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Leading Off (4/7/17)

Organizers prepare for Sunday's Mega March, Jordan Spieth navigates the Masters, and more.

29 Dallas TSA Workers Failed Drug And Alcohol Tests. Between 2010 and 2016, 858 nationwide TSA workers tested positive for drugs or alcohol, according to federal records. Of the 29 Dallas-based workers, 21 were from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and eight were from Dallas Love Field. Employees who fail a drug or alcohol test are fired, an agency spokesperson said.

Jordan Spieth’s First Round at the Masters Unravels. What seemed like a promising afternoon soon derailed when Spieth lost a five-shot lead after a quadruple-bogey. More so, this unfolded on the same back-nine and in a similar fashion as his final round at last year’s Masters.

Arlington ISD Responds to Allegations That Nichols Jr. High is Causing Illness. The district is pushing back against a lawsuit from parents, teachers, and the NAACP who say the campus is causing symptoms such as dizziness and nausea. The district responded, saying they believe the teachers are experiencing “heightened awareness.” Protestors demonstrated outside of AISD’s Thursday night board meeting, calling for an evacuation of the middle school.

Plano Police Arrest a Sword-Wielding, Cape-Clad Man. The department received reports Thursday morning of a man dressed in armor and a cape walking near Independence Parkway and Vidalia Lane, carrying a samurai sword. Officers believe the man has mental health issues, as they were having difficulty communicating with him.

Thousands Are Expected For Sunday’s Dallas Mega March. Organizers hope the demonstration will bring attention to immigration reform and stop discrimination against different cultures. The march will start at 2 p.m. Sunday on Ross Avenue outside the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Participants will march to the plaza outside of Dallas City Hall, where elected officials and activists will speak. Although the march is expected to be “very safe and uneventful,” DPD will have an increased presence.

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