Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Friday morning.
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Pueblo's top health leader talks changes after patient injected with empty syringe
Public Health Director Randy Evetts called a press conference Thursday morning to discuss safety protocols for the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Pueblo Mall.
Evetts also answered questions over a story our News5 Investigates team broke exactly one week ago. As we reported, an 82-year-old woman was injected with an empty syringe during her vaccine appointment. This discovery was also documented in an official incident report News 5 Investigates obtained last week.
"This is the worst possible time:" Community reacts to expected release of Mitchell High School staff
Earlier this week, District 11 notified all staff members at Mitchell High School of their release from current work assignments at the end of the school year.
District 11 Superintendent Dr. Michael Thomas made the decision after several years of the school being formally identified as a Priority Improvement School. According to the Colorado Department of Education, the state’s “Accountability Clock” only allows schools and districts to receive these low ratings for five years in a row.
Gorgeous weather in store Friday
A mild morning will be followed by a warm and breezy afternoon. Temperatures will be 10-15 degrees above average in the front range and plains. Winds will gust 20-30 mph this afternoon.
Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine proves effective in trial, but less so than Moderna, Pfizer
Johnson & Johnson says its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine is effective in preventing severe cases of COVID-19, but not as well as other two-shot variants of the vaccine that are already on the market. The company released results from its Phase 3 trial on Friday, saying that it was 66% effective in preventing the virus, and 85% effective in preventing severe cases of the virus.
Authorities investigating after Pueblo D60's Goodnight Elementary evacuation due to bomb threat
Authorities cleared Pueblo D60's Goodnight Elementary School after students and staff were evacuated Thursday morning due to a bomb threat, according to the Pueblo Police Department. The threat was called in at roughly 8:20 in the morning, with a computerized voice message claiming bombs had been placed in the school's drainage pipes.
As of Thursday evening, Captain Taylor said they believe they have contacted the person of interest who was at the school. He also said there is no set number of how many suspects who may be involved in this case.
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