Connect with us


Alabama birthday party shooting leaves four dead and 32 injured



gun sales in us rise coronavirus

Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday, after a deadly mass shooting left four dead and 32 people injured.

The shooting happened at Mahogany Masterpiece dance studio in Dadeville, Alabama, on Saturday. Four days later, Alabama authorities announced the names of the two teenagers being charged, brothers Ty Reik McCullough, 17, and Travis McCullough, 16. The teens are being charged with four counts of reckless murder. Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) arrested the teens, according to reports from Fox News. 

“These individuals have been charged after a complex and thorough investigation was conducted with assistance from a multitude of law enforcement agencies,” the ALEA said in a statement. As the investigation continues no further information, “is available” according to the statement made by the ALEA.

In a report from Fox News, it was said that “gunfire broke out Saturday at a birthday party for Alexis Dowdell, which was being held at the dance studio just off the town’s courthouse square. Witnesses have said multiple people began shooting some time after Dowdell’s mother paused the celebration to ask people with guns to leave.”

The lives lost in this horrific shooting were, Phil Dowdell, the brother of the birthday girl, Dadeville High senior Shaunkivia Nicole Smith, 17, 2022 Opelika High School graduate Marsiah Emmanuel Collins, 19, and 2018 Dadeville High graduate Corbin Dahmontrey Holston, 23.

The whereabouts of where the two are being jailed is not known as of now. Sgt. Jeremy J. Burkett of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, wouldn’t disclose the location of where the teens are being held.

Sgt. Burkett said, “We can’t get into a motive right now, because that would be part of an ongoing investigation.”

Moreover, during the months of March and September the grand jurors of Tallapoosa county meet but, District attorney Mike Segrest said he would recall them before September to indict the teens. “If we can establish the facts, we will be asking our grand jury to come back in.”

Follow Alexander Carter on twitter @AlexCarterDC for more stories!





You may like

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Parents, advocates call on leaders to step down after ZERO children pass math at 13 Baltimore state schools



School desk

How long will leaders who let our children down blame Covid-19 for their failures? Anger swept across Baltimore, Maryland, after not a single student passed their state math exams, and almost 75 percent testing at the lowest possible score.

The Daily Mail reports “The poor performances came in the latest round of Maryland‘s state testing, where 13 high schools in the city – a staggering 40 percent – failed to produce a single student with a ‘proficient’ score in math.” Baltimore City Schools not only received $1.6 billion last year from taxpayers, but the school district also received $799 million in Covid relief funding from the federal government.

“So, it’s not a funding issue. We’re getting plenty of funding,” said Jason Rodriguez, deputy director of Baltimore-based nonprofit People Empowered by the Struggle, to Fox Baltimore. “I don’t think money is the issue. I think accountability is the issue…This is educational homicide, there is no excuse for the failure, which has come after years of warnings over the city’s poor education standards,” added Rodriguez.

A bombshell study published this month by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) found that 16 million students were chronically absent during the pandemic. “The millions of students had missed more than 10 percent of schools days during the 2021-22 year, twice the number seen in previous years. More than eight in 10 public schools also reported stunted behavioral and social-emotional development in their students due to the pandemic, according to a May survey cited in the report.”

However, six years ago a similar report by Project Baltimore found that 13 schools in the city had zero students test ‘proficiently’ in math. An almost identical finding. “We’re still dealing with these same issues year after year,” Rodriguez continued. “It’s just scary to me and alarming to me because we know that what’s happening now, you know, it’s just opening up the floodgates to the school-to-prison pipeline. I’m beyond angry… This is why we’ve been calling for the resignation of the school CEO.”

Daily Mail notes that Rodriguez’s group has previously held rallies over the mounting educational crisis in the city, and in 2021 led calls for Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises to resign over low test scores and falling graduation rates.

You may like

Continue Reading