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  • Students Wear Shirts With Anti-Gay Message on Day of Silence

    04/12/2014 2:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    kptv ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Kimberly Eiten
    The phrase a few students decided to wear to class on a T-shirt sparked a social media blitz at a local high school. The matching shirts share one controversial message. "I just made it say 'Gay Day is not OK,' because I don't believe that it's OK," Oregon City High School student Alex Borho said. He and just a few of his friends wore the shirts at the school where there are more than 2,000 students. For some there, today was a day of silence. It's part of a national movement that only about 40 kids at Oregon City High...
  • Valuable Musings from My Wife....

    04/12/2014 8:36:47 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies
    04-13-14 | Bill Randles
    I thought this comment by my wife on facebook, was a valuable contribution to the "Sexual Atheism" article posted yesterday.She was attacking false views of the Love of God,,, HEY! God LOVES you, man .... Of course He does!!! It's His duty to love me. Why, isn't that His job? Many young people today, who call themselves christians, believe this and even act as if He owes them something. Too often, the thinking is 'God revolves around us''...This is such a wrong view of God; He is God ~ He is the center. The truth is we must revolve around...
  • Up to 20 injured in Pennsylvania school stabbing

    04/09/2014 7:21:45 AM PDT · by lbryce · 53 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | April 9, 2014 | AP
    An official says four students were believed to be seriously injured at a high school near Pittsburgh, where a student with a knife stabbed or slashed others, injuring as many as 20. Westmoreland County emergency management spokesman Dan Stevens says not all of the 20 injured were cut by the knife, though most were. Some suffered scrapes and cuts in the mayhem that ensued at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville on Wednesday morning.-
  • New Jersey High School Senior Suspended for Flying Confederate Flag

    03/30/2014 6:25:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 3/28/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    17-year-old Gregory Vied was suspended for flying a confederate flag atop his pickup truck, "which was parked in the student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township." According to News 12 New Jersey, Vied said he was suspended on March 25th after being repeatedly told he could not fly the flag.
  • Teen: Suspended for Confederate flag on truck

    03/29/2014 5:17:56 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 94 replies ^ | March 28, 2014
    <p>By FOX NEWS - A New Jersey high school student says he was suspended from school after refusing to remove a Confederate flag on his truck.</p> <p>Gregory Vied, 17, told News12 he was suspended for flying the flag on his pickup truck, which was parked in a student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township.</p>
  • Orlando teen shoot cops then commit suicide

    03/25/2014 5:31:52 AM PDT · by mgist · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | 3/15/14 | Byrne
    Florida shooting: Alex Hollinghurst was killed by evil druggie boyfriend Brandon Goode says her family Mar 24, 2014 20:20 By Paul Byrne Oldham born Alexandria Hollinghurst and Brandon Goode killed a police officer then seemingly turned guns on themselves but her family says he killed her What happened? Alex as a little girl and with her family, and before she died A British teenager who was gunned down in an apparent murder-suicide had been living the ‘American Dream’. But when Alexandria Hollinghurst, 17, known as Alex, fell for drug addict Brandon Goode, her life spiralled out of control. And last...
  • Pull the plug on naked Twitter teens

    03/22/2014 8:33:45 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    What may be news, however, is that parents of such teenagers would need a reminder of how to respond when their sons and daughters circulate photographs of themselves drunk, passed out or in various stages of undress. Here’s what the parents of all the young people who fed the @LIPartyStories inappropriate images of themselves should do: Confiscate their phones, shut down their Twitter and Facebook accounts and test them randomly for drugs and alcohol every two or three weeks for the next year. Each positive test should result in being grounded for a month. And every one of the teenagers...
  • 'Party' Twitter account shocks Long Island parents

    03/20/2014 3:09:39 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 23 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Liz Dahlem
    <p>NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Every parent needs to know about the Twitter page is called @LI PartyStories. High school students from across Nassau and Suffolk are posting pictures of themselves drinking under age and doing inappropriate things. The most unsettling part is that the account has more than 22,000 followers.</p>
  • Student Suspended for Taking Razor From Classmate (Who Was Self-Harming)

    03/20/2014 11:55:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    WAVY ^ | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Andy Fox
    We teach kids that honesty is the best policy, but at one Virginia Beach middle school it might be better to keep the truth to yourself. Last Thursday at Bayside Middle School, sixth grader Adrionna Harris came to the aide of a classmate who was cutting his arm. She faces expulsion for taking a razor from the student, throwing it away and convincing him what he was doing wasn’t right. She thought she was doing the right thing, so on Friday she told the school administration what happened. The way school officials responded led to this question: was the school’s...
  • Teen's Facebook Post Costs Father $80,000

    03/03/2014 11:16:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Mar 3, 2014
    A Florida teenager's Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 legal settlementA Florida teenager's Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 legal settlement. The Palm Beach Post reported Sunday the father had sued a Miami-area preparatory school for age discrimination after he lost his job as headmaster. Dana Snay's father, Patrick Snay, had settled an age discrimination case with his former employer, Gulliver Preparatory School. Elderly Man Wakes Up in Body Bag at Funeral Home The school agreed to settle the case for $80,000 and the settlement agreement included a stipulation that the man and his wife not...
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliate Produces Video Promoting Bondage and Sadomasochism to Teens

    02/26/2014 7:46:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/26/14 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE)--which received more than $2.75 million in government funding in 2012--has produced and posted online a video specifically aimed at teenagers that promotes bondage and sadomasochism (BDSM) and proposes "rules" to follow when engaging in these activities. “People sometimes think that those who practice BDSM are emotionally scarred or were once abused—not true, it’s a total myth," the host of the video, Laci Green, informs its intended audience of teens. "BDSM relies upon and creates trust," she says. In a message published at the beginning of PPNNE´s 2012 annual report, PPNNE President Meagan Gallagher
  • Teens defend ‘fail factory’ high school in error-filled letters

    02/23/2014 5:18:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/23/14 | Susan Edelman
    These kids should learn write from wrong. Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects. Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its “blended learning” program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap. Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
  • Riotous and Uncontrollable Black Teens Cause MASSIVE CHAOS

    02/16/2014 4:56:51 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    You Tube via Fox 13 Tampa ^ | 2/11/2014 | YouTube via Fox 13 Tampa
    TAMPA (FOX 13) - New video released Tuesday by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office shows the start of what would become a massive stampede of rowdy students at the Florida State Fair that led to dozens of ejections and several arrests. The video was shot by a vendor and handed over to investigators as they try to identify victims and make more arrests in connection to the organized stampede known as "wilding." "It's more of a giant stampede, and that's kind of the beginning of it that you see on that video," explained Cpl. Jim Previtera. "It does give a...
  • Are two Snohomish Co. libraries giving kids a head start on cynicism, or is it just me?

    02/14/2014 2:44:46 PM PST · by crazycatlady · 27 replies
    The Herald ^ | 2-14-14 | Julie Muhlstein
    On this day for Sweethearts, not everybody has one. Not everybody even wants one. Taking note of that, two local libraries will host Anti-Valentines' Day parties for teens today.
  • Feline friends: Teens volunteer as ‘cat cuddlers’

    02/02/2014 7:36:41 PM PST · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | ALLISON HERR,
    While some teens are busy with their social lives, school or sports, others are spending their time cuddling cats as volunteers at the Humane League of Lancaster. From working at the desk and filing paperwork to cleaning out cages and playing with the cute critters, these teen volunteers give up hours of their own time to help animals in need. “It’s calming and it makes me so happy,” Rothweiler says. “(Others) should definitely volunteer because it is a great learning experience and they could always use help. Also, who wouldn’t want to want to be around the animals?”
  • Mother supports son, 18, who was kicked out of high school for starring in gay porn

    01/22/2014 10:55:26 AM PST · by madprof98 · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/21/14
    End of Title: . . . to pay family billsThe mother of a student who was kicked out of high school after starring in gay porn to help pay his family's bills said she couldn't be prouder. Melyssa Lieb, from Cocoa, Florida, said she vehemently supports her son, 18-year-old Robert Marucci, who was suspended from his high school after classmates discovered his explicit career. 'I think he's the most awesome person in the world,' she told WKMG through tears. 'He stood up and he was the man of the house when I couldn't be.' Following outrage over his suspension, the...
  • Teenager electrocuted while 'listening' to railway track

    01/22/2014 2:28:16 PM PST · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 1-22-14 | Andy Rudd
    Tragic teen Kanwel Butt was electrocuted while 'listening' to the railway track to see if his delayed train was coming. The 17-year-old put his ear to the live rail and was killed instantly. An inquest today heard how the teenager had moved to England from Pakistan just months earlier and was making his first solo train journey. In Pakistan people sometimes listen to rails, which are not live, to see if a train is coming.
  • You’re not ready to have sex if…

    01/20/2014 12:52:21 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 60 replies
    B.P.Terpstra ^ | January 20, 2014 | B.P.Terpstra
    You’re not ready to have sex if… 1. You think sex equals love. 2. You feel pressured. 3. You’re afraid to say no. 4. It’s just easier to give in. 5. You think everyone else is doing it. (They’re not!) 6. Your instincts tell you not to. 7. You don’t know the facts about pregnancy. 8. You don’t understand how birth control works. 9. You don’t think a woman can get pregnant the first time. (She can.) 10. It goes against your moral beliefs. 11. It goes against your religious beliefs. 12. You’ll regret it in the morning. 13. You...
  • The 'Facebook Bubble' Bubble

    A tug of war is taking place between Facebook (FB) bulls and bears. It is playing out in the blogosphere and financial news outlets. Facebook has passionate longs and shorts as can be expected with a stock that has increased to the degree it has over the past year. Those who are short Facebook are clinging to two particular themes that warrant contemplation since the hopes and livelihood of short-sellers are resting heavily upon them: (continued)

    01/11/2014 6:09:14 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 123 replies ^ | August 23, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    A new report from the Schott Foundation reveals that only 47 percent of black male students earn a high school diploma on time. Ironically, this report came out shortly after Judge Vaughn Walker ruled regarding Proposition 8 in California. If the statements on which Judge Walker based his ruling are "facts," how do we explain what is happening educationally to boys in the black community where a large majority are growing up without fathers? Nancy Pearcey, in an article on American Thinker, identified certain "facts that Judge Walker claims are now established by the 'evidence' presented in his courtroom." Those...

    01/08/2014 6:02:42 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    he Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules. Civil rights advocates have long said that a "school-to-prison" pipeline stems from overly zealous school discipline policies targeting black and Hispanic students that bring them out of school and into the court system. Attorney General Eric Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned "zero-tolerance" policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s,...
  • Rude and Uninformed. A reflection on a recent billboard campaign by Atheist Humanists

    12/21/2012 2:24:54 PM PST · by NYer · 91 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 20, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I was asked by the Young Adult group in my parish to address some ads on our local buses and subway trains here in Washington. The members of the Young adult group found the ads offensive and troubling, especially since they were aimed at kids. The ads are posted by the American “Humanist” Association (AHA) and are indeed aimed at kids and teenagers. The focus of the message is “Kids without God: You’re not the only one.” I have altered the ad at the upper right of this post to avoid listing its website but as you can see God...
  • Facebook ‘basically dead and buried’ among teens, as their parents increasingly embrace it: study

    12/29/2013 6:20:53 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 75 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | December 27, 2013 | Matthew Sparkes
    A study of how older teenagers use social media has found that Facebook is “not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried” and is being replaced by simpler social networks such as Twitter and Snapchat, an expert has claimed. Young people now see the site as “uncool” and keep their profiles live purely to stay in touch with older relations, among whom it remains popular. Prof Daniel Miller of University College London, an anthropologist who worked on the European Union-funded research, wrote in an article for the academic news website The Conversation: “Mostly they feel embarrassed even...
  • Mayoral Candidate Allegedly Beaten Up By Two Teenage Girls At Mall Of America(Youts)

    12/28/2013 12:59:33 PM PST · by blam · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-28-2013 | Erin Fuchs
    Mayoral Candidate Allegedly Beaten Up By Two Teenage Girls At Mall Of AmericaErin FuchsDec. 28, 2013, 10:50 AMLetajia Shapree Cutler-Cain A 63-year-old runner-up for mayor of Minneapolis was allegedly beaten up by two teenage girls at a Mall of America Starbucks this week, CBS Minnesota reports. The teen girls allegedly attacked Mark Andrew and said "we're going to kill you" after he tried to chase down a guy who snatched his phone. It's possible the girls were working with the thief. The girls, age 18 and 17, were arrested and are in police custody. The 18-year-old was identified as Letajia...
  • Sons of Divorce, School Shooters

    12/17/2013 6:50:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 92 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 16, 2013 | W. Bradford Wilcox
    Another shooting, another son of divorce. From Adam Lanza, who killed 26 children and adults a year ago at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., to Karl Pierson, who shot a teenage girl and killed himself this past Friday at Arapahoe High in Centennial, Colo., one common and largely unremarked thread tying together most of the school shooters that have struck the nation in the last year is that they came from homes marked by divorce or an absent father. From shootings at MIT (i.e., the Tsarnaev brothers) to the University of Central Florida to the Ronald E. McNair Discovery...
  • Teen addiction to pornography a growing problem

    12/14/2013 12:39:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    WDAM ^ | WDAM
    The statistics are truly shocking. Children aged 12 to 17 are one of the largest consumer groups of online porn. Experts say this early exposure to sexually explicit video can hook kids on hardcore and often violent imagery. Shelley Lubben is a former adult film actress turned anti-porn advocate. In 2008, she created the pink cross foundation which offers resources for teens struggling with porn addiction. "We are raising a whole generation of porn addicts," says Shelley, "When you view pornography, it creates a chemical reaction in your brain, and for a youth who is in puberty, it's like a...
  • City Council seeks ban on e-cigarettes in public places as high-tech successor to smoking ban

    11/30/2013 8:33:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 27, 2013 | Annie Karni
    First the city banned smoking in most public places. Now it’s moving to snuff out the use of smokeless electronic cigarettes as well. The City Council announced Wednesday that it will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill prohibiting the use of the battery-operated, tobacco-free vaporizers in restaurants, offices, parks, beaches and other places where smoking regular cigarettes is not allowed.
  • "Knockout Game" hits another victim in D.C

    11/18/2013 9:40:55 PM PST · by Jack Black · 98 replies
    WJLA TV (ABC-7 D.C.) ^ | November 17, 2013 | Tom Roussey
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Phoebe Connolly says she had no idea what was coming when she biked through a group of teens in Columbia Heights. "My whole head went flying to the side," she explains. "It was a hard punch. One kid came from the side and pretty much cut me off. "He just like threw a hook with his left hand, and just got me right in the face," she continues. "And he said 'wa-pow' as he hit me in the face." Phoebe says she was able to pedal away, but was left sore and with a bloody nose. Otherwise,...
  • Teen gangs accused of playing ‘Knock out the Jew’ in Brooklyn

    11/14/2013 11:13:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies ^ | November 13, 2013
    A rash of violent anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn, New York recently left a local rabbi wondering if the wave of assaults is part of a game of “Knock out the Jew.” Those were the words that Rabbi Yaacov Behrman had for CBS New York this week when he weighed in on a string of recent incidents that have taken Brooklyn by storm. The CBS affiliate reported that the New York Police Department is now investigating the series of crimes - at least one of which was captured on a surveillance camera. In that incident, Behrman said a local Jewish man...
  • Undercover Video: Underage Girls Can’t Buy Sudafed But Can Easily Buy Plan B Drug

    11/12/2013 2:33:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life student group today released a new video showing young girls not legally old enough for sexual relations were unable to buy the sudafed cold medicine but could easily purchase the Plan B drug. Although sex with a girl 15-years-old or younger if statutory rape, the girls had no problems getting the drugs at nationally-known stores. Earlier this year, the Food & Drug Administration announced that “Plan B,” also known as the “morning after pill”, should be sold over the counter to anyone of any age. Before that it could only be sold to those 17 and older. Plan...
  • Same-Sex Couple (Lesbians) Crowned as Homecoming Queens at Calabasas (California) High School

    11/05/2013 5:55:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    KTLA News ^ | November 4, 2013 | John A. Moreno
    For the first time at Calabasas High School, a same-sex couple has been crowned as homecoming queen and queen. Lily Cohen and her partner, Greta Melendez, were nominated by their classmates for titles that historically have been awarded to a male and a female student. But times are changing. [Snip] “I was just shocked because it’s just amazing to see how much our school has changed in the past four years,” Melendez said. “When I was a freshman, we wouldn’t have gotten that reaction. I went through a lot of bullying.”
  • Black youths brutally beat white Brooklyn couple in racial attack: police

    11/04/2013 7:04:17 PM PST · by Baynative · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/20/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    A group of 10 black youths blocked a white couple’s car in the New York borough of Brooklyn, brutally beating the husband and slamming the wife’s head into the pavement by her hair as they shouted racial epithets, officials said. Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna, 30, were stopped at a red light Monday night when the group crossed Avenue U at East 58th Street, the New York Daily News reported. Mr. Russo honked his horn when the light turned green to get the youths out of the way, but they then began kicking the car, according to the...
  • Teen Wears 'Jesus' Costume to School for Halloween,Told to Remove It for Being 'Offensive'

    11/02/2013 6:21:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies ^ | November 1, 2013|11:46 pm | KATHERINE WEBER
    A Chicago-area high school pulled a senior student from class on Thursday after he showed up to school wearing a Jesus costume for Halloween. Shortly after, the school then reversed its decision and allowed the teen to return to class wearing the costume. Angenetta Frison, mother of Marshon Sanders, a senior at Highland Park High School in Chicago's northern suburbs, said in a statement to a local news outlet that her son was asked to remove his Jesus costume after two teachers at his high school reportedly complained that the costume was offensive. The costume consisted of a long white...
  • NYPD: Dead Baby Found In Teen’s Bag Inside Manhattan Victoria’s Secret

    10/17/2013 5:19:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two teenage girls suspected of shoplifting were stopped as they were leaving the Victoria’s Secret store in Herald Square, and a security guard checking their bags found what appeared to be a dead baby, police said Thursday. The girls, both 17, were stopped by a store security guard. It was then that one of the girls admitted she had “a baby in the bag,” CBS 2 reported. The guard called police. The girl later told police that she had given birth Wednesday and did not know what to do with the stillborn baby, which had matured...
  • North Andover teen punished for being designated driver

    10/16/2013 4:18:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Fox Boston ^ | 10/14/13
    A 17-year-old North Andover High School student was stripped of her captain's position on the volleyball team and suspended for five games after she went to a party to pick up an intoxicated friend, reports The Boston Herald. Erin Cox received a call from a friend, who was allegedly intoxicated, and asked her to pick her up from a party on Main Street in Boxford. Being a good friend, Erin went to pick her up, but instead met police just as they arrived at the house, the newspaper reports.
  • Student threatened with sex offender status commits suicide

    10/14/2013 8:40:03 AM PDT · by paudio · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2013 | Robby Soave
    An Alabama high school student killed himself after he was threatened with severe legal consequences — including registration as a sex offender — because he went streaking at a football game. The student, 15-year-old Christian Adamek, died from wounds he sustained while attempting to hang himself, according to The Daily Mail. Adamek ran naked across the field at a September 27th football game between his school, Sparkman High School, and Grissom High School. The incident was recorded and put on Youtube, and many students remarked that the prank had made Adamek — already a popular student, according to reports —...
  • Georgia teen's organs missing, body stuffed with newspaper (George Zimmermann Alert)

    10/12/2013 3:58:50 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 65 replies
    WISTV.COM ^ | 10 Oct 2013 | Tony McNary
    Attorney Benjamin Crump said he wants to bring national attention to Georgia after the death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson. Crump is no stranger to the national spotlight. He represented Trayvon Martin's family and helped pushed for prosecution in that case. A jury exonerated neighborhood watch George Zimmerman. Crump is now representing Johnson's family. The teen was found dead in his high school gym in January. His body was stuck upside down in a rolled-up wrestling mat. Investigators with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office ruled his death accidental. Today Crump joined Johnson's parents outside the Superior Courthouse in Lowndes County. He called...
  • Video: Teen ordered to remove NRA T-shirt for “promoting violence”

    10/03/2013 6:55:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 3, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    This isn’t the Los Angeles Unified School District, either, but a school in relatively conservative Orange County that seems to have a strange and inconsistent notion of stamping out images of firearms. Sophomore Haley Bullwinkle had already worn the NRA t-shirt she received as a gift from her father to her high school several times without anyone questioning her about it. Last week, though, she got sent to the principal’s office and was told she had to remove it because the T-shirt from the nation’s largest gun-safety instruction organization promoted gun violence. What about the school’s drill team, Haley’s father...
  • Girl, 13, her boyfriend, 12, ordered to register as sex offenders [truncated title]

    09/30/2013 5:37:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 116 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Undated | David Ross
    ..In this ironic case, the 13-year-old unidentified girl, and the 12-year-old boy, are both on the sex offender list and are the victims in the case, because they had consensual sex with each other. The two violated a Utah state law that criminalizes having sex with a person under 14 years of age. Although they were both children, Utah State officials found them guilty of sexual abuse of a child....
  • Boys could be spiked from New York high school girls' volleyball team

    09/27/2013 10:41:59 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 27 Sep 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Two boys playing on a girls’ volleyball team at a New York high school could see their playing time spiked when league officials consider modifying a rule that allows them to play with the fairer sex. Seniors Andrew Lafortezza and Jason Elbaum both played for the co-ed volleyball club last season at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua. But due to budgetary constraints, the Quakers were unable to field a boys’ team this year, prompting the teens to seek a spot on the girls’ squad, which they earned after receiving approval from league officials in August. ... Kim Cleary, the...
  • Arrest Made In Webcam Highjacking Extortion Case

    09/27/2013 7:07:57 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 31 replies ^ | Friday September 27, 2013 @03:01PM | Soulskill
    "CNN reports that Jared James Abrahams, a 19-year-old computer science student, has been arrested for allegedly hijacking the webcams of young women — among them reigning Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf — taking nude images, then blackmailing his victims to send him more explicit material or else be exposed. Abrahams admitted he had 30 to 40 'slave computers' — or other people's electronic devices he controlled — and has had as many as 150 total. His arrest came six months after a teenager identified in court documents as C.W. alerted authorities. She has since publicly identified herself as Cassidy Wolf,...
  • Father of Brooklyn teen who died on class field trip gets call asking why son has been absent

    09/27/2013 9:52:03 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | September 26, 2013 | Chelsia Rose Marcius AND Ben Chapman
    A thoughtless phone call forced a bereaved father to begin grieving all over again. Brooklyn teen Jean Fritz Pierre drowned on a class field trip in June, but that didn’t stop school officials who called his devastated dad last week to tell him his son was skipping class. Jonas Pierre, who this month filed a notice of claim for two $5 million suits against the city over the 16-year-old’s death, said staff from Prospect Heights International High School called him to set up a meeting to discuss his son’s awful attendance record. The distraught dad said the school’s insensitive phone...
  • Boys punished for firing airsoft guns (Update - Suspended for the rest of the school year)

    09/25/2013 7:12:25 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies ^ | 9-25-2013 | Andy Fox
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Three Virginia Beach seventh graders learned their fates Tuesday morning when they were suspended for shooting airsoft guns on private property. During a hearing with a disciplinary committee Tuesday morning, Aidan Clark, Khalid Caraballo and a third friend were given long-term suspensions in a unanimous vote. The suspensions will last until June, but a hearing will be held January 27 to determine if they will be allowed back in school sooner. The students' parents initially told WAVY News' Andy Fox their children were expelled, but when Fox looked at the official letter from the school,...
  • Principal proud of transgender homecoming queen's election

    09/21/2013 5:46:59 PM PDT · by RDAardvark · 54 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 21st, 2013 | Abby Sewell and Adolfo Flores
    The principal at Marina High School in Huntington Beach had made a vow before one of his students – a transgender teen – was crowned homecoming queen Friday night. "If Marina High School is to make high-profile news during its homecoming week this year," Principal Paul Morrow said before the ceremony, "then we are proud that the message is one of equity and individual respect." Cassidy Lynn Campbell, who was born male but told The Times she always felt like a girl, broke down in tears during the homecoming ceremony at the school’s football game.
  • Transgender teen crowned homecoming queen at O.C. high school

    09/21/2013 9:19:59 PM PDT · by South40 · 38 replies
    LATimes ^ | 9/20/2013 | Abby Sewell and Adolfo Flores
    Cassidy Lynn Campbell broke down in tears Friday night when she learned that she had been crowned homecoming queen. The senior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach was born male but told The Times she always felt like a girl. In high school, she began taking hormone blockers and estrogen injections prescribed by an endocrinologist and made the transition to living as a girl. She decided to run for homecoming queen, in part, to make a statement.
  • Ex-NFL star Brian Holloway may be sued by parents of teens who .....

    09/20/2013 5:34:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 20, 2013
    If Brian Holloway thought the hundreds of teenagers who destroyed his home were ruthless, wait until their families are through with him. Several parents are reportedly considering lawsuits against the former NFL star after he posted their children's names on a website created in the wake of the Labor Day weekend house party. snip The website,, identifies over 100 of the estimated 300 house-crashers who trashed his upstate New York residence, and includes photos and tweets that documented the reckless destruction. But rather than apologize to Holloway for their children's behavior, some parents have contacted their lawyers to see...
  • Texas Teens Save Alleged Kidnap Victim Who Mouthed ‘Help Me’ From Car

    09/12/2013 2:57:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies ^ | september 5, 2013
    A just-released 911 call reveals the dramatic moment when two Dallas-area teens were able to help save a woman who had allegedly been kidnapped after they saw her mouth the words “help me” from the back of a moving vehicle. Charles Atkins Lewis, 37, was arrested Aug. 22 after allegedly kidnapping the woman, 25, who has not been identified, at gunpoint and forcing her into his car in downtown Dallas. The two teenagers noticed the woman from their car as Lewis allegedly drove her through Kaufman County, according to the recording. “Yes, I’m on the highway. I’m witnessing a robbery....
  • Popularity Increasing Amongst Teens for Electronic Cigarettes

    09/07/2013 11:49:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    WKRB13 ^ | 09/07/2013
    Over the past two years, the use of electronic cigarettes amongst middle school and high school students has doubled. Health authorities are worried that the young people using them will end up being hooked on the regular and more dangerous regular cigarette. One out of every 10 high school students in the U.S. used an e-cigarette during 2012 as did close to 3% of the students in middle school, showed data from a new report. That rate is nearly double the rate in 2011 for e-cigarettes and equals 1.78 million children or teens who have tried the devices. The spike...
  • Study Says Yelling Is As Hurtful as Hitting

    09/05/2013 6:26:07 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 4, 2013 | Andrea Petersen
    <p>Parents who yell at their adolescent children for misbehaving can cause some of the same problems as hitting them would, including increased risk of depression and aggressive behavior, according to a new study.</p> <p>A good, warm relationship with Mom and Dad doesn't protect teens from the negative effects of parents' yelling, cursing or lobbing insults, such as calling teens "lazy" or "stupid," the study found. Conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan, the study was published Wednesday on the journal Child Development's website.</p>
  • Teen admits stabbing man to death - 'had hard day' & 'wanted to kill first person he saw'

    08/31/2013 5:19:19 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/30/2013
    Police in Clearwater, Fla., on Thursday announced the arrest of a 16-year-old suspected of stabbing a man to death because he “had a hard day” and “just wanted to kill the first person he saw,” WFTS-TV reports. Mychal King admitted to killing 22-year-old Jason Taylor Paul for no reason on the night of January 6, according to police. Paul was stabbed multiple times while riding his bike home from work. Clearwater police Chief Anthony Holloway said there was no robbery and no drugs involved in the incident. “This was a very senseless crime,” he added. Paul’s mother, Renee Langfritz, described...