Teacher shot by 6-year-old files $40 million lawsuit, Camera records fish swimming at deepest depth ever, Officials now say Chinese spy balloon gathered American intelligence secrets, Cow attacks jogger, and more news.
Attorneys for Abby Zwerner, a 25-year-old first-grade teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia, who was shot and seriously wounded by her 6-year-old student, filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking $40 million in damages from school officials, CBS News reported.
The lawsuit accuses the officials of gross negligence in ignoring multiple warnings, including that the boy had a gun and was in a “violent mood” on the day of the shooting. The school board, former superintendent, former principal, and former assistant principal were all named as defendants in the lawsuit.
Scientists have captured footage of fish swimming at the deepest depths ever recorded in nature using an autonomous “lander” dropped into the Izu-Ogasawara Trench, south of Japan, BBC News reported via Yahoo. Scientists recorded a type of snailfish of the genus Pseudoliparis swimming at a depth of 27,349 feet (8,336 meters).
The lead scientist says it could be at or very close to the maximum depth that any fish can survive. The new footage beats the previous deepest depth recorded by around 158 meters, which was registered in the Mariana trench at 8,178 meters.
The Chinese spy balloon that flew across the continental US was able to gather intelligence from a number of sensitive American military sites, in spite of an effort by the Biden administration to block its efforts, according to statements from two current US senior officials and one former senior administration official, as reported by the Daily Mail and NBC News.
According to the three official insiders, China was able to control the balloon in order to make multiple passes over some of the sites, including US nuclear missile sites and Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, and flying figure 8 formations at times, while transmitting the intelligence gathered back to Beijing in real-time.
Had the US not stepped up its efforts against the balloon, China would have gathered even more intelligence, the three officials said. The US military finally shot the balloon down on February 4 after it had entered US airspace on January 28, which means it had 7-8 days in which to gather intelligence.
It’s not often you hear about someone being attacked by a cow, but one escaped in Maine and gored a 43-year-old jogger who required stitches. The escaped cow also made a getaway with a fugitive pig. The owner could be facing charges for the attack on the unnamed woman, the New York Post reported.