Teenage girls at Jordan High School had the opportunity Friday to meet with about 40 female professionals to learn about careers in the property development field that they may choose to pursue.
Students from Chavez, Westbury, Yates and Sharpstown high schools spent a sunny day completing a 24-foot ladder extension, hoisting equipment and rescuing a dummy named Randy. The exercises were part of the CASEY Club’s physical ability test for students interested in becoming firefighters. The Houston Fire Department’s CASEY Club — which stands for cultivate, advise, support, empower and youth — creates and fosters a career path to become a firefighter/EMT for high school sophomores, juniors , and seniors.
Houston Independent School District police are investigating an incident that happened around 8:26 a.m. today at Barbara Jordan High School.
The campus officer was patrolling the parking lot when he spotted two people he suspected of breaking into a vehicle. The officer confronted the suspects and ordered them to get out of their vehicle. The suspects did not comply and the officer fired his weapon when the driver of the suspects’ vehicle drove toward him. The suspects escaped.
The incident remains under investigation and the officer will be on administrative duty until the investigation is complete, which is standard procedure when an officer fires his weapon.