294 Missing After Ferry Sinks off South Korea’s Coast

Nearly 300 people are missing and at least four are confirmed dead after a ferry carrying 462 people, many of them students, sank in cold waters off South Korea’s southern coast Wednesday.

There were fears of a big jump in the number of deaths, as dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled to rescue passengers who had been on the ferry travelling to the southern island of Jeju. Those rescue efforts will continue overnight. One rescued passenger said he believed that many people had been trapped inside the ferry when it sank.

Photos: Sadness, Desperation as Ferry Sinks Off South Korea’s Coast

The confirmed fatalities are a female crew member, 22, and a male student.

The ferry, identified as the Sewol, was sailing to the southern island of Jeju when it sent a distress call as it began leaning to one side. The passengers include more than 300 students from Danwon High School in Ansan, near Seoul, who were on a school trip.

 

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Bus Bully Learns the Hard Way That You Can Only Push Someone So Far Before They Snap

A bully was in for a major surprise after she decided to violently attack a boy on her school bus. While the victim initially sat helplessly as she punched him in the face, pulled his hair and slapped him, she soon learned a lesson she’ll likely never forget.

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In video of the attack that was captured on a cell phone and subsequently uploaded to YouTube, the vicious assault unfolds as another boy begs off-camera for the girl to stop.

But she doesn’t listen.

As the berating and beating continues, the victim desperately tries to shield and protect himself, but to no avail.

But then something changes. When the bully starts kicking the boy in the head, he springs to his feet and starts fighting back.

The tables instantaneously turn, as he grabs the her hair and puts her in a headlock, at one point seemingly dragging her over one of the seats; choking sounds can be heard.

“Get his hand off my eye please,” the girl says in the midst of the brawl, a hint of desperation replacing her once-aggressive tone.

Another boy — presumably the girl’s brother — becomes dismayed by what’s unfolding and he steps in to try and stop the bullying victim from getting his revenge.

“Oh hell! Get the — get the — f***! Holy s***! Get the f*** off of my f***ing sister!,” he says, as he tries to physically intervene.

Eventually, the brawl ends and the girl who seemingly started it all looks completely stunned by her victim’s response. Amazingly, the boy who was initially bullied promptly asks if she is “ok.”

Watch it all unfold below (caution: strong language and violence):

A natural question one might ask is: Where the bus driver was during the attack?

While it’s unclear, a female’s voice can be heard in the background saying, “I can’t stop a thing.”

“There’s nothing I can do. That’s why I tell ya’ll don’t fight,” the woman added. “Nothing to do but call the police…callin’ 911 now.”

It is unclear whether this was the bus driver or another student, but one thing is for certain: no adults intervened to stop the argument, as far as the footage shows.

It’s also unclear when and where this video was captured or whether the boy did anything to anger the girl before the fight ensued, but the scene is certainly unforgettable.

(H/T: WPIX-TV)

 

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Teen kicks his mom on live tv

A television show that resolves family conflicts got shock when the teenager leaped onto the television studio table, ran across it to his estranged mother and kicked her.

The 15-year-old named Ahmed who had not seen his mother in seven years blamed his mother for separating from his father after he became physically abusive. The mother not named, said in court that Ahmed’s father attacked me in front the judges and the sheikhs.

This apparently made Ahmed become enraged. When he tried to defend his father’s behavior, the mother responded by saying he sounded like a “drunk” teenager, Al Arabiya reported.

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Seventh Grader Suspended For Twirling Pencil ‘Like A Gun’

Student forced to undergo five-hour physical and psychological evaluation

Mikael Thalen
Infowars.com
April 6, 2014

A 13-year-old boy in Vernon, New Jersey was suspended from school last week after being accused of holding his pencil like a gun.

Ethan Chaplin, a seventh-grade student at Glen Meadow Middle School, was twirling his pencil in math class when a fellow student suddenly yelled out, “He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie!”

Ethan was immediately taken to the principal’s office, suspended, and told he would not be able to return to school until he passed a psychological evaluation.

“I was shocked because I’m like, how am I not going to come back to school? I didn’t even do anything,” Ethan told News 12.

Despite telling school administrators that his classmate had been bullying him and was simply attempting to get him in trouble, Ethan says his comments were completely ignored.

When questioned, Vernon Schools Superintendent Charles Maranzano stood by the principal’s decision, insinuating that Ethan could be plotting a violent attack against his school.

“We never know what’s percolating in the minds of children,” Maranzano said. “And when they demonstrate behaviors that raise red flags, we must do our duty.”

Michael Chaplin, Ethan’s father, was just as shocked by the school’s handling of the situation.

“I’m absolutely livid,” Michael said. “I think it’s gross misconduct at its finest. They took something so minimal and took it so far over the edge.”

Speaking with Infowars, Michael detailed his son’s horrific experience during the five-hour long physical and psychological evaluation.

“The child was stripped, had to give blood samples (which caused him to pass out) and urine samples for of all things drug testing,” Michael said. “Then four hours later a social worker spoke to him for five minutes and cleared him. Then an actual doctor came in and said the state was 100 percent incorrect in their procedure and this would not get him back in school.”

According to Michael, the school has since scheduled a meeting regarding his son’s return for Monday morning.

Ethan’s story is yet another example of innocent children being targeted for completely mundane behavior. In multiple cases, young students have been suspended for simply having items that resemble the shape of a firearm.

A 7-year-old child from Maryland was suspended last year for allegedly chewing a “Pop Tart” breakfast pastry into the shape of a handgun.

A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy was given detention and forced to write an apology letter to fellow students last year after bringing a plastic Lego gun, the size of a quarter, onto his school bus.

Just last month, a fifth-grade student from Ohio was suspended for three days after shaping his fingers like a gun. The child was accused of brandishing a “level 2 lookalike firearm” by the school’s principal.

U.S. Navy dispatches warship to save seriously ill 1-year-old girl

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORINA (EarthThreats.com) – The U.S Navy has dispatched a warship to the area where a 1-year-old girl is seriously ill and in need of medical treatment.

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129th Rescue Wing Twitter A look at the Rebel Heart sailboat from above

The U.S. Navy warship USS Vandegrift arrived on scene earlier this morning and the ship will wait until dawn before starting the transfer of the ill child, Coast Guard officials said.

Eric Kaufman and his wife, Charlotte, the parents of the seriously ill girl planned to cross the Pacific on a cruise around the world, and had left Mexico two weeks ago with their daughters Cora and 1-year-old Lyra.

Four Air National Guard members from the 129th Rescue Wing parachuted into the ocean, inflated a motorized boat and reached the 36-foot sailboat before the U.S Navy dispatched USS Vandegrift.

Rescue underway to save sick 1-year-old on boat in Pacific Ocean

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (EarthThreats.com) – The race is on to save a 1-year-old girl on a sailboat who became ill, 900 miles off the Mexican Coast, officials said Saturday.

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129th Rescue Wing Twitter A look at the Rebel Heart sailboat from above

Eric Kaufman and his wife, Charlotte, the parents of the seriously ill girl planned to cross the Pacific, and had left Mexico two weeks ago with their daughters Cora and 1-year-old Lyra.

The U.S. Coast Guard received a distress call from the Rebel Hart on Thursday morning about a girl that was seriously ill and need emergency medical treatment.

An Air National Guard Plane was dispatched from Moffett Federal Airfield to the area where four Air National Guard members from the 129th Rescue Wing parachuted into the ocean, inflated a motorized boat and reached the 36-foot sailboat, said 2nd Lt. Roderick B. Bersamina.

At last check the child was reported in stable condition and members from that 129th Rescue Wing would stay with her and her parents until they reach a Doctor, Bersamina said Saturday.

Military Drone Crashes near Pennsylvania elementary school

LICKDALE, PENNSYLVANIA (EarthThreats.com) — An unmanned aerial vehicle has crashed near Lickdale elementary School in Pennsylvania, Army National Guard officials said.

The incident happened about 3:15 P.M. when the UAV was being controlled by a remote operator during a training exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap. The drone experienced a hard landing followed by being run over by a civilian vehicle in front of the school, emergency officials said.

The vehicle, known as the RQ-7 Shadow, weighs 375 pounds, is approximately 11 feet long and has a wing span of 14 feet, Shenk said.

The drone normally operates over Fort Indiantown Gap’s airspace, Shenk said.

The National Guard does not know why the UAV crashed and the incident is under investigation.