In a report over at The Lens today, Charter School Reporting Corps member Della Hasselle digs into a conflict between the state's Recovery School District and ReNEW Schools, a charter school group which oversees several Orleans Parish schools.
Akein Scott, the 19-year-old suspected of injuring 20 people by shooting into a crowd at a Mother’s Day second-line this past Sunday, was apprehended by the New Orleans Police Department’s SWAT unit Wednesday night in New Orleans East.
"Akein Scott is now in NOPD custody," police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an e-mail to reporters. Braden said the suspect was arrested in the Little Woods section of New Orleans East.
Hundreds of parents, children, teachers and administrators rallied on the steps of the Capitol calling on lawmakers to find a new way to fund private school vouchers, chanting "You promised/ to put kids first."
That's how the New Orleans Police Department spread the word on Facebook early Thursday that its officers had "arrested 19-year-old Akein Scott in connection with the shooting of 19 people on Mother's Day."
New Orleans tourism officials launch a new campaign to attract visitors.
The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation has unveiled its latest campaign to attract visitors to the city. Recent national news attention of the Mother’s Day shooting makes the job that much harder.