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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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Subscribe To This Feed YORK) -- Stephon Clark was in his grandmother’s backyard, trying to get into the house Sunday night when two Sacramento police officers unleashed a barrage of 20 bullets, killing him, Clark's family told ABC News.

Police were responding to reports of a black male breaking into a car and hiding in a backyard in the 7500 block of 29th Street, officials said.

When officers arrived, they saw Clark and he advanced toward them, holding an object in his hand, according to police. Initially, police reported that Clark, 22, was armed with a gun, then with a "toolbar," but all that was found on him was a cellphone.

On Wednesday, police released video from the officers' body cameras as well as night-vision, thermal-imaging video from a Sacramento Sheriff’s Department helicopter. The chopper video shows Clark running from a neighbor's yard and leaping a fence into his grandmother's property. The deputies in the helicopter can be heard saying the suspect had broken a window on the house next door and was checking out another car in the driveway.

In that video, Sacramento police can be seen approaching Clark in the driveway before the view is obscured by the building's roof. The video picks up with officers running into the backyard and jumping back behind the corner of the building for cover.

The police body-cam videos show the police running down the driveway after Clark and taking cover at the rear edge of the building. They can be heard yelling several times for Clark to stop and show them his hands before the 20-shot barrage.

"Show me your hands! Gun, gun, gun!" one of the officers can be heard shouting just before shots rang out.

The chopper video shows Clark moving toward the officers before the shooting, but it was unclear whether his arms were extended.

Clark, whose nickname was “Zo” based on his middle name Alonzo, was a father of a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old, according to his brother, Stevante Clark.

“He was a people person. He always reminded me of an old teenager. He could talk about religion, politics. He was very intellectual,” Stevante Clark told ABC News. “He would stay at home with the kids. I was very proud of him.”

Stevante Clark said his grandparents heard the shots in the backyard, but believed them to be firecrackers. It wasn’t until officers were around their house that they looked out the window and saw Stephon Clark lying on the ground, Stevante Clark said.

 “She yelled at them and called them murderers,” Stevante Clark said. “The cops didn’t provide us with any information about the alleged break-ins.”

Authorities are still investigating exactly what happened, a spokesperson for the police department told ABC News.

According to a press release earlier this week, police canvassed the area and found three vehicles with damages that they believed were caused by the suspect. There was also a nearby residence that had a sliding glass door shattered.

According to Stevante Clark, he and Stephon Clark would regularly enter their grandparents’ house through the backyard because the front doorbell didn’t work.

"It easily could have been me," Stevante Clark said.

Both officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave.

According to the spokesperson, Stephon Clark had prior felonies but would not go into detail about them.

This shooting comes less than two years after the killing of Joseph Mann, another unarmed Sacramento man who was shot by police in the summer of 2016.

His death led to a number of police reforms, including the requirement that all patrol officers wear body cameras and receive training in de-escalation.

Berry Accius, a community activist in Sacramento, was at the forefront of pushing for changes in the department after Mann was killed. He’s ready to do the same again after Stephon Clark’s death.

“There is no way for them to justify this. How do you shoot a person 20 times outside their grandparents’ house?” Accius told ABC News.

Accius thinks this shooting will be a test for the police department.

“Here is the moment of truth. This is now going to tell us if accountability, transparency and justice will be served,” Accius said. "If they are saying that this is a new culture of police then show us.”

The family is in the process of getting an attorney and Stevante has started a GoFundMe to raise funds to bury Stephon Clark next to their older brother, who died in 2006.

“I’m focused on his kids now,” Stevante Clark said. “I don’t want them to want for anything.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) --  Bail has been set at $400,000 for a police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a 40-year-old Australia woman last July.

Hennepin County prosecutors raised concerns during the first court appearance of former Minneapolis police Officer Mohamed Noor that he is a flight risk and may flee to his native Somalia.

But Noor's defense argued that he has lived in Minnesota since the age of 5, knows nothing else and isn't going anywhere.

Noor turned himself in to authorities Tuesday after he was indicted on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond's death.

A Hennepin County judge set bail $400,000 under the conditions that Noor surrender his passport. Noor was also instructed to not possess any firearms and to not contact his former police partner, Matthew Harrity, or anyone at the Minneapolis Police Department.

Bond was initially set at $500,000, jail records show.

Noor appeared in court for just 10 minutes and only spoke to confirm his name, birthday and address with the judge. He did not enter a plea.

On Tuesday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced the charges against Noor, saying that he "abused his authority to use deadly force" when he shot Damond.

On July 15, Damond had called 911 to report what she feared was a woman being sexually assaulted behind her home, according to the criminal complaint.

Noor, who was in the passenger seat of the squad car, shot Damond through the open window on the driver's side after he and Harrity were "spooked" by a noise, Freeman said.

Noor's attorney said he "acted as he has been trained" and that he should "not have been charged with any crime." Noor's last day as an employee with the police department was Saturday, but Minneapolis police would not comment on whether he resigned or was fired

Noor's next court appearance is set for May 8.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The suspect in the series of bombings in Austin, Texas, allegedly left a 25-minute recording on his phone confessing to making seven bombs, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said in a press conference Wednesday night.

In the recording, 23-year-old suspect Mark Conditt allegedly described each bomb that he constructed "with the level of specificity" that he was able to detail the differences in each one. Conditt also allegedly indicated that he believed police were closing in on him.

All seven bombs have been accounted for, the seventh of which detonated when police officers closed in on Conditt early Wednesday morning. Conditt was killed. Still, Manley warned the community to "remain vigilant."

While investigators may never determine the rationale behind the explosions, the recording "does not at all mention anything about terrorism or hate," Manley said.

"But, instead, it is the outcry of a very challenged young man talking about challenges in his personal life," the police chief said.

Investigators are labeling the recording as a "confession," Manley said, adding that it does not say whether any individuals were specifically targeted.

Conditt's family told ABC News that they were "devastated and broken" that he was "involved in such an awful way."

Three packages had detonated at residences in Austin, while another explosive was triggered by a tripwire and a fifth went off at a FedEx distribution center about 65 miles southwest of Austin, authorities said. A sixth package was found intact at a different FedEx center, and the seventh exploded in Conditt's car with him inside.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praised the collaborative efforts of both local and national law enforcement in catching the alleged bomb-maker.

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iStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The alleged serial bomber who terrorized central Texas for nearly three weeks, killing two people and injuring four, died early Wednesday when he detonated one of his homemade bombs in a his vehicle alongside a highway near Austin as police were moving in to arrest him, officials said.

The suspect was identified by authorities as Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, a community college dropout who a family friend described as being from a "normal Christian family."

Conditt was from Pflugerville, Texas, a suburb of Austin, the city where he allegedly focused his bombing spree, officials said.

Conditt's terrorizing rampage came to an end around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, several hours after a federal criminal complaint and arrest warrant were issued for him.

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said investigators zeroed in on Conditt as a person of interest and eventually the prime suspect in the bombing spree in the 24 to 36 hours leading up the fatal confrontation with him in Round Rock, Texas.

"We had surveillance teams looking for the suspect and we ultimately located the vehicle that this suspect was known to be driving and witnesses told us he was driving," Manley said at an news conference this morning.

He said the suspect's sport utility vehicle was spotted at a hotel in Round Rock, which is about 20 miles north of Austin. He said multiple federal and local police surrounded the hotel and were waiting for tactical teams with ballistic vehicles to arrive when the suspect's SUV started to move.

"We began following the vehicle, again, waiting to get the tactical vehicles here so we could make a stop," Manley said.

But the suspect abruptly pulled to the side of the road, Manley said.

"As members of the Austin Police Department SWAT team approached the vehicle, the suspect detonated a bomb inside the vehicle, knocking one of our SWAT officers back," Manley said.

He said another SWAT officer fired at the SUV, but it appeared Conditt died from "the blast that occurred from detonating a bomb from inside his vehicle."

Police remain concerned that Conditt may have planted more explosive packages elsewhere in the Austin area, and possibly booby trapped his home with bombs.

Investigators cordoned off a five-block radius around Conditt's residence in Pflugerville, evacuating homes within the perimeter and City Hall, Pflugerville Police Chief Jessica Robledo said a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Fred Milanowski, special agent in charge of Houston Field Division for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said investigators found bomb-making components and explosive materials inside the house, but none of the devices were completed bombs.

"There's primarily one room that has a considerable amount of material," Milanowski said. "I wouldn't call it a bomb-making factory, but there are definitely components consistent with what we've seen in all these other devices."

Christopher Combs, special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Antonio Division, said agents are still investigating to determine whether Conditt had accomplices in the rampage. While several people, including two of Conditt's roommates, were detained for questioning, no arrests have been made, according to the Austin Police Department.

After being briefed on the dramatic circumstances that led to the suspect's demise, President Donald Trump tweeted, "AUSTIN BOMBING SUSPECT IS DEAD. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!"

Residents of Austin had been on edge ever since the bombings began March 2, killing two people and injuring at least four others.

The first three explosions involved packages left on porches, while a fourth, which injured two men, ages 22 and 23, on Sunday night, was detonated by a tripwire tied to an explosive device. A fifth package exploded Tuesday morning on a conveyor belt at a FedEx sorting facility near San Antonio that injured one worker.

Later Tuesday, an unexploded bomb was discovered at a FedEx facility in Austin, two sources told ABC News. That was the sixth device tied to the serial bomber -- five package bombs and the device tethered to the tripwire.

Conditt's family released a statement today saying they are "devastated and broke by the news that our family member" was behind the bombing spree.

"We had no idea of the darkness that Mark must have been in," the statement reads. "Our family is normal 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."

A family friend, who asked not to be identified, told ABC News that Conditt was from a loving family.

"The family is a normal Christian family," the friend said. "There was nothing going on with Mark when I knew him. I knew him as a teenager. He reminded me of every teenage boy. It was hard to get a smile out of him. He was home-schooled and part of a home-school community."

Officials at Austin Community College said in a statement to ABC News that Conditt attended the school from 2010 to 2012, but did not graduate.

Conditt worked as a sales and purchasing representative for Crux Manufacturing in Pflugerville, an outfit that makes semiconductor parts, but was fired for undisclosed reasons in August 2017 after four years of employment, the company said in a statement to ABC station KVUE-TV in Austin.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A 12-year-old boy nearly drowned on a lazy river ride in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Monday evening after his leg got stuck in an underwater pump, according to police.

North Myrtle Beach police arrived at the Avista Resort around 10 p.m. to "find a juvenile stuck underwater in what is believed to be the intake pump to the lazy river," according to the police report.

Pat Dowling, public information officer for the City of North Myrtle Beach, told ABC News the suction held the boy's leg underwater because "the grate was not in place at that time."

First responders rescued the boy, who was not named by police. He was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown.

One witness told Myrtle Beach Online that “the boy was stuck under water for almost 10 minutes.”

Dowling said the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department is leading the investigation into the incident.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control told ABC News that Avista had passed recent pool inspections.

"DHEC conducts at least two annual unannounced routine inspections of all public swimming pools operating in the state of South Carolina during the swimming season," the department said, adding that Avista had passed the two most recent inspections.

Avista Resort did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

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iStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) --  Mark Conditt, the suspect who authorities believe was responsible for a series of bombings that killed two and injured at least four others in the Austin area used the name “Kelly Killmore” to ship two packages containing bombs via FedEx shortly after 7:30 pm on Sunday, according to law enforcement sources.

Photos obtained and reviewed by ABC News appeared to show the suspect, clad in a wig and hat and light colored gloves dropping off the packages at a FedEx location in Austin.

The two packages stayed hidden in the shipping system until one exploded on a conveyer belt at a FedEx facility in Schertz, Texas.

After that explosion, there was a rapid series of breaks in the investigation.

And as investigators closed in, Condit apparently took his own life by detonating a bomb after a brief pursuit by police.

Bomb technicians from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) had been painstakingly piecing together evidence from four separate bomb blasts, linking them through detailed forensic analysis at their laboratory. Those leads created a shopping list of sorts, items used to construct the devices, law enforcement sources tell ABC News.

“We try to identify all the components and we break it down to where the components are sold and who would have bought those and if they bought multiple components,” ATF Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski told ABC News’ Matt Gutman. “Eventually you get to suspects and tie them into other areas. The vehicle and the area, what stores they were at, was there videotape.”

ATF and FBI agents, along with investigators from the Austin Police Department fanned out across the area in and around the Austin, focusing on hardware store and other retailers that could have been sources for bomb components.

The detonation at the FedEx facility accelerated the hunt for the killer. Armed with new information about the bombing, investigators quickly established a possible suspect identity.

That quickly led to a vehicle.

Up to this point, each law enforcement agency brought its specialized resources to bear – ATF brought sophisticated bomb and post-blast analysis capabilities, the FBI brought dozens of agents and its Behavioral Analysis Unit experts. By Tuesday afternoon, the investigation had turned into a manhunt.

Enter the U.S. Marshals.

Investigators had a high degree of confidence, at this point, that Conditt was their man. They established surveillance on his home and were getting ready to execute a search warrant at that location.

 Law enforcement sources say a decision was made to delay the search until daylight, due to safety concerns.

Authorities were concerned about the potential for booby traps in light of the bombing on Sunday which was believed to have been set off by a trip wire.

Close to midnight, FBI agents developed information suggesting that Conditt was in the vicinity of a Red Roof Inn in Round Rock, Texas.

At 1:30 a.m., Wednesday, Deputy U.S. Marshals with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force spotted the suspect’s vehicle, a red Nissan Pathfinder, sitting in a parking lot at a hotel in Round Rock, Texas, north of Austin and set up surveillance, according to law enforcement sources briefed on the matter.

“We had multiple officers from both the police department and our federal partners that took up positions around the hotel awaiting the arrival of our tactical teams because we wanted to have ballistic vehicles is to attempt to take this suspect into custody as safely as possible,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters, Wednesday.

Conditt was not in the vehicle and was assumed to be in the hotel. Authorities worked quickly to set up a perimeter and assemble a SWAT team from Austin Police Department. Investigators were concerned about the possible danger associated with potential bombs and wanted armored vehicles present.

Authorities also were rushed to get search warrants for the hotel and car, sources tell ABC News.

Law enforcement sources tell ABC News at approximately 2:10 am, Conditt, exited the hotel, got into his car and drove away. Police quietly pursued.

Investigators believe a short time later, Condit spotted the surveillance and pulled over. Officers gave verbal commands which Conditt did not obey. At 2:21 am, Conditt appeared to reach down, police fired one shot and Conditt detonated a device, killing him, according to law enforcement sources briefed on the matter.

Chief Deputy U.S. Marshall Melesio Hernandez, Sr. credits the solid partnerships between state and federal law enforcement with bringing the manhunt to an end. “That was the key in developing this case,” Hernandez told ABC News.

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iStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The family of suspected Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt said they were stunned and “broken” that he was behind the deadly bombings in Austin over the last month.

"We are devastated and broken at the news that our family member could be involved in such an awful way," the family said in a statement.

It continued, "We had no idea of the darkness that Mark must have been in. 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.”

Law enforcement sources named Mark Anthony Conditt as the suspect in the bombings that killed two and injured at least four others.

Conditt, 23, was killed by one of his explosives earlier this morning.

He is believed to have been a resident of Pflugerville, Texas, a town just north of Austin.

A family friend, who does not want her name shared publicly, spoke to ABC News about Conditt and his family.

“The family is a normal Christian family. There was nothing going on with Mark when I knew him, I knew him as a teenager. He reminded me of every teenage boy, it was hard to get a smile out of him," the friend said.

“These people are hurting and will have to bury their son in pieces, their family is good,” she said.

 More details about the suspect’s personal life are being made public.

Austin Community College confirmed that Conditt attended classes at the school from 2010 to 2012.

He was a business administration major and took classes at two of the community college’s campuses, the school said in a statement.

Conditt did not graduate but “left the college in 2012 [in] good academic standing,” the school said.

The incidents associated with Conditt included three package bombs that detonated at residences in Austin, then an explosive triggered by a tripwire, a package bomb that went off at a FedEx distribution center about 65 miles southwest of Austin in Schertz, and finally a second package that was found intact at a different FedEx center.

The final explosion, which killed Conditt, took place early this morning when he reportedly detonated the bomb as police approached his car.

Agents rebuilt several of the bombs and were able to determine that they had a telltale signature, which included the components in the bombs and the explosives used.

Investigators then did gumshoe detective work – finding out which stores sold the materials, and figuring out who bought them. That ultimately led them to a vehicle, address and identity.

According to Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who was briefed by the FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety this morning, the suspect purchased bomb making material at Home Depot near his house. The materials included nails for shrapnel and battery packs.

McCaul said that investigators tracked Conditt using his car and cellphone, zeroing in on him as the primary suspect after spotting him on surveillance video trying to mail a package from a FedEx shipping center in Southwest Austin.

In spite of earlier suggestions that the suspect may have had military experience given the sophisticated nature of the explosives used, records indicate that Conditt never served in the military.

Police are still concerned that other packages may have already been sent or placed elsewhere in the city and warned the public to stay vigilant in reporting suspicious items.

Authorities are actively searching Conditt’s house, looking for more information and a possible motive, McCaul said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(LEXINGTON PARK, Md.) -- The 17-year-old boy who allegedly shot two classmates at their Maryland high school "had a prior relationship" with one of his victims "which recently ended," authorities said Wednesday.

Austin Rollins allegedly shot and injured a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy in a Great Mills High School hallway just before classes began on Tuesday. Rollins died after exchanging gunfire with a school resource officer, authorities said. It was not immediately clear if the officer or the suspect fired the fatal shot.

"All indications suggest the shooting was not a random act of violence," the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday. "Rollins and the female victim had a prior relationship which recently ended."

The sheriff's office said Rollins used a handgun that was legally owned by his father.

"The investigation has not yet uncovered any public social media posts/threats made by Rollins," the sheriff's office added.

Authorities are still interviewing people who knew Rollins, the sheriff's office said.

The 16-year-old girl was gravely injured and is in critical condition, the sheriff's office and UM Prince George's Hospital Center said today. The 14-year-old boy, who suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh, has been released, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital said.

St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron called the shooting "our worst nightmare."

"This is what we prepare for," he said. "And this is what we pray we never have to do."

Principal Jake Heibel said in a statement, "Words cannot express the sadness and grief that our school community is feeling right now."

"I know that we are shaken and scared after today’s events and will struggle for sometime trying to make sense of it all," Heibel said. "I do not know exactly how but we will find a way to overcome this tragedy. Now more than ever we need to stand together as a school community to love, cherish, and support one another. We have and we will continue to stay strong, stay together, and find a way to get through this."

The high school is closed for the rest of the week and will reopen after spring break on April 2. Counseling is available, the principal said.

This shooting came four days before Saturday's March for Our Lives in nearby Washington, D.C. Thousands of students are expected to descend on the nation’s capital to rally for gun control and safer schools in the wake of the deadly Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Less than one week before Great Mills High School faced its own shooting, its students were among the thousands participating in the National School Walkout, according to local news outlet

The walkout, which marked a month since the Parkland massacre, was organized as a call on Congress to tighten gun laws.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) --  The search for the suspected serial bomber accused of terrorizing the city of Austin, Texas, for weeks came to an explosive end this morning.

The suspect, who has since been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, was surrounded by police when an explosive went off in his vehicle.

The investigation into the case is far from over, as law enforcement officials work to determine how the 24-year-old man was able to build so many different explosives and detonate them without being caught.

The bombings started March 2, claiming the first of several victims.

Here is the timeline of events that have led hundreds of investigators on a manhunt.

Friday, March 2

About 6:55 a.m., police received calls about an explosion at a private residence.

The victim in this explosion, Anthony Stephan House, died from his injuries after being transported to a local hospital.

House's death was initially investigated as suspicious, and Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said that after the subsequent bombings it was reclassified as a homicide investigation.

Monday, March 12

The first blast of the day, reported about 6:44 a.m., killed a male teenager, later identified as Draylen Mason, and injured a woman in her 40s.

The blast occurred at a single-family home in the northeast section of the city and was caused by a package that had been placed on the porch of a home rather than being delivered, police said. Police believe the explosion happened after residents took the package inside to open it.

 The explosion was "very similar to the incident that occurred in Austin back on March 2, and if you’ll remember, that incident also occurred in the morning hours when the victim, in that case, went out front and found a package on their front steps that exploded causing that individual’s death," the Austin police chief said at a news conference.

Police received calls about the second explosion of the day at 11:50 a.m. The blast injured a 75-year-old woman who Manley said "came outside of her residence and found a package out front and picked up that package."

Sunday, March 18

Authorities made a direct appeal to the bomber, with Manley saying that he hoped the bomber was watching and would "reach out to us before anyone else is injured or killed."

That didn't stop the carnage, however.

 Hours later, the fourth blast was triggered when two victims either stepped on or kicked a tripwire as they were walking on a sidewalk in the Travis Country neighborhood of Austin. The tripwire set off the explosive device that was placed near a fence at 8:32 p.m. on Sunday March 18, police said.

Manley said the use of a tripwire to detonate the device is different than the package bombs used in the other attacks that occurred on March 2 and March 12, and signaled that whoever is responsible has "a higher level of sophistication, a higher level of skills" than previously suspected.

The victims, ages 22 and 23, were in stable condition at a hospital with "significant injuries."

Police issued a “safety alert” in the wake of the bombing, urging people located within a half-mile radius of where the incident occurred to stay indoors until 10 a.m. local time.

Tuesday, March 20

A fifth explosion happened in the early hours this morning, but the distance and nature of the blast differ from the earlier instances.

The latest explosion occurred about 12:30 a.m. at a FedEx facility in the San Antonio suburb of Schertz, about 65 miles southwest of Austin, where two men were injured Sunday night in the fourth bombing in 17 days to rock the Texas capital.

 A medium-sized box containing nails and metal shrapnel exploded on a conveyor belt, according to police, who spoke with ABC San Antonio affiliate KSAT-TV.

The injuries to the worker were "possibly from the sound of the device going off," Lt. Manny Casas of the Schertz Police Department said. The worker was treated at the scene and did not have to be hospitalized, officials said.

At noon local time, FedEx confirmed, the person who had shipped the explosive package also "shipped a second package that has now been secured and turned over to law enforcement."

Over the course of the day, three FedEx locations were closed and being investigated, the first one in Schertz followed by two others in and around Austin.

There was some initial concern that an old military ordinance that had been donated to a Goodwill in Austin was connected to the bombings. But that was later determined to be false. The package caused an injury to a store employee and emergency responders assessed the situation. Police later said that it was not an explosive device, it was not connected to the bomber and was not done by an attempted copycat.

Wednesday March 21

The manhunt came to an explosive end in the early hours of March 21.

The suspect, who law enforcement sources later publicly identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, died from another bomb after local and federal agents closed in on him.

The confrontation occurred in Round Rock, about 20 miles north of Austin, where the string of bomb attacks began March 2.

Police zeroed in on the eventual suspect as a person of interest over the past 24 to 36 hours, eventually locating his vehicle with the help of surveillance teams, authorities said at a press conference early today.

Local and federal authorities took up positions near a hotel where the suspect had stopped his vehicle, awaiting tactical teams to help apprehend him.

The suspect, after beginning to drive away, stopped on the side of the road and as Austin SWAT team members approached, the device detonated inside his vehicle. One officer was knocked back and suffered minor injuries, and another fired at the suspect.

"There will be a lengthy investigation that will take place regarding the officer-involved shooting," Manley said.

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Subscribe To This Feed YORK) -- Yet another nor'easter is tearing through the Northeast, bringing heavy snow and gusty winds to Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia and New York this afternoon.

A foot of snow has already fallen in parts of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland.

The rough weather is expected to especially pummel the New York City area during the evening rush hour.

Snowfall rates could reach 1 to 3 inches per hour from Philadelphia to New York City Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Winds may reach 35 mph which could lead to whiteout conditions on the roads.

By 7 p.m., the heavy snow will continue in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia and New York. At that point, the snow will just be reaching Boston.

"Evening rush hour is going to be very, very difficult. At times, it's going to be very hard to see if you're out there on the roads," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. "We want to encourage all New Yorkers right now, if you don't need to be out this evening, don't go out.

"If you are at work right now, try to leave early if you possibly can," he continued. "Employers, try to let your staff out early because we expect from about 4 o'clock on the snow to start to accumulate very, very quickly -- that will create ... difficult conditions on the roads."

"Welcome to spring!" New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joked at a news conference Wednesday.

Cuomo warned that the heavy, wet snow combined with high wind gusts could create major problems because the snow can sit on trees and power lines, and the strong winds may bring those trees and power lines to the ground.

Public schools in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., are closed Wednesday.

Federal offices are also closed in D.C.

Over 4,000 flights have been canceled, according to FlightAware. New York City's LaGuardia Airport expects airlines to cancel all flights after noon Wednesday.

This is the fourth nor’easter to hit the region in less than three weeks. Altogether, the storms have caused more than 10,000 flight cancellations, creating the worst March for travelers in several years, according to FlightAware.

The nor’easter will be fading on Thursday morning, leaving behind gusty winds across the Northeast and lingering snow in the Boston area.

Cape Cod will see high winds, large waves and possible coastal flooding during high tide. 

Washington, D.C., may see up to 8 inches before the snow ends Wednesday evening. Higher amounts are expected north of the city -- Maryland and Virginia already have 6 to 12 inches.

In Philadelphia, 8 to 12 inches of snow is possible in the city and surrounding suburbs with the heaviest snow falling between 2 pm. and 6 p.m. .

New York City may see 6 to 10 inches with the heaviest snow falling between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Eastern Long Island and eastern and central New Jersey could have 6 to 12 inches.

In Boston, 3 to 7 inches of snow is expected.

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@OlyPD/Twitter(OLYMPIA, Was.) -- Olympia Police are searching for a suspect connected to fires at two Jehovah’s Witness Halls.

Olympia Fire responded to the fire at Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Olympia on Monday morning, according to a press release. The fire was extinguished and the structure was unoccupied at the time, the release said.

Video released by Olympia Police shows a suspect pouring liquid outside the building and then starting a fire.

“There was a strong smell of petroleum similar to gasoline and other items suggesting the fire had been deliberately started,” the release said.

A similar fire was reported later Monday morning at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tumwater, according to the release. The fire was quickly extinguished and, according to officials, “appears similar to the Olympia fire.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is assisting in the investigation.

Officials are asking anyone with information on the suspect to come forward. Both incidents are still under investigation.

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iStock/Thinkstock(MONTECITO, Calif.) -- Rain is pummeling the West Coast from Oregon to Southern California as the strongest storm of the season moves in over the next 24 hours.

Waves of rain are expected over the next two days in California, with the heaviest hitting the southern part of the state.

In Santa Barbara County, 30,000 people were told to evacuate, including residents of Montecito, who were hard-hit from the deadly mudslides in January.

The heaviest rain is expected to reach Southern California on Thursday, and rainfall rates could be as high as 1 inch per hour -- causing possible mudslides and rock slides.

Rainfall totals in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara could reach 2 to 3 inches. The coastal range could see as much as 5 to 10 inches.

Meanwhile, a winter storm warning is also in effect for the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in Northern California, which could see close to 5 feet of snow by Saturday.

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ABC News(PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.) -- The parents of a 12-year-old girl who took her own life after they say she was severely bullied by peers, and even adults, at her Florida middle school are calling for school officials to "be held responsible, ultimately, for what they've allowed."

"She had all the love in the world when she came home," Shane Green said of his late daughter, Gabbie Green. "But the days that she went to school ... she would be isolated and manipulated and demoralized."

On Jan. 10 of this year, while her parents thought she was getting ready for church, Gabbie Green hanged herself in her closet.

Prior to her decision to take her own life, her parents said, she had been the victim of rampant bullying and cyberbullying.

Tanya Green told ABC News' Amy Robach that her 12-year-old daughter "developed quicker" than some of her peers, "and that made her possibly stand out."

Gabbie and her family had recently moved from Michigan to Florida, where Gabbie started sixth grade at Surfside Middle School as a new student.

Shane Green said that "she began to be bullied by not only some students," but even some "teachers" and "administrators" at her school.

"We feel like it started there," he added, saying that Gabbie had "really no support system when she went to school."

Shane Green emphasized that "more than anything" his daughter was "demoralized" at school.

The parents said the bullying began on social media, though it eventually escalated to offline incidents as well.

"There were memes, they put memes out of her figure," Tanya Green said.

Shane Green added that there was even "a picture with a gun to her head."

The parents said they went to the school for help, but the bullying only grew worse online and even became physical.

On the day Gabbie took her own life, the parents say she had been receiving harassing text messages.

"They were saying that they were going spread rumors about her," Tanya Green said of the messages. Shane Green added the texts "were telling her that she should just kill herself" and that "nobody liked her."

Later that day, while her parents thought she was getting ready for church, Gabbie hanged herself in her closet.

Panama City Beach police said that shortly before her death, Gabbie was on the phone with another student, and that she had told him she had just tried to hang herself. He responded by saying, "If you're going to do it, just do it," according to police.

Tanya Green said she "never, never" thought it was possible for her daughter to take her own life.

Shane Green added that "she was brave and strong, and she knew how to encourage people that maybe had had those thoughts in the past."

"We think she just wanted the people outside of her house to notice something was wrong," Shane Green added of why he thinks she did it.

The father said he doesn't think Gabbie wanted to die.

"She wanted one person at that school to pat her on the back and say, 'It’s OK,'" he said.

Following Gabbie's death, Panama City Beach police charged two 12-year-old middle school students with cyberstalking, telling ABC News that while they did not find that cyberbullying was the sole cause of Gabbie's death, it transpired at the time of her death.

The parents said that while they believe the actions of the two other children played a part in their daughter's death, Shane Green is calling for "those administrators and school officials" to "be held responsible, ultimately, for what they've allowed."

Earlier this month, the Greens notified the school district of their intent to sue, writing in a letter to the school board that Gabbie "was the victim of persistent bullying," while a student at Surfside Middle School, and that the behavior "went unpunished, unreported, or was promulgated."

The Bay County School District told ABC News in a statement that it is "so very sorry for the tragic loss suffered by the Green family."

"The death of a student is something that is felt by the entire district and our counselors have continued to support the students and staff at Surfside Middle School through this difficult time and those resources remain available for as long as they are needed," the statement added. "We understand that the Green family has retained legal counsel and so, upon the advice of our legal counsel, we are not able to discuss any specific details regarding this tragic situation."

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