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ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The parents of the man police say was responsible for a string of bombings in Texas are "devastated for the other families," neighbors told ABC News.

Jeff and Nancy Reep said the Conditts told them they had no idea their son, Mark Conditt, was the suspect in the serial bombings until a reporter knocked on their door asking for comment before dawn Wednesday.

"They were shell-shocked," Nancy Reep told ABC News. "They're devastated for the other families."

"Now, they're grieving their son," she added. "What he did was horrible and they know that too, but still, he's their son."

Residents in and around Texas' capital city had been on edge since the bombing spree began March 2, killing two people and injuring at least four others.

Chief Brian Manley of the Austin Police Department told reporters Wednesday night that 23-year-old Mark Conduit allegedly made a 25-minute recording on his cell phone in which he confessed to constructing seven bombs. All seven explosives have been accounted for, though Manley warned the community to "remain vigilant."

Three packages had detonated at residences in Austin, while another explosive was triggered by a tripwire. Anthony Stephan House, 39, died after being taken to a local hospital for injuries he had sustained in the blast. Draylen Mason, 17, was also killed.

A fifth homemade bomb went off at a FedEx distribution center about 65 miles southwest of Austin, while another package was found intact at a different FedEx center. The seventh exploded in Conditt's vehicle with him inside during a confrontation with authorities alongside a highway near Austin early Wednesday morning. Conditt died in the explosion.

Conditt's family said in a statement to ABC News that they "are devastated and broken at the news that our family member could be involved in such an awful way."

"We had no idea of the darkness that Mark must have been in," the family continued in their statement. "Our family is a normal family in every way. We love, and we pray and, we try to inspire and serve others. Right now our prayers are for those families who have lost loved ones, for those impacted in any way, and for the soul of our Mark. We are grieving, and we are in shock. Please respect our privacy as we deal with this terrible, terrible knowledge and try to support each other at this time."

The Reep said they never noticed anything unusual about Mark, who they said was homeschooled in Pflugerville along with his siblings. They described the Conditts as "really good people" who were "devout" Christians, often hosting church group meetings in their home.

"Mark was just a kid. He was quiet and very intelligent," Nancy Reep told ABC News. "They were good parents. They were involved parents. They did so much for their children. There’s no rhyme or reason as to why this happened."

"As far as we’re concerned as neighbors, you know, you’ve got a great family living next door to you, you’ve got kids that were brought up and interacted with your children like any normal family would do," her husband, Jeff Reep, added.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- A man claimed he was kicked off a Frontier Airlines flight in Atlanta, Georgia, in early March because of the imagery on his shirt.

Professional skateboarder Justin Mallory, 45, was traveling to a Phoenix skateboarding convention when he claimed he was asked to leave his flight because his shirt, which featured the artwork of two guns, “allegedly ‘made another passenger uncomfortable,’” according to a statement from Mallory’s lawyer, Mawuli Mel Davis.

“I was flabbergasted. I was taken aback,” Mallory told ABC affiliate WSB-TV.

 Mallory, who was set to perform and sell merchandise at the Phoenix SkaterCon convention, said the artwork was a part of his skateboard brand logo.

“I have been a frequent flyer with many airlines and my skateboarding brand image has always been received as an artistic expression,” Mallory said in his statement.

But Frontier, according to Mallory, failed to check in his skateboard and “became argumentative” when he was asked by a crew member to do so.

“It is Frontier’s policy that skateboards are not permitted in the cabin,” the airline said in a statement. “After eventually checking the item, the passenger boarded the aircraft and continued to exhibit disruptive behavior.”

Frontier’s account was “totally false,” Mallory told WSB-TV, adding that he missed the convention because of the ordeal. Mallory and Davis said they're considering a lawsuit.

“It was embarrassing,” Mallory said. “I don’t want to see it happen to anyone else.”

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Authorities in Florida have released several 911 calls witnesses made to emergency dispatchers when a newly erected pedestrian bridge collapsed onto traffic on a busy Miami street last week.

As emergency dispatchers in Miami-Dade County began to receive calls about 1:30 p.m. on March 15, one of the first details witnesses called in were that cars were trapped underneath the concrete wreckage on the campus of Florida International University.

"Is this 911? The bridge at FIU just collapsed on top of a lot of cars," one woman says. "...There's a lot of cars trapped."

Another panicked witness informed a dispatcher, "The bridge fell down at FIU!"

The caller described the bridge as "the one that they just built."

Toward the end of each recording, the dispatcher calmly informs the caller that help is on the way. In several calls, the witness mentioned that police were already on the scene. Several calls were made in Spanish and required the use of an interpreter.

Six people were killed and several more were injured in the collapse.

The main portion of the bridge had been swung into place, using Accelerated Bridge Construction, just five days before it collapsed. The bridge was intended to make a safer passage across Miami's Southwest 8th Avenue at 109th Street, a seven-lane intersection where a student pedestrian was killed last year.

Workers were adjusting two of the bridge's tension roads when the span collapsed, the NTSB said this week.

A worker from FIGG Bridge Engineers had tried to inform the Florida Department of Transportation days before the bridge fell that he noticed cracking on the bridge but added that he was not concerned from a safety perspective, the FDOT said.

The employee for whom the voicemail was intended for was not in the office at the time of the call and did not receive the message until he returned, the day after the collapse, the FDOT said.

Multiple lawsuits claiming negligence and wrongful death have been filed against the companies involved in the construction, oversight and design of the bridge on behalf of injured and deceased victims.

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Twitter/@idk_skylar(NEW YORK CITY) -- A little boy was invited to pose in an adorable photo shoot last week after his brother was unable to attend a high school prom with his girlfriend.

Clay Moak Jr., 2, took photos with his older brother's girlfriend, Skylar Fontaine, 18, on March 16. Clay's brother, Gage Moak, 19, is a Marine and is away at training for his Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), 1,000 miles away.

"At first I was upset, but I am willing to deal with the distance and him being away because he is the one who is away from all of his family and making the ultimate sacrifice," Fontaine of Louisiana, wrote in a statement to ABC News. "Clay is so sweet and always greets me with a hug. I’ve watched him grow up and I love him so much! He wants to be just like his big brother."

Fontaine said it was her idea to take prom photos with Clay, but his grandmother obtained the toddler's tuxedo and Marine costume.

Although Clay did not attend the actual dance, his mom Brandy Moak told ABC News that the pictures made him smile.

"We went and got his haircut and he was all excited," the mom said. "It was cute. It was adorable."

Fontaine posted the images on her Twitter page March 16, where it received over 43,000 retweets.

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MGM Resorts(LAS VEGAS) -- Surveillance footage from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino shows how Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock spent his days at the hotel and casino before opening fire on a music festival and killing 58 people.

In the videos, released today by MGM Resorts, Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, can be seen gambling in the casino, walking around, buying snacks, eating in a restaurant and even chatting with the casino's staff.

Over a number of days after he checks into the hotel, he can also be seen coming and going at the hotel, bringing in luggage and bags.

According to a preliminary investigative report released in January, Paddock checked into the Mandalay Bay hotel on Sept. 25, 2017.

On Oct. 1, Paddock opened fire on the music festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, killing 58 people.

A total of 851 people suffered injuries directly related to the shooting and its aftermath, and 422 of them specifically suffered from some kind of gunfire injury, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said in January.

"In the interest of providing greater context around Stephen Paddock's actions in the days leading up to October 1, MGM Resorts has released these security videos and images," MGM Resorts in a statement. "As the security footage demonstrates, Stephen Paddock gave no indication of what he planned to do and his interactions with staff and overall behavior were all normal.

"MGM and Mandalay Bay could not reasonably foresee that a long-time guest with no known history of threats or violence and behaving in a manner that appeared outwardly normal, would carry out such an inexplicably evil, violent and deadly act," the statement continued. "Our focus continues to be on supporting victims and their families, our guests and employees, and cooperating with law enforcement with their ongoing investigation."

Authorities found Paddock dead inside his hotel suite. The Clark County Coroner's Office later ruled Paddock's manner of death a suicide. No suicide note or manifesto was found stating Paddock's intentions, according to the report.

The only handwritten document found in either of Paddock's connecting hotel rooms was a small note indicating measurements and distances related to the use of rifles.

Although a motive remains unknown, the report says investigators have determined Paddock acted alone and was self-funded through his gambling and past real estate transactions.

There was no evidence of radicalization or ideology, according to the report released in January.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK CITY) -- In the wake of the East Coast's fourth nor'easter in three weeks, five states from Virginia to New York are left with more than a foot of snow. Some residents on Long Island are digging out from a whopping 20 inches of snow.

The snow, which tore through Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and  on Wednesday, reached Boston this morning, where schools were closed today.

Here are some of the major snowfall totals:

New York:

  • New York City's Central Park: 8.4 inches
  • New York City's LaGuardia Airport: 9.6 inches
  • Staten Island: 13.8 inches
  • Queens: 14.5 inches
  • Nassau County (Long Island): 16 inches
  • Suffolk County (Long Island): 20.1 inches

 New Jersey:

  • Union County: 11.8 inches
  • Ocean County: 15.5 inches
  • Monmouth County: 14 inches
  • Burlington County: 13.5 inches


  • Philadelphia Airport: 7.6 inches
  • Lehigh and Montgomery Counties: 16 inches

Washington, D.C., area:

  • Washington Dulles International Airport 5.3 inches
  • Baltimore - Washington International Airport: 4.7 inches
  • Frederick County, Maryland: 16.5 inches

The storm left over 65,000 customers without power across the Northeast this afternoon. The most outages were in New Jersey where over 54,000 customers were without power.

Over 4,400 flights were canceled within, into or out of the United States on Wednesday and more than 700 flights have been canceled so far today, according to aviation data services company FlightAware.

"I'm getting used to it," Philadelphia resident Rick told ABC News on Wednesday as the snow piled up. "I think I’m about done with the snow here, but here it is, so you gotta make do."

Rick said the wind has been worse than the snow, but it's really the combination of both "that’s really beating us up."

"Hopefully it’s the last one," he said. "It’s actually springtime, so let’s hope that’s the end."

Meanwhile, a new storm is forming. Winter storm watches and warnings are in effect for 11 states from North Dakota to Virginia as a new winter blast moves in, bringing over 6 inches of snow to some areas on Friday and Saturday.

The storm will be in the North Dakota area on Friday, and then by Saturday morning the storm will move across the Midwest, bringing snow from Minneapolis to south of Chicago and into Indianapolis.

Saturday night the storm tracks across the Ohio Valley and into the mid-Atlantic with snow from Cincinnati to Roanoke, Virginia, before it moves off the coast early Sunday morning.

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iStock/Thinkstock(KENDALL, Fla.) -- A child-custody case in Florida has erupted in a battle between state officials and a Native American tribe after a couple complained that their newborn was snatched from a hospital by tribal police based on bogus accusations made by the grandmother, who allegedly does not like the father because he's white.

Rebecca Sanders, a member of the Miccosukee tribe, and Justin Johnson say tribal police came to Baptist Hospital in Kendall, Florida, and took their baby girl, Ingrid Ronan Johnson, two days after her birth on March 14.

"A police officer and a few security guards came in the room and were talking to me, asking me if I knew what was going on. And I said, I didn't know what was going on. He told me that I no longer have custody of my daughter," Sanders, 28, said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said the tribal police had no right to take Sanders' baby, arguing they used the tribal court to "kidnap" the newborn from a hospital in the Miami-Dade County jurisdiction.

"They don't have any jurisdiction outside the reservation," Rubio tweeted on Wednesday. "I'm in contact with fed officials & this won't end well for tribe if they don't return child asap."

The Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed that the tribal police asked them to send officers to accompany them to the hospital out of concern that Johnson might try to intervene. The Miami-Dade police said they were misled into believing the tribal police were acting on a federal court order to take the baby.

"Upon being made aware of this incident, I have directed the command staff of the involved districts to conduct an immediate inquiry into the matter," Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, said in a statement today. "Once we have additional information, we can determine what, if any, additional steps are necessary. The Miami-Dade Police Department remains committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct, and truthfulness in all relationships.”

Baptist Hospital officials said in a statement that two Miami-Dade County police officers arrived at the hospital around 11 a.m. on Sunday with officers from the Miccosukee Tribe "to enforce a court order regarding a child's custody."

"Baptist Hospital falls under the jurisdiction of the Miami-Dade County Police Department and complies with state and federal laws," the hospital's statement said. "It is our hospital's policy to cooperate with Miami-Dade law enforcement as they enforce court orders. Due to patient privacy laws, we cannot comment on the specific details of any patient care."

Sanders said her mother, Betty Osceola, got the Miccosukee Tribal Court to grant her custody of the baby and Sanders' two other children from a previous relationship -- 11-year-old Christian Kelly and 12-year-old Anna Mae Kelly -- by making false charges of abuse against her and Johnson.

The couple said Osceola does not want Johnson, 36, involved in raising the baby because he is white.

"This is a woman who numerous times told Rebecca to her face, 'I'll shoot that white man,'" Johnson said at Wednesday's news conference. "But I didn't think she was evil enough to do something like this to her own daughter."

An emergency hearing in the custody case has been scheduled today in the tribal court on the Miccosukee reservation in the Everglades.

Efforts by ABC News to reach Osceola were not successful. Her lawyer, Spencer West, told ABC News that Osceola sought custody of Ingrid and Sanders' two other children from a previous relationship strictly based on concerns for their safety.

"There's absolutely no merit to accusations that there's animosity to the father because he is white," West said prior to today's custody hearing, adding that he, too, is white. "In this particular case you have a very volatile history with the father and mother."

In her request for an emergency order for temporary custody of her three grandchildren filed on March 16, Osceola charged that Johnson abused her two older grandchildren and that Sanders did nothing to stop it.

"My granddaughter, Anna Mae Kelly, and grandson, Christian Kelly, told me Justin Johnson hit them sometime in the month of February," Osceola wrote in an affidavit to the tribal court obtained by ABC News. "Christian told me Justin has been telling him bad things about me and some of my family members, saying we are bad people. Both my grandchildren are afraid of him."

"When I asked if their mom knew Justin hit them, they both told me yes and she saw it happen and didn't do anything," Osceola wrote. "Christian also said his mother punched him on another occasion then called and had Justin speak to him on the phone..."

Both Sanders and Johnson denied the allegations.

The couple said that while they have broken up, they agreed to raise baby Ingrid together.

"The last time I saw my daughter was the last time I got to hold her, and that was Saturday," Johnson said.

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Twitter/@bhgreeley(NEW YORK CITY) -- An economics writer’s daughter discovered the perfect way to ask her father for a puppy -- and with 18,000 retweets and counting, she’s made a pretty good case.

Writer Brendan Greeley tweeted a photo of his copy of The Financial Times Wednesday. Scrawled across the top in headline-sized typeface: “CAN I PLEASE GET A PUPPY?!” (Please and puppy underlined for added emphasis.)

“Having studied my habits and preferences, my daughter hacked my attention this morning for her political agenda,” Greeley joked.

As the tweet has gone viral, the writer has marveled at the marquee names ("Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, for instance) who have retweeted the photo.

After noticing "The Wire" creator David Simon’s retweet, he quipped, “I always kind of hoped that @aodespair would someday notice my writing. Reader, he did not. He noticed my daughter's viral banner ad begging for a puppy. The Lord hears your prayer. Then he answers in a manner of his own choosing.”

So, did Greeley’s daughter’s well-placed plea work? Apparently! “Wife, children, dog AND NOW EVIDENTLY A DAMN PUPPY, TOO,” her dad’s Twitter bio now reads.

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iStock/Thinkstock(MONTECITO, Calif.) -- Heavy rain has Southern California on alert for flash flooding and mudslides today, two months after deadly mudslides in Montecito.

Rainfall totals are expected to mostly range from 2 to 5 inches across coastal and valley areas and 4 to 8 inches across foothills and coastal slopes. But the top rain total has been in San Luis Obispo County, which has seen 9.5 inches

As of 11 a.m. local time, Santa Barbara had seen 2.7 inches of rain and Montecito 2.5 inches.

Rainfall rates could be as high as an inch an hour, potentially causing mudslides and rockslides.

In Santa Barbara County, 30,000 people were told to evacuate, including residents of Montecito.

The Jan. 9 storm in Montecito killed 21 people, left two children missing and destroyed many homes.

Dave Zaniboni of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department described the aftermath of the January mudslide as a "battlefield" and "unrecognizable."

"I've been doing this for 32 years and I've never seen anything just so tragic in my life," he told ABC News Wednesday.

The "monster storm" Jan. 9 "dropped a half an inch of rain in 15 minutes and an inch of rain in half an hour,” Zaniboni said, “and that's what caused the debris flow."

Today's storm is expected to be bigger, but over a longer period of time, which eases the debris flow, he said.

"Because this storm is so widespread and so long in duration, we're concerned about any heavy cells, any thunderstorm that might center over these mountain areas," Zaniboni said. "Right now, they're doing a great job as far as the creeks and stuff go. They're funneling all the water off the mountains and the creeks are running clear.

"But after Jan. 9 all of those creeks ... were jam-packed, clogged up with debris and trees and boulders and houses," he added. "Since Jan. 9, the Army Corps of Engineers has been in here working hand-in-hand with Santa Barbara County Flood Control; they've been working around the clock and got all of those debris basins and all those creeks clear."

The rain will continue all day and get lighter by later this afternoon and evening.

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iStock/Thinkstock(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students return from next week's spring break, they will be required to use only clear backpacks at school, the superintendent said.

Each student will be given a clear backpack at no cost, Superintendent Robert Runcie said in a letter Wednesday.

Students and staff must also wear ID badges at all times at school, he said.

These changes, among others, come in the wake of some reported incidents at the school after last month's massacre.

On Tuesday, a Stoneman Douglas student was arrested for allegedly making a threat on Snapchat, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

On Monday, an officer allegedly fell asleep while in a marked patrol car on the school's campus, authorities said. The officer was suspended with pay, pending an internal affairs investigation.

Two students were also arrested this week in separate, unrelated incidents for allegedly bringing in knives to Stoneman Douglas, authorities said.

And the suspected gunman's brother, Zachary Cruz, was arrested on Monday for allegedly trespassing on school grounds, according to police.

After these incidents, more than 700 students stayed home from school on Wednesday, ABC affiliate WPLG-TV reported.

The superintendent's letter on Wednesday did not mention any connection between these reported incidents and the new security measures.

Beyond the backpacks and IDs, there will now be eight Florida Highway Patrol troopers to help secure entry points at the school after Gov. Rick Scott’s request for extra protection.

Moreover, the district is "exploring options for consolidating points of entry for students and staff to include utilizing metal-detecting wands and potentially installing permanent metal detectors," Runcie said.

"The safety and security of our students and employees remain our highest priorities," he said. "While we cannot change the heartbreaking and senseless act of violence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, by working together, we can change the future."

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of the East Coast's fourth nor'easter in three weeks, five states from Virginia to New York are left with more than a foot of snow. Some residents on Long Island are waking up to nearly 20 inches of snow.

The snow, which tore through on Wednesday, is heading north, dropping some more snow in New England before it heads out. Gusty winds will continue throughout the day.

The storm has shuttered schools in all of the Northeast's major cities. Public schools in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., were closed on Wednesday, while public schools in Boston are closed Thursday.

In Washington, D.C., federal offices were closed on Wednesday, and on Thursday, the government is opening on a two-hour delay.

Here are some of the snowfall totals as of 6 a.m. ET:

-- Bay Shore, New York: 19.3 inches (the highest so far)

-- Washington, D.C.: 4.1 inches

-- Baltimore Airport: 4.7 inches

-- Philadelphia Airport: 7.6 inches

-- New York City's Central Park: 8.2 inches

-- Berks County, Pennsylvania: 15.5 inches

-- Frederick County, Maryland: 16.5 inches

-- Staten Island, New York: 13.8 inches

More than 88,000 customers -- mostly in New Jersey -- were left without power Thursday morning.

More than 4,400 flights were canceled within, into or out of the United States on Wednesday, and more than 600 flights have been canceled so far on Thursday, according to aviation data services company FlightAware.

Meanwhile, a new storm is forming in the Dakotas. It's expected to move into the Ohio Valley and Virginia by the end of the week. A winter storm watch has already been issued for 11 states along the projected path of that system.

That snowstorm is expected to spread into Minnesota on Friday evening.

By Saturday morning, heavy snow will stretch from Minnesota to Kentucky.

Later, on Saturday night, snow will be moving into Appalachia.

More than 6 inches may accumulate from the Dakotas into western Virginia.

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Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- Thousands of demonstrators are expected to turn out Saturday for March for Our Lives events across the country in support of school safety, spearheaded by the survivors of last month’s Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

What many of the participants may not realize is that Saturday is also, coincidentally, the 20th anniversary of one of the deadliest school shootings of its time.

But for Mitch Wright, whose wife was the middle school teacher shot to death at the Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on March 24, 1998, the timing of the march is not so much a coincidence as an act of God, he said.

The March date caught him off guard, Wright told ABC News, because “no one, really, outside our area really realizes what the 24th represents.”

Back in 1998, the Jonesboro attack was the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, with four students and a teacher, 32-year-old Shannon Wright, killed and 10 others injured.

Now, 20 years later, the numbers have continued to rise.

There have been eight deadlier school shootings in the past two decades -- including those at Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and Marjory Stoneman Douglas -- and there have been three others that have had the same number of fatalities as Jonesboro.

“The history behind these in the last 20 years, it’s kind of like this -- you get a lot of coverage, you get a lot of lawmakers who are typically really adamant about making changes, making promises, and they typically jump ship kind of quick, as soon as the NRA starts pulling their strings,” Wright, 52, said.

Parkland comparisons

There are stark commonalities in the aftermath of so many school shootings, including the stories of the victims who died young or the acts of selfless teachers. But another similarity between the Jonesboro and Parkland shootings stands out to former federal agent David Chipman.

In the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, for instance, suspect Nikolas Cruz, 19, allegedly pulled the fire alarm at the school and then started firing his AR-15 style weapon at students in the hallway.

A notably similar scene unfolded at Westside Middle School 19 years and 11 months earlier. Jonesboro shooters Andrew Golden, then-11, and Mitchell Johnson, then-13, pulled the fire alarm after lunch and stood outside the door where they knew students would be fleeing. Then they opened fire.

“The way in which they did it -- pulled the fire alarm and then lay in wait for kids to leave the school -- it's certainly a cautionary tale for people who are planning to improve school security today,” said Chipman, who now works as a senior policy adviser at gun violence prevention advocacy group Giffords.

As for Wright, the slain Jonesboro school teacher’s husband, he said he has never watched any coverage of these school shootings. "I can't," he said.

But that was before the Parkland shooting unfolded before his eyes on Feb. 14 when he found himself at an airport surrounded by televisions showing the breaking news.

“I’m stuck watching this, so I’m seeing all this take place and I don’t really know what’s going on,” Wright said.

Facing the anniversary

The start to every year is difficult for Wright because March 24 looms.

“When January comes around, it’s like ‘OK, here it comes,'" he said, adding, "March -- you start feeling it."

“The shooting in Florida really opened the floodgates a whole lot quicker than they normally do. It’s been real tough this week," Wright said.

Wright is “hopeful” about the new wave of activism that the Parkland students are leading, he said, adding that he’s happy about the March for Our Lives events, especially the one set to take over Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

“I would love to go to D.C. and see those kids march. It would be nice,” he said.

A trip to the nation’s capital doesn’t seem like it will be in the cards for Wright, though. He said he typically spends the day with his and Shannon’s 22-year-old son, who was 2 at the time of the shooting, doing something such as playing golf “to try and escape everything.”

As for the students in Jonesboro, who happen to be on spring break this week, there is a March for Our Lives event scheduled at Jonesboro High School on Saturday, and the community last week hosted its annual memorial motorcycle ride that raises funds to maintain the garden dedicated to the victims of the 1998 shooting.

“It boils down to this: You just don’t want another family to go through this. It doesn’t matter what anniversary it is,” Wright said. “They're still gone, and it still hurts.”

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Raleigh Police Department(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- A North Carolina mother was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly forcing her 1-year-old child to inhale marijuana, as seen on a Facebook video that went viral.

Brianna Ashanti Lofton, 20, was charged with two counts of felony child abuse, contributing to delinquency and possession of marijuana, according to an arrest warrant obtained by ABC affiliate WTVD-TV.

Raleigh Police became aware of the video after a man in Rochester, New York, posted the video online, according to WTVD-TV.

In a statement, the police department thanked residents and others who began posting the video and related information after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"Big thanks to everyone who posted information about the smoking mother and baby," the department wrote in a Facebook post. "Thanks to your willingness to get involved, the child is now safe and the mother is in police custody."

Lofton was set to meet with Wake County magistrates Wednesday evening and was being held on a $100,000 bond, with a court appearance scheduled for Thursday.

She has been arrested four previous times -- all last summer -- on various misdemeanors, including simple assault.

The child was placed in the care of Wake County Child Protective Services.

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Subscribe To This Feed --  A bus driver was stabbed by a passenger while driving in southeast Houston, ABC station KTRK-TV reported Wednesday.

The passenger asked the bus driver whether he could close a knife, but the bus driver said he couldn't and placed the open knife on the dashboard of the bus, according to the report.

He asked the passenger whether he wanted the knife back, but the passenger demurred before pulling out a second knife and stabbing the driver in the neck, KTRK reported.

The bus driver lost control and crashed into a yard, narrowly avoiding a house. The driver then ran out to look for help while the passenger ran after him, a woman, who asked not to be identified, told the station.

The woman called 911 and helped the man with his wound. The stabber tried to run away but was caught by a Houston police officer who subdued him with a Taser and the handcuffed him, police told KTRK.

Police told the station there was no apparent motive.

The bus driver was taken to Ben Taub Hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. He has been a Houston metro bus driver for 15 years.

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Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  An extensive FBI review of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen's cell phone records and internet searches in the weeks before the June 2016 attack revealed research about the Islamic State, U.S. bombings in the Middle East and how to buy a gun in Florida, according to testimony Wednesday in the federal trial of Mateen's wife, Noor Salman.

It also revealed a flurry of text messages from Salman to her husband during the early morning hours in which he was massacring scores of nightclub patrons, which don't seem to conform to the government's argument that Salman knew about the attack and actively helped her husband plan it.

 At 7:29 p.m on June 11, she wrote "calling your mom she's worried" to her husband, according to an FBI computer expert who took the stand on Wednesday.

By 10 p.m. Mateen was Google searching information on Disneyworld and a school in Disney Springs. By 1:30 a.m. he was searching "downtown Orlando nightclubs."

The shooting began shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 12.

At 2:42 a.m and again at 4:27 a.m, Salman texted Mateen, asking "where are you?" When Mateen texted back "everything OK," Salman replied "your mom [is] worried about you, and so am I."

A moment later, she texted, "you know you have to work tomorrow, right?" That was followed by texts to Mateen that included one that read "???" and two more that asked "what happened?"

On cross examination, FBI Special Agent Kim Rosecrans, acknowledged that in the days leading up to the attack, Mateen was also searching singles dating websites.

Salman, who has pleaded not guilty, is charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization and obstruction of justice, and could face up to life in prison if convicted.

 Both Mateen's mother and sister testified for the prosecution on Wednesday afternoon, each confirming that Salman had told them Mateen was out to dinner with his friend Nemo the night of June 11. Both women also said they had never heard Mateen discuss violence, jihad, the Islamic State or terrorism.

Mateen's sister Sabrina Abasin testified that she trusted Salman with her kids, that Salman never expressed political beliefs, only attended a mosque occasionally and was "more modern" than other female Muslim-Americans in the area, embracing U.S. holidays like Christmas and Halloween as well as Muslim holy days.

On cross-examination, Mateen's mother, Shahla Mateen, agreed with defense attorney Fritz Schellar's assertions that she considers Salman, her daughter-in-law, "naive" and "very much like a child" and that she had counseled Salman that she needs to be "more mature" and "needs to grow up."

"She's very naive....innocent, trusting of others?" Schellar asked.

"Right," Mateen replied.

Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case on Thursday, and the defense is expected to call eight to 10 witnesses over two days next week. Closing arguments could begin as early as next Wednesday.

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