EXCLUSIVE: Tupelo Parent of Year Witnesses Boston Bombings
*Just last week, Jane Claire Shettles was awarded as the Parent of the Year for the Tupelo District. Monday, she and fellow Tupelo runners witnessed the deadly bombings in Boston.
BOSTON (AP) – Authorities now say more than 100 people are injured and two dead after bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today.
Some people lost limbs in the twin blasts, which knocked spectators and at least one runner off their feet, shattered windows and sent smoke into the air. There was no word on the motive or who may have launched the attack, and police say no suspect is in custody.
Police Commissioner Edward Davis also says that the fire at a library a few miles away and more than an hour later doesn’t appear to be related to the explosions at the race on Monday. He says the fire may have been caused by an incendiary device.