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Cool at School: Broadcast News Program at Bishop Gorman

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LAS VEGAS - At Bishop Gorman High School, some budding journalists are learning the tricks of the news trade. It's What's Cool at School.

Every Friday morning, students at Bishop Gorman High School broadcast a morning newscast. April 17 was different. Students scrambled to report a breaking news story about a death inside the school.

The death wasn't real. It was a test set up by the television program's instructor, Joe Barbara.

"They don't even know anything is happening. We have 15 students, and only two of them knew what was going on this morning," he said.

"It's more than like ‘Good Morning Bishop Gorman'. It's more like this is a big deal. People have been hurt," said Bishop Gorman freshman Haley Coleman.

To create the breaking news, a crime scene was filmed on a Sunday, set aside and dropped onto the class.

Ninth-grader Michael Delmont served as the reporter at the crime scene. It was a change of scenery for him.

"I do the sports most of the time. I sometimes anchor. I have my famous saying, ‘Sign off,'" he joked.

"I'm glad we got the chance to join this class that's actually different, like you do in here, and it's really cool," Coleman said.

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