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Alabama Public Television refused to air an episode of the PBS animated children’s show Arthur, because it featured a same-sex wedding. The episode, “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” depicted the wedding of Mr. Ratburn, a rat, and Patrick, an aardvark. The APT’s Mike McKenzie said that since parents weren’t warned about the gay wedding, “we felt it would be a violation of trust to broadcast the episode.”
Schools are turning to a smartphone app to help combat active shooters. The Share911 app, now in use in more than 200 schools nationwide, allows staff to share and receive information with police while a mass shooting is underway. “You can’t decide if you’re going to run, hide, or fight in the absence of information,” explained Share911 CEO Erik Endress.