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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Thursday, April 24:

5. Missing Montgomery County girls

Montgomery County Police are searching for two missing girls. Abigiel Bediako and Stephanie Rodriguez, both 12, were last seen Wednesday morning at White Oak Middle School in Silver Spring. Officials believe the girls are together. READ MORE

4. American University rally

Students at American University will rally against a group of students believed responsible for disturbing e-mails that discussed date rape and other acts against women. They're calling on the university to take further action against the people behind the e-mails. READ MORE

3. Redskins regular season schedule

The NFL 2014 schedule has been released. The Redskins open Week 1 at Houston and close Week 17 at home against the Cowboys. HTTR! FULL SCHEDULE

2. Sunny and less windy

It will not be as windy Thursday, especially in the afternoon and with sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 60s. Our next weather maker will be on Friday afternoon and evening with the threat for showers and possible thunderstorms. FORECAST

1. National Zoo shooting

A series of shootings, fights and stabbings at the National Zoo's African-American Family day has the Woodley Park neighborhood considering their safety, and the zoo considering new security. READ MORE

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