DACA recipients hopeful President-elect Biden will fully restore program
“As much as I expect (Biden) to fortify DACA again, at the end of the day, right now, it’s not going to be enough,” she said. The UTSA student and other DACA recipients around the country have felt the freedom that came after President Barack Obama signed the DACA executive order in 2012. “I was angry,” the UTSA student said, referring to the time when President Donald Trump tried to end the program. She said she and other DACA recipients are hopeful the president-elect will fully restore the program. Yet, she said, employers hesitate or refuse to hire DACA recipients because of their temporary status without permanent residency.
Smithson Valley student who participated in conditioning camp tests positive for COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO A Smithson Valley High School student who recently participated in strength and conditioning activities tested positive for COVID-19, a Comal ISD spokesperson confirmed. The student was at camp and was last on campus on Aug. 4, a district spokesperson said. The district became aware of the positive test on Aug. 7 and sent a letter to parents. The district added that the equipment the student used was cleaned and sanitized. Smithson Valley is not located in Bexar County and does not have to follow guidance from the county for extracurricular school activities.
Student dies at Reagan High School, officials say
SAN ANTONIO – A Reagan High School student who was found unconscious in the school’s weight room has died, officials said. Reagan High principal Brenda Shelton said the student was found around 2:30 p.m. Monday. Staff members attempted livesaving measures, but the student did not survive, Shelton said. The San Antonio Police Department is investigating the case as an apparent suicide, according to officials with the North East Independent School District. Shelton said no other student was involved, and no one else is in danger.
16-year-old student taken into custody after weapon found on Northside ISD campus
SAN ANTONIO – Northside Independent School District police took a 16-year-old student into custody Monday morning after they found a weapon on him, according to officials. At 9:30 a.m., O’Connor High School administrators received information indicating the student could be in possession of a weapon. “Within minutes, campus police and administration located the student who cooperated fully and surrendered the weapon without incident,” officials wrote in a news release. Missing San Antonio man believed to be in danger, foul play suspectedThe weapon was not identified in the news release. “O’Connor HS administration and counselors are working together to ensure students and staff are being cared for accordingly,” officials wrote in the news release.