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  • No gunshots fired at NC high school, officials blame malfunctioning water heater

    11/10/2018 8:26:42 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    wbtw.com ^ | 11/9/2018 | unknown
    A county official says reports of an active shooter at a school in North Carolina turned out to be malfunctioning water heater. News reports quote Pender County emergency management director Tom Collins as saying that noise from the water heater was taken for the sound of gunfire at Topsail High School on Friday morning. The earlier report of shots fired provoked a massive response by law enforcement and caused the school district to reroute buses and put schools on lockdown.
  • For second time in two years, racist slur at Kansas State was a hoax, police say

    11/10/2018 11:06:26 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/8/18 | Jason Tidd
    For the second time in two years, the person who reported a written racist slur found on or near Kansas State University has admitted that it was a hoax, police said. Officers on Monday received a report of “a note using a racial slur posted on a door in the Jardine Apartment Complex,” K-State police said Thursday in a news release on Facebook. “Upon questioning, the person who reported the incident admitted to creating and posting the note to their own door,” K-State police said. “The matter will be addressed in accordance with applicable disciplinary procedures.” The case marks the...
  • Ohio University considers minorities-only gym: report

    11/08/2018 10:53:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    THE COLLEGE FIX ^ | •NOVEMBER 8, 2018 | GRAHAM PIRO - STAFF REPORTER
    Editor’s note: After this article was published and was linked on the Drudge Report, Ohio University spokesman Jim Sabin contacted The College Fix and denied the school is considering a gym room for students of color. Asked about Ohio University’s own student news report on the matter (screenshot above), school officials contacted The New Political and also asked its student reporters to amend their 6-day-old report on the matter. The student news outlet now reports the workout room for minorities would also be open to all students. This article has been amended accordingly. Also, the school is public, not private.
  • A high-tech way of explaining bad schools

    11/08/2018 7:50:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/18 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    K-12: Logic Bombs and Pac-Man A logic bomb is code designed to destroy data in a computer. Imagine you programmed someone to ask people on the street, “Are you from Jupiter?” If people don’t say, “Yes, of course,” you knock them down. Thus they are bombed one by one, as you work your way across the city, until no one is left standing. All very logical.
  • 12 Examples That Show That America Is Far More Messed Up Than When You Were A Kid

    11/06/2018 6:36:14 AM PST · by deandg99 · 20 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/06/2018 | Michael Snyder
    #6 In this day and age, we are inventing new ways to abuse our children. Just recently, it came out that a daycare center in Missouri had hosted a “fight club” during which the toddlers were urged to beat the living daylights out of one another… A horrified Missouri mother is suing her sons’ former daycare center after two teachers hosted a ‘fight club’ and encouraged the toddlers to beat each other up. Video has since emerged of the disturbing December 2016 incident, which shows children pounding each other to the ground while others break down in tears. Nicole Merseal’s...
  • Colleagues defend teacher charged with pummeling student for calling him N-word

    11/05/2018 11:12:08 AM PST · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 5, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    A California teacher was arrested for punching a 14-year-old student last week — and now his colleagues are defending him because the teen called him the N-word before the attack, according to reports. As of Monday, a GoFundMe page created by a woman working in the same Los Angeles district as 64-year-old Maywood Academy High School teacher Marston Riley reached just over half the $50,000 goal. Police held Riley overnight at the Los Angeles County Jail on Friday on suspicion of child abuse. They released him Saturday after he posted $50,000 bail, CBS Los Angeles reported. He was scheduled to...
  • The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

    11/05/2018 7:11:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 26, 2018 | Nellie Bowles
    The parents in Overland Park, Kan., were fed up. They wanted their children off screens, but they needed strength in numbers. First, because no one wants their kid to be the lone weird one without a phone. And second, because taking the phone away from a middle schooler is actually very, very tough. “We start the meetings by saying, ‘This is hard, we’re in a new frontier, but who is going to help us?’” said Krista Boan, who is leading a Kansas City-based program called START, which stands for Stand Together And Rethink Technology. “We can’t call our moms about...
  • Teachers actually thought ‘border wall’ costumes were a good idea

    11/03/2018 7:31:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 3, 2018 | 4:13pm | Sara Dorn
    <p>An Idaho school district is under fire after more than a dozen of its staffers dressed up as Mexican stereotypes — and a border wall — for Halloween.</p> <p>Since deleted photos posted to Middleton School District’s Facebook page show Middleton Heights Elementary employees dressed in sombreros and ponchos while wearing fake mustaches and holding maracas.</p>
  • Assault of Oakville HS principal captured on video ( St. Louis )

    11/03/2018 10:04:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    KTVI ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2018 | KELLEY HOSKINS,
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – A Vice Principal is assaulted in a video that is spreading like wildfire on social media. According to authorities, the brawl began when a staff member tried to break up a fight between three students. We are told St. Louis County Police took a 15-year-old and two 16-year-old students into custody. ... students laughing as the fight broke out and chaos erupted in the cafeteria at Oakville High School. Fox 2 was told the students tackled the assistant principal to the ground before pulling and kicking him on Monday. The attack prompting district officials to...
  • Police arrest Florida State student for throwing chocolate milk on Republican volunteer

    11/02/2018 5:55:05 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 89 replies
    meadvilletribune.com ^ | Nov 2, 2018 Updated 9 min ago
    <p>TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL/RNN) - A Florida State University student is charged with battery after pouring chocolate milk on a volunteer at a Republican party table on the FSU campus. Warning, this story contains a tweet with obscene language in the video.</p>
  • Idaho district apologizing, investigating after teachers dress as border wall for Halloween

    11/02/2018 12:39:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 2, 2018 | By Alyssa Pereira
    Teachers and other staffers woking at Middleton Heights Elementary School in Middleton, Idaho are under investigation by the school district after wearing Halloween costumes to class that Superintendent Josh Middleton called "clearly insensitive and inappropriate." As local station KTVB reports, two since-deleted photos initially posted to the school district's Facebook page depict a group of staffers in the problematic costumes. In one, six people are holding portions of cardboard ostensibly painted to look like a border wall, with text reading "Make America Great Again." In the other, seven staffers wear ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches. The superintendent was made aware...
  • Twitter: Coed at FSU Assaults College Republicans

    11/01/2018 2:26:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    NSFW language. WATCH: Angry leftist pours her beverage on FSU Republicans and says they are “normalizing and enabling Nazis” by supporting Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis.
  • US Universities Have Taken Over $614,000,000 From Saudi Arabia Since 2011

    "This explains a great deal, for it is not only true that “these gifts and contracts, in some instances, are intended to influence students’ and faculty experts’ views on the kingdom”; it is also true that these gifts and contracts are intended to influence students’ and faculty experts’ views on Islam, jihad and Sharia."
  • Transgender girl charged in brutal Texas high school attack caught on camera 'was hitting back at...

    10/27/2018 1:34:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 25, 2018 | Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Transgender girl charged in brutal Texas high school attack caught on camera 'was hitting back at bully after receiving a death threat' A transgender girl accused of assaulting two students at a Texas high school alleges that she was being bullied and was merely fighting back. Shocking video shows a student identified by police as Travez Perry violently punching, kicking and stomping on a girl in the hallway of Tomball High School. The female student was transported to the hospital along with a male student, whom Perry allegedly kicked in the face and knocked unconscious. According to the...
  • These Americans fled the country to escape their giant student debt

    10/27/2018 4:44:26 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 128 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/27/18 | Annie Nova
    Chad Haag considered living in a cave to escape his student debt. He had a friend doing it. But after some plotting, he settled on what he considered a less risky plan. This year, he relocated to a jungle in India. "I've put America behind me," Haag, 29, said. He now lives in a concrete house in the village of Uchakkada for $50 a month. His backyard is filled with coconut trees and chickens. "I saw four elephants just yesterday," he said, adding that he hopes to never set foot in a Walmart again. His debt is currently on its...
  • Parents outraged after X-rated drag queen speaks to 11-year-olds at school career day

    10/27/2018 5:20:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 26, 2018 | James Risdon
    THORNTON, Colorado, October 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Parents were shocked and angered to discover that an x-rated drag queen showed up to their children’s school last week as part of a career day event. Zack Sullivan, a 25-year-old man better known as drag queen "Jessica L'Whor," was invited by school administration to give a presentation on Oct. 19 to 11-13-year-old children at Rocky Top Middle School in suburban Denver, without parents' knowledge or consent. L'Whor has worked for x-rated "uncensored" venues, one which included allowing patrons paying the highest bid to "f*ck up the queens." “Parents are in an outrage...
  • Website alternative to Twitter cooperating with probe into synagogue shooting suspect

    10/27/2018 3:39:21 PM PDT · by familyop · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 27, 2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    The social media platform where alleged shooter Robert Bowers reportedly voiced anti-Semitic remarks before a lethal shooting spree in a Pittsburgh synagogue, said it is working with the FBI and Department of Justice “without a subpoena.”...Gab.com released a statement saying it was “alerted” to a profile that matched his name...Gab.com said in a tweet that it was working with the FBI and the Department of Justice by sending “the data” regarding the Bowers account without a subpoena.
  • Pittsburgh School Board refuses to arm police on campus

    10/27/2018 1:31:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 27, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This turned out to be a particularly oddly timed story to come across after the Synagogue shooting this morning. Someone should probably have a word with the parents and teachers in the Pittsburgh Public School system. At a recent meeting of the school board, a measure was brought up for a vote which sounds as if it should be a no-brainer except for the fact that it hadn’t been done long ago. Should the police who patrol on school campuses be armed? That was the question before the board. And they shot it down (pun intended) by a margin of...
  • Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?

    10/27/2018 7:17:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 109 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2018 | Emily Hanford
    Our children aren’t being taught to read in ways that line up with what scientists have discovered about how people actually learn. It’s a problem that has been hiding in plain sight for decades. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, more than six in 10 fourth graders aren’t proficient readers. It has been this way since testing began. A third of kids can’t read at a basic level. How do we know that a big part of the problem is how children are being taught? Because reading researchers have done studies in classrooms and clinics, and they’ve shown...
  • 'If his lips were moving, he was lying': University of Utah police detail Lauren McCluskey's

    10/26/2018 10:39:12 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 13 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 10/25/2018 | Ashley Imlay
    Before she was gunned down on campus by a bitter ex-boyfriend, the man's manipulations had led Lauren McCluskey to believe that despite his lies, harassing text messages and efforts to extort money from her, she wasn't in danger. And even after receiving multiple reports about what was going on, University of Utah police determined that while they would investigate the harassment, Melvin Rowland, a convicted sex offender, didn't appear to pose a physical threat to the student who was almost two decades his junior. That's according to a shocking timeline of moments leading up to McCluskey's murder, presented Thursday by...