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17.2 Million dollars Lost

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How does one lose 17.2 million dollars in gold and cash? No one knows. Until now.

In April, the Toronto Pearson International Airport was holding cash and gold worth up to 17.2 million in their premium, high-security storage facilities, as charged by Brinks Armored Car Company. The money was sent for currency exchange and was not meant to stay in the facility for more than a couple of weeks. The shipment was a combination of 53 kilograms (116.844 pounds) of cash worth 1.9 million dollars and 400 kilograms (881.8 pounds) in gold bars worth 15.3 million dollars. From there, the shipment was supposed to be picked up by Brinks Armored Car Company, who were then responsible for the transportation of the gold and cash. Until the money seemed to disappear suddenly. The Peel Regional Police were baffled as they spent over six months looking for a lead with little success, and kept coming up short. Many suspected that the heist was planned and an inside job, which possessed more questions than answers. 

Now, an ongoing lawsuit provides information to fill in the blanks of the investigation. Brinks Armored Car Company is suing The Toronto Pearson International Airport for alleged negligence and carelessness of goods as well as failing to ensure employee credit tals. Brink’s evidence contained security footage from the storage container itself. The footage, more than forty minutes long, showed an obscured and unidentified person approaching the employee who guarded the storage container. The unidentified person gave the employee a waybill for an unrelated shipment. The waybill was not verified but the unidentified person was released, and the cargo was gone the next day. No one has yet been able to identify the unknown person, or have been able to identify what the waybill said exactly. For their protection, the employee has not been named on any websites, articles, or news sources. While the footage was not proved or denied in court, Brink continued with the lawsuit.  This lawsuit, as well as the crime itself, has brought on many questions about how safe are high-security residentcies.  Even more so, people wonder and worry about the security of the everyday objects that they bring with them as they travel.

As of today, there have been no arrests or convictions. But the lawsuit against Canadian Airlines and Toronto Pearson International Airport was settled earlier last month. The Canadian Airline was found guilty and is responsible for the liability of the 17 million dollars. The airline has been rumored to repay Brinks Armored Car services upwards of 15.1 million dollars.

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Caroline Martin
Caroline Martin, News Reporter
Driven, intelligent, passionate, and artistic are only a few words to describe Caroline Martin, a senior at Agua Fria High School and a News Reporter as part of the Owl Newsfeed Staff. Caroline is  17 years old, born November 15th, 2005. She has been attending Agua Fria all four years. Her favorite memories made at Agua Fria have been from being around teachers and peers as well as having a great homecoming week. Caroline has a lot of gratitude for Mr.Martin because he was her AP World  History  Teacher sophomore year. She is close with him, and the table group she was placed with. Caroline was able to confide in  Mr.Martin considering he is also her badminton coach. Caroline mentioned overall he has improved her high school experience. Speaking of Badminton; Caroline is in the first year on the exhibition team. She exclaimed that so far her favorite thing about being on the team is seeing her friend's excitement and how well they are doing. Caroline mentioned how proud she is of them. Before joining badminton,  Martin contributed heavily to the theater program at Agua Fria from freshman through Junior year. Caroline has been in multiple plays. Freshman year she played in  “Please Excuse My Zombies ” as the main character Casandra Casandra  Sophomore year she played “Little Shop of Horrors” as Miss Mushnik. Most recently she played  in “Almost Maine”  Junior year as the character Glory.  Last year she was going to play  Sandy from “Greece”  but this was canceled a week before opening night. One difficult thing about theater Caroline mentioned was that there is a great deal to remember. Various different roles play a part. A lot of behind-the-scenes things go into theater and that can cause some reluctance in students that did not entirely know what they were signing up for. Caroline ended up having to choose between badminton and theater regarding which one she wanted to pursue in her final year of high school. She mentioned that the difficulty in choosing was rather mild. In the process of figuring out who she is, the decision was made. She figured trying out a new sport would help with that. Her friends involvement also played a part in her decision, as they encouraged her to join. Though Caroline has been going to Agua Fria all four years she hasn't always lived here in Arizona. She was born here, moved to  New Mexico, then came back to Arizona. After that, she moved to Mississippi, Tennessee then finally back to Arizona. Caroline explained the reason she moved around so much was because her parents married rather young. They traveled a lot due to college and then job-oriented travel. Mostly moving around supporting the families' education, that includes Caroline and her younger brothers. Caroline has great memories of Mississippi when she was an only child, specifically memories of Christmas.  Martin's academic goal for herself is to remain well-prepared and do all that she can. Both of her parents have been employed in the education field, so education is very valuable in her family culture. When she was much younger her passions differed a little from what she likes now. Caroline loved princesses and when she was younger she had a cousin so she participated in (what?) that but didn't excel. So she ended up branching out and trying new things. What Martin wants to do fluctuates depending on what she is learning at the time or what intrigues her. Right now she'd like to know more, she says “before she settles down”. When questioned about how Caroline handles stress she mentioned that she tries to vent whether it's out loud, to herself. She also paints when she is tense. Her family handles stress differently. She exclaimed that they each have diverse personalities, they all have different creative outlets to deal with things, and they all find a way to regroup thoughts and emotions to limit stress. When asked what advice she has for underclassmen as a senior Caroline passionately responded “High school is only as scary as you make it.. those moments and activities, those are gonna be the highlights if you make them”.Martin is excited about graduation she says “The older you get the more ready you feel..but it also feels so short at the same time” There are some peers here at Agua Fria she's had classes with since middle school. Caroline is such an exceptional and well-rounded part of our Agua Fria Owl Newsfeed staff and our school community.

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