If you have new or old children's books that you want to give away, Chick-fil-A want them. The brand new restaurant in Cicero is collecting new or gently used books to donate to Roxboro Road Elementary School. The books are going into a big book house, which will be given to the school after the grand opening celebration tomorrow. Chick-fil-A is trying to make an impact early on the Syracuse area. Also today, 100 people will join in a whole day of community service and will get free chicken for a year!
A junior cadet who was killed in the Florida high school shooting is being accepted into West Point. The prestigious military academy says it has posthumously accepted 15-year-old Peter Wang. Wang's funeral was held Tuesday. The J -R-O-T-C student was wearing his uniform when he was killed in the mass shooting that took 17 lives at a Florida high school last week. Wang was fatally shot while he was holding the door for other students so they could escape the massacre.
A teacher vowed to run a marathon a month to raise money for students college tuition. Robin Hornberger says her students only have two choices when it comes to college: Go into debt to pay for their education or abandon it altogether. She wants to give them a third option: Go to college with enough assistance to manage, with no repayment required. Robin vowed to run one marathon every month for the next three years. She has raised $5,000 so far in 2018, but hopes that’ll be $500,000 by the end of 2021.
A guard having a heart attack was saved by an inmate. Gary Grimm was watching prisoners in a basement holding cell when he had a massive heart attack. Instead of taking advantage of the situation and trying to escape, the inmates helped save his life. He started banging on the walls and made enough noise so that deputies in another room were able to come to Gary’s rescue and call 911. Gary has now retired because of the condition, but he knows he might not be here today if the prisoners hadn’t helped him.