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  • Custodian takes advantage of National School Walkout and steals $180 from students' book bags

    03/18/2018 10:17:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/16/18 | Mercedes Leguizamon, Tina Burnside
    (CNN) - While students in a South Carolina school participated in the National School Walkout this week, a custodian helped herself to their cash, police said. The incident occurred at Richland Northeast High School on Wednesday. Aisha Evans, a custodian at the school, went into a classroom while students were outside and rummaged through three book bags, the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. In all, Evans stole $180, the department said.
  • Despite Heightened Fear Of School Shootings, It's Not A Growing Epidemic

    03/17/2018 8:23:54 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | march 15, 2018 | Martin Kaste
    The Parkland shooting last month has energized student activists, who are angry and frustrated over gun violence. But it's also contributed to the impression that school shootings are a growing epidemic in America. In truth, they're not. "Schools are safer today than they had been in previous decades," says James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology at Northeastern University who has studied the phenomenon of mass murder since the 1980s. Fox and doctoral student Emma Fridel crunched the numbers, and the results should come as a relief to parents.
  • California Teacher Placed On Leave After Questioning School Walkout

    03/17/2018 7:37:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | 03/17/2018 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    California high school history teacher Julianne Benzel is on paid suspension after engaging her students in a discussion where she shared her perspective on the politics of organized protests in anticipation of the National School Walkout, which took place on the morning of March 14. “We had a dialogue in class about it in Thursday and Friday. And today I received the call. So I am aghast,” Benzel told CBS Sacramento. Benzel said that she questioned her students as to the appropriateness of schools sanctioning a protest against gun violence and whether the school administration was willing to allow protests...
  • NJ Gun Clubs Threaten Lawsuit Over Lacy Township Students’ Gun Range Photos

    03/16/2018 11:34:42 AM PDT · by MilesVeritatis · 76 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 03/15/2018 | (unnamed)
    Lacey Township NJ – -( Two students at Lacey Township High-school, NJ were suspended for posting a picture of themselves shooting guns at a private gun range with the caption “fun day at the range“. The school's zero tolerance policy says that students cannot be in possession of weapons at any time, whether on or off campus. Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs today demanded in a lawyer letter that the Lacey Township School District immediately rescind disciplinary actions taken against several students for posting social media photos of themselves near firearms at a target range.
  • Barron Trump's school signs open letter to President demanding action on gun laws

    03/15/2018 8:46:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | March 15, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    The school attended by President Donald Trump's youngest son joined an open letter demanding the President pass gun legislation to protect students. Robert Kosasky, the head of the St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, is just one of more than 100 independent school heads in the area calling on Trump, Congress and state leaders to "enact specific, rigorous measures to reduce gun violence in our society, particularly in our schools." The open letter, which was first published in The Baltimore Sun and obtained by CNN, pushes for a "robust system" of background checks and stronger mental health services.
  • Parents upset their child played racist character in school play

    03/15/2018 11:29:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies via WPXI ^ | March 15, 2018 | Wendy Halloran,
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - The Douglas County school district is investigating a complaint that a 7-year-old girl played a racist character in a school play. In a video of the play, Anastasia Bertram can be seen holding up a sign saying, "Please go home" on one side and "Cursed is the man who integrates" on the other side. Anastasia's parents said she was asked by her teacher, Jamila James, to fill the role of a white girl opposed to school desegregation during a March 2 play at Burnett Elementary School. Her teacher told the parents Anastasia volunteered after another student...
  • 'In God We Trust' Posters to Be Displayed in Arkansas Public Schools

    03/14/2018 7:11:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 12 Mar 2018
    Hundreds of posters with the national motto "In God We Trust" will soon be on display in some Arkansas public schools. Despite the objections of atheist and First Amendment groups, a new state law, Act 911, requires schools to display posters with the motto, along with the U.S. and Arkansas state flags, if they are donated. The law says the posters may be displayed in each public elementary and secondary school classroom, library or any public building in Arkansas that’s maintained using state money. State Rep. Jim Dotson (R), who sponsored the bill that became Act 911, appeared at the...
  • House Passes STOP School Violence Act With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

    03/14/2018 3:17:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 14/3/18 | Christian Datoc
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the STOP School Violence Act with overwhelming bipartisan support Wednesday afternoon. Florida Reps. John Rutherford (R) and Ted Deutch (D) introduced the bill prior to the shooting in Parkland, Florida, and Rutherford addressed the media following Wednesday’s vote. “The action that the House just took, I think, is an important first help forward in protecting our children, our teachers and other administrators within our schools,” Rutherford stated. “Because it’s going to not only harden the target through technology, but most importantly, I believe, it’s going to provide the tools and education needed...” “Violence at...
  • NorthWestern University [Man with a gun?] (Update: false alarm)

    03/14/2018 12:58:56 PM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 28 replies
  • More than 106 school threats made in Louisiana since Florida mass shooting

    03/13/2018 1:42:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies ^ | 3/12/18 | Laura McKnight
    A 14-year-old New Orleans student on Saturday (March 10) became one of the latest to face charges after police say the student posted several threats against ReNEW Dolores T. Aaron Academy on Curran Boulevard. The school shooting threat, discovered Friday, forms one of more than 106 such threats made toward Louisiana schools since the Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., according to the FBI's New Orleans Field Office and the Louisiana State Police. New Orleans area schools have been the targets of a number of threats in the...
  • 2 SWAT Officers Suspended After Running In At Parkland Massacre

    03/10/2018 7:01:58 AM PST · by blueyon · 29 replies
    bluelivesmatter ^ | 3/08/18 | SandyMalone
    The Miramar police have suspended two members from the SWAT team who responded to the school shooting without orders. Miramar, FL – The Miramar Police Department has suspended two officers from their SWAT team for responding to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting without having orders to do so. When the first reports of an active shooter came out, the Miramar officers were in training in Coral Springs, nearby the Parkland high school, and they rushed to assist in stopping the carnage that left 17 students and faculty fatally shot, and another 16 wounded, on Valentine’s Day, the Miami...
  • Parent Arrested for Handing Cardboard with the word "Gun" printed on it to Teacher, Staff

    03/07/2018 12:29:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Village of Shorewood Hills is an upscale bedroom community on the shore of lake Mendota, surrounded by Madison, Wisconsin, Lake Mendota, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. On 23 February, 2018, Jonathan M. Fitzgerald showed some parental concern. Jonathan, who is a 35 year old graduate student in a Ph.D program of molecular and cellular pharmacology, was buzzed into the school and calmly walked to his child's classroom. There he handed a piece of cardboard with the word "Gun" written on it to the teacher. From Shorewood Hills Police Chief Aaron Chapin said Jonathan M. Fitzgerald, 35,...
  • Two Stoneman Douglas shooting survivors take first steps to sue

    03/06/2018 10:57:29 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    sun-sentinel ^ | 3/6/2018 | Paula McMahon, Lisa J. Huriash, Megan O'Matz and Tonya Alanez
    Two wounded students are taking their first steps to sue over the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The law firm representing 15-year-old Kyle Laman sent a letter of its intent to sue the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, the Broward School Board and other defendants. Kyle is the second student to file notice this week. Separately, student survivor Anthony Borges, 15, and his parents notified Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry of their plan to sue. The notice claims negligence on the parts of Broward County Public Schools, Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ principal and its school resource officer....
  • New Jersey Teacher Brings Loaded Gun to School – No Charges

    03/06/2018 11:59:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    When you have over 400 million guns in a country with a population of over 330 million, one-in-a-million odds do not look too bad. In this case in New Jersey, a teacher ended up in school with a loaded gun in her bag – by accident. In December of 2017, Karen Horen was 70 years old and teaching at a New Jersey school. It is understandable when you consider her annual salary, as a home economics teacher, is $70,339. She came to work at the school and briefly left her bag outside in the hallway, unattended, for a few...
  • Dad forces son to run to school in rain as punishment for bullying other students

    03/06/2018 9:11:58 AM PST · by BBell · 78 replies ^ | 4/6/18 | Alex Lasker
    A video of a Virginia father's unorthodox punishment for his bullying son has gone viral. Bryan Thornhill shared a Facebook Live video on March 1 showing his 10-year-old son running to school in the rain as punishment after he was kicked off his school bus for three days for bullying another student. In the video, Thornhill says that he "does not tolerate" and "cannot stand" bullying, and refers to the unusual punishment as "old school, simple parenting." The father of two also claims that since his son has been running the mile trek to school every day, his attitude has...
  • Union County (NC) bus driver arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot up middle school

    03/06/2018 5:09:53 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | March 5, 2018
    UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- A Union County school bus driver has been arrested after police said she posted threatening social media posts targeted toward Porter Ridge Middle School and its staff members. Deputies told WSOC that 32-year-old Lashaunda Hooker Beachum is facing two felony charges for making false reports concerning mass violence on educational property. Authorities said Beachum used a fake profile to post the threat on Facebook saying she was going shoot up the school. It also mentioned several members of the school staff by name as well as "immigrants" living in suburban estates.
  • All 3 Arrested in Weapons Seizure in Vadnais Heights Have Been Charged (MN)

    03/05/2018 5:19:37 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 3/5/18 | KSTP Staff
    The Ramsey County Attorney's Office has announced charges have been filed against Christopher Lloyd Stowe, the man in whose home the county's sheriff's department said it seized a cache of guns, ammunition and possible explosive devices Friday. Stowe has been charged with two felony counts of unlawful possession of a machine gun/short-barreled gun and one count of negligent storage of a firearm in the presence of a child, a gross misdemeanor. He made his first court appearance Monday. Bail was set at $25,000, the Associated Press reported. And Stowe remained in jail afterward. Stowe's wife Lisa and their 13-year-old son...
  • Guns, Ammunition, Other Items Seized at Home of Student in Vadnais Heights, Sheriff Says (MN)

    03/02/2018 5:48:20 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies ^ | 3/2/18 | KSTP Staff
    Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier confirms federal agents have seized dozens of guns and bombs from the home of a student who threatened another student. Serier discussed the incident at a press conference Friday. "This had all the ingredients for tragedy to follow," Serier said. "So to be able to prevent that ... I'm pretty proud of our staff." The student, as well as two adults, were arrested. The sheriff's department confirmed the two adults have been identified as as Lisa Marie Stowe, 40, and Christopher Lloyd Stowe, 41. Serier said the two have been booked into Ramsey County Jail....
  • Pa. School District to Move Kids Due to Church Honoring AR-15 Rifles

    03/01/2018 12:17:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Inquier ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2018 | Ron Tornoe
    A Pennsylvania school district will be moving its elementary students for the day on Wednesday due to a nearby church’s decision to bless couples carrying AR-15 rifles. The Wallenpaupack Area School District will move students out of Wallenpaupack South Elementary School in Newfoundland due to its proximity to the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary church, where couples will be blessed alongside their semi-automatic rifles. The district in the Poconos sent letters to parents on Friday notifying them that students would attend class at another elementary school further from the church on Wednesday. Students who miss school that day will be...
  • Commanding officer initially ordered responding deputies to 'stage' not enter Stoneman Douglas(TR)

    03/01/2018 5:54:49 AM PST · by kelly4c · 49 replies
    Fox news ^ | 2-28-18 | Matt Finn
    Fox News has learned that in the critical moments as first responding deputies were searching for an active shooter on the property of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, a commanding officer on scene apparently ordered some of the initial responders to “stage” and set up a “perimeter” outside -- instead of immediately ordering or allowing officers to rush in to neutralize the suspect, Nikolas Cruz.