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March 28, 2023

Six killed in Nashville school shooting


  • Six people, including three children and three staff, have been killed at a private Christian school in Tennessee.
  • Three of the victims were pupils aged nine or under.
  • The shooting was carried out by an ex-student of the school, 28-year-old Audrey Hale.
  • Police believe the attack was pre-meditated after finding detailed plans at the attacker’s address.
  • According to data compiled by Education Week, there have been 12 school shootings that resulted in death or injury in the US this year.
  • For more on this story, please visit the BBC News website.

Experts warn of WhatsApp ‘family emergency’ scam targeting users across UK

  • WhatsApp fraud is when cybercriminals pretend to be a victim’s acquaintance and then ask for money.
  • Currently the most prevalent form of ‘family emergency’ WhatsApp scam is from criminals posing as a friend or family member claiming to need financial help.
  • The fraudster will typically pretend there is urgency to the situation which would entice their victim to act quickly.
  • Usually, the phone number used by the criminal is unknown, but the photo attached will be familiar to the victim as the criminal has copied it from social media platforms.
  • You can check out our safeguarding update on our website titled ‘The ‘Hi Mum’ WhatsApp Scam’ for more advice.
  • For more on this, please see the IFA Magazine’s website.

‘There was no riot’ Gwynedd councillor plays down concerns over sex education row

  • Concerns over a meeting about sex education in schools which led to police clearing public galleries has been described as being “over-egged” by councillors.
  • This comes after criticism to the Welsh Government’s sex education policy for schools.
  • The Gwynedd council meeting was disrupted by heckling from the public gallery, which resulted in the police being called in and councillors held in the council chamber for “safety reasons”.
  • One councillor said that members of the public “objected loudly out of sheer frustration” but there “certainly wasn’t a riot” at the Gwynedd council meeting.
  • The Welsh Government has said children will “only learn topics that are appropriate to their age and development” under the policy.
  • For the full story, please visit the Nation Cymru website.