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  • David Hogg tunes out the naysayers

    02/23/2018 7:19:59 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | February 23, 2018 | Jim Turner
    TALLAHASSEE -- David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, isn’t bothered that his appearances speaking for classmates during the past week have drawn naysayers. Hogg and other students have called for better background checks on gun purchases and laws to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental illnesses, after 17 students and faculty members died last week in a mass shooting at the Broward County high school.
  • Everything to Know About Emma Gonzalez,the Florida School Shooting Survivor

    02/23/2018 5:34:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 54 replies
    PEOPLE.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Diana Pearl
    Two weeks ago, Emma Gonzalez led the life of a typical high school senior. But after speaking out in an 11-minute speech at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale just two days after a former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student fatally shot 17 of her peers, she’s quickly become one of the country’s most visible gun violence prevention activists at just 18 years old.
  • Science Explains Why Gun Activists Can Easily Exploit Teen’s Emotional Trauma

    02/22/2018 12:23:00 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 19 replies
    The fallout from the Parkland school shooting is demonstrating how left-wing activists are willing to exploit vulnerable teens in pursuit of a political agenda. It’s a despicable act. We should be protecting grieving teens from this sort of manipulation, not using them as pawns. But expect to see more, and younger children, too. Part of our culture is willing to make children secondary to adults’ lives, quickly pushing them out of the way to pursue careers or more money; willing to rack up a national debt that is an abomination they will have to pay for — merely to help...
  • Pollak: Teenage Survivors Are Not Immune from Criticism When They Push Gun Control

    02/22/2018 5:21:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The newest iteration of the gun control debate concerns whether teenage survivors of last week’s shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, should be immune from criticism when they argue for gun control. This is a relatively new question: other school shootings, like Sandy Hook in 2012, have involved children too young to have opinions. But the answer is no: once you enter the political arena, your views are fair game. Democrats have perfected the art of using sympathetic public figures to argue for positions most Americans reject, then accusing critics of mean-spiritedness when they disagree....
  • Not just boy and girl; [several orders of magnitude] more teens identify as transgender

    02/05/2018 11:39:02 PM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 5, 2018 | Lindsey Tanner
    Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests. The study looked at students in ninth and 11th grade and estimated that nearly 3 percent are transgender or gender nonconforming, meaning they don't always self-identify as the sex they were assigned at birth. [Snip] The study is an analysis of a 2016 statewide survey of almost 81,000 Minnesota teens. Nearly 2,200 identified as transgender or gender nonconforming. The study found that these kids reported worse mental...
  • Alarming Trend: Teens Are Eating Laundry Detergent In 'Tide Pod Challenge'

    01/13/2018 2:24:12 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 12, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    Teenagers have started eating laundry detergent in the "Tide Pod Challenge." "I cannot believe I'm about to do what I'm gonna do," YouTuber Marc Pagan said before sinking his teeth into a Tide Pod. "I'm just bored, so I'm doing something right now that is completely stupid." "I know I shouldn't do it and I don't want to do it, but I'm doing it," the 19-year-old said. Detergent pods include various toxic ingredients, including ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and polymers. These toxins clean clothes effectively, but provide the opposite of nutritional value. Indeed, ten deaths have been linked to the ingestion...
  • Wife Of Man Attacked By Teens During Carjacking Speaks With WJZ About His Recovery

    01/11/2018 9:28:35 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 1/9/2018 | Jonathan McCall
    The wife of a Baltimore County man who was attacked during a carjacking talks to WJZ about the vicious attack that now has four teens behind bars. Right now, Baltimore County police are looking for two other teens still wanted in connection with the carjacking that left a man seriously injured. Police aren’t saying how they connected the dots, but we now know that a Comcast worker caught the entire incident on video. The victim, identified as 69-year-old Jim Willinghan, is still recovering at Shock Trauma, but his wife says he will be moved to another facility to undergo six...
  • Hundreds of Teens Wreak Havoc on New Jersey Mall

    12/29/2017 3:40:55 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 169 replies
    The Cut ^ | 28 Dec 17 | Lisa Ryan
    When teens aren’t busy having illegal Ikea sleepovers or jumping into zebra exhibits at the zoo for love, sometimes they find time to flock to the malls of New Jersey, where they kick doors and run up escalators the wrong way. As NBC-10 reports, between 700 and 1,000 teens created such a disturbance at the Cherry Hill Mall in southern New Jersey the day after Christmas. Fellow shoppers were reportedly frightened as the teens moved around nonsensically, and a few fights even broke out. “Kids [were] running up and down the escalator the wrong way, so they shut them off,...
  • Five arrested after up to 1,000 teens take over Cherry Hill Mall

    12/28/2017 10:46:18 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 89 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/27/2017 | JESSICA SCHLADEBECK
    Police in New Jersey arrested five teens after an estimated 1,000 unaccompanied juveniles descended on Cherry Hill Mall following the Christmas holiday. A witness sent video to Action News that sees the horde of teens ambling about near the food court. Residents and mall-goers in the area warned people to avoid the shopping center after spotting the massive group of minors, prompting widespread attention on the incident — particularly on social media.
  • Prominent Texas car dealer's 17-year-old son is shot dead on Christmas Eve (TR)

    12/26/2017 12:04:16 PM PST · by DFG · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/26/2017 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    A 17-year-old Texas high school student was shot and killed while trying to sell marijuana to two suspects on Christmas Eve, police said. The incident took place shortly after 9pm on Sunday when officers with the Irving Police Department responded to a shooting report in the 200 block of Red River Trail. Arriving at the scene, the cops found 17-year-old Brett Adkins, of Plano, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the left chest.
  • Girl Charged After Sending Explicit Selfie: ‘I’m Not A Criminal’

    12/23/2017 10:00:11 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 201 replies
    WCCO (Minnesota) ^ | December 22, 2017 | WCCO
    A teenage girl facing criminal charges after she sent an explicit selfie through Snapchat to a classmate says she is not a criminal. “Sexting is common among teens at my school, and we shouldn’t face charges for doing it. I don’t want anyone else to go through what I’m going through,” the 14-year-old girl said in a statement released by the Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota.
  • Student's inappropriate Snapchat ends football career, alters many lives

    12/20/2017 2:01:12 PM PST · by Simon Green · 118 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 12/20/17 | Jay Busbee
    If you know a high school student, or you are a high school student, and you haven’t reckoned with how that little device in your hand can wreck your life inside of a minute … it’s time to recognize just how dangerous social media can be. Today’s story, the latest in a long line of terrible ones, comes from Indiana, where a junior at Plainfield High School made the decision on Sept. 28 to post an inappropriate photo on Snapchat, and ended up altering several lives for the worse. Ben Slaton and his family recently talked to the Indianapolis Star...
  • Chicago Cop Caught On Video Telling Teen He's Being Detained "Because You're White"

    12/01/2017 6:55:01 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    One News Page ^ | 12-1-2017
    A police detective in Illinois has faced disciplinary action this week, after he was recorded on video telling a teenager he was being detained because he's white.* Footage of the controversial encounter surfaced on Facebook on Monday, and has since gone viral with more than 85,000 views. Dezi Baczek,18, who recorded the video, was among a group of teens who went to the local pawnshop in Lake Villa, a suburb of Chicago, to sell an item so the group could buy her brother a book that he wanted to read. How thoughtful. When the group of millennials exited the shop,...
  • House Bill Teaches Wait Training

    11/07/2017 8:49:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA17K13&f=WU17K05 | FRC
    The key to healthy high schoolers might be where no one was looking: the bedroom! In last year's report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), officials made it clear that teaching kids to save sex for marriage might just spare them from a long list of other health risks. Students in grades 9-12 who made positive decisions about sex were just as likely (or more!) to avoid other dangerous behaviors.That's great news for parents, who were thrilled with the government's announcement that more kids were postponing intimacy than ever before. For years, moms and dads of both parties have...
  • Should Schools Report Sexually Active High School Students To Law Enforcement?

    11/06/2017 9:04:42 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 6, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    One school district in Oregon is taking some unusual steps to combat a problem threatening the safety of students, but it’s difficult to determine precisely what problem they’re trying to solve. The teachers and administrative staff of the Salem-Keizer school district have been informed that if they learn – or even suspect – that any of their students are sexually active with others in their age/peer group they must report them to either law enforcement or “state officials.”
  • Family offering reward after woman is attacked by teens

    11/06/2017 8:44:48 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    WSB-TV Atlanta ^ | November 6, 2017 | Chris Jose
    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - A bullet narrowly missed a woman's heart after police say she fought off a group of teenaged robbers. It happened in Stockbridge. The family told Channel 2's Chris Jose they're offering $10,000 of their own money to find the suspects. On Friday, Van Anh Ho picked up three teenagers who asked for a ride to school. When they told her to park here near a Walmart, police told Jose she got suspicious and jumped out of her SUV. One of the suspects fired a gun. Even though she was wounded, Ho fought back, said her daughter,...
  • NJ Family Visiting Baltimore Haunted By Random Teen Attack At Inner Harbor

    10/31/2017 11:02:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | October 30, 2017 6:38 PM | By Alex DeMetrick
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s the heart of Baltimore’s tourism industry, but the Inner Harbor turned into a nightmare for a visiting family of 10 earlier this month. Out of nowhere, they were swarmed and beaten by a large number of teenagers. While the family that was attacked does not want to be identified, they do want their story to be heard. They told their story to WJZ off-camera. “They swarmed us,” said Stacey. “They hit my husband in the head. They knocked him out… and then it was just complete bedlam.” It happened on the day of the Baltimore Marathon,...
  • NJ Family Visiting Baltimore Haunted By Random Teen Attack At Inner Harbor

    10/31/2017 8:13:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 10/30/2017 | Alex DeMetrick
    It’s the heart of Baltimore’s tourism industry, but the Inner Harbor turned into a nightmare for a visiting family of 10 earlier this month. Out of nowhere, they were swarmed and beaten by a large number of teenagers. While the family that was attacked does not want to be identified, they do want their story to be heard. They told their story to WJZ off-camera. “They swarmed us,” said Stacey. “They hit my husband in the head. They knocked him out… and then it was just complete bedlam.” It happened on the day of the Baltimore Marathon, Oct. 21. The...
  • 5 teens face up to life in prison for I-75 rock throwing 'prank' that killed man (Michigan)

    10/24/2017 9:51:29 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 68 replies
    Fox2 Detroit ^ | 10/24/2017 | Erika Erickson
    Five teens accused of dropping rocks from an overpass near Flint, Mich. have been identified and charged, and more details have been released about the so-called "prank" that ended up killing a man. Their so-called game took the life of 32-year-old Kenneth White of Mount Morris, Mich., authorities say. White was riding in a van coming home from work when authorities say a 6 lb. rock came crashing through the windshield, killing him. Authorities say the rock was dropped from an overpass at the hands of those five teenagers. The teens have been charged each with one count of second-degree...
  • Appeals court halts ruling allowing illegal immigrant teen to get abortion

    10/19/2017 1:59:14 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2017 | Staff
    An appeals court on Thursday halted a decision that would have allowed a pregnant illegal immigrant teen to get an abortion, just hours after a federal judge ordered the government to "promptly" take her to have the procedure. The unidentified 17-year-old girl, who is being held at a Texas facility after she entered the U.S. illegally, is believed to be about 15 weeks pregnant. Texas state law bans most abortions if a woman is more than 20 weeks pregnant and require them to get counseling from a doctor 24 hours before the procedure. Minors are also usually required to obtain...