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Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – September 3, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT. BRACING FOR DORIAN’S
IMPACT.
THE DEADLY STORM MOVING DANGEROUSLY
CLOSE TO FLORIDA AND
GEORGIA ON THE HEELS OF PUMMELLING THE
BAHAMAS FOR 48 HOURS.
THE FIRST IMAGES FROM ABOVE.
THE HISTORIC TOTAL
DESTRUCTION. ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS
FLATTENED.
THOUSANDS OF HOMES RIPPED APART.
MASSIVE FLOODS.
URGENT SEARCH AND RESCUES UPPED WAY.
>>>IN THE SOUTHEAST,
ANXIETY GROWING. THE CHANCES OF A
DIRECT HIT IN THE
CAROLINAS RISING. NEW EVACUATION ORDERS.
LONG LINES TRYING TO
GET OUT. AL ROKER WITH THE NEW
TRACK.
>>>ALSO BREAKING, THE GRIM DISCOVERY, 20
BODIES RECOVERED FROM
THE BOAT THAT SANK IN FLAMES.
14 OTHERS PRESUMED
DEAD. FIVE MEMBERS OF THE
SAME FAMILY.
TONIGHT NEW IMAGES FROM INSIDE THE SHIP.
HOW THE VICTIMS WERE
TRAPPED IN THOSE FINAL FRANTIC MOMENTS.
>>>THE MAJOR CHANGE
AT WALMART. NEW LIMITS ON GUN AND
AMMO SALES, ASKING
CUSTOMERS NOT TO OPENLY CARRY.
THE POINTED REACTION
TONIGHT FROM THE NRA. >>>ALSO TONIGHT, ON
EDGE AS STUDENTS GO
BACK TO SCHOOL. >>THEY ALSO PROVIDE A
PLACE FOR A STUDENT TO
HIDE BEHIND IN HOPES THAT H
SUPERSTAR SIMONE BILES
BREAKING HER SILENCE ON HER BROTHER’S YOU
TRIPLE MURDER ARREST.
>>Translator: THIS IS “NIGHTLY NEWS” WITH
LESTER HOLT.
>>GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.
HURRICANE DORIAN IS
FINALLY ON THE MOVE TONIGHT AFTER
PUMMELLING THE BAHAMAS
LIKE FEW PLACES HAVE EVER ENDURED.
THE LATEST IMAGES
PAINTING A GRIM PICTURE OF SURGING
OCEAN WATERS WHERE DRY
LAND ONCE EXISTED. AND DESTRUCTION
VIRTUALLY EVERYWHERE.
TONIGHT DORIAN IS MARCHING UP THE
SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE
UNITED STATES, MENACING COASTAL
COMMUNITIES FROM
FLORIDA TO NORTH CAROLINA WHERE WE
COULD STILL SEE A
DIRECT HIT. OUR TEAM IS SPREAD OUT
ACROSS THE STORM ZONE
TONIGHT AND WE BEGIN OUR COVERAGE WITH
MORGAN CHESKY IN THE
HARD-HIT BAHAMAS. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
THE BAHAMAS
UNRECOGNIZABLE. THE FIRST IMAGES FROM
ABOVE ABACO SHOW AN
ISLAND PARADISE TURN PARADISE LOST.
>>ABSOLUTE
DEVASTATION, IT REALLY IS HEART BREAKING JUST
FROM THE AIR.
IT LOOKS COMPLETELY LEVELED.
>>Reporter: DEBRIS
FIELDS FOR MILES. HOUSES SURROUNDED BY
WATER.
AND BOATS LITTERED ACROSS THE ISLAND.
>>ABACO IS GONE.
>>Reporter: WITH AIRPORTS UNDER WATER,
MANY RELIEF EFFORTS
ARE NOW ON STAND BY. THE ISLAND BLASTED
WITH HURRICANE FORCE
WINDS FOR NEARLY TWO DAYS STRAIGHT, AND ON
NEIGHBORING GRAND
BAHAMA, RECORD FLOODS CAME FAST.
SATELLITE PICTURES
SHOW THE ISLAND NEARLY SWALLOWED UP BY THE
SEA.
A COMBINATION OF STORM SURGE AND FEET OF RAIN
AS DORIAN STALLED OVER
THE ISLAND. >>WITH WATER POURING
IN YOUR HOUSE, IT’S SO
SURREAL. >>Reporter: LOCAL
JOURNALIST TIM AND HIS
FAMILY RUSHED OUT OF THEIR HOME WADING
THROUGH CHEST HIGH
WATER TO SURVIVE. >>IT’S ABOUT A FOOT
DEEP IN ABOUT 30
SECONDS. AFTER ABOUT TWO
MINUTES, IT WAS UP TO
OUR KNEES. IT JUST KEPT COMING
IN.
>>Reporter: DORIAN’S EARLY NUMBERS ALONE
ARE STAGGERING.
45% OF THE HOMES BELIEVED TO BE DAMAGED
OR DESTROYED.
MORE THAN 60,000 PEOPLE WILL NOW NEED
FOOD AND ACCESS TO
CLEAN DRINKING WATER. WITH THE WEATHER
FINALLY CLEARING UP,
TODAY’S MISSION, SEARCH AND RESCUE.
ALL DAY LONG A TEAM OF
MILITARY HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN MAKING RUNS
TO ABACO ISLAND,
PICKING UP THE INJURED AND BRINGING THEM BACK
HERE TO NASSAU TO
RECEIVE MUCH NEED CAL TREATMENT.
>>WE HAVE NEVER
EXPERIENCED SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN OUR LIFE.
>>Reporter: ADRIAN
ARCHER TREATED SOME OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO
ARRIVE.
>>>I CAN TELL THIS IS HITTING YOU.
>>IT’S MY COUNTRY, MY
PEOPLE. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
DORIAN’S RESPONSIBLE
FOR AT LEAST FIVE DEATHS AND DOZENS OF
INJURIES.
AS MANY ON THE ISLANDS REMAIN CUT OFF, STILL
TRAPPED AND LEFT
WAITING FOR HELP TO COME.
AND TONIGHT I’M TOLD
THOSE RESCUE EFFORTS WILL BE ONGOING WELL
INTO THE NIGHT.
MEANWHILE, THE PRIME MINISTER WILL GIVE A
FULL UPDATE ON THE
DAMAGE COME LATER TODAY.
LESTER?
>>ALL RIGHT, MORGAN CHESKY AT NASSAU
TONIGHT.
THANK YOU. AS THE HURRICANE
INCHES AWAY FROM THE
BAHAMAS, TONIGHT IT IS MOVING DANGEROUSLY
CLOSE TO FLORIDA,
BRINGING POWERFUL WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN.
GABE GUTIERREZ IS IN
JENSEN BEACH, FLORIDA. GABE, WHAT’S GOING ON
THERE?
>>Reporter: LESTER, PARTS OF THE FLORIDA
COAST ARE FEELING
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS, EVEN
THOUGH THE EYE OF THIS
HURRICANE IS ABOUT 100 MILES OFFSHORE.
WE ARE SEEING
EXTREMELY CHOPPY SURF AND SOME BANDS OF
HEAVY RAIN AS WELL AS
WIND GUSTS OF MORE THAN 40 MILES AN HOUR
HERE.
ACROSS THE U.S., MORE THAN 1800 FLIGHTS WERE
CANCELED TODAY, ABOUT
ANOTHER 2000 WERE DELAYED, MANY OF THEM
IN THE SOUTHEAST.
STILL, MANY FLORIDA RESIDENTS ARE RELIEVED
THAT DORIAN HAS
DELIVERED ONLY A GLANCING BLOW, SPARING
THEM A DIRECT HIT,
THOUGH SOME MANDATORY EVACUATIONS REMAIN IN
EFFECT FARTHER UP THE
COAST. LESTER?
>>ALL RIGHT, GABE,
THANK YOU. AND THE THREAT TO
GEORGIA AND THE
CAROLINAS IS GROWING, ESPECIALLY FROM
POTENTIAL FLOODING AND
THAT HAS MANY ON THE MOVE TONIGHT.
KRISTEN DAHLGREN IS IN
THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST FOR US THIS
EVENING.
>>Reporter: MANDATORY EVACUATIONS NOW IN
FULL SWING, FROM
FLORIDA TO THE OUTER BANKS OF THE
CAROLINAS, MORE THAN A
MILLION PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN ORDERED
TO LEAVE.
CONCERN OVER DORIAN GRIPPING THE SOUTHEAST
COAST.
IN SAVANNAH, PEOPLE LINING UP FOR A SPOT
ON A BUS HEADED
INLAND. >>WE WANT TO MAKE
THIS AS EASY AND
COMFORTABLE FOR EVERYONE AS POSSIBLE
BECAUSE WE REALLY DO
WANT PEOPLE TO GET OUT OF HARMS WAY.
>>Reporter: A MASSIVE
RESPONSE TO THE STORM THAT’S BEEN SHIFTING
AND STALLING.
>>WHEN YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE.
>>Reporter: IN SOUTH
CAROLINA, TRAFFIC LANES REVERSED TO MAKE
WAYS FOR MORE EXITING
CARS. AND TO THE NORTH,
TOURISTS ORDERED OFF
THE BARRIER ISLANDS. >>IF IT WEREN’T AN
ABSOLUTE GET OUT
TODAY, YOU KNOW, WE’D DEFINITELY TRY AND
GIVE IT A LITTLE BIT
MORE TIME. >>Reporter: STARTING
TOMORROW RESIDENTS
MUST MAKE THEIR WAY OUT, TOO.
>>WE KNOW HOW
FRUSTRATING, DIFFICULT AND SOMETIMES COSTLY
EVACUATIONS CAN BE,
BUT THE COST IS SO MUCH GREATER WITH
LIVES LOST IF PEOPLE
ROLL THE DICE AND STAY.
>>Reporter: THE STORM
SURGE AND RAINFALL STILL MAJOR CONCERNS
BECAUSE OF POTENTIAL
FLOODING. >>YOU NEVER KNOW
WHAT’S GOING TO
HAPPEN, ESPECIALLY ON THE HIGHWAY.
>>THINGS CAN CHANGE
IN A SPUR OF THE MOMENT.
>>Reporter: AND
TONIGHT OFFICIALS REALLY HOPE THEY START
TO SEE MORE PEOPLE
LEAVING ACROSS THIS BRIDGE SOON.
THERE IS JUST ONE MAIN
ROAD ALONG THE OUTER BANKS AND OFFICIALS
WORRY IT COULD FLOOD,
LEAVING PEOPLE TRAPPED IF THEY DON’T EVACUATE
SOON, LESTER.
>>KRISTEN DAHLGREN, THANK YOU.
AND NOW FOR WHERE
DORIAN COULD BE HEADED NEXT, LET’S BRING IN
AL ROKER.
AL, WHERE IS THE STORM HEADING?
>>LESTER, DORIAN IS
PICKING UP SPEED MOVING WEST AT 6 MILES
PER HOUR, 110 MILE PER
HOUR WINDS, EAST SOUTHEAST OF CAPE
CANAVERAL FLORIDA.
THE TRACK OF THE STORM PARALLELS THE COAST.
BY THURSDAY MORNING
OFF OF SAVANNAH, CHARLESTON AND THEN IT
MAKES ITS WAY PAST
CAPE HATTERAS, POSSIBLY MAKING
LANDFALL SOMETIME
FRIDAY AND CONTINUING ON.
HERE’S WHAT WE’RE
LOOKING AT AS FAR AS THE IMPACTS ARE
CONCERNED.
WE’RE TALKING TROPICAL FORCE WINDS THAT
STRETCH OUT 175 MILES
FROM THE CENTER, SO WE’LL BE FEELING THOSE
EFFECTS ALONG THE
COAST. THAT WILL CAUSE STORM
SURGE.
ANYWHERE FROM 2 TO 4 FEET IN CENTRAL
FLORIDA.
COASTAL JACKSONVILLE TO SAVANNAH, ABOUT 3
TO 5 FEET.
4 TO 7 FEET ALL THE WAY TO CAPE LOOKOUT,
AND RAIN IS GOING TO
BE POSSIBLY HEAVY, UPWARDS OF 15 INCHES
OF RAIN IN SOME SPOTS,
LESTER, BUT FROM JACKSONVILLE TO CAPE
HATTERAS, GENERALLY 5
TO 7 INCHES. THE FLORIDA COAST, THE
GEORGIA COAST AND THE
CAROLINAS ALL STILL HAVE TO BE ON A HIGH
ALERT.
>>ALL RIGHT, AL, THANK YOU.
>>>IN CALIFORNIA
TONIGHT, THE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS
INTENSIFIES AFTER THAT
DEVASTATING BOAT FIRE. AUTHORITIES NOW SAYING
ALL 33 PASSENGERS AND
ONE CREW MEMBER ARE PRESUMED DEAD.
AMONG THOSE LOST, FIVE
MEMBERS FROM ONE FAMILY.
MIGUEL ALMAGUER
TONIGHT WITH NEW DETAILS.
>>Reporter: THE BOAT
FIRE EXPLODED SO QUICKLY OFF SANTA
BARBARA’S COAST, THE
SHERIFF SAYS THERE WAS LIKELY NO CHANCE OF
ESCAPE FOR THE 34
VICTIMS NOW PRESUMED DEAD.
>>MAY DAY, MAY DAY,
MAY DAY. >>Reporter: THE
MAYDAY CALL CAME IN
FROM FIVE SURVIVORS. >>I CAN’T BREATHE.
>>Reporter: ALL
MEMBERS OF THE CONCEPTION TAKING A
DINGY TO BOB HANSON’S
BOAT. >>THERE ARE SOME
THINGS YOU CAN’T
UNSEE. I DON’T KNOW IF I’LL
EVER FORGET THE SIGHT
OF THAT BOAT BURNING. >>Reporter: SWITCHING
FROM A SEARCH TO
RECOVERY MISSION TODAY, WHAT WAS LEFT
OF THE DIVE BOAT HAS
NOW SUNK TO THE OCEAN FLOOR.
AMONG THE MISSING, A
CALIFORNIA FAMILY OF FIVE WITH THREE
DAUGHTERS WHO LOVED TO
DIVE. SHARI McDONAGH JUST
ARRIVED FROM SINCE
CINCINNATI TO IDENTIFY HER DAUGHTER ALI, THE
ONE CREW MEMBER WHO
DIED BELOW DECK. >>NEVER THOUGHT I
WOULD EVER HAVE TO DO
THIS. >>Reporter: THE
CONCEPTION WAS
WRAPPING UP A WEEKEND DIVE TRIP LIKE THIS
ONE WHEN THE BLAZE
APPARENTLY TRAPPED THOSE SLEEPING IN
THESE TIGHT QUARTERS.
THE 75-FOOT BOAT HAS THREE LEVELS.
FIVE CREW MEMBERS WERE
ON THE TOP DECK WHEN THE FIRE BROKE OUT ON
THE SECOND DECK IN OR
AROUND THE GALLEY. THE 33 PASSENGERS AND
ONE CREW MEMBER BELOW
DECK, WITH NO WAY OUT. THE SLEEPING QUARTERS
HAD AN ENTRANCE BY THE
BOW AND A SAFETY HATCH TOWARD THE STERN.
>>AT THIS POINT IT’S
THE FIRE WAS BLOCKING BOTH ENTRANCES?
>>THAT WOULD APPEAR
TO BE WHAT HAPPENED. AT THE TIME IT WAS
DISCOVERED, THE FIRE
WAS IN SUCH A STATE THAT IT WAS — IT
ESSENTIALLY FULLY
ENGULFED THAT AREA. >>Reporter: WITH NO
CAUSE FOR THE FIRE,
TONIGHT THE CONCEPTION PERHAPS HOLDING
ANSWERS AT THE BOTTOM
OF THE SEA. >>>WITH 20 BODIES
RECOVERED,
INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL COMBING THE
WATERS BEHIND ME
LOOKING FOR THE MISSING.
IT MAY BE SOMETIME
UNTIL WE KNOW THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE.
WE ALSO SPOKE TO A
FORMER PASSENGER WHO HAS BEEN ON BOARD
THOSE CRAMPED QUARTERS
BEFORE. HE SAID HE CAN’T
IMAGINE THE SCENARIO
IN WHICH ANYONE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE
IT OFF THAT BOAT
ALIVE, LESTER? >>ABSOLUTELY
HORRIFYING.
MIGUEL, THANK YOU. >>>ALSO DETAILS ABOUT
THE MASS SHOOTING IN
ODESSA, TEXAS. OFFICIALS REVEALING
THE GUNMAN EVADED A
FEDERAL BACKGROUND CHECK TO GET THE
FIREARM HE USED IN THE
RAMPAGE. NBC’S PETE WILLIAMS
HAS LATE DETAILS.
WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING? >>Reporter: LESTER,
THEY SAY THE GUNMAN
WHO KILLED 7 PEOPLE AND INJURED 20 BOUGHT
THE GUN HE USED FROM A
PRIVATE SELLER, NOT A LICENSED DEALER.
AUTHORITIES IN TEXAS
SAID THE GUNMAN FAILED A GUN BACKGROUND CHECK
IN 2014, AND TONIGHT
SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS
TELL NBC NEWS THAT’S
BECAUSE HE HAD A DISQUALIFYING MENTAL
HEALTH ISSUE.
BUT A PRIVATE SALE DOES NOT REQUIRE A
BACKGROUND CHECK.
SO INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW LOOKING INTO WHO
SOLD HIM THAT GUN.
IF THAT PERSON KNEW OF THE GUNMAN’S MENTAL
HEALTH ISSUES, THAT
SELLER COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES.
MOST MASS SHOOTERS DO
COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECKS.
THEY BUY THEIR GUNS
LEGALLY. THE HOUSE PASSED A
BILL IN FEBRUARY THAT
WOULD EXPAND BACKGROUND CHECKS
REQUIRING THEM FOR
NEARLY ALL PRIVATE SALES, BUT TONIGHT THE
SENATE LEADER MITCH
McCONNELL SAID REPUBLICANS WON’T ACT
ON A GUN BILL UNTIL
THEY KNOW WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP
SUPPORTS IT.
LESTER? >>ALL RIGHT, PETE
WILLIAMS IN OUR
WASHINGTON NEWSROOM. THANK YOU.
>>>THAT MASS SHOOTING
WAS THE SECOND TO STRIKE TEXAS IN A
MONTH AFTER THE
MASSACRE THAT KILLED 22 PEOPLE AT AN EL
PASO WALMART.
TONIGHT IN THE WAKE OF THAT TRAGEDY AND AMID
MOUNTING PRESSURE,
WALMART IS ANNOUNCING NEW LIMITS ON GUNS AND
AMMO SALES.
WITH MORE ON THAT, HERE’S TOM COSTELLO.
>>Reporter: THE FIRST
WEEKEND IN AUGUST BROUGHT TWO MORE MASS
KER
MASSACRES. 9 KILLED IN DAYTON,
OHIO.
EARLIER IN THE WEEK POLICE SAY A FORMER
EMPLOYEE AT A
MISSISSIPPI WALMART SHOT AND KILLED TWO
WORKERS.
TODAY WALMART C.E.O. SAID THE STATUS QUO IS
UNACCEPTABLE.
ANNOUNCING WALMART WILL DISCONTINUE SALES
OF AMMUNITION FOR
ASSAULT-STYLE WEAPONS AND HANDGUNS, AND
DISCONTINUE HAND GUN
SALES IN ALASKA, THE ONLY STATE WHERE IT
STILL SELLS HANDGUNS.
AND AFTER PANIC AT A MISSOURI WALMART —
>>MALE WEARING A
BULLET PROOF VEST AND AN AR AROUND HIS NECK
HAS JUST WALKED INTO
THE STORE AND IS RECORDING HIMSELF.
>>Reporter: ONE
SUSPECT ARRESTED. TODAY THE COMPANY
SAID, WE ARE
RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT
CUSTOMERS NO LONGER
OPENLY CARRY FIREARMS INTO OUR STORES IN
STATES WHERE OPEN
CARRY IS PERMITTED. SO FAR THIS YEAR, 289
MASS SHOOTINGS.
>>WALMART LEADERSHIP IS STEPPING UP TO THE
VACUUM THEY SEE FROM
WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP. THEY HAVE TO PROTECT
THEIR CUSTOMERS.
THEY HAVE TO PROTECT THEIR ASSOCIATES.
>>Reporter: THE
QUESTION TONIGHT, WILL OTHER RETAILERS FOLLOW
WALMART’S LEAD?
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS IS ALREADY CUTTING
BACK ON GUN AND AMMO
SALES AFTER THE PARKLAND SCHOOL
SHOOTING.
IN A STATEMENT, THE NRA NOW SAYS IT IS
SHAMEFUL TO SEE
WALMART SUCCUMB TO THE PRESSURE OF THE
ANTI-GUN ELITES.
RATHER THAN PLACE THE BLAME ON THE CRIMINAL,
WALMART HAS CHOSEN TO
VICTIMIZE LAW ABIDING AMERICANS.
FOR ITS PART, WALMART
IS NOW CALLING ON THE NATION’S POLITICAL
LEADERS TO ENACT
STRONGER BACKGROUND CHECKS AND ENSURE THAT
SOMEBODY WHO SHOULDN’T
GET A WEAPON DOESN’T GET A WEAPON.
AND NOW KROGER LATE
TODAY SAID IT IS GOING TO BE JOINING WALMART
AND CALLING FOR
CUSTOMERS IN OPEN CARRY STATES, PLEASE
DO NOT CARRY A GUN
INTO THEIR STORES. LESTER?
>>ALL RIGHT, TOM
COSTELLO, THANK YOU. AND WITH MASS
SHOOTINGS DOMINATING
THE HEADLINES AS MANY CHILDREN HEAD BACK TO
SCHOOL THIS WEEK,
TONIGHT WE GO INSIDE A NEW KIND OF HIGH
SCHOOL, A $48 MILLION
DESIGN WITH FEATURES MEANT TO DETER AN
ACTIVE SHOOTER.
HERE IS INDICATE SNOW. KATE SNOW.
>>Reporter: YOU
NEEDED A NEW HIGH SCHOOL.
>>WE DID.
>>Reporter: SUPERINTENDENT BOB
SAID THEY HAD NO
CHOICE BUT TO THINK ABOUT SECURITY WHEN
DESIGNING THEIR NEW
HIGH SCHOOL. >>YOU HAVE NO IDEA
HOW HORRIBLY I FEEL
WHEN I THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS, WHEN I
THINK ABOUT THE
CHILDREN HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT IT.
>>Reporter: SO THE
SCHOOL IN FRUIT PORT, MICHIGAN, IS
ESPECIALLILY DESIGNED
FOR SAFETY. NO MORE LOCKERS IN THE
HALLWAYS.
INSTEAD SHORT LOCKERS IN A COMMON AREA SO
TEACHERS CAN SEE 900
STUDENTS AT ONCE. >>>SO THE SHAPE OF
THIS HALLWAY MATTERS.
>>IT DOES. IT WAS DESIGNED IN A
CURVE FOR A COUPLE OF
REASONS. ONE OF THE REASONS IS
TO CUT DOWN ON THE
LINE OF SIGHT OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER GOD
FORBID WE HAVE ONE.
WE ALSO INSTALLED WING WALLS TO PROVIDE
SAFETY FOR STUDENTS TO
HIDE BEHIND IF THERE IS A THREAT DOWN THE
HALLWAY.
>>Reporter: A GRANT FROM MICHIGAN STATE
POLICE PAID FOR IMPACT
RESISTANT FILM ON THE WINDOWS, AND A SPECIAL
SYSTEM TO LOCKDOWN
SPECIFIC SECTIONS OF THE SCHOOL.
>>>HOW DO YOU
LOCKDOWN THE SCHOOL IF THAT’S NEEDED?
>>SO, WE WOULD
LOCKDOWN WITH THE PUSH OF A BUTTON.
IF I’M A THREAT AND
I’M HERE AND WE GO INTO LOCKDOWN, I CAN’T
GET ANYWHERE ELSE.
>>Reporter: INSIDE CLASSROOMS, ANOTHER
IMPORTANT WING WALL.
>>>IN THIS LITTLE AREA HERE, IF GOD
FORBID THERE WERE AN
ACTIVE SHOOTER AND WE’RE BACK HERE, HE
CAN’T SEE US.
>>RIGHT. YOU CAN FIT ABOUT 30
STUDENTS IN HERE SIGHT
UNSEEN. >>Reporter: WHEN
STUDENTS FILL THESE
HALLS IN JANUARY, THE HOPE IS THEY’LL SEE
AREAS FOR SMALL GROUP
WORK, NOT SECURITY MEASURES.
PARENTS AND STUDENTS
WE SPOKE WITH ARE SUPPORTIVE.
>>I THINK IT’S A GOOD
THING. >>I DON’T HAVE TO
THINK ABOUT WHAT IF
THE SHOOTER CAME IN RIGHT NOW.
I CAN JUST FOCUS ON,
LIKE, SPANISH CLASS. >>Reporter: MEGAN
JOHNSON HELPED RAISE
THE BOND MONEY FOR THE PROJECT.
HER KIDS ARE STILL IN
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THESE KIDS HAVE NEVER
GROWN UP WITHOUT
SCHOOL SHOOTING. >>GIVES THEY
GOOSEBUMPS THINKING
ABOUT IT. IT’S THE WORLD THEY
LIVE IN.
HOPEFULLY WE CAN MAKE IT SO IT’S NOT
SOMETHING THEY HAVE TO
FOCUS ON. >>Reporter: A
GENERATION LEARNING IN
A WHOLE NEW ENVIRONMENT.
>>KATE, ARE WE SEEING
OTHER SCHOOLS ADD SOME OF THESE DESIGN
FEATURES?
>>YES, WE FOUND THAT — YES, MOST
SCHOOLS BEING BUILT
RIGHT NOW ARE TAKING SECURITY INTO
CONSIDERATION,
INCLUDING SOME FEATURES FOR THAT.
AS A PARENT, I HAVE TO
SAY THIS IS HARD TO SEE.
IT’S HARD TO PROCESS.
BUT THE GOAL IS FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS
TO FEEL MORE SECURE
AND LESS FEARFUL. >>I DIDN’T KNOW
WHETHER TO FEEL BETTER
OR BE WATCHING THAT, BUT IT’S THE SIGN OF
WHERE WE’RE AT.
THANK YOU. >>>WE RECEIVED AN
OUTPOURING OF INTEREST
IN OUR ONGOING SERIES JUSTICE FOR ALL.
THIS WEEK WE’LL
FEATURE STORIES ON “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS” AND
ACROSS NBC NEWS
FOCUSING ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.
OUR REPORT FROM THE
PRISON IN LOUISIANA WHERE I SPENT THREE
DAYS INSIDE AMERICA’S
LARGEST MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON,
CULMINATING FRIDAY
WITH A SPECIAL ONE-HOUR “DATELINE” AT
10:00, 9:00 CENTRAL.
AND ON SUNDAY I’M MODERATING THE
FIRST-EVER TELEVISED
TOWN HALL FROM INSIDE ACTION
BOTH ON-SCREEN AND OFF
SOON. JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS,
LOS ANGELES.
>>UP NEXT >>>AMID THE
DEVASTATION OF THE
BAHAMAS, THERE IS A WOMAN IN NASSAU GIVING
SHELTER FROM THE STORM
TO DOGS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN.
HERE’S CATIE BECK.
>>Reporter: WHILE HURRICANE DORIAN TOOK
ITS VENGEANCE, SHE WAS
GIVING REFUGE TO DOGS, ALONE, ABANDONED,
TRYING TO SURVIVE THE
BRUTAL ELEMENTS. WE SPOKE WITH PHILLIPS
BY PHONE.
>>I STARTED PICKING THEM UP, GRABBING THEM
AND BRINGING THEM
HOME. >>Reporter: THE
RESCUES ADDED UP.
PHILLIPS POSTING ON FACEBOOK, 97 DOGS ARE
INSIDE MY HOUSE, AND
79 OF THEM ARE IN MY MASTER BEDROOM.
NEARLY 100 HOMELESS
PUPS, CROWDED BUT SAFE.
FINDING ISLAND DOGS A
HOME HAD BEEN PHILLIPS’ PROFESSION
AND PASSION FOR THE
PAST 15 YEARS. >>I DON’T WANT TO PUT
THEM ON THE STREETS.
THEY DON’T DESERVE THAT.
>>Reporter: HER STORY
WENT VIRAL. GENEROUS STRANGERS
DONATING $100,000 TO
THE CAUSE. >>I CAN’T EVEN GIVE
ONE STEP WITHOUT A DOG
BEING ON MY FOOT. AND — BUT I’M NOT
COMPLAINING BECAUSE
THEY ARE EVERYBODY’S SAFE.
>>Reporter: THE WORST
OF MOTHER NATURE FORCED THEM OUT, BUT
LUCKILY THE BEST OF
HUMAN NATURE TOOK THEM IN.
CATIE BECK, NBC NEWS.
>>A VERY WORTHY MISSION.
THAT’S “NIGHTLY NEWS”
FOR TONIGHT.
I’M LESTER HOLT.
THANK YOU FOR THANK YOU FOR
WATCHING, AND GOOD
NIGHT, EVERYONE.

100 Comments

  • mra1948

    Are there any nuclear power plants in the path of this destructive storm? Did the Chinese controlled port in the Bahamas get destroyed? Also, who was on the scuba boat that someone wanted to get rid of?

  • Ana Hernandez

    GOD BLESS THAT BEAUTIFUL LADY .THAT RESCUE THOSE ANIMALS. SHE REALLY HAS A HEART. AND NOT THOSE OWNERS THAT LEFT THEM BEHIND.
    THAT IS BEST PART OF THE WEWS.

  • Dru N

    Don't mess with Mother Nature…. Nuclear bomb a joke. People think we can pollute this earth… Don't Mess With God. We will not endure… GOD IS SIMPLY OUR CREATOR.

  • James Robinson

    Fkn metal Detectors in every school office buzz in by moniters my 2 sons had both. N that was 20 yrs ago n my youngest graduates this year!

  • acgillespie

    Chicago alone has more then 600 mass shooting every year but they refuse to talk about that right?blacks killing blacks don't matter I suppose.Not Important enough ya know I mean.Well Yea

  • Jeff Duncan

    That is a terrible school. They have given in and the bad guys win. Its looks like a modern concentration camp for kids. We need gun control and moral training not lockdown training.

  • G THOMPSON

    What a Black and White dichotomy: a multi-million dollars to protect a virtually "'Whites' Only" studentry (already shielded by multi-level/ multi-dimensional socioeconomic advantages) whilst exceedingly few other socioeconomic modal cohorts will even dream of said advantages. Record levels of support funding for America's Prison-industrial complex to slake anxieties of "'White'-privileged" parents who'll likely pay legal expenses out of their annual "vacation account" to cover their children if one of them are arrested for perpetrating such massacres.

  • HardWarUK

    Is someone trying to tell us something? Paradise is California destroyed by fire, now another Paradise destroyed by a hurricane. Are we being told we no longer are going to have a Paradise?

  • Alyce Hawai’i GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD

    Proverbs 3:5-6 5 “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart; lean not on your own understanding; 6 all your ways submit to Him, He will make your paths straight”
    Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah

  • Za Z

    11:49 289 mass shootings this year? The national news reports mass shootings. I have not heard of a mass shooting everyday this year! Its like once a week lately but usually like once a month! Why do they say that?

  • Confederate Rooster

    If you want to call yourself a true humanitarian you would get behind the idea of shipping all these stray dogs and cats the world over, to Ethiopia. Do you realize how many starving people these stray animals could feed? We are talking about a very rich source of protein here people.

  • April Chamberlain

    What a mess hurricane Dorian has made!
    That school is something else! I was thinking you're kinda putting a target on it by sharing all these security features, some evil person would want to test those features. I don't much care for the look of it but if it helps kids be more relaxed and feel safer then more power to you.
    Its sad kids have to worry about this stuff, they should be focused on being a kid in school!

    Finally that lady that saved all those dogs, wow that's a lot of dogs under foot! That's awesome she's doing that! I don't think I could leave my animals tho. That's terrible, that ppl have to leave them behind, heartbreaking too!!

    That will be interesting to see that piece on maximum security and how Lester did in there.

  • Darren Krock

    America has gotten spiritually lost when you have stories that tell us how to protect ourselves during a school shooting. Wow. America really has fallen.

  • YHWH*OUR*POWER

    If you want to know who set that fire, severely interrogate the five crew members, if there was any mischief someone will crack !!

  • TheFab1too

    Sooo if there was 289 Mass Shootings this year, ummm why have we only heard about a handful of these supposed "mass" shootings ????????????? I don't quite get it……….. Does this mean we are being lied to about how much this is actually happening in our country ??? WTF ???

  • James Benton Ticer

    Kate Snow needs to be reassigned. She continues to exhibit zero manners and respect towards the people she is speaking to.

  • D W

    This is freaking bull. We are allowing capitalism to dictate our culture- people are willing to profit and continue to profit off an ill gun culture in America! I see it’s going to take more than a room of children being gun downed to take action!

  • Cosmetically Corinne

    I'm always so fascinated at how permanent and established some of the homes are on the shore of one of the most hurricane prone shorelines. I'm guessing it's just an insurance thing? How do companies even insure for that? Fascinating.

  • Sinister Veritas

    The NRA has to go. As for the school, taxpayers and others have to spend extra millions to protect a school from NRA lobbying of Republicans for loose gun policies. This is NOT NORMAL. Our country is sick. And guns, the NRA and Republicans that refuse to act, are the illness.

  • Victoria Rose

    If y'all are gonna spend millions of dollars turning our schools into juvenile detention centers, then I'll be homeschooling,…this is just ridiculous !!!

  • Mark

    It’s not the world they live in its very much the country they live in
    No other nation would tolerate such a carnage
    That mother of young children who helped raise money for the school did a wonderful thing but she needs to see where the root of the problem lies

  • Joyce Wobbrock

    Love how the president has total power over the congress. Moscow Mitch won't bring a bill to the floor unless the president will support it. No more democracy.

  • Marcia Clark

    48 million dollars for a school that could possibly lock students in a room with a shooter. What happened to good ole metal detectors, it worked for urban communities right ??

  • Mack Dickerson

    It is shameful that the Republican party doesn't allow guns into their rallies or their places of business. I guess they just Don trust their own judgement.

  • lotus flower

    SCHOOL SHOOTINGS ARE ALL GOVERNMENT PSY-OPS so are all these FALSE FLAG mass shootings…..THE SHOOTERS (when there is actually someone with a gun) are US GOVERNMENT patsies or MK Ultra victims programmed for these FALSE FLAGS!!!!! THE US GOVERNMENT IS AFTER YOUR 2nd AMENDMENT RIGHTS!!!! DO NOT GIVE IN TO THIS EVIL CORRUPT GOVERNMENT RUN BY EVIL PSYCHOPATHS!!!

  • May : Always love to Live Another Day

    Half the time the shoes all those kids what do you need to look at is more Community programs to have the kids be active bowling alleys Community basketball clubs community centers where the kids can go and play sports and be active it's a sitting on their phone in the basement of the parents house being depressed wondering on how bored I am I need to do something the Kim. All the shooters go to the school so what makes you think the child that's going to that school is not going to know all the little engine out of that school I'm be able to take advantage of the weak spots the school is good but it's not the only thing to solve the mental health and the activity of the kids in the Suburban areas the kids are bored they are distant from each other community centers after school programs that's what they need

  • Heislove

    Seriously America, some hard introspection is in order. Look inside yourself and ask what needs healing, because these, short term solutions are only a bandaid to cover a rotting wound.

  • Erin Hawkins

    Do you still have to pay rent or get evicted if your homes under water ? America will litterally evict you after a tragedy if your not at work the next day lol

  • ForestNinjaZero

    I want to see the interior of that boat in detail. There's no possibility that fire spread so rapidly that they couldn't run straight from the emergency hatch, and into the ocean.

  • What the truck?!

    Although I do support the innovative idea of making our public schools a safer place and even prepping them for the potential disaster of a school shooting I can't believe that the world we live in today is one where we have to build our schools our halls of learning to be prepared for the potential that they may become a combat zone

  • Changsha

    All they need is metal detectors, all people that attend the school would need to go through it and have guards to enforce it and to pratol the school. They don't need 48 million dollar schools!!!!!

  • skylar mccready

    I wish Al Roker would slow down when he reports. His weather information is just a flurry of words making the information useless

  • DXR

    Last I knew the US Virgin Islands is the US. 
    The US was struck by Dorian but to these people the Virgin Island residents are not important!

  • DXR

    If you consider the fact that different social systems will give us different personalities and a different ideal of personality, the children growing up in a violent society will give us child personalities of hopelessness, nihilism, self-destruction as they become adults.

  • Angie Deutel

    This is disgusting when we all know that is imminent a gun reform and limite them to the max. Doing these safe areas WON'T do much, how many more of our children MUST die to the government to do something so simple and really protect our people. Isn't the US a civilized country? why the government is so coward! SHAME ON THEM.

  • Jose Columna

    It’s fantastic how the politicians and the news are conspiring to make guns illegal and they are blind to the fact that is we keep going down this road we all will end up in a country that will be ruled by a tyrannical government ,this is another tactic on behalf of the government to disarm their citizens to take over a country and its working and the people can’t even see it ,soon all of those who are against guns will regret their actions and decisions when they are oppressed and killed by a tyrannical government ,all of you will cry like baby’s and will regret everything you are doing today blaming guns instead of the criminals…. this is the beginning of the end for the United States 🇺🇸 the mystery Babylon …say goodbye to freedom witch we will not have soon ……

  • URBAN JUNGLE SYSTEMS

    What possible sense can it make to permit open carry.. America is Fu*ked Up. WTF can you expect from mentally challenged emotionally bankrupt people given the choice to open carry.. C'mon Now.. Where is the Leadership in the toilet.. Ridiculous..!!!

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