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Google maps(NEW YORK) -- A pipe bomb loaded with explosive black powder was hand-delivered to the suburban New York City home of billionaire financier George Soros by a would-be attacker, prompting the FBI to launch an investigation into who would want to harm the philanthropist and political activist, a law enforcement source told ABC News on Tuesday.

The FBI photographed the device and then detonated it near Soros' home in Katonah, New York, and were analyzing fragments to determine why the bomb did not go off, the source said.

Soros has become a favorite target of right-wing groups due to his support of progressive causes and Democratic candidates, but authorities have not commented on whether any specific group is being investigated in regard to the incident.

The source emphasized that the device was no hoax.

The pipe bomb was about 6 inches long and was in an 8-by-10-inch envelope made to look like it was delivered through the mail, the source said. A postal inspector who examined the markings on the envelope determined it had been hand-delivered, the source said.

Soros' regular mail carrier was also interviewed, but did not recall delivering the package, the source said.

The bomb was found about 3:45 p.m. Monday in the mailbox of Soros' home by a property caretaker for the billionaire, the source said.

The caretaker told investigators that as he was walking back to the house he noticed the envelope looked suspicious, the source said. He dropped it in the woods away from the residence and called the Bedford Police Department, which sent officers to the scene.

The 88-year-old Soros was not home when the device was discovered, and no one was injured in the incident.

Bedford police said the investigation was turned over to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force.

"We are conducting an investigation at and around a residence in Bedford, New York. There is no threat to public safety, and we have no further comment at this time," the FBI New York office tweeted Monday afternoon.

Investigators were reviewing video from surveillance cameras of neighboring homes in an attempt to identify the suspect or a suspicious vehicle in the area, the source said.

A Hungarian immigrant who lived through the Nazi occupation during World War II, Soros launched his own hedge fund in 1970 and went on to become one of the most successful investors in U.S. history.

The discovery of the pipe bomb follows a separate and unrelated case earlier this month, in another northern New York City suburb, in which the FBI found a 200-pound workable bomb, and arrested a man who allegedly built it and planned to detonate it on the National Mall in Washington on Election Day, officials said.

While no determination has been made about a motive in the Soros case, the investor's Open Society Foundations said they are concerned about consequences of the nation's heightened political rhetoric.

"The hateful rhetoric that dominates politics in the United States and so many countries around the world breeds extremism and violence. In this climate of fear, falsehoods, and rising authoritarianism, just voicing your views can draw death threats," reads a statement released Tuesday by the foundation.

"Our founder and chair George Soros deplores violence of any kind and urges politicians across the political spectrum to tone down their rhetoric," the statement reads. "Words have consequences, and we bear responsibility to create a more civil way to discuss our political differences. Respect for a diversity of opinions is fundamental to open society and that is the work that George Soros has devoted his life to. Our politics should be more about what we're for than whom we hate."

New York City Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill told reporters that police have been in contact with representatives of Soros and are beefing up patrols of the Soros' properties in the area.

"As we do every day, we are working hand-in-hand with FBI to make sure we keep people safe," O’Neill said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The District of Columbia's attorney general announced on Tuesday that his office was investigating whether the Archdiocese of Washington covered up the alleged sexual abuse of minors by priests and others.

The District of Columbia joins 13 other states and the Department of Justice in an investigation into the Catholic Church, and the announcement comes just days after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Washington's Cardinal Donald Weurl in the wake of the scandal both in Washington and when Weurl was Archbishop of Pittsburgh.

The case would be a civil investigation, not a criminal probe, which would be handled by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

“While we generally don’t talk publicly about our confidential enforcement activity, I can report that our office has launched a civil investigation into whether the Archdiocese – which is a nonprofit institution – violated the District’s Nonprofit Act by potentially covering up allegations of sexual abuse of minors," Karl Racine, the D.C. Attorney General, said in remarks at the Washington, D.C., Mayor-Council Breakfast.

"According to the law, nonprofits are required to work for a public purpose; if they are in fact covering up child sex abuse, that is clearly not in the public interest. Our investigation brings the count of states with open investigations to 14,” Racine said.

In August, a grand jury report in Pennsylvania found that 301 Catholic priests were identified as predator priests and detailed accounts of 1,000 children it said were abused. Weurl was named repeatedly in the grand jury report, which questioned his handling of accused priests. Pennsylvania's attorney general accused Weurl, as then-Archbishop of Pittsburgh, of participating in a cover-up. Weurl has denied wrongdoing.

The D.C. attorney general's office has set up a website to report any wrongdoing.

Weurl left office not long after word surfaced that his predecessor, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, was forced out

"You have sufficient elements to "justify" your actions and distinguish between what it means to cover up crimes or not to deal with problems, and to commit some mistakes. However, your nobility has led you not to choose this way of defense. Of this, I am proud and thank you," Pope Francis wrote to Wuerl in accepting his resignation letter.

Wuerl, apologized to members of the church in his letter to the Archdiocese, after his resignation was accepted, for all the pain this issue has caused.

Earlier this month, the Archdiocese of Washington released a list of 28 former clergy members it said have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors since 1948.

In a statement released Tuesday, the archdiocese said it briefed the D.C. Attorney General earlier in the month on "on the extensive efforts that the archdiocese takes to prevent and respond to allegations of sexual abuse of minors." They also noted its representatives met with the attorney general and his staff on the matter.

“We had a very productive exchange with the Attorney General and his staff. We explained that the problem of sexual abuse of minors in the archdiocese was a historical one – that to our knowledge there had not been an incident of abuse of a minor by an archdiocesan clergy member for almost 20 years,” Kim Viti Fiorentino, a lawyer for the Archdiocese, said.

“The Archdiocese of Washington remains committed to a collaborative and transparent review process because there is not now, and has not been for decades, any problem of abuse of minors by clergy of the Archdiocese of Washington. Zero tolerance has been mandated in this archdiocese and zero abuse is the result,” she said.

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ABC News(HOUSTON) -- A man arrested for allegedly touching a woman's breast on an airplane, according to court documents, told authorities "the president of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts."

Bruce Alexander was on a Houston-to-Albuquerque flight on Sunday when he twice leaned forward and touched the breast of a woman sitting in front of him, court records show.

The woman, who wasn't identified, told authorities she thought the first of two touchings may have been accidental, while the second clearly wasn't.

According to court documents, after she dozed off and was touched again "she rose from her seat, turned around and told the passenger behind her that she didn't know why he thought it was OK and he needed to stop."

A crew member relocated the woman to a different seat.

Alexander, whose hands matched those described by the victim -- "thick fingers, were hairy and dirty finger nails" -- was arrested when the plane landed.

Alexander has been charged with abusive sexual contact. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for later today.

It's unclear at this time whether Alexander has retained legal counsel.

During the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump was caught on a 2005 video bragging to "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush about sexually assaulting women.

“It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,” Trump said. “Grab them by the p----. You can do anything.”

The video prompted national outrage. In a statement after the video was released, Trump apologized and referred to his comments as “locker room banter.” After Trump was elected, there were reports that he questioned the authenticity of the recording, after which "Access Hollywood" clarified once more that the tape was real.

ABC News' Alex Stone contributed to this report.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A woman verbally attacked a group speaking Spanish in a Virginia restaurant, telling them to "go back" to their country and "don't freeload off America."

The video of the verbal altercation was first shared on Spanish-language station Telemundo 44.

The news site reports that the main person on the receiving end of the rant was a woman who was speaking Spanish with her relatives visiting from Guatemala.

Neither the woman seen in the video engaging in the expletive-laced tirade, who appears to be white, nor the Latina woman has been identified. Law enforcement said both are Virginia residents.

On the video, the apparently-white woman can also be seen asking the group to "show your passports."

"Go back to your f------ country. go back to your f------ country, OK? Don't freeload off America," the woman is seen saying.

"You do not f------ come over here and freeload on America, OK?" she is heard saying. "I'm tired of this s---. It's the same as Sweden."

Alex Kowalski, the public information officer for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Department, confirmed to ABC News that the manager of the restaurant called his department about the incident on Oct. 17.

"We responded to the scene and basically the deputy talked to the female as well as the caller, which was the manager of the business, and the resolution was that the woman was refunded her money and asked to leave by the business manager," Kowalski said.

"From my understanding, both parties left after the incident," Kowalski said, noting that no charges were filed and there was no probable cause to make an arrest.

ABC News was unable to immediately reach the manager of Andy's, the Lovettsville restaurant where the incident occurred but there was a Facebook post on the restaurant's page addressing the incident.

The post starts by noting that it is directed to "a Former Customer," and goes on to sarcastically thank the individual.

"Thank you for understanding that you have a right to express your venomous and vitriolic views — no matter how odious and ignorant — under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution," the post reads.

"Thank you for feeling sufficiently comfortable in those views to express them, thereby making a spectacle of yourself—and allowing all who witnessed 'the incident'... to understand what a vile and loathsome individual you are," the restaurant's post continues.

The post goes on to thank the woman for "using profanity" and "disrupting" the rights of others in the restaurant, before concluding with a missive moving forward.

"Thank you — and we mean this with all the aforementioned respect that you rightfully deserve — for never returning to Andy’s. You are not welcome," the post concludes.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hurricane Willa is churning north toward Mexico as a Category 4 storm and is expected to make landfall Tuesday, bringing with it dangerous storm surge and heavy rain.

This hurricane season has already seen other major storms. Hurricane Florence brought torrential flooding to the Carolinas and Hurricane Michael tore into the Florida Panhandle, becoming the worst hurricane to hit the United States since Camille in 1969.

Here are some of your questions on hurricanes, answered by ABC News meteorologists Max Golembo, Samantha Wnek and Melissa Griffin.

How are hurricanes formed?

Hurricanes are formed by feeding off the warmth and moisture of the ocean. Air then rises and is replaced constantly by the surrounding air. Below all this rising air, low pressure develops.

How long does a hurricane usually last?

If you are in the hurricane, conditions could last 12 to 18 hours. In a slow-moving hurricane, conditions could last up to 24 hours.

The hurricane itself, from its formation to its deterioration, can last in the ocean for weeks.

How long do hurricanes take to form?

It can take up to a week for hurricanes to form and some tropical cyclones never make it to hurricane status.

One of the fastest hurricanes to form was Humberto in 2007, which developed in less than 19 hours from a tropical depression to a hurricane.

How do you know when a hurricane is coming?

If you're relying on the weather to know when a hurricane is coming, often you won't get any indication at all. The day before a hurricane could have sunny skies with calm winds.

That’s why you should listen to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio or pay attention to warnings from authorities.

What is a storm surge and why is it so dangerous?

As pressure falls in the hurricane's center, water levels rise. The water accumulates while the storm is still over the open ocean.

When the hurricane closes in on land, its strong winds push that water toward the coast and up onto land, creating walls of water sometimes as high as 20 feet.

The danger to people inside houses on the coast is the vicious deluge of water that can flood homes and climb up walls rapidly. When Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey in 2012, many homes filled quickly with water.

The risks can be even greater if storm surge combines with high tide, creating a devastating, rapid rise in water levels.

ABC News' Emily Shapiro contributed to this report.

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Christine Courtney(SYLVANIA, Ohio) -- An Ohio father and grandfather who is in desperate need of a new kidney was surprised with the news that his neighbor and longtime family friend will give him her kidney on "Good Morning America" today.

Nancy Seigneur, 52, surprised Dave Courtney, 63, her decades-long neighbor in Sylvania, Ohio, with the news that she is a perfect match and will donate her kidney to him.

"I'm speechless," said Courtney, who has been living with a serious kidney disease since 1990.

"I wanted to help," said Seigneur. "This is the way I can do this, for Dave. I wouldn’t have it any other way."

In April of this year, Courtney's kidney condition worsened and his doctors forced him to go on dialysis.

"Dave and Chris, they're very private about it," Seigneur said of Courtney and his wife, Christine, adding that her family and theirs "instantly became friends" when they moved into the neighborhood.

"They’re not going to be pity party or poor me or anything," she added. "They would never ask for help. Never."

Dave Courtney was put on a transplant waiting list three years ago, but so far has had no calls.

"He's definitely worried, and I think you know the uncertainty of not knowing, 'Am I going to get a kidney?'" Christine Courtney said.

His wife added that when he was put on dialysis, "He was definitely scared ... I could tell by the look in his eyes."

Seven days a week he is on the dialysis machine, as well as all night while he sleeps.

"I have an amazing husband," Christine Courtney said. "And I certainly would welcome anyone who would be willing to donate a kidney for him ... There's not any better gift than that."

Dave Courtney said the love of his grandchildren helps him to stay strong.

"We’re going to be okay," he said. "I'm pretty sure of that."

"I'm very positive in my belief that there’ll be a positive outcome of this," he added.

Nancy Seigneur said she thinks, "maybe Dave was put in my life for a reason."

A few weeks ago, Nancy Seigneur tested to see if she and her neighbor and friend would be a positive match so she could donate her kidney.

"I jumped at the chance to do this, not knowing that I was going to be a match," she said. "You’re thinking, 'How could I be a match ... and I am! I am a match!'"

"I am the donor for Dave and I am so excited for him to find out, and for this to happen and for him to have a great life," Nancy Seigneur said prior to the surprise.

"I've never been hesitant at all to do this," she added. "He’s worth every ounce of it."

For more information about kidney donation or transplantation for a loved one, visit the Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation, the organization that connected "GMA" to Seigneur and Courtney's story.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The University of Utah community is grieving after an "accomplished" student athlete was shot dead on campus Monday night, the school said.

Lauren McCluskey, of Washington state, was found dead in a parked car on campus, witnesses told police, who have not announced a motive for the killing.

McCluskey, a senior majoring in communication, was on the track and field team, the university said.

The suspected shooter, Melvin Rowland, who killed himself, had a prior relationship with McCluskey, authorities said.

Rowland, 37, a registered sex offender, had been seen fleeing the Medical Towers dorm around the time of the shooting, authorities said.

Rowland wasn't a student there, police said.

"They chased him to this location, where they found that he had forced entry into the church," University of Utah Police Services Lt. Brian Wahlin said. "After clearing the building, they found our suspect deceased in a room in the church, suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound."

Rowland, a resident of Salt Lake City, was convicted of attempted forcible sex abuse and enticing a minor over the internet in 2004, court records show.

Classes have been canceled Tuesday "to allow our campus community to grieve the senseless loss of this bright, young woman," the university said in a statement. "We have made our counseling and support services available to students, staff and faculty."

McCluskey's "family is understandably in shock at this news about their daughter," the university added. "They are heartbroken. We have and continue to offer our full support to them at this terrible time."

"Students, staff and faculty who knew her are feeling a profound loss," Lori McDonald, associate vice president and dean of students, said at a news conference Tuesday. "The trauma of last night's event has clearly impacted our entire campus community."

Monday's tragedy was the second deadly shooting at the university since last year.

Student Austin Boutain, 24, was arrested in October 2017 after he fatally shot ChenWei Guo, a 23-year-old computer science major.

Boutain entered a guilty plea last month to aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. He agreed to be sentenced to life in prison.

It was "almost a year ago that our campus experience a similar tragedy," McDonald said Tuesday, "and it is important to acknowledge that trauma and stress impact us differently."

"There is no normal reaction to something like this," she said, crying. "To our students, especially, please know that we have a number of campus resources to support you. Please do not hesitate to ask for help."

University Athletics Director Mark Harlan said everything done this year will be in McCluskey's memory.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history could be decided tonight.

The prize is an estimated $1.6 billion, which a single winner could choose to take as a lump sum of more than $900 million.

Are you going to win?

Probably not.

Your odds are about 1 in 302.5 million.

But someone, or a group of someones, finally, eventually, has to win.

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Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It took 15,000 paintings and more than eight centuries to produce the Portrait of Edmond Belamy, but the artist's signature is the big reveal: a mathematical algorithm.

Conceived by the Paris-based Obvious Collective, the resulting image -- a blurry face of a European man that evokes centuries past -- is the first piece of art generated by artificial intelligence sold by a major auction house.

Christie's New York is conducting the auction for the computer-printed portrait on Tuesday. The piece may fetch as much as $10,000, the company said in a statement. Edmond is a member of the 11-person Belamy family of AI-generated portraits.

The portraits are the brainchild of Obvious, a trio of lifelong friends who live and work together in an apartment near Gare du Nord. One of the three, Hugo Caselles-Dupré, discovered the Generative Adversarial Network class of algorithms while working on his Ph.D. in machine learning.

"The images they were creating were really amazing," his fellow collective member Pierre Fautrel told ABC News. “We are really fascinated by the power of algorithms. We begin to discuss, if you create art like this, is this art?"

The conversation, which originated with 25-year-olds lounging in their apartment on sofas, manifested in the Belamys.

"Can an algorithm be creative? We decided to make a discussion about this through our art and have an open discussion because we don’t have the answers," Fautrel said. "A lot of people everywhere in the world could have this interesting conversation."

They ran 15,000 portraits scanning the 14th to the 20th centuries through the algorithms. They focused on portraits, Fautrel said, because they wanted a form of art that "my mother and my little brother could understand."

The fictional Belamy family is a winking homage to the creator of the Generative Adversarial Network, Ian Goodfellow. In French, a rough translation of his last name is "Bel ami" or "Belamy."

The result, printed on canvas and hung in a gilt frame, could pass for a work by the Old Masters from a distance. Up close, the lack of texture and paint is obvious, and the image seems vaguely flat.

In February, a French collector, Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre, bought the portrait of the Belamy family patriarch, Le Comte de Belamy, aka The Count of Belamy, for €10,000 ($11,430), hence the guidance for this auction, which ends on Thursday.

Obvious caught the eye of Christie's Richard Lloyd, the international head of the Prints and Multiples Department, who then reached out to the collective, he said.

"I have always been interested in AI art and have been following the space for quite some time," Lloyd wrote in an email. "After speaking with them, we decided to include a piece from their La Famille de Belamy series [in this sale]."

Technology-enabled art is not unprecedented. Painter David Hockney embraced iPads and styluses for an extensive series of digital art.

As for whether AI is threatening to replace human artists, at least one, English painter Jonathan Huxley, is unconcerned.

"The threat of digital art has been around for 15 to 20 years. Real art is like prostitution: It's one of the oldest businesses in the world," Huxley said. "As people get saturated with the digital world, they'll want the blood, sweat, and tears in their living room. It's rarer and rarer so it will be worth more."

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New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital(NEW YORK) -- After a grueling two-year cancer battle, an inspiring young patient had her lifelong wish come true to become an honorary chief officer of the New York Police Department.

Aniya Ardon, 9, left New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in September after fighting medulloblastoma, a type of brain tumor. Aniya left to live at home with her mother and is still battling cancer.

What Aniya thought would be her last day at the hospital turned into a surprise ceremony, where she was dubbed honorary chief officer of the police force.

"The whole surprise was something that we pulled together in 12 hours," Stacy Britsch, a doctor in New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology unit, told "GMA." "Aniya knew something was up when we first gave her some presents, like a Cat Woman costume and makeup, and then we took her outside to the officers who were waiting to take her to the garden for her ceremony. It was very emotional."

The police officers gave her a plaque, and had her take the oath of becoming a chief officer.

"After she received her plague, she snuggled up to her mom and put her head on her shoulder," Britsch shared. "It was such a special moment for them that really stands out when you think about that day."

Britsch said that Aniya was "overwhelmed" and she cried when she was surprised by her loved ones, the hospital staff, NYPD officers and even the K-9 unit.

"Even though it was a sad day, it was powerful to make these kinds of things happen for our kids," Britsch said. "The look on her face was something I won't forget."

The NYPD recently created an organization called the Be Proud Foundation, where they take patients who are interested in law enforcement on fun day-trips and make them honorary NYPD officers.

The police force's Sgt. Zagham Abbas and Officer Anthony Passaro heard about Aniya's wish through family connections, and felt inspired by her strength to do this for her.

"Aniya is a fighter. She's a brave girl who has been through a lot, which has given us motivation," Abbas told "GMA." "She is giving a lot of people hope."

The police officers immediately knew this was something they wanted to do, not just for the young patient, but also for her mother, who's been at her side throughout her cancer battle.

"I felt good, because I can imagine what the families go through there day in and day out," Abbas told "GMA." "Just to give them happiness for the day means a lot to me. The moms and dads are the heroes themselves because they do this for their kids."

Passaro said that it felt "incredibly amazing" to be part of the team that made Ardon's dream come true, and that the event sparked a friendship between him and Aniya's family.

"We talk all the time on the phone," he said.

This was the first time that the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NYPD have joined forces for this type of event.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A South Carolina police officer died on Monday, succumbing to injuries she sustained in a deadly standoff earlier this month.

Farrah Turner, a Florence County Sheriff’s Office investigator, died after spending nearly three weeks in critical condition, battling to recover from an Oct. 3 incident in which a man opened fire with a high-powered rifle, killing an officer on the scene and injuring several others.

"Farrah was the ultimate professional, excelling at everything she did," Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone said in a statement. "She dedicated her life to serving the victims of the worst crimes imaginable. Please pray for Farrah's family, our FCSO family and for our community as we mourn her loss."

Florence Police Department veteran Terrence Carraway, 52, also was killed in the shooting.

Police have charged 74-year-old Frederick T. Hopkins Jr. with murder and attempted murder in the wake of the shooting. Hopkins allegedly fired multiple shots from inside his home when the officers arrived to serve a search warrant in connection with a sexual assault case, police said.

Authorities said they were planning to interview Seth Hopkins, the suspect's son, when they were ambushed. Seth Hopkins, 27, was charged with criminal sexual conduct in the second degree after the shooting.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, who assisted with the investigation, called the shooting "the largest crime scene" he had ever seen, requiring the assistance of officers from nine surrounding law enforcement agencies.

The funeral for Carraway, a 30-year police veteran, was held about a week after the shooting.

Arrangements for Turner will be disclosed as soon as possible, the sheriff's office said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A 13-year-old boy stabbed his teacher with an 8-inch butcher knife at his Georgia middle school on Monday, according to the principal.

The student was taken into custody after the incident in an eighth-grade language arts classroom at Trickum Middle School, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach told ABC News.

The assault began when the "student reportedly called the teacher over and then struck her in the chest area," the school's principal, Ryan Queen, said in a statement to parents.

The knife had been in the boy's backpack, Queen said.

As a school resource officer headed to the classroom, the boy "grabbed another student," said Queen.

The resource officer arrived and disarmed the boy, the principal said, and no students and no other staff members were hurt.

It "did not appear there was any issue between the student and the teacher previously," Roach said.

The school district is not publicly releasing the name or the condition of the teacher, and the boy's identity has also not been released, Roach said.

Classes are back in session Tuesday, but there will be additional counselors and police presence at the school, Queen said.

"We have never had a situation like this at our school and I know we all are concerned about this and the fact that one of our Trickum Middle family was hurt at the hands of a student is very upsetting," the principal said. "I ask that you keep our teacher who was injured in your thoughts and prayers."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When many people think of how lottery winnings are spent, images of new mansions or lavish yachts and flashy cars zoom through the minds of jackpot hopefuls.

Most don't think of the paths in Colorado parks, or the classrooms of Florida public schools, or senior centers in Pennsylvania, but those are all lottery winners in their own ways too.

The specific lottery systems differ in each state, but each state donates a percentage of the revenue generated from ticket sales to their own causes.

"Lottery revenues are allocated differently in each state, with determinations made by state legislatures. In many states, the money goes to public education, but some states dedicate it to other good causes," said Carole Bober Gentry, a spokesperson for the Maryland lottery and Mega Millions.

One lucky state could be in for a bigger windfall depending on the results of Tuesday night's historic Mega Millions drawing, now that the jackpot is set to $1.6 billion.

As the exact cause differs by state, so does the percentage that it recieves, but Gentry was able to give a rough breakdown of how the Mega Millions pot will be split.

"For Mega Millions (and Powerball) tickets, 50 percent of the sales goes to the prize pool. The remaining 50 percent is used to pay for the states' retailer commissions, vendor fees, lottery administration, and the state beneficiaries or good causes of that state," she told ABC News.

According to the PA Lottery, since 1972 the lottery has led to $28 billion in funding that supports programs geared towards seniors and older residents.

In Colorado, the charitable funds are split among various organizations and trusts dedicated to preserving the state's wildlife, being spent on parks, pools and trails.

"So in a way, every time you play a game from the Colorado Lottery, you’re actually giving someone in our state the chance to play," the state's lottery website reads.

Florida sends an undisclosed amount of their lottery ticket purchase funds to the state's Educational Enhancement Trust Fund which is then dispersed based on decisions made by the state's legislature with input from the Florida Department of Education, according to the Florida Lottery website.

Texas is another state that counts education as one of the good causes that receives lottery funds. According to the state's lottery website, they've contributed $22 billion to a public education fund since 1997.

27.1 percent of the funds the state earns from ticket sales is directed towards the fund, According to the Texas Tribune.

Since 2009, the scratch-off ticket sales have benefited veterans' assistance, contributing more than $101 million in that time.

For this latest doozy of a Mega Millions jackpot, there are 44 states and two territories -- D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands -- that participate, and in a way, they're all winners, according to Gentry.

"Every state's benefiting from the brisk sale of the tickets," Gentry said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A suspected intruder was shot while trying to gain entry to a news station in Washington D.C. Monday afternoon, according to the station.

Fox 5 DC reports that the suspect was trying to get into their office in Friendship Heights when the incident took place.

Source familiar with the matter told ABC News that the suspect who was shot was known to law enforcement authorities and is believed to have a history of mental illness. D.C. police are investigating the incident and exactly what led the officer to discharge his weapon.

Washington D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to a 3:15 p.m. call and an ambulance was on the scene at 3:20 p.m.

The suspect has not been identified publicly.

Fox 5 reports that the suspect was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

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Barron County Sheriff's Office(BARRON, Wisconsin) -- One week after 13-year-old Jayme Closs was abducted from her rural Wisconsin home, authorities are looking for two vehicles of interest after cars were spotted near the Closs home around the time of the crime.

One car was likely a red or orange 2000 to 2014 Dodge Challenger, based on surveillance videos from homes and businesses, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said at a news conference Monday.

The second car was likely a 2006 to 2010 black Ford Edge or a 2004 to 2010 black Acura MDX, Fitzgerald said.

Authorities are also asking for 2,000 volunteers to help search for evidence on Tuesday.

The volunteers must be able to walk on uneven terrain in or around the crime scene, the sheriff's office said.

This comes after an initial search by 100 volunteers on Thursday. It's not clear if any evidence was found in that search.

The mysterious case began in the early hours of Oct. 15 when Jayme's parents, Denise and James Closs, were shot dead in their home, authorities said.

Police responded to the house after a strange 911 call in which no one spoke. A dispatcher, however, could hear yelling, according to records.

Jayme was believed to be home at the time of the killings but had been abducted by the time police arrived just minutes after the 911 call, according to authorities.

"Jayme remains missing and endangered and has been added to the top of the FBI’s Missing Persons list, and is currently on digital billboards nationwide," the sheriff's department said in a statement Sunday.

In the week since she vanished, over 1,300 tips have been submitted so far, and of those 1,100 have been closed, the sheriff's office said.

Community members are set to come together at a "Gathering of Hope" event Monday night to pray for the missing girl.

An Amber Alert has been issued for Jayme. Anyone with information is asked to call the 24-hour tip line at 855-744-3879.

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