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    Jan 12, 2020:
    • Parents rejected backpack searches at school where boy killed his teacher,
    • GTO: schools check student backpack only if parents authorize it,
    • 'Safe Backpack' program will be mandatory in Oaxaca,
    • Leoneses lead request to legally use marijuana,
    • US Auto Imports from Mexico Hit Record but Mexico’s Global Auto Exports Fall for First Time since 2009,
    • Children eating crap from Nepal to Mexico,
    • Deadly Storms Sweep Through Southern United States,
    • Spidercat.

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    Parents rejected backpack searches at school where boy killed his teacher
    Parents of students at the Coahuila school where an 11-year-old carried out a deadly shooting on Friday morning had rejected the state’s backpack inspection program in October.

    The boy smuggled two Glock pistols into the school in his backpack and shot his teacher, killing her and wounding six others before turning a gun on himself. The wounded have been reported in stable condition.

    A document released after the shooting reveals that superintendent María Mayela Escobedo Carrillo notified state education authorities of the parents’ refusal to participate in the program.
    Parents rejected backpack searches at school where boy killed his teacher.
    See also: Parents rejected review of backpacks at Torreón school since October (sp).

    In Guanajuato, schools check student backpack only if parents authorize it.
    In Guanajuato, the “Safe Backpack” program applies only if there is a petition signed by the parents. In León, for example, students are only reviewed in 55 of the more than one thousand schools there.

    In Guanajuato as in Coahuila , Human Rights limited the review of backpacks in schools. It can only be done if authorized by parents.

    The Ministry of Education (SEG) performs the operation "Safe Backpack", only with signed request.
    In Guanajuato, schools check student backpack only if parents authorize it (sp).

    Due to tragedy in Torreón, 'Safe Backpack' program will be mandatory in Oaxaca
    Filters will be established at the entrance doors of the schools in the entity; Parents, teachers and police will participate in the program.

    In OaxacaThe Safe Backpack program will be mandatory in all public and private schools to avoid a tragedy such as Torreón Coahuila, where a young man entered a weapon to kill his teacher and committed suicide.

    The security protocols will be applied by parents, teachers and police and it is intended that there are filters in the income gates of each of the schools in the entity, mainly in the metropolitan area and its conurbation area, where there is greater influence of social networks.
    Due to tragedy in Torreón, 'Safe Backpack' program will be mandatory in Oaxaca (sp).

    Leoneses lead request to legally use marijuana
    During 2019, it was 25 Leonese who began their process to consume marijuana legally; Of these 22 are men and three women.

    This is in accordance with the requests issued by the citizens through the Ministry of Public Health that reported in the access response to the information requested by Zona Franca that from January to November of the year total 43 requests made throughout Guanajuato, being Leon who tops the list.
    Leoneses lead request to legally use marijuana (sp).

    US Auto Imports from Mexico Hit Record but Mexico’s Global Auto Exports Fall for First Time since 2009
    GM shifts even more production to Mexico (even as its US sales fall). But Ford’s imports from Mexico plunge. FCA’s, Audi’s, Nissan’s down too.

    Hit by the global swoon in auto sales, Mexico’s exports of cars and trucks to the rest of the world fell by 3.4%, to 3.3 million units in 2019, the first annual decline since 2009. Exports to Europe plunged.

    The U.S. imports eight out of 10 cars and trucks that are assembled in Mexico. Over the first nine months of 2019, auto imports from Mexico grew at 8% year-over-year. But in Q4, imports suddenly plunged 11%, according to data from the Mexican automotive industry association AMIA (released by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography INEGI). In December alone, auto imports tumbled 16.7%. The year-end swoon slashed year-total growth of imports from Mexico to just 2.9%, the smallest increase in over a decade. In 2019, the US imported 2.64 million vehicles from Mexico ...
    US Auto Imports from Mexico Hit Record but Mexico’s Global Auto Exports Fall for First Time since 2009.

    Children eating crap, from Nepal to Mexico
    The interviewees said that between the two they eat 6 packages of instant soups a day: "We see ads for Coca Cola and instant soups during football matches."
    In middle and low-income countries around the world, according to reports from UN agencies, obesity has skyrocketed and malnutrition still remains a significant percentage.
    Children eating crap, from Nepal to Mexico (sp).

    Deadly Storms Sweep Through Southern United States, Leaving At Least 9 Dead
    Authorities say at least nine people have died in severe storms that are spreading across much of the United States, bringing dangerous winds across the South and blinding snow and ice to parts of the Great Plains and Midwest.

    At least seven tornadoes have been confirmed in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, according to the National Weather Service.
    Deadly Storms Sweep Through Southern United States, Leaving At Least 9 Dead.

    Spidercat

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