News Roundup: Santa Fe High School Students Return To Class After Mass Shooting

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By Becky FogelMay 29, 2018 2:47 pm

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Santa Fe High School students returned to campus Tuesday for the first time since a gunman killed 10 people and injured 13 others. Bree Butler, a senior at Santa Fe High, spoke with Houston Public Media.

“In a way, I’m kind of glad to go back to school, because I don’t want that day to be the last day I ever step foot in my high school,” Butler said.

Santa Fe Independent School District officials say multiple law enforcement agencies from across the state will be providing additional security today. The last day of school is Thursday and graduation is scheduled for Friday.

The four-year search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended today with the plane’s whereabouts still a mystery.

Houston-based company, Ocean Infinity spearheaded this latest attempt to locate the jet, which vanished in 2014. There were 239 people on board.

The Texas firm released a video describing their efforts to find the airplane in March, around the fourth anniversary of its disappearance.

They began the private search on January 2, 2018, after Australia, China and Malaysia ended their official searches last year.

Ocean Infinity had agreed to search for the aircraft unpaid. It would have received a reward of up to $70 million if it had found the wreckage or black boxes. No other searches are scheduled.

The number of Texas foster children sleeping in Child Protective Services offices, hotels, or shelters spiked to over 50 in April.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that between September of 2017 and April of 2018, 196 children were forced to sleep in these facilities while awaiting a foster home. That’s down from 384 kids during the same period the year before.

The Golden State Warriors return to the NBA finals after besting the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. After the game, Rockets guard Eric Gordon told reporters his team would be headed to the finals if not for Chris Paul’s strained right hamstring.

“It’s definitely tough because when everybody counted us out before the series started, you know we knew we had a chip on this shoulder to win this series,” Gordon said. “And it sucks because you know you could win this series if you had one more playmaker. Chris, if he had been out there, we would have been playing on Thursday.”

Rockets star James Harden said their losses in Game 6 and 7 boiled down to how they played during the second half of each game.

“One half of basketball,” Harden said. “We just didn’t have the same energy we had in the first half, our pace, it was extremely frustrating.”

Golden State will now face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the fourth year in a row. Game 1 is Thursday night.