51-year-old Osama Awali is jailed in lieu of a $75,000 bond after threatening to “shoot up” Wright Middle School in Nashville. Upset that the school denied his request to transfer his daughter from the school, he called the MNPS customer service line on Monday and stated that he would show up Tuesday and “punch the principal”, Sharada Deaton, and continued that he “may as well shoot up the place”. He was taken into custody Tuesday as he arrived in the student drop-off lane. Awali is charged with Communicating a threat against a school employee, a misdemeanor.
49-year-old Gretchen E. Good was arrested for driving under the influence after the former Napier Elementary School librarian was found passed out behind the wheel near Lockeland Elementary School.
It’s been a rough start to the year for Metro Schools for violence inside the schools. In the first 13 days of school, Scoop: Nashville has received over 25 videos of individual fights across the district.
A school board member asking teachers to show up in masks. A judge on the radio asking black listeners to show up and fill the seats first. Welcome to the first Metro School Board meeting of 2019, tonight at 5 p.m.