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HC Wake-Up Call: Police Search for ‘Serial Bomber’ in Austin, Parkland Shooter’s Brother Arrested at School & a Self-Driving Uber Killed an Arizona Woman

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

Police Are Searching for a ‘Serial Bomber’ in Austin

While officials were initially hesitant to draw any connections between the four bombs that detonated in Austin, Texas over the last month, Austin interim police chief Brian Manley told the New York Times on Monday, “We are clearly dealing with what we expect to be a serial bomber at this point,” after a fourth bomb injured two people over the weekend.

In total, the bombings, which began on March 2, have left two people dead and four wounded. Authorities believe the “serial bomber” they describe is targeting people of color, as the first three bombs were packages left in residential areas highly populated by people of color.

Parkland Suspect’s Brother Arrested After Trespassing at High School

Zachary Cruz, the younger brother of Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people when he opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was arrested Monday after he was found trespassing on the school’s campus, the Huffington Post reports. Cruz, who had reportedly previously been warned by authorities to stay away from the school, told police he was there to, “reflect on the school shooting and to soak it in.”

As of Monday night, Cruz was still being held in the Broward County jail, where his brother, who faces 17 counts of murder and potentially the death penalty, is also being held.

A Self-Driving Uber Hit and Killed a Woman in Arizona

After spending over a year testing its autonomous cars in Arizona, one self-driving Uber hit and killed a 49-year-old woman as she was crossing the street Sunday night. Local police told BuzzFeed News that the car was, “in autonomous mode at the time of the collision, with a vehicle operator behind the wheel.” According to the investigation, neither the driver nor the victim were impaired at the time of the accident, though the car showed no signs of slowing down as it approached the victim.

In a statement, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company is cooperating with law enforcement to understand what happened.

Meme of the day:

Because it’s Tuesday, and therefore, it’s probably all of the above.

Caroline is the Evening/Weekend Editor and Style Editor at Her Campus, a senior public relations major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a leather jacket enthusiast.  You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @c_pirozzolo. 
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