A four-year Navy veteran from Akron was among the dozens of people injured in the Colorado movie theater shootings last week.
Gail Richards tells WKYC Channel 3 News that she believes her daughter's military experience may have saved her life.
22-year-old Carli Richards was hit with buckshot during the mass shooting at the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises."
(Courtesy: WKYC Channel 3 News)
Carli graduated from Garfield High School before leaving Akron in 2008 to join the Navy. She is currently a fashion retailing student in Denver.
Gail says her daughter, Carli, and her boyfriend ran to safety when they quickly realized gas canisters were released in the theater. She says her daughter is expected to recover from her injuries.
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A student was found outside of Garfield High School with a two guns and a knife Tuesday afternoon.
Akron police reports a school resource officer arrested 18-year-old Clay Lucas in the parking lot shortly before 2 p.m.
A teacher noticed Lucas showing his gun to other students. Officers found two handguns and a buck knife.
Lucas has been charged with two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm in a school safety zone and a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon for having the knife.
He was booked into the Summit County Jail.
A local high school student ends up in the hospital after consuming a corrosive chemical.
Akron Public School officials are investigating why a student at Garfield High School drank from a container of a film developing chemical solution that contained sulfuric acid Tuesday morning. She was taken to Children's Hospital by Akron paramedics when she complained of not feeling well.
APS Superintendent David James tells AkronNewsNow an investigation is underway as to how the student obtained the liquid and how she ended up drinking it.
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