WDAY News - Noon UpdateFargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Welcome to the WDAY 6 News update this afternoon.
By: Lane Zyvoloski, WDAY
Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Welcome to the WDAY 6 News update this afternoon.
It was a scary situation Tuesday at Fargo South High School when an unresponsive student was pulled from the swimming pool. School officials said the student was in "very serious" condition. We just received a statement from Fargo Public Schools a short-time ago saying the male student is still receiving medical attention. Officials said the boy was found in the deep end of the pool - during gym class. A student in the class tells us three classmates found the victim, and immediately two teachers pulled him from the water and began CPR. The district and police are investigating, but says there are no indicators of any horse play. Respecting the request of the family for privacy, the school will not be releasing the name of the student. Support for students and staff is being offered through the school's counseling office.
A group representing Minnesota police officers is suing the NFL over a policy banning handguns in stadiums. Last September, the NFL enacted a policy banning firearms in NFL facilities. The only exception is if the gun holder is providing security. Attorneys for the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association and the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis filed the lawsuit. This means off-duty officers can't keep their weapons in stadiums. Police say it violates state law, and could put the public and officers in danger.
A protest of another kind is underway in Kiev. Ukrainian protesters have seized control of the capital's central post office. This as they continue to fight off police attempts to break up a giant opposition tent camp. At least 25 people have been killed and more than 240 injured. The anti-government protestors had hoped the Ukrainian Parliament would support a bill to curb the Ukrainian President's power. When they did not hold a vote on Tuesday, the demonstrators erupted. Protestors angry over Ukraine's alliance with Russia have been using bricks to beat police - both sides suffering casualties. President Viktor Yanukovych says he's made attempts to compromise, but opposition leaders "crossed a line when they called people to arms."
Check out this video of the Northern Lights sent in early this morning by our chief photographer. Northern Lights are created when gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere collide with charged particles from the sun's atmosphere. The colors depend on the type of gas particles colliding. There's a moderate chance of more Northern Lights again tonight, but Daryl says with cloudy conditions, they wouldn't be as visible or radiant as last night.
Here's what you'll find in today's Forum: Learn about a 60-year-old Fargo man who started his hobby of building small-scale creations at age 7 - and he hasn't stopped since, and tune in to WDAY 6 News tonight: find out why the Moorhead police chief wants a new law that involves drinking.
Time now for our retweet of the day. It's from ABC4 News in Utah.
According to the article, Judy Cox was at the mall Saturday with her son when she says they walked past the Pac Sun store and she stopped dead in her tracks. Apparently the t-shirts on display had pictures of nearly naked women. She says she spoke with the manager about taking the display down, but the manager said she could only email a complaint to her corporate managers.
Rather than wait for a response from them, Cox bought every t-shirt she deemed explicit in the store, spending about $600. She says she plans to return the shirts at the end of the 60-day return policy for a refund.
Check out the full story on WDAY.com. You can see our retweet at @wdaynews. You can follow me as well @LaneWDAY.
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Have a fantastic day and enjoy the sunshine.