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#ICYMI: HISD Reinstates Principal Yates HS, Baytown HS Student Accused of Online Threats

HOUSTON (KIAH) – Here’s what you missed on the eyewitness news at 9 o’clock here on CW39 Houston.

HISD Board Reinstates Yates HS Director

After all, the headmaster of a high school in Houston will keep his job.

Last month, the district fired Tiffany Guillory as principal of Yeats High School.

According to our media partner, there is speculation that this may be due to the school’s low rates of college and career readiness.

But on Thursday night, the HISD school board voted not to fire her.

It is not clear if this means she returned to work immediately or not.

Baytown student Lee HS charged with online threats

On Friday, Robert E. Lee School in Baytown will once again tighten security after a student was charged with an online threat.

Goose Creek CISD says the threat was linked to the murder of 16-year-old Shane Hamilton on Tuesday.

Astros and MLB donate van to Hope Center

Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros donated a van to help families and children in Houston.

The Buckner Family Hope Center team tells us they picked up a new attraction from Minute Maid Park on Thursday.

The draw was part of the Fall Classic Legacy initiative, which aims to help World Series host communities.

US launches online asylum system at Mexican border

The Biden administration has launched an online entry system for migrants as the only way to free itself from restrictions on seeking asylum, its latest major move to overhaul border controls.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun making appointments two weeks in advance at eight Mexico border crossings on its website and through CBPOne, a mobile app the agency has had limited use since 2020.

CBPOne is replacing a patchwork of exceptions to the pandemic-related public health order known as Section 42. Supporters of the change are caught off guard, while some say they are welcome.

Demonstrators protest the inclusion of transgender athletes in the NCAA

Former Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines led a group of about two dozen demonstrators outside the NCAA convention.

They protested the inclusion of transgender athletes in women’s sports. They also threatened the NCAA with legal action if it did not change its policy.

Gaines competed in last year’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with Penn’s Leah Thomas, who became the first transgender woman to win a national title.

Eighteen states have passed laws barring transgender athletes from participating in women’s and women’s sports teams.

For more news and weather from ABC13, join us on the eyewitness news at 9 o’clock here on CW39.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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