After 3 student-initiated threats, Mercer Island High School cancels classes Friday for ‘students and staff to regroup’

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. — Mercer Island School District announced Thursday that it is canceling classes at Mercer Island High School and all after-school and athletic activities there for Friday, “in light of the three separate student-initiated threats at MIHS in the past few weeks.” The move came after the latest incident — a bomb threat at the school Thursday afternoon. The threat was found “not to be credible,” the school said, but a full sweep and search of MIHS was […]

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Teacher resigns after outburst and racial slur aimed at student goes viral

PATERSON, NJ — A teacher is speaking out after a video of her threatening a student and calling him a racial slur went viral. “I am very disappointed in myself for one,” Georgiana Jackson told WPIX. “I really should not have reacted in such a fashion. That was clearly out of frustration, and even anger to a certain degree.” Jackson resigned from International High School Friday when the video of her went viral, prompting a Paterson School District Investigation. “My behavior was very […]

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Cheerleader who knelt during national anthem wakes up to racial slur on dorm room door

STORM LAKE, Iowa  –  Between December 8 and December 11, a handful of students at Buena Vista University woke up to racial slurs written on their dorm room doors. You may remember Alyssa Parker, the Buena Vista Cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem and later quit the team when they were mandated to stand. After a long night of studying for finals on Sunday night, the criminal justice major and her roommate, Emerald Jones, were awakened in […]

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Cellphone video appears to show teacher slam student to the floor

CANTON, Ohio – An Ohio teacher is under investigation after cellphone video surfaced that appears to show him slam a student down to the floor according to WJW. The school district says the incident happened Dec. 4 at McKinley High School in Canton, and the footage circulated the next day. The teacher, Ken Weatherbee, has been placed on paid leave, according to school officials. The video clip, which was given to WJW by a parent of one of the students, lasts […]

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King County Council to discuss changes to juvenile detention, education funding

SEATTLE – Education and juvenile detention are expected to take the spotlight Monday as King County council members make decisions that could bring changes to some children and young adults. The Metropolitan King County Council is expected to decide if it will start work on a 15-year plan for spending millions of dollars in education funding. The council also plans to take action on legislation regarding juvenile detention. According to our news partner The Seattle Times, the council will vote […]

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#TeamKeaton: Boy’s viral video raises bullying awareness, athletes step up to help

KNOXVILLE, TN — It’s a viral video that’ll probably make anybody with a heart shed a tear or two. In the video, Keaton Jones explains what a normal day at middle school is like for him. “Why do they bully?” Keaton questions. “What’s the point of it? How do you get joy out of taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them?” According to his mom’s Facebook post, Keaton asked her to record the video after […]

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Nazi-themed cartoon assignment upsets middle school parents

GURNEE, Illinois – Parents are raising questions about a controversial homework assignment about Hitler at a suburban Illinois school. “Everyone in the class was given the paper and it tells you all the directions and requirements,” Michael Masterton, an 8th grader at Woodland Middle School told WGN. He said students in his language arts class were given the assignment this week called “If You Give Hitler a Country,” with instructions to “create a comic strip for little kids that exemplifies […]

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Teen charged with raping younger classmate at New York school

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – An 18-year-old student at The Washington Irving Campus in New York City is behind bars after allegedly raping a 16-year-old classmate at school, according to WPIX. Jevon Martin was arrested after the alleged Monday morning assault at the school near Gramercy Park, officials said. The victim is 16 years old. Police sources told WPIX the two students knew each other. Martin allegedly pushed the victim to the floor, pulled down her pants and raped her, according […]

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Radio station employees fired over racist comments about high school basketball players

FOREST CITY, Iowa – Controversial commentary from two radio employees at a high school basketball game in northern Iowa has resulted in their firing after an outcry on social media. A video clip from a boys basketball game between Forest City High School and Eagle Grove High School was posted to Facebook Sunday night. It contains racist comments by an announcer and a producer. The clip is from a longer online broadcast of the Nov. 28th game, with audio provided […]

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Mother faces up to five years in prison after using recorder to thwart school bullies

When Sarah Sims’ daughter complained she was being bullied in elementary school, the Virginia mother grew concerned. Sims reached out to administrators at Ocean View Elementary School in Norfolk, Virginia, where her daughter is in fourth grade, but she said she got no response. In September, Sims decided to investigate on her own. She sent her daughter to school with a digital audio recorder in her backpack, hoping to capture audio from the classroom. School officials found out and confiscated […]

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