Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-20-19)

MNPS teacher placed on leave for homework about the n-word

An English teacher with Metro Nashville Public Schools has been placed on leave pending a disciplinary review for  homework in question  assigned to 30 students at Cane Ridge High School in Antioch.  The assignment was for them to write a one-page paper on the derogatory term “n-word”. Since the incident, a student started an online petition showing support for the teacher. So far it has garnered more than 800 virtual signatures. The student said the teacher is “being persecuted for trying to prepare us for the real world by gifting us with the ability to think critically.”


2 Jeffrey Epstein Prison Guards Indicted for Falsifying Records

  • Two prison guards were indicted Tuesday for falsifying records at the New York City jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself.
  • The indictment claims they “sat at their desk, browsed the internet and moved around the common area” instead of checking on Epstein.
  • They then signed “count sheets” saying they had checked on him and other inmates multiple times even though they had not.
  • Both have since been released on $100,000 bail.

Man arrested in 2018 hotel shooting death

24 year old Robert Goodner has been indicted for murder after a man was shot inside his pickup truck at a Nashville hotel in 2018. Goodner was arrested Tuesday at a motel on Brick Church Pike by Metro Gang Unit detectives. Goodner was wanted in the shooting death of 50-year-old Robert Harper in February 2018. According to police, robbery is believed to be the motive behind the shooting.


Father accused of leaving 3-year-old in hot car now charged with murder

In July, Smyrna police officers found 3 year old Daylin Palmer unresponsive inside a hot car in the 700 block of Windbirch Trail. The father, 23 year old Dylan Levesque has now been charged with first-degree murder. Officers believe the child died from heat exposure after being left in the car for possibly two hours. Levesque is charged with first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and neglect. He is set to appear in court for an arraignment on November 25.


12 YEAR OLD GIRL COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER BEING BULLIED

A vigil was held outside John F. Kennedy Middle School Tuesday night in memory of 12 year old Tarhiya Sledge, who committed suicide over the weekend.. A community is hoping to fight bullying by telling her story. Family and friends said Tarhiya was struggling with bullies at John F. Kennedy Middle when her parents pulled her from the school. Her mother, Michelle Glover, had posted on Facebook back on October 28th regarding various situations at the school saying she was at the school at least once a week, and the school was aware of the incidents, yet did nothing. She said, and I quote, “One can only take so much before I allow my child to try to commit suicide. I’ve made the best decision in the meantime, to home school her’ Funeral arrangements have not been finalized as of yet.

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Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-11-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-11-19)

LOCAL MUSIC PRODUCER ARRESTED ON CHILD SEX CHARGES A Williamson County grand jury indicted Samuel Sylvester, 50, with seven counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, seven counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, aggravated sexual battery and two counts of rape of a child. The allegations involve children 12 and 16 years old. Sylvester…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-06-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-06-19)

UPS TRUCK CARJACKED – 4 PEOPLE KILLED At least four people were killed in gunfire Thursday in Miramar, Florida, after a UPS driver was carjacked by at least two suspects, who led police on a chase that ended in a shootout. According to Miramar Fire Rescue, there people were killed at the scene while a fourth…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-05-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-05-19)

3 teens face charges after construction worker robbed outside West Nashville home Three teens face charges after a construction worker was robbed Tuesday night outside a West Nashville home.  The robbery was reported at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 5600 block of California Avenue. Dedric Talley, 18, and a 15-year-old are each charged with aggravated robbery. Police…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-04-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-04-19)

Community Activists call for body cameras for Metro Police After three years of delays, frustrated community activists ramp up their push to ensure Metro police officers will have body cameras. Members of five community organizations held a protest outside of Mayor John Cooper’s office last night, speaking out to make sure that the issue of Metro police…