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December 1, 2016 by Howard Cox (Register to contact)

Ron Messer class of '75 was severely hurt in an auto accident, He is recovering. More info check with Ernie Green '75 or Ron's sister Carla '76(?) '77(?).

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  1. Huffman High School shooting: Student held in death of 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington  AL.com
  2. 1 student dead, another injured in shooting at Huffman High School in Birmingham  WVTM13
  3. Huffman High School shooting: 2 students shot in apparent gun accident at Birmingham, Alabama school  CBS News
  4. Shots fired at US high school - one killed, two wounded as students hide under tables  Express.co.uk
  5. Huffman High students return to school Friday with increased security  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com
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  1. Huffman High School junior charged in fatal shooting of classmate Courtlin Arrington  AL.com
  2. Teen charged in on-campus shooting of Huffman High School student  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com
  3. Teen Charged With Manslaughter In Huffman High School Shooting  Patch.com
  4. Huffman High in Birmingham where school shooting happened now closed  Yellowhammer News
  5. Charges filed in deadly Huffman High School shooting  WVTM13
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Teen indicted in death of classmate Courtlin Arrington at Huffman High School  AL.com

A Birmingham teen has been indicted in the March shooting death of his classmate Courtlin Arrington inside a Huffman High School classroom. A Jefferson ...



Judge: Death of Huffman High student not intentional but 'extremely reckless'  AL.com

Michael Jerome Barber,17, is charged with reckless manslaughter in the March 7 shooting at Huffman High School that left 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington dead.



Innocent teen bystander dies from gunshot wound to head: Huffman High grieves again  AL.com

Nyteria Spigner, a junior at Huffman High School, was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital Wednesday morning. She is the city's 35th homicide in 2018, and the ...



Wrongful death lawsuit filed in shooting death of Courtlin Arrington at Huffman High School  AL.com

The family of slain Huffman High School senior Courtlin Arrington on Tuesday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Birmingham Board of Education and ...



Doctor creates scholarship in Huffman High School senior's memory  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

A Birmingham doctor is turning tragedy into something positive for students with healthcare career goals. Dr. Kre Johnson created a $1000 scholarship in honor ...



Huffman High School student talks about deadly shooting  WVTM13

A Huffman High School freshman talks about a shooting that claimed the life of a 17-year-old classmate and injured another.



Huffman High School students walk out of class for student killed last week, Florida victims  AL.com

The student walkout was supported by Birmingham City Schools, who announced yesterday they would not discipline any students who chose to walk out of ...



She finds goodness where others see only trouble  AL.com

She believes you change the world when you reach an at-risk child. You break the cycle of crime and government dependency and incarceration. You save lives ...



Mom fears for daughter's safety at Huffman High graduation  AL.com

Tamara Jenkins, a disabled military veteran, said multiple threats have been made against her 18-year-old daughter who is set to receive her diploma from ...



Family of slain Huffman High School student files wrongful death lawsuit  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Lawyers representing the estate of Courtlin Arrington filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Jefferson Civil Circuit Court on Tuesday.



Emantic ‘E.J.’ Bradford, Jr: a ‘silly’, ‘goofball’, ‘teacher’s pet’ who ‘resonates with so many’  AL.com

Elijah King was a junior at Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School when freshman Emantic Bradford, Jr. walked through the doors. King didn't originally ...



Huffman High students hold vigil, march to call for end to violence  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

A Huffman High School student is begging for change after losing a fellow classmate in last week's shooting. Students said it will be difficult to walk through the ...



Suspected burglar arrested at Huffman High School  CBS42.com

A sizable Police presence was at Huffman High School around noon today. Birmingham Police declined to speak on camera, but they told us via text message ...



Family of Huffman High School shooting victim calls for action  WVTM13

The aunt of a 17-year-old killed by a fellow student an Alabama school last week has called for school safety reform and action against gun violence. Shenise ...



Andre Smith makes quick return to NFL  AL.com

Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill jumps over offensive tackle Andre Smith (71) during an NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 13, 2015 ...



Mother of Huffman student killed in shooting files wrongful death lawsuit  WVTM13

Mother of Huffman student killed in shooting files wrongful death lawsuit.



Birmingham football player Michael Barber charged with manslaughter in shooting of classmate  USA TODAY High School Sports

Barber has been charged with shooting La'shawn Arrington at Huffman High in Birmingham.



Attorney of Huffman High shooter calls case "tough"  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

The attorney believes the timing of Arrington's death, just three weeks after the massive school shooting in Parkland, Fla., may have played a role in the reason ...



Family, classmates remember Courtlin Arrington at Huffman graduation  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

The graduating class at Huffman High School honoring their lost classmate, Courtlin Arrington, with an empty chair. The 17-year-old aspiring nurse was shot and ...



Cardinals release Andre Smith, former Montevallo standout takes his place in lineup  AL.com

Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Andre Smith (71) blocks during an NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 28, 2018, at State Farm Stadium in ...



Student, 17, shot to death at Birmingham AL high school  American School & University

A 17-year-old high school student in Birmingham, Ala., has been shot to death inside a classroom in the school. Al.com reports that Courtlin Arrington, a senior at ...



TAP hosting inaugural free HS football camp in Birmingham  AL.com

The camp, set for Thursday, July 26, from 7-9 p.m., at Huffman High School, is free and open to all underclassmen in grades 8 through 12.



Increased security at Birmingham schools  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Birmingham City School System to increase security measures.



Birmingham teen pleads guilty to killing 20-year-old in 2016 shooting  AL.com

A Birmingham teenager was sentenced to prison yesterday after pleading guilty to killing a young man whom police tried to help. Tishaun Johnson, 19, was ...



Community rallies behind returning Huffman students; some leave class early  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

A rousing greeting met Huffman High School students as they arrived at school Monday.



Parker High School teacher, Huffman High student win NextGen competition  Birmingham Times

Kaleena Watts, who teaches American literature in A.H. Parker High School's English Department and Jarvis Prewitt, a 16-year-old Huffman High School junior, ...



Birmingham school district to roll out new protocol on school safety  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

"Our district is in a season of change," said Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring as she addressed a crowd of parents and neighbors.



Birmingham Alabama high school shooting leaves 'student injured' | Daily Star  Daily Star

A DEADLY shooting at a US school has left one student dead and two injured, according to reports.



19-year-old held after shots fired at Huffman High  AL.com

A 19-year-old fired a shot in the parking lot. A Birmingham Police Department officer also fired a shot.



'Outraged' Birmingham mayor calls for public's help after sleeping 12-year-old shot  AL.com

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said he was "outraged" after learning a 12-year-old boy was shot and injured while he slept inside his home early Monday ...



17-year-old girl shot in the head at Inglenook Rec Center; female suspect in custody  CBS42.com

The victim, Nyteria Spigner, has been pronounced dead at UAB Hospital, according to Birmingham Police. . For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and ...



Tough day for Parker High School; Tough year for Birmingham City Schools  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Two months, three separate tragedies, and five students killed. It has been an emotional year of loss for Birmingham City Schools.



Zapp Band to highlight City Council District 1 music festival  Birmingham Times

Zapp Band, Logan The Entertainer and Charlez & The Purple Experience will highlight the District 1 Music Festival on Friday, August 17. The festival, hosted by ...



Alabama schools participating in second National School Walkout  AL.com

This walkout is in memory of the April 20, 1999 shooting at Columbine High School that killed 12 students and one teacher.



Birmingham church unites community to end gun violence  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

One Birmingham church organized an event to get families talking about what they can do to stop the gun violence in our community.



Huffman basketball hit with AHSAA probation, but stays in playoffs  AL.com

Huffman's boys basketball program has been placed on a year of probation by the Alabama High School Athletic Association and forced to forfeit an undisclosed ...



Teen shot, killed driving on Elton B. Stephens Expressway in Birmingham  AL.com

An investigation is underway into a deadly shooting in downtown Birmingham. Police and firefighters responded to the scene about 2:15 p.m. Saturday at First ...



Woman charged in March traffic death of Huffman High School sophomore  AL.com

A Jefferson County grand jury indicted 28-year-old Jessica Nicole Abdullah on Sept. 22, according to court records made public Friday. She is charged in the ...



'He wanted the day off': Student charged in north Alabama school shooting threat  AL.com

A student found the threat written on the bathroom wall March 1. The written message said a "school shooting" would happen the next day, according to ...



Huffman High sophomore killed in crash remembered as 'model student'  AL.com

As the investigation continues into a Sunday morning traffic crash that killed a Birmingham teen, school officials say they are mourning the loss of the girl who ...



Huffman High teacher, coach Alan Plump dies at 52  Alabama's News Leader

Huffman High School teacher and coach Alan Plump died Monday night, school officials said.Plump, 52, of Nashville, Tenn., taught physical education and held ...



Huffman High School football player charged with murder in weekend shooting death of teen  AL.com

Robert Clarke, 16, is charged as an adult with murder in the death of 16-year-old Cameron "Cam" Toles.



'Coolest cop in America:" Birmingham officer honored for work in schools  AL.com

Ramsay High School, during it's annual Play by The Rules program, paid tribute to Officer Larry Heath, a 28-year veteran of the Birmingham Police Department ...



Suspect charged 2 years after killing of Birmingham father  AL.com

Ladarrion Raemon Copes is charged with capital murder in the June 7, 2016 killing of 26-year-old Quentin McDaniel. The shooting happened at 7:50 p.m. that ...



Huffman High School mourns loss of teen killed in Center Point wreck  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Huffman High School is mourning the loss of a 16-year-old student.



Former Huffman High School teacher enters plea deal in student sex case; gets probation  The Birmingham News - al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A former Huffman High School teacher, who was arrested on charges he had sexual relations with a 14-year-old student, pleaded ...



NFL players partner with Birmingham Housing to host football camp  Birmingham Times

DaQuan Thomas, a 14-year-old entering freshman at Huffman High School, has been playing football since he was a child and plans to continue playing football ...



Birmingham's March for Our Lives 2018 a success, student organizers say  AL.com

Birmingham's March for Our Lives took place in Railroad Park on Saturday afternoon, with an estimated crowd of 5,000 wearing blue shirts and carrying signs ...



5 ways Birmingham City Schools have increased security  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

The sight of another school shooting where students have been killed shakes most parents across the country.



Birmingham mayor says 17-year-old school shooting victim had dreams of becoming nurse  WVTM13

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin talks about the 17-year-old student who died after being shot at Huffman High SchoolWednesday afternoon.



2 Birmingham 6th graders afraid of school shootings pen last wills and testaments  AL.com

A rash of school violence threats sweeping the country in recent weeks led to two Birmingham sixth-graders penning a Last Will and Testament of sorts on loose ...



Birmingham's Old Huffman High School Is Demolished (photos)  The Birmingham News - al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama--The old Huffman High School, known for its distinctive domed roofs, will soon be reduced to rubble. A new 250,000 square-foot school ...



'Keep your circle small, and your trust deep . . . and off Facebook'  Birmingham Times

“You Had Me at Hello'' highlights married couples and the love that binds them. If you would like to be considered for a future “Hello'' column, or know someone, ...



Huffman High School pulls off Great Gatsby theme for their 2016 prom at Regions Field  AL.com

Huffman High School danced the night away during their 1920's themed prom at Regions Field in Birmingham.



Birmingham police on patrol find man shot dead in vehicle on busy Pratt City road  AL.com

A 43-year-old man was shot to death Saturday, July 28, 2018 on busy Avenue W in Pratt City.



Who killed them? 33 unsolved Birmingham-area homicides in first 6 months of 2018  AL.com

As of July 1, 78 people had been slain in Jefferson County -- 52 in Birmingham. Countywide, at least 33 remain unsolved.



Gunshot victim transported from the Lyric Theater dies  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Police have confirmed that the man who was transported from outside of the Lyric Theater has died. The man was found near the ...



How Huffman High School's graduation rate shot up 50 points in 4 years  AL.com

The gains have been most dramatic at Huffman High School, on Birmingham's east side. There, Principal John C. Lyons has overseen a 50-percentage point ...



Failing Alabama public schools: 75 on newest list, most are high schools  AL.com

The list shows schools whose spring 2017 test results on the ACT Aspire are in the lowest 6 percent of all schools in Alabama.



First day at Birmingham City Schools features changes  CBS42.com

Students return to classes at Birmingham City Schools Monday, and for the first time they enter a school system has district-wide accreditation. . For the latest ...



Courtlin Arrington's mother files lawsuit against Birmingham BOE superintendent, city and more  CBS42.com

Courtlin Arrington's mother has filed a wrongful death suit against the Birmingham Board of Education's Superintendent, the Principal of Huffman High School, ...



6 Birmingham-area high schools ranked among best in country  AL.com

Six Birmingham-area high schools were among 118 statewide which were recognized as the best in the country.



13 Birmingham City Schools on Alabama's list of 'failing' schools  AL.com

Birmingham City Schools has 13 schools on the Alabama State Department of Education's list of 75 failing public schools. Schools that scored in the lowest 6 ...



Teen Dead After Shots Fired On Elton B. Stephens Expressway  Patch.com

BIRMINGHAM, AL - An 18-year-old recent Huffman High School graduate was shot and killed on Elton B. Stephen Expressway in downtown Birmingham over ...



Huffman seniors join the ranks of high school graduates  al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Members of the 258-student Huffman High School Class of 2014 received their diplomas at the Bill Harris Arena at the Crossplex ...



Police identify person killed in Huffman Road shooting  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Birmingham police confirm one person was killed in a shooting on Huffman Road on Monday afternoon.



'We actually like each other as much as we love each other'  Birmingham Times

“You Had Me at Hello'' highlights married couples and the love that binds them. If you would like to be considered for a future “Hello'' column, or know someone ...



Closer Look at Finalists for Next Gen Pitch Competition  Birmingham Times

On May 3, two students and three teachers with Birmingham City Schools will compete in the NextGen Pitch Competition for the grand prize of $5,000; second- ...



Jazz in the Park 2018: Alabama concert series returns with 26 free shows  AL.com

The 2018 series starts April 8 and runs through Oct. 14, featuring artists that range from trumpeter Bo Berry to keyboard player Gail Jhonson.



Huffman High 2015 valedictorian gives classmates sage advice at graduation  AL.com

Huffman High School 2015 valedictorian Tiana Moorer gives her classmates sage advice at graduation: 'No matter your goals, have a plan, follow it through, ...



After poor report, City Schools officials plan to meet challenges head on  Birmingham Times

Steps are being taken to improve the Birmingham City Schools System's less than satisfactory grade from the state Department of Education, say city school ...



Huffman High School football player gets bail in shooting death of teen  AL.com

A judge, over the objections of a prosecutor concerned about potential violence, on Tuesday set bail for a Huffman High School football player who is charged ...



Teen charged in deadly shooting outside Birmingham AutoZone  AL.com

Tishaun Johnson, 17, is charged in the Aug. 22, 2016 shooting death of Chancey Harper.



Former Huffman High band director Patrick Whitehead pleads guilty in student-sex case  al.com

The former band director at Birmingham's Huffman High School pleaded guilty today to a misdemeanor charge stemming from having sex with a 17-year-old ...



Bessemer business owner ID'd as man killed in drive-by shooting at Fairfield hotel  AL.com

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified the victim as Bradley Neil Watkins. He was 50, and owned The Vintage Station.



Russell County High School's Interact Club plans memorial during National Walkout Day  WRBL

Russell County High School students took a different approach to National Walkout Day by planning a sit-in memorial.



Students to discuss gun violence, bullying in Center Point High School play Tuesday  CBS42.com

CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) -- Students at Center Point High School will put on a play Tuesday that addresses topics like a school shooting and bullying.



Alabama Roots: $100000 per week NFL players  AL.com

Thirty-one players from Alabama high schools and colleges will be paid at least $100000 a week during the NFL season.



Surgeons help Alabama teachers prepare for shootings and the unthinkable  AL.com

Surgeons nurses showed teachers how to make tourniquets out of rubber bands and pencils, and how to use gauze and pressure to stop bleeding.



Birmingham City Schools' Class of 2017 secures more than $39M in scholarships  Birmingham Times

By Chanda Temple Birmingham City Schools. Huffman High's Taelor Allen and Imari Anderson, center are joined by from left, Dr. Sharon Bell, Superintendent ...



Parkland students push political action at Birmingham town hall  AL.com

Students from Parkland, Fla., Huntsville and Birmingham encouraged political action in the push to end gun violence at a town hall meeting in Birmingham, Ala., ...



Teens indicted in deadly crimespree partially livestreamed on Facebook  AL.com

A Jefferson County grand jury on Jan. 12 issued two capital murders each against DeMarcus Daniels, 19, and X'Zavier McWillie, 17 in the June 30 shooting ...



No arrest made in teen's fatal shooting as family, friends mourn loss  Alabama's News Leader

A Birmingham family that was looking forward to their daughter's senior year in high school, is now planning her funeral instead. Arrielle Lashawn Parker Jeffries ...



Former Alabama high school star athlete shot to death by Shelby County deputy after chase in stolen SUV  AL.com

A former Birmingham high school standout athlete arrested just two months ago on drug and gun charges was shot to death early this morning by a Shelby ...



Gun-dealing Alabama teacher ran sex-for-grades scheme after school system failed to unearth his criminal past  AL.com

A victim of sexual abuse by a teacher wonders how he was allowed to remain in the classroom after a felony conviction for dealing guns.



Teen Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Alabama High School Student Courtlin Arrington  Vibe

An Alabama teenager has been charged with manslaughter and illegal gun possession for the death of Courtlin Arrington in what is the third fatal high school ...



Hardball in the Heart of Dixie: New Book Hits on Alabama's Rich Baseball History and Players  Over the Mountain Journal

By Rubin E. Grant. When author and baseball historian Doug Wedge was trying to get his first book published, he sought out a publisher in Charleston, South ...



Saturday ACT Test events canceled across Alabama  AL.com

ACT Test events scheduled for Saturday have been canceled at several locations across Alabama due to expected hazardous morning travel conditions.



Birmingham students to design custom Converse creations at UAB  UAB News

Professional and student artists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will help seven Birmingham City high school students paint custom designs on ...



Student accidentally shot at Blossomwood Elementary in Huntsville  AL.com

A student suffered a gunshot wound to the hand at Blossomwood Elementary School in Huntsville this morning. Police said the shooting was accidental ( Paul ...



Backseat Conversation with Dr. Lisa Herring  CBS42.com

On May 3rd, Dr. Lisa Herring will make her first year as superintendent of Birmingham City Schools as the system continues to deal with the death of a student ...



Birmingham high school teacher, 41, charged with having sexual contact with 14-year-old student  The Birmingham News - al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A Huffman High School teacher has been arrested on charges he had sexual relations with a 14-year-old student. A Jefferson County ...



Gardendale hires Chad Eads from Hoover  North Jefferson News

Three weeks after Matt Plunkett made his exit, the Jefferson County Board of Education approved Chad Eads to be Gardendale High School's 14th head football ...



Oak Mountain residents plan prayer service after multiple tragic events  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

The Oak Mountain community is planning a prayer *service* this Sunday after a string of recent tragic events.?



Birmingham child marchers changed the world in 1963; new generation carries the baton  AL.com

Young and old wore the signs handed out during the reenactment of the march: I am a foot soldier.



Alabama lawmakers react to Jeff Sessions' forced resignation  WBRC

Alabama lawmakers are responding to the forced resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday.



Marcell Dareus still rocks the Crimson Tide -- literally  AL.com

Jacksonville nose tackle Marcell Dareus has a new way to relax during the Jaguars' NFL bye week.



'A new day and time we are in': Baldwin County unveils school safety plan  AL.com

Having full-time school resource officers at every one of Baldwin County's public schools and securing schools at a front-door entrance highlighted a new school ...



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