Teen Brings Homemade Bomb to School
by Mariah Tso '21
A student at a southern Utah high school has been charged with bringing a homemade bomb to the school. It was discovered in a backpack emitting smoke and prompted an evacuation said police. This incident happened on March 6th 2018. The boy was arrested Monday night. After Pine View High School was evacuated for two hours that afternoon while the FBI and a bomb squad investigated. The boy name has not been given out the police have refused to give the boy identity and his age.
Police said no one was hurt and no damage was reported. The school reopened Tuesday morning. Police did not describe the homemade bomb in detail but said it "had the potential to cause injury or death." According to police, the homemade bomb had enough explosives within it to possibly cause serious injury or death. The teen had been researching ISIS and showing interest in promoting the organization. Police also said more charges are pending as a suspect in raising an ISIS flag on a pole at another school last month. That happened on February 15, a day after a mass shooting at a school in Florida. The authorities though putting up the flag was a school prank.
Independent Uber Trucks Deliver Goods Across AZ Border
by Shawn McCraith '18
Uber, for the past year of 2017, has been contracting with trucking companies to use their autonomous Volvo big rigs to travel across Arizona for transporting goods. The self-driving trucks meet with human truckers to transfer loads and meet another conventional human trucker on the other side of the state where the human trucker can then deliver the goods to a big city. With this new technology Uber could get rid of long haul drives that are completely autonomous and have no one at the wheel of the trucks. Another scenario is Uber could sell this new technology to trucking companies so that driver’s can sleep while the self-driving truck takes care of the long distance driving which would allow the jobs of truckers to be accomplished much quicker. Alden Woodrow the lead of Uber’s self-driving truck effort said that “the big step for [them] recently is that [they] can plan to haul goods in both directions”, meaning the ability to coordinate drop offs and pickups.
Uber Freight is an app that matches loaders and shippers utilizing the Uber’s ride hailing technology. The technology to make the autonomous truck happen is still in a young age and has to be regulated by the government. A truck that would allow sleep during the long hauls would be profitable but investments would have to be made for the trucks as well as trust would need to be built upon the self-driving trucks. Woodrow does not believe that the company will own many of the trucks because it would mean buying them from other companies. The Uber program driving the trucks only stays on the highways because of the difficulty of driving in urban traffic. The Volvo trucks receive loads at weigh stations. The Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group has self-driving car testings in Arizona, Pennsylvania and San Francisco.
Last Week's Poll Results!
Last week we asked Ambush! Poll takers if they though gun laws needed to be stricter within the United States; 50% said they thought the laws needed to be a little stricter while the other 50% said that the laws need to be made stricter.