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TODAY's Takeaway: School stabbing witness 'stunned'; 'Burger King baby' reunites with mom

April 10, 2014 at 3:35 PM ET

Gracey Evans recalls Wednesday's school stabbing, Katheryn Deprill says meeting her mom was exciting and awkward and Natalie breaks a Guinness World Record.
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Gracey Evans recalls Wednesday's school stabbing, Katheryn Deprill says meeting her mom was exciting and awkward and Natalie breaks a Guinness World Record.

1. Two students who helped treat their friends in Wednesday’s massive school stabbing in Pennsylvania said they’re still stunned by what they witnessed.

“I didn’t get a wink of sleep last night because I’m so traumatized,” high schooler Gracey Evans told Savannah.

Video: Students Gracey Evans and Kristen Beard – who both showed remarkable heroism in the wake of Alex Hribal’s rampage – recount the chaos after the attacks to TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie.

2. Katheryn Deprill, who took to Facebook to find the birth mother who had abandoned her as a newborn in a Burger King, told Savannah that meeting her mother after 27 years “was very exciting, just lots of emotions… and actually, it was kind of awkward." The pair talked to Guthrie in an emotional TODAY exclusive interview.

Video: Twenty-seven years after being abandoned as a baby in a Burger King bathroom, Katheryn Deprill has reunited with the woman who left her there. Deprill, her mom Brenda Hollis and Katheryn’s birth mother, Cathy Pochek, sit down exclusively with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie.

3. While promoting his new book, “The Last Days of Jesus,” Bill O'Reilly argued that the life and death of Jesus Christ should be taught in public schools.

“You shouldn’t have to seek it,” O’Reilly told Matt. “It’s a part of our history and a part of our heritage.”

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Video: The pundit and author joins TODAY to talk about his latest book, “The Last Days of Jesus,” and the role of faith in culture. He also talks about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s current status in the Republican party.

4. As part of our Spring Breakers TODAY series, Natalie joined more than 350 other participants on the plaza to set the Guinness World Record for “Largest Exercise Ball Class.” (Spoiler: They did it!)

Video: Fitness trainer Michelle Bridges leads several hundred participants on TODAY as they set out to break the Guinness World Record for the largest exercise ball class.

5. Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff told Matt about a new bug called “Heartbleed” that’s left major websites vulnerable to hackers. Find out how to protect yourself.

Video: Lance Ulanoff of Mashable joins TODAY to discuss a new bug called Heartbleed that has left many major websites vulnerable to hackers. Internet giant Yahoo is recommending customers change passwords.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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