TODAY: More JeffCo Protests, Jimmy John’s Data Breach, Unlimited Vacation Time
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.
1. JeffCo protests expected to trickle down to middle school
A student walkout is planned at Jefferson County’s Summit Ridge Middle School as the weeklong protests against the planned changes in teacher pay and Advanced Placement history curriculum continues.
2. Threats against children of Jefferson County School Board members investigated
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department confirms it is investigating threats made against the child of one of the Jefferson County School Board members. And the School District confirms its security division is looking into the case as well.
3. Fire at auto body repair shop destroys five vehicles
An early-morning fire at a north Denver auto body repair shop destroyed at least five cars and the building as firefighters battled intense heat and dodged explosions likely caused from paint cans and propane tanks.
4. Police, dog owner tell differing stories after officer shoots, kills pet
Commerce City Police are investigating another incident involving the use of deadly force against a reportedly vicious dog. Police say an aggressive, mixed breed dog came out of a house, through the front gate and bit the officer. The officer then shot and killed the dog.
5. Strip club owner makes case for governor in rap video with Wyclef Jean
Independent Colorado gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunafon released his campaign’s rap video featuring himself and the Haitian recording artist Wyclef Jean.
6. Metro Denver schools earn high health department rankings
School cafeterias in the metro area are getting higher health ratings than many fine dining restaurants as schools pass more than 95 percent of health inspections on average.
7. Data breach reported at eight Colorado Jimmy John’s
Sandwich shop giant Jimmy John’s said it “learned of a possible security incident involving credit and debit card data at some of Jimmy John’s stores and franchised locations,” including eight in Colorado.
8. Local synagogues on alert as Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah begins
Jewish synagogues in Colorado are beefing up security ahead of Rosh Hashanah. There is no concern, but officials are just being alert. The holiday that marks the start of the Jewish New Year began Wednesday evening and ends Friday evening.
9. Kindergartners could be taught sex education in Nevada
The school district in Las Vegas is floating the idea of teaching kindergarten students sex education. There’s a new proposal that’s written for students in Grades K-12 that covers topics such as like dating, pregnancy, marriage, reproduction and more.
10. Richard Branson gives employees unlimited vacation time
Billionaire businessman Richard Branson has given his office staff a big reason to celebrate: they can take as much vacation as they like. Employees at Branson’s Virgin Group can take unlimited vacation whenever they want, provided they work at one of the main offices in New York, London, Geneva or Sydney.