist down. During protests in the following days for Blake, a man carrying a gun shot into the crowd, killing two and injuring another. The suspect is a 17-year-old white male who has been taken into police custody.
Currently, there are two tropical storms, Laura and Marco, moving across the United States. Marco weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm, but Laura hit Texas and Louisiana as a Category 4 Hurricane on Thursday morning. Winds reached 150 miles per hour, and there have been twelve reported deaths, along with thousands of destroyed homes. The worst of the winds seem to be over, as Hurricane Laura moved down to a Category 2, but experts have predicted heavy rain in the upcoming days. A group of firefighters from Greensboro traveled to Louisiana to help with rescue efforts.
Barely a few weeks into the school year, N.C. State and UNC students were told that all classes would be online because both of these schools ranked in the top ten colleges for the most COVID-19 cases. As of Wednesday, there were 955 cases at UNC-Chapel Hill and 641 at N.C. State. East Carolina also had a few hundred cases. UNC announced that in-person classes would begin on October 1.
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