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How Guardsmen prepare for situations like Baltimore riots

Good Tuesday evening, everyone. Here's what's on tap for our 10 p.m. newscast:

2,000 National Guard troops are joining forces with a thousand Baltimore police officers to restore order in the city. Riots broke out Monday as the result of an African American teen, Freddie Gray, who died shortly after he was taken into police custody. We're looking into what sort of training members of the National Guard have to go through to prepare for a situation like this. Sarah Navoy will have more on that.

We'll also hear from a Baltimore native, who also happens to be the Director of Public Relations for Oakwood University in Huntsville. He'll let us know the contact he's had with his family and the emotions he feels seeing his home city in such turmoil.

And Huntsville School Superintendent Dr. Casey Wardynski gave his State of the Schools Address this evening. With a federal desegregation order and unitary status in sight, his speech carries a heightened sense of importance. WAFF 48's Tiani Jones will have more on the highlights of tonight's speech.

We hope you'll join us at 10.

Mark Thornhill

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