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MILLIONS UNDER A SEVERE WEATHER THREAT TONIGHT AFTER A STRONG SYSTEM MADE ITS WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY. >>TORNADO! >>GIVING US A RARE LOOK INSIDE A DANGEROUS TORNADO. AND MORE STORMS ARE ON THE WAY. WE’LL HAVE A LIVE FORECAST. >>>THE SUSPECT WHO BROUGHT A SHOTGUN TO HIS PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL IS IDENTIFIED AS THE RELIEVED COMMUNITY HAILS THE COACH WHO WRESTLED THE STUDENT TO THE GROUND. >>>AN 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL KIDNAPPED AS HER DESPERATE MOTHER TRIES TO PULL HER OUT OF A SPEEDING CAR. >>HELP ME. HELP ME, PLEASE! >>HOW AUTHORITIES WERE ABLE TO TRACK HER DAUGHTER DOWN. >>>A CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAM TO GET GANG MEMBERS OFF THE STREET AND INTO THE CLASSROOM. IS PAYING THEM TO LEARN THE RIGHT SOLUTION? >>>SHOCKING ATTACK. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER KICKED FROM BEHIND AT AN EVENT. HOW THE FORMER GOVERNOR IS RESPONDING TONIGHT. >>>AND WHAT A COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER SAID TODAY THAT MADE THE GRADUATES AT MOREHOUSE COLLEGE REACT LIKE THIS. [ CHEERS ] >>Announcer: THIS IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS” WITH KATE SNOW. >>>GOOD EVENING. ACROSS THE PLAINS TONIGHT, WHAT COULD BE THE LARGEST SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK SO FAR THIS YEAR. 19 MILLION AMERICANS BRACING FOR VIOLENT WEATHER, TORRENTIAL RAIN AND THE THREAT OF TORNADOES AFTER ANOTHER SYSTEM TORE THROUGH THE REGION OVER THE WEEKEND DOWNING TREES AND FLATTENING HOMES. IN ALL, 67 REPORTS OF TORNADOES ACROSS TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, LOUISIANA, KANSAS AND NEBRASKA. ONE OF THEM SHOWN IN THIS VIDEO, A RARE LOOK INSIDE A POWERFUL TORNADO THAT HIT SOUTHERN NEBRASKA ON FRIDAY. IT PACKED WINDS OF UP TO 135 MILES AN HOUR. AND THE STORMS ARE NOT OVER YET. MORE ON THE WAY AS WE HEAD INTO THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK. LET’S GET RIGHT TO WNBC’S DAVE PRICE WITH MORE. WHAT ARE WE EXPECTING? >>LET’S ANSWER THAT IN TWO PARTS. THE SOUTHERN PLAINS CLEARING RATHER QUICKLY. WE SEE SOME SQUALLS, BUT THEY’RE IN THE GULF AT THIS POINT. ALL EYES AT THIS HOUR ON THE MIDWEST AND INTERIOR SECTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST. WE HAVE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCHES AND EVEN SOME TORNADO WARNINGS, BUT ALL THIS BEGINNING TO SHIFT OFFSHORE THROUGH THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. THE BIG CONCERN IS MONDAY AND THE SETUP IS PERFECT. A SOUTHERLY FLOW. MOIST AIR. DEW POINTS IN THE 70s. CLEAR SKIES AND GROUND TEMPERATURES IN THE 80s AND 90s. THESE ARE THE PERFECT INGREDIENTS FOR DANGEROUS WEATHER AND, AS YOU MENTIONED, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE UNDER THAT THREAT. I THINK THIS AREA OF RED, WHICH WE RARELY SEE, COULD STRETCH UP TO KANSAS CITY AND AS FAR BACK AS DODGE CITY. A VERY ROUGH MONDAY FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS AFTER WHAT WAS A DEVASTATING WEEKEND FOR SO MANY OTHERS. KATE? >>DO NOT LIKE THE LOOKS OF THAT MAP. DAVE PRICE, THANK YOU. >>>TORNADO ALLEY, AS WE SAY, LIVING UP TO ITS NAME. ONE VETERAN STORM CHASER GOT CAUGHT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A TWISTER THIS WEEKEND. NBC’S TAMMY LEITNER HAS HIS INCREDIBLE VIDEO. >>TORNADO! TORNADO! >>Reporter: TONIGHT, A RARE LOOK INSIDE AN EF-2 TORNADO WITH WINDS UP TO 135 MILES AN HOUR. IT HIT FRIDAY NIGHT IN McCOOK, NEBRASKA. ACCUWEATHER STORM CHASER REED TIMMER GOT CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. >>IT FORMED SO QUICKLY, I WAS ON FOOT OUTSIDE THE ARMORED VEHICLE. >>Reporter: REMARKABLY, NO ONE INJURED. >>WHOA, WHOA, WHOA. >>Reporter: BUT THE FEROCIOUS WINDS PUSHED THIS SEMI OFF THE HIGHWAY. DOZENS OF VIOLENT TWISTERS WERE REPORTED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS THIS WEEKEND FROM TEXAS UP THROUGH NEBRASKA. IN GERONIMO, OKLAHOMA, A TORNADO HIT SATURDAY MORNING. FLATTENING HOMES AND RIPPING UP TREES, DEVASTATING FOR FAMILIES IN THE AREA. >>ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE ROOF WAS GONE. YOU’RE LOOKING UP AT THE SKY. >>IT WAS QUICK. IT WAS QUICK. >>Reporter: IN ABILENE, TEXAS, MAJOR DAMAGE THERE, TOO. THE COMMUNITY TORN APART BY A TWISTER. THE MAYOR SIGNING A DISASTER DECLARATION. LIGHTNING, HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN ALSO BATTERED THE AREA. 80 MILES AWAY IN SAN ANGELO, FLOODING, WHERE ANOTHER TORNADO HIT. WINDS MORE THAN 100 MILES AN HOUR RIPPED APART AT LEAST TEN HOMES. A DANGEROUS WEEKEND AS TWISTERS ROARED ACROSS TORNADO ALLEY WITH THE SOUTHERN PLAINS NOT YET OUT OF THE STORM’S PATH. TAMMY LEITNER, NBC NEWS. >>>THE STUDENT ACCUSED OF PULLING OUT A SHOTGUN AT HIS HIGH SCHOOL IN PORTLAND, OREGON, ON FRIDAY HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AND IS DUE IN COURT TOMORROW. TONIGHT WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH WHO IS BEING HAILED AS A HERO AFTER TACKLING THE ARMED STUDENT TO THE GROUND. MOLLY HUNTER HAS MORE. >>Reporter: TONIGHT, POLICE HAVE RELEASED A PHOTO OF THE PARKROSE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHO BROUGHT THIS SHOTGUN TO SCHOOL FRIDAY. >>POSSIBLY GOING TO BE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER NOW AT PARKROSE HIGH SCHOOL. NEED MORE CARS. >>Reporter: BUT HE NEVER OPENED FIRE AND NO ONE WAS HURT. >>SHE SAW A MALE WALK INTO A CLASSROOM WITH A SHOTGUN. SAID HE WAS STRUGGLING WITH SECURITY OFFICERS. >>Reporter: THE ATTACK THWARTED WHEN KEANON LOWE, A FOOTBALL COACH, TACKLED THE SUSPECT. LOWE, ALSO A FORMER STAR WIDE RECEIVER FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, SAYS HE LUNGED FOR THE STUDENT, WRESTLED THE GUN AWAY, HANDING IT OFF TO ANOTHER TEACHER. >>IN THAT MOMENT, I WAS CALLED UPON, AND I JUST REACTED, AND, LIKE I SAID, INSTINCTS KICKED IN. >>Reporter: LOWE TWEETED, I HAD NO IDEA I’D ONE DAY HAVE TO PUT MY LIFE ON THE LINE LIKE I DID YESTERDAY FOR MY STUDENTS. ADDING, I’M BLESSED TO BE ALIVE AND EXTREMELY HAPPY THAT THE STUDENTS ARE SAFE. >>WE NEVER THINK IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU. IT’S JUST WAY TOO CLOSE. >>Reporter: LAST NIGHT, THE SCHOOL’S JUNIOR/SENIOR PROM WENT ON AS PLANNED. >>WE’RE STILL A COMMUNITY. WE’RE STILL HERE FOR EACH OTHER AND HERE TO HAVE FUN TOGETHER AND SHOW THAT EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A REALLY BAD EVENT, WE’RE STILL PARKROSE. WE’RE STILL STRONG. >>Reporter: AND CLASSES WILL RESUME AS NORMAL TOMORROW AT PARKROSE HIGH SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL SAYS THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL COUNSELING AND ENHANCED SECURITY ON CAMPUS. ALSO MONDAY THAT 18-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT WILL BE IN COURT. KATE? >>MOLLY HUNTER, THANK YOU. >>>NOW TO WASHINGTON WHERE TALK OF IMPEACHMENT IS HEATING UP AGAIN TONIGHT. THAT’S BECAUSE A REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN IS BREAKING RANKS BECOMING THE PARTY’S FIRST LAWMAKER TO ACCUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP OF IMPEACHABLE CONDUCT. NBC’S MATT BRADLEY HAS THE PRESIDENT’S FIERY RESPONSE. >>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT FIRING BACK, SLAMMING THE FIRST REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER TO CALL FOR HIS IMPEACHMENT. CALLING CONGRESSMAN JUSTIN AMASH A TOTAL LIGHTWEIGHT, ACCUSING HIM OF COURTING PUBLICITY. IF HE ACTUALLY READ THE BIASED MUELLER REPORT HE’D SEE IT WAS NEVERTHELESS STRONG ON NO COLLUSION AND ULTIMATELY NO OBSTRUCTION. BUT AMASH SAID HE HAD READ THE 448-PAGE REPORT. IN A 13-TWEET THREAD, THE MICHIGAN LAWMAKER ARGUED SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER’S REPORT INTO RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE DOCUMENTED IMPEACHABLE CONDUCT BY THE PRESIDENT. AND ACCUSED ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR OF HAVING DELIBERATELY MISREPRESENTED THE REPORT WHEN HE SUMMARIZED IT IN MARCH. CONTRARY TO BARR’S PORTRAYAL, MUELLER’S REPORT REVEALS THE PRESIDENT ENGAGED IN SPECIFIC ACTIONS AND A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR THAT MEET THE THRESHOLD FOR IMPEACHMENT, THE CONGRESSMAN WROTE. HE EVEN ACCUSED HIS FELLOW REPUBLICANS OF NOT HAVING READ THE REPORT. AMASH IS A MEMBER OF THE FREEDOM CAUCUS, A RIGHT LEANING GROUP WHO TYPICALLY BACKS TRUMP. HE’S ALWAYS BLAZED HIS OWN TRAIL. FREQUENTLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT AND FELLOW REPUBLICANS. MITT ROMNEY SAYS AMASH REACHED A DIFFERENT CONCLUSION THAN HE DID ON IMPEACHMENT. >>I RESPECT HIM. IT’S A COURAGEOUS STATEMENT, BUT I BELIEVE THAT TO MAKE A CASE FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, YOU JUST DON’T HAVE THE ELEMENTS THAT ARE EVIDENCED IN THIS DOCUMENT. >>Reporter: BUT AMASH STILL STANDING APART FROM HIS PARTY. DEMOCRATS ARE DIVIDED ON PUSHING IMPEACHMENT, BUT SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI SIGNALED SHE MAY NOW BE OPEN TO IT AS A MEANS OF FORCING ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TO COMPLY WITH THE SUBPOENAS OF THOSE SIX HOUSE COMMITTEES INVESTIGATE INVESTIGATING MR. TRUMP’S CONDUCT. SO FAR, THE WHITE HOUSE IS STONEWALLING ANY ATTEMPTS BY DEMOCRATS TO HEAR FROM SOME WITNESSES OR RECEIVE DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. KATE? >>MATT BRADLEY TONIGHT, THANK YOU. >>>THERE’S A LOT OF RELIEF IN FT. WORTH, TEXAS, TONIGHT. A YOUNG GIRL WAS FOUND AFTER SHE WAS KIDNAPPED RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER MOTHER ON SATURDAY. POLICE ARRESTED A SUSPECT AND NOW TWO COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE BEING CALLED HEROES FOR HELPING CRACK THE CASE. NBC’S KATHY PARK HAS THE LATEST. >>Reporter: A PARENT’S WORST NIGHTMARE PLAYING OUT ON A NEIGHBOR’S DOORBELL CAMERA. HER DAUGHTER KIDNAPPED RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER. >>HELP ME! HELP ME! >>Reporter: JIM RUNNING OUTSIDE WHEN HE HEARD THE SCREAMS. >>WHO THINKS SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENING IN THE MIDDLE OF BROAD DAYLIGHT, IT’S SHOCKING. IT WOULD SHOCK ANYONE EVERYWHERE. >>Reporter: 8-YEAR-OLD SALEM WAS WALKING WITH HER MOTHER IN THEIR FT. WORTH NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN 51-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL WEBB PULLED THE GIRL INTO HIS CAR AND THEN FLED. HER MOTHER TRIED JUMPING INTO THE MOVING CAR BUT WAS PUSHED OUT. AN AMBER ALERT WITH THE GIRL’S PHOTO AND THE SUSPECT’S GRAY SEDAN QUICKLY CIRCULATED. TWO GOOD SAMARITANS SPOTTED THE CAR PARKED OUTSIDE THIS HOTEL. >>AND THEN ASSISTED US 100%. THEY’RE OUR HEROES TONIGHT. >>Reporter: EIGHT HOURS AFTER THE KIDNAPPING, AUTHORITIES BROKE THROUGH THE HOTEL DOOR, FINDING SABATKA WITH WEBB. >>PUT A HUGE SMILE ON MY FACE. AND IT TOOK A LOT OF DARKNESS OFF MY HEART JUST KNOWING THIS YOUNG GIRL IS GOING TO BE OKAY. >>Reporter: A CHILD BACK WITH HER FAMILY TONIGHT AS HER ALLEGED KIDNAPPER FACES A FIRST-DEGREE FELONY CHARGE. >>JUST A SHOCKING STORY. AND POLICE ARE SAYING THE SUSPECT ACTUALLY DIDN’T KNOW THE GIRL OR THE MOTHER. AND THEY ALSO SAID OFFICERS FOUND THE GIRL ACTUALLY TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION, BUT SHE WAS LATER TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR MEDICAL EVALUATION. >>JUST INCREDIBLE. SO GLAD SHE’S SAFE TONIGHT. KATHY, THANK YOU. >>>IN EGYPT TODAY, A ROADSIDE BOMB HIT A TOURIST BUS NEAR THE GIZA PYRAMIDS. OFFICIALS SAY THE BLAST WOUNDED AT LEAST 17 PEOPLE, MANY OF THEM TOURISTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA. THE U.S. EMBASSY IN CAIRO SAID NO AMERICANS ARE AMONG THE INJURED. BACK HERE AT HOME AS GANG RELATED VIOLENCE AND OTHER CRIMES RISE, THE DIRE NEED TO KEEP GANG MEMBERS OFF THE STREETS IS A CHALLENGE. SO ONE GROUP IN BOSTON IS TAKING AN INNOVATIVE BUT CONTROVERSIAL APPROACH TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. STEVE PATTERSON HAS MORE. >>Reporter: GEOVANI MORRIS IS DOING SOMETHING HE NEVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED JUST A FEW YEARS AGO. HE’S IN COLLEGE. >>HAPPY TO BE HERE. >>OF COURSE, I’M HAPPY TO BE HERE. I’M BLESSED TO BE HERE. >>Reporter: HE’S ENROLLED AT BOSTON’S BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, HOPING TO ONE DAY WORK WITH AT-RISK KIDS. SURPRISING BECAUSE THIS FORMER GANG MEMBER SPENT TIME BEHIND BARS. >>I USED TO DO LITTLE STUPID STUFF. >>Reporter: NOW MORRIS AND DOZENS MORE CAUGHT IN VIOLENCE AND POVERTY ARE GETTING A SECOND CHANCE. THEY ARE PART OF A PROGRAM CALLED “BOSTON UNCORNERED.” A NONPROFIT FOCUSED ON GETTING GANG MEMBERS OFF THE STREETS AND INTO THE CLASSROOM. IN PART BY PAYING THEM TO DO IT. FOUNDER MARK CULLERTON ADMITS IT’S A CONTROVERSIAL IDEA. >>WE PAY YOUNG PEOPLE $400 A WEEK, ABOUT $20,000 PER YEAR TO GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE CHOICES THAT WE BELIEVE AND WE KNOW THAT THEY WANT TO MAKE. >>I STILL THINK YOU’LL HAVE PEOPLE WATCH THIS AND SAY, HOLD ON A MINUTE. YOU GUYS ARE PAYING CRIMINALS. >>IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO SAY, COME ON, GET IN THERE. YOU CAN BE GREAT. YOU NEED A WAY TO FOCUS ON EDUCATION. YOU NEED A WAY TO GET OUT OF THE CREW AND THE GANG AND THE ACTIVITIES YOU’RE INVOLVED IN. >>Reporter: THE STI PEND IS FUNDED MOSTLY THROUGH PRIVATE DONATIONS AND CONTINUES AS LONG AS IT TAKES FOR STUDENTS TO PASS THEIR HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY EXAMS AND ENROLL IN COLLEGE. AND THEY GET SUPPORT FROM COLLEGE READINESS ADVISERS, ALL FORMER GANG MEMBERS, LIKE LUIS RODRIGUEZ. >>I REALLY GOT TIRED OF GOING TO FUNERALS. >>Reporter: HE WAS SHOT TEN TIMES AND SPENT 11 YEARS BEHIND BARS. NOW HE’S WORKING TO CHANGE LIVES. >>YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE HERE? >>ABSOLUTELY. >>Reporter: THE GOAL FOR THIS BOLD INITIATIVE? A GANG-FREE BOSTON IN FIVE YEARS. >>I’M DOING THIS FOR MY FAMILY. PEOPLE WHO SAID I COULDN’T DO IT. >>Reporter: FOR GUYS LIKE MORRIS, IT’S A RARE CHANCE FOR CHANGE. >>DID YOU EVER THINK PEOPLE WOULD BE REFERRING TO YOU POSSIBLY AS MR. COLLEGE GRAD? >>MAN, THOSE WORDS, THAT JUST SOUNDS LIKE IT’S LIKE WINNING THE LOTTERY. >>Reporter: A WINNING IDEA AND HOPE FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE. STEVE PATTERSON, NBC NEWS, BOSTON. >>>WHILE WE’RE ON THE SUBJECT OF COLLEGE AND EDUCATION. THE CLASS OF 2019 AT MOREHOUSE COLLEGE GOT SOME STUNNING NEWS AT THEIR GRADUATION TODAY. THE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE COUNTS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING AMONG ITS ALUMNI. AND NOW THE SCHOOL’S NEWLY MINTED ALUMS HAVE A WHOLE LOT TO CELEBRATE. >>ON BEHALF OF THE EIGHT GENERATIONS OF MY FAMILY WHO HAVE BEEN IN THIS COUNTRY, WE’RE GOING TO PUT A LITTLE FUEL IN YOUR BUS. >>THE SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME AFTER RECEIVING AN HONORARY DOCTORATE, THE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER, BILLIONAIRE PHILANTHROPIST ROBERT SMITH SHOCKING THE GRADUATES WITH AN UNEXPECTED GIFT. >>MY FAMILY IS MAKING A GRANT TO ELIMINATE THEIR STUDENT LOANS. >>PAYING OFF EVERY PENNY OF DEBT FOR THE NEARLY 400 GRADUATES. CHEERS FOR THE $40 MILLION LIFELINE. >>FOR HIM TO LIFT THAT BURDEN OFF OUR SHOULDERS, OFF OUR PARENTS’ SHOULDERS, OFF OUR GUARDIANS’ SHOULDERS, WE’RE AT A LOSS OF WORDS RIGHT NOW. >>IN 2018, “FORBES” LISTED HIS NET WORTH AT $4.4 BILLION, MAKING HIM THE WORLD’S RICHEST AFRICAN-AMERICAN. AND HIS GENEROSITY IS MUCH NEEDED. THE STUDENT DEBT CRISIS HIT RECORD LEVELS IN 2018. A “WALL STREET JOURNAL” INVESTIGATION FOUND THE AVERAGE FEDERAL DEBT FOR GRADUATES OF HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WAS MORE THAN 30% HIGHER THAN STUDENTS AT OTHER PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT FOUR-YEAR SCHOOLS. >>ROBERT SMITH HAS SET AN EXAMPLE THAT OTHERS WILL FOLLOW, NOT JUST FOR MOREHOUSE, BUT FOR OTHER HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. >>A TIME FOR CELEBRATION AND A REMINDER TO PAY IT FORWARD. ROBERT SMITH SAID HE KNOWS THOSE STUDENTS WILL PAY HIS GIFT FORWARD AND ALLOW OTHERS TO HAVE THE AMERICAN DREAM. >>>MUCH MORE AHEAD TONIGHT, INCLUDING WHAT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER IS SAYING AFTER HE WAS ATTACKED OVERSEAS. >>>EARLIER TONIGHT, WE TOLD YOU ABOUT A POTENTIAL SCHOOL SHOOTING THWARTED IN PORTLAND, OREGON. BUT NOT ALL COMMUNITIES, OBVIOUSLY, ARE SO FORTUNATE. YESTERDAY MARKED ONE YEAR SINCE A STUDENT OPENED FIRE AT HIS HIGH SCHOOL IN SANTA FE, TEXAS. LAST NIGHT, HUNDREDS GATHERED AT A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TO HONOR THE EIGHT STUDENTS AND TWO TEACHERS KILLED THERE. IN THAT COMMUNITY, THE HEARTBREAK LINGERS. WHILE WE OFTEN HEAR ABOUT THE FIRST RESPONDERS IN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, TONIGHT WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM THE LAST RESPONDERS. THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS IN SANTA FE WHO CARED FOR THE VICTIMS. KRISTEN DAHLGREN HAS THEIR EMOTIONAL STORY. >>Reporter: IN ANY MASS SHOOTING, THERE ARE THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND THERE ARE THE LAST. >>CAUSE OF DEATH GUNSHOT WOUNDS. MANNER OF DEATH, HOMICIDE. >>I AM A MEDICAL EXAMINER. >>Reporter: THOSE PROFESSIONALS TASKED WITH THE UNTHINKABLE. THE AFTERMATH. >>ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS, OUR PRIMARY JOB IS TO PERFORM AUTOPSY EXAMINATIONS. >>Reporter: FOR FORENSIC SPECIALISTS LIKE THESE, THIS WAS NO ORDINARY DAY. IN GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS, THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS RESPONDED WHEN A SCHOOL SHOOTER TOOK TEN LIVES LAST MAY. >>I WALK INTO THE SCHOOL. THERE WERE CHAIRS KNOCKED OVER BACKWARDS. KIDS HAD RUN OUT OF THEIR SHOES. >>I HAD TO REMIND MYSELF THAT THIS WAS MY JOB. THIS WAS WHAT I HAD TRAINED FOR. >>Reporter: BUT THEY SAY THEY CAN NEVER REALLY TRAIN FOR THE EMOTIONAL TOLL. CARING FOR THE BODIES OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN GUNNED DOWN. >>I PROMISED MYSELF THAT I WOULD NOT, WHILE I WAS THERE, THINK ABOUT MY OWN KIDS. OR THINK ABOUT THE PARENTS OF THE KIDS THAT WERE DEAD. >>Reporter: AND SO THEY DID THEIR JOBS THAT DAY, BUT EACH STILL CARRIES THAT BURDEN. >>PROBABLY A FAMILY MEMBER OF A VICTIM WOULD WONDER — I WONDER WHAT THE INJURIES WERE. I WONDER IF THEY SUFFERED. OR, YOU KNOW, WHERE THEY WERE IN THE SCHOOL, FOR EXAMPLE. SO THOSE ARE ALL THINGS THAT I ACTUALLY KNOW. >>I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING THINKING ABOUT IT BECAUSE I STILL HAVE NIGHTMARES. I DON’T GET TO GRIEVE BECAUSE THOSE WEREN’T MY KIDS. I FEEL LIKE THE WORLD IS MOVING ON AND FORGETTING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED ALREADY. >>Reporter: INDEED, SINCE THEN THERE HAVE BEEN SCORES OF OTHER MASS SHOOTINGS. OTHER TEAMS CALLED TO HORRIFIC NEW SCENES. AND WHILE THE PUBLIC MAY SEEM TO MOVE ON QUICKLY NOW, FOR MORE AND MORE OF THE LAST RESPONDERS, THERE IS NO REPRIEVE. KRISTEN DAHLGREN, NBC NEWS. >>WE REMEMBER. >> >>>ACTOR AND FORMER CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER SAID TODAY HE IS NOT PRESSING CHARGES AGAINST THE MAN WHO ASSAULTED HIM AT A SPORTS FESTIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA YESTERDAY. DIFFICULT TO WATCH. SCHWARZENEGGER WAS WATCHING CHILDREN JUMP ROPE AND STREAMING A SNAPCHAT VIDEO WHEN THAT HAPPENED. SUDDENLY KICKED FROM BEHIND BY A MAN IN THE CROWD. HE STAYED ON HIS FEET WHILE SECURITY GRABBED THE ATTACKER. THE 71-YEAR-OLD SAYS HE IS FINE AND WANTS TO SPOTLIGHT THE YOUNG ATHLETES INSTEAD. >>>IN PENNSYLVANIA TODAY, A 21-STORY BUILDING WAS DEMOLISHED IN A POWERFUL IMPLOSION AS A FORMER STEEL TOWN ATTEMPTS TO MOVE ON. THE FORMER BETHLEHEM STEEL HEADQUARTERS CAME TUMBLING DOWN IN JUST 16 SECONDS. IT WAS A SHOWPIECE WHEN IT OPENED IN 1972 BUT HAS BEEN VACANT FOR A DOZEN YEARS SINCE THE STEELMAKER >>>FINALLY TONIGHT, IN OUR “SPOTLIGHT,” QUEEN LATIFAH AND HER PASSION PROJECT TO CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD. >>OKAY. AND ACTION. >>HALEY ELIZABETH ANDERSON AND B. MONET SHARE A DREAM OF DIRECTING MOVIES. >>I CAUGHT THE FILM-MAKING BUG PROBABLY WHEN I WAS 4. >>WHEN I GOT INTO NYU, I WAS LIKE, OH, MY GOD, THE FILM GODS MUST HAVE COME DOWN AND REALLY GIVEN ME THE SIGN. >>THEY BOTH MADE SHORT FILMS, BUT THE ODDS OF THEM DIRECTING FEATURES AND TELEVISION ARE SLIMMER. >>WE’RE REALLY SEEING AN INCLUSION CRISIS BEHIND THE CAMERA WHEN IT COMES TO FEMALES IN GENERAL BUT IN PARTICULAR, WOMEN OF COLOR. >>THE USC INCLUSION INITIATIVE ANALYZED THE 1,200 MOST POPULAR FILMS FROM 2007 TO 2018 AND FOUND THAT JUST 4% WERE DIRECTED BY WOMEN. LESS THAN 1% BY WOMEN OF COLOR. >>EVERYONE IS SO EXCITED ABOUT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, BUT IT’S LIKE, HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY PUTTING STEPS FORWARD TO SAY, AM I HIRING FOLKS OF COLOR BEHIND THE CAMERA, LIKE IN EVERY DEPARTMENT? >>ENTER QUEEN LATIFAH. SHE PARTNERED WITH PROCTOR & GAMBLE AND THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL TO ACCELERATE GENDER AND RACIAL EQUALITY BEHIND THE CAMERA THROUGH THE QUEEN COLLECTIVE, SHE’S MENTORED THESE BUDDING DIRECTORS HELPING THEM WITH PRODUCTION, FINANCING AND DISTRIBUTION. >>WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANY FILMMAKERS ARE NOT WOMEN? >>I THINK IT’S BECAUSE OF STATUS QUO. PEOPLE ARE USED TO DOING THINGS THE WAY THEY’RE USED TO DOING THEM. CHANGE CAN BE UNCOMFORTABLE UNTIL THE CHANGE HAPPENS. >>WHEN WOMEN ARE CALLING THE SHOTS, SHE SAYS, IT CHANGES EVERYTHING. >>THESE WOMEN DIRECTORS GET TO HIRE WOMEN DPs, WOMEN GRIPS, WOMEN WHO SCORE, THEY GET TO HIRE WOMEN WHO OPERATE CAMERAS. TO DO A MOVIE, IT TAKES ABOUT 150 PEOPLE. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT 150 JOBS. THAT COULD BE 150 WOMEN IN THOSE 150 JOBS. >>Reporter: AND FOR THESE TWO YOUNG DIRECTORS, HELP FROM THE QUEEN HAS OPENED DOORS. >>NOW I CAN SAY I HAVE A FILM ON HULU. THE LAST FEW MONTHS I’VE BEEN WORKING IN A DIFFERENT WAY. I’VE BEEN FEELING MORE EMPOWERED. >>ACTION. >>QUEEN LATIFAH’S OWN STORY IS PRETTY INCREDIBLE. YOU CAN SEE MORE OF THAT ON MY SERIES “THE DRINK” AT NBCNEWS.COM/THEDRINK. THAT IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS” ON THIS SUNDAY. LESTER HOLT WILL BE WITH YOU TOMORROW WHEN

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