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  • Suspended Penn-Trafford teacher charged with stalking student

    07/25/2014 10:19:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    triblive ^ | Chris Foreman
    A suspended Penn-Trafford High School teacher is accused of stalking a 17-year-old student by trying to meet the student at his workplace and repeatedly inviting him to events and restaurants. After trading messages online with Spanish teacher Michael David Garet and meeting the teacher during down times at school for a few months, the student decided Garet's attention was more than that of a concerned friend. That caused him to worry about his safety, according to a criminal complaint by Penn Township police.
  • Lawmaker to Push Bill Requiring Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Be Shown in Schools

    07/25/2014 9:57:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Hhollywood Reporter ^ | 7-25-14 | Paul Bond
    Florida GOP state senator Alan Hays said he’ll propose a bill mandating that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object. A Florida state senator plans to introduce a bill that would make Dinesh D'Souza's docudrama, America, required viewing for most teenagers in the state, The Hollywood Reporter learned on Friday. Republican Alan Hays said he’ll introduce in November his one-page bill that simply states that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object....
  • Elementary school teacher charged with having child pornography

    07/25/2014 9:00:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    FOX8 ^ | Suzanne Stratford
    LORAIN, Ohio — An elementary school teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography according to Steven M.Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Edward A. Dembiec, 53, of Lorain, Ohio, was charged Friday after a lengthy investigation that found Dembiec possessed the “criminal information on or about October 1, 2008, through May 5, 2013.”
  • Middle Township teacher arrested on charges of sexually assaulting student

    07/24/2014 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    A Middle Township High School teacher turned himself in to the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office on sex assault charges related to crimes against a minor student over the course of a year, Prosecutor Bob Taylor announced today. Joseph Towns, 34, of North Cape May was charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal sexual contact, official misconduct, possession of child pornography and obscenity of persons under 18.
  • Teacher arrested in Hesperia for alleged sex acts with teen in BMW

    07/24/2014 1:49:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | Caitlin Owens
    A substitute teacher was arrested for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a 16-year-old girl in a BMW in Hesperia early Sunday, officials said. The pair were discovered by a deputy checking on the black BMW, which authorities said appeared to be suspicious, parked near the intersection of Ivy Avenue and Alder Street. The teacher, 40-year-old Rakshannah Ranney, was engaged in some kind of sexual activity with the girl in the car, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
  • Utah teacher charged with inappropriately touching students

    07/20/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Four fifth-grade girls in Salt Lake City have accused their teacher of touching them inappropriately. James Rolland Carter, 62, was charged Wednesday in 3rd District Court with two second-degree felony counts of sexual abuse of a child and two class A misdemeanor counts of lewdness involving a child. Carter’s school is not identified in the charges, but the address of the allegations matches Lincoln Elementary School. The Salt Lake City School District would not confirm any details of a case involving Carter, but spokesman Michael Williams said that an elementary teacher who was employed for 13 years "is under investigation...
  • ‘Christianity is Abhorrent’: More Atheistic Materials to be Distributed in Public Schools

    07/17/2014 3:35:56 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | July 17, 2014 | Garrett Haley
    ORLANDO – A federal judge has given a secular organization the green light to distribute more atheistic and anti-Christian materials to Florida public school students, in spite of the materials’ graphic content and offensive language. As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) learned last year that a Christian ministry had made Bibles available to Orlando high school students on “Religious Freedom Day.” To counter the Bible distribution, FFRF sought permission from the school district to give students a variety of atheistic and anti-Christian materials. According to reports, the Orange County School Board permitted FFRF to distribute several books...
  • NJ teacher faces prison for sex talk with students

    07/18/2014 9:29:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    myfox ^ | staff
    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A teacher and former councilman in Camden County faces prison after admitting he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students. Charles Reilly is scheduled to be sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty to official misconduct, child endangerment and attempted child endangerment.
  • Aquatics instructor at summer camp charged with solicitation of a minor

    07/18/2014 7:16:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    the baltimore sun ^ | Jessica Anderson
    An aquatics instructor at a summer camp for youngsters at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor, police said. Charles David Beaver, 58, a former teacher at Westminster High School, was arrested Tuesday at a Baltimore County hotel, police said. Police said the Carroll County man had communicated online with a person he believed was a pimp to arrange a meeting at the hotel with two teenage boys for sex. The supposed pimp was actually a Baltimore County detective. When Beaver showed up at the hotel, he was taken into custody....
  • Randolph Co. Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Soliciting Minor

    07/18/2014 6:53:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WDTV ^ | Lauren McMillen
    A Randolph County teacher is behind bars after he allegedly exchanged sexual texts, phone calls, and pictures with a 16-year-old student. According to the criminal complaint, 34-year-old Donald Johnson allegedly sent multiple sexual messages to one of his own students.
  • Ex-Dover teacher accused of sexual assault will face trial after 13 alleged victims testify

    07/15/2014 12:41:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    yrd.com ^ | Rick Lee
    Former Dover area music teacher Matthew Puterbaugh now faces charges of rape of a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a minor. Puterbaugh, 46, of the 1000 block of Conewago Road, was ordered to stand trial on those charges and other sexually related crimes today after his accuser, now a 25-year-old woman, testified against him this morning in the York County Judicial Center. The woman said she first had sex with Puterbaugh, her music teacher, at age 12. She said the relationship, which occurred in the Dover Intermediate School band room, on a band bus trip, at Puterbaugh's home...
  • Warner Christian Academy teacher arrested on child pornography charges

    SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A teacher at Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona has been placed on unpaid administrative suspension pending an investigation into allegations of possession and distribution of child pornography. Matthew C. Graziotti,42, of Edgewater, was arrested on Monday following a joint investigation by the FBI, the Edgewater Police Department and the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. According to a criminal complaint, Graziotti distributed 141 images and 6 videos depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children to an FBI agent, who was acting in an undercover capacity. During the execution of a search warrant, agents...
  • Have the pornogogues taken over your kids’ school? Get out. Now.

    07/14/2014 2:30:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life site news ^ | Anthony Esolen
    Readers of LifeSiteNews are aware of the lawsuit brought by Dr. Steve Tourloukis of Hamilton, Ontario, against the Hamilton-Wentworth school board. He is a devout member of the Orthodox Church, and he wants to be told when the school plans to introduce to his children sexual material that he finds objectionable. The school board does not want to yield. They are standing on principles, such as those are. They believe they are “co-parents,” and that “children have a right to an inclusive education,” which means, simply, they have a “right” to be educated into complete sexual indifference and chaos. For...
  • The 4 NYC teachers banned from classrooms who rake in millions

    Three of the city’s longest-running “rubber room” teachers have raked in more than $1 million each for a decade of not working in classrooms, and a fourth is paid a top salary — $100,049 a year — not to teach. The Foul Four — who beat sexual-misconduct charges — can’t be fired by the Department of Education because they are entitled to job protections under state tenure laws, which require “due process.” Educators are entitled to a trial with an independent hearing officer who decides whether any misconduct warrants termination. A group of New York City parents filed a lawsuit...
  • Former Carrollton Teacher Arrested, Charged With Sexual Assault

    07/13/2014 4:36:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    A former administrator of a private, special needs school in Carrollton has been arrested on sexual assault charges. David Green, 66, a resident of Wills Point, was arrested by Carrollton police on Thursday. Green, who served as a teacher at St. Anthony School from 1998 to 2010, was charged with four counts of sexual assault with a child and one count of indecency with a child. An additional sexual assault charge is pending. The St. Anthony School describes itself as a "private, therapeutic school" that serves students with Asperger's syndrome, spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, high functioning autism, anxiety and attention...
  • 8, including 3 teachers, face Rowan drug charges

    07/11/2014 7:44:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Michael Gordon, Steve Lyttle and Emma Baccellieri
    CHINA GROVE State records indicate Rowan County has a drug problem. This week, residents learned that it extends to one of its best schools. Four faculty members from Bostian Elementary were arrested Tuesday and accused of being part of a ring that illegally obtained thousands of doses of the painkiller hydrocodone. China Grove police and state investigators say family physician Orrin Walker unlawfully wrote hundreds of prescriptions that were filled by his wife, Abby, her co-workers and friends. Orrin Walker, 48, operated Main Street Family Practice. Abby Walker, 44, was a second-grade teacher at Bostian. Both were charged with trafficking...
  • Police: School teacher sold heroin, pills while on break from class

    07/11/2014 7:32:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Q13FOX ^ | staff
    TACOMA — A 33-year-old school teacher living in Tacoma has been arrested and could face drug dealing charges after police said they discovered he was allegedly selling heroin and other contraband during school hours. Sources tell Q13FOX News that teacher is Brian Bennett and the school where he has been teaching is Drum Intermediate School in University Place. Brian Bennett Brian Bennett Police say they began investigating Bennett earlier in the year for selling narcotics. According to Tacoma Police Department Officer Loretta Cool, police stopped him Thursday leaving his home in the 8400 block of Phillips Road SW and arrested...
  • Frmr Teacher Charged with Online Solicitation of Minor, Again

    07/11/2014 7:17:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    nbc29 ^ | staff
    A former Western Albemarle High School teacher already facing charges is back in jail. Waynesboro police arrested John Daniel Patterson Jr. for child porn and solicitation of a minor. This is round two of charges for Patterson. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Patterson in April when he thought he was talking to a 13-year-old boy, but it was actually a police sting. After his first arrest, police say they discovered Patterson did have an online relationship with a real teenager. That's what Waynesboro police arrested him for Wednesday morning.
  • Snake house: Teacher pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge

    07/10/2014 7:38:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LA times ^ | Jeremiah Dobruck
    A Newport Beach school teacher arrested earlier this year on suspicion of hoarding and neglecting hundreds of snakes pleaded guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. In January, animal control officers found at least 400 snakes inside William Buchman's Santa Ana home, the Daily Pilot reported. About 240 of the non-venomous pythons were dead or died soon after being collected from the house, and more than 150 of the still-living snakes were malnourished, authorities said at the time. After Buchman's guilty plea, an Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced him to three years of probation and 100 hours...
  • Reaction After Teacher Arrested For Child Porn

    07/10/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WNEP ^ | Sarah Buynovsky,
    LYCOMING COUNTY— Matthew Manning, 38, of Hughesville is accused of having and disseminating child porn. He was arrested Thursday. Manning is a science teacher at Muncy Junior/Senior High School in Lycoming County. “Very uncomfortable, considering I just had him, like a month ago in school and he was teaching these kids. I think he had a 7th grade class and anyone under 17, just to hear it is weird,” said Muncy High School senior Maurice Brown. Parents with students in the district were concerned by the news, too. “You know you see people every day and you just never know...
  • Haines City High School Teacher Arrested in Undercover Sex Sting

    07/10/2014 8:10:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Ledger ^ | Aimee Sachs
    LAKELAND | A Haines City High School geometry teacher was among three people arrested on child pornography charges in recent weeks as part of an undercover investigation that also resulted in at least 13 arrests of people who traveled to have sex with minors, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Monday night. Enlarge Matthew Tillesen, 28, of Winter Haven, was charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography during the first of two phases of a Sheriff's Office undercover investigation called Operation Cyber Child III. The child pornography arrests were the result of three search warrants executed at three...
  • Teacher Arrested on Sexual Assault of a Child Charges

    07/10/2014 7:37:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    NBC26 ^ | Alex Hagan
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Brown County Sheriff's Department reports the arrest of a 27 year-old Hobart man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child. Wayne Makela was arrested Wednesday. The Brown County Sheriff's Department says he is a teacher and coach at Pilgrim Lutheran school in Green Bay. Investigators say the assault may have happened to a child under the age of 16. The suspect was in a position of trust at a church and school in Green Bay, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School confirmed to NBC26 that the suspect teaches a...
  • Former Denison teacher arrested for improper relationship with student

    07/10/2014 7:28:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    KXII NEWS 12 ^ | Ashley Park
    DENISON, TX -- A former Denison ISD teacher was arrested after police say she admitted to having an improper relationship with one of her students. Some of those encounters reportedly happened in the classroom. "I've heard stories, like I've seen across the nation of it happening in other places, but I never expected it to happen here," said parent, Amy Timberlake. Parents we spoke to say they can't believe 34-year-old Julie Bollinger, a former Denison High School teacher, was arrested for having an improper relationship with a student. "It is a crime for a teacher to have a relationship with...
  • Former Durham teacher arrested on student-related sex offenses

    Durham, N.C. — A former teacher for Durham Public Schools was arrested Wednesday on accusations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a student, authorities said Monday. Michelle Smith White, 37, of Penrith Drive, Durham, faces charges of taking indecent liberties with a student and engaging in a sex offense with a student. Deputy Paul Sherwin, a spokesman for the Durham County Sheriff's Office, said White, who worked at Charles E. Jordan High School, started a friendship with the female student in 2012, when the girl was 15. "Sometime between 2012 and most recently, that evolved into a sexual relationship,"...
  • Hedgesville Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

    07/08/2014 10:12:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    WHAG ^ | staff
    WHAG NEWS - A Hedgesville high school teacher is facing sexual assault charges accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office confirmed Erin Thomas is charged with third degree sexual assault and two charges of computer harassment. Officials say the 31-year-old allegedly had a relationship with a female student that began last year when she was a Freshman.
  • High school teacher, 27, charged with child seduction after she 'made out with.....

    07/05/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    mail online ^ | Paul Thompson
    FULL TITLE: High school teacher, 27, charged with child seduction after she 'made out with and fondled' male student A former teacher has been accused of seducing one of her students and engaging in 'touching, fondling and kissing' during two dates. Brooke Wilson was charged with child seduction following a police investigation in Goshen, Indiana. The 27 year old is alleged to have gone on two dates with the student who was aged between 16 and 18. A probable cause document filed in Elkhart Superior Court reveals that the Spanish teacher admitted she had 'made out' with the student. The...
  • Music teacher at area church charged with child sex abuse

    07/05/2014 7:35:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    KCTV NEWS 5 ^ | Janice Broach
    SHELBY COUNTY, TN - A once trusted Hope Presbyterian Church music teacher is now at the center of a child sex investigation. Officials are releasing very few details about the investigation, but they do say that it involves multiple agencies. On Wednesday, Matthew Williams was charged with child sex abuse involving a family member. On Saturday, Hope Presbyterian Church found out and terminated Williams' contract immediately. Collierville Police Department confirmed there is an investigation, but that is all it would say. Williams taught piano lessons at Hope Music Academy at the church for almost a year. A spokesperson for Hope...
  • Former school custodian faces more sex abuse charges

    07/04/2014 7:53:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    KARE ^ | KARE
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - A former St. Paul school custodian already charged with looking under a bathroom stall at an 11-year-old boy is facing seven more sets of charges for sexually abusing children and inappropriate behavior after new victims came forward. KARE 11's news partner Minnesota Public Radio News says Walter Johann Happel, 62, of Newport, is scheduled to appear in Ramsey County Court Wednesday. Happel worked at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus school until he was put on administrative leave in February. Happel was charged Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court with seven counts of criminal sexual conduct for incidents...
  • Mpls. teacher charged with stalking student for sex

    07/04/2014 2:50:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    KARE ^ | Dana Thiede, KARE
    MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis high school teacher is charged with stalking and attempted criminal sexual conduct involving a student at his school. Hennepin County Prosecutors say 46-year-old Dan Arlen Anderson, a social studies teacher at Minneapolis South High School, attempted to use his position of authority to coerce the girl into having sexual relations with him.
  • Somerville Teacher Accused Of Having Sexual Relationship With 13-Year-Old

    SOMERVILLE (CBS) – A Somerville teacher has been arrested and charged with raping a 13-year-old child. Alexandra Romanos, 41, of Stoneham, was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of aggravated rape of a child, and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. According to the DA’s office, a parent tipped off the school department last month about the teacher’s alleged relationship with a 13-year-old, which had been ongoing since March and had occurred both on and off school grounds. Romanos taught 5th graders at the East Somerville Community School, and has worked there for seven years....
  • Teacher charged with child porn offered plea deal

    A Wheaton Warrenville South High School science teacher who has been on leave since his December 2010 arrest on charges of possession of child pornography has a pretrial court date this month to decide whether to accept a plea bargain offered by prosecutors.
  • Math Under Common Core Has Even Parents Stumbling

    06/30/2014 3:31:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-29-14 | Motoko Rich
    GREENWELL SPRINGS, La. — Rebekah and Kevin Nelams moved to their modest brick home in this suburb of Baton Rouge seven years ago because it has one of the top-performing public school districts in the state. But starting this fall, Ms. Nelams plans to home-school the couple’s four elementary-age children. The main reason: the methods that are being used for teaching math under the Common Core, a set of academic standards adopted by more than 40 states. Ms. Nelams said she did not recognize the approaches her children, ages 7 to 10, were being asked to use on math work...
  • Couple Charged With Locking Son in Room for Two Years

    06/28/2014 4:11:08 PM PDT · by SouthernClaire · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 28 June 2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    ... State child services workers got a tip June 17 and found the boy in a dark room with only a mattress, a box spring and a plastic jar apparently used as a toilet, Gwinnett County police said in a statement. The boy had been in the room, without toys or books and without going to school for most of two years, and a lock was put on the outside of the door in January 2013, police said. Investigators found no signs of malnourishment or abuse to the 13-year-old or his nine siblings, who were not confined, according to police....
  • Gay Group Urges Loosening Of School Internet Filters

    06/28/2014 10:57:31 AM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 06/28/2014 | Blake Neff
    A gay advocacy group is calling for the federal government to loosen internet filters in schools as a way to assist the gay community. In a paper released Thursday, the LGBT Technology Partnership and Institute argues that the gay community has “particular needs” for the internet that call for government action. In particular, the group is urging a reform of the government’s E-Rate policy that they say is blocking low-income individuals and students from accessing important LGBT resources and reaching out to other members of the gay community. E-Rate is the common name for a federal program, administered by the...
  • School Principals Use Police Against Parents with Gun Permits

    06/25/2014 7:42:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Two principals in widely separated states tried to use police against parents with gun permits.   Both principals ended up on the losing side, when the parents refused to fold, and took them to court.  In the most recent case, the principal at Stratton Elementary School in Massachusetts contacted police after the father showed the principal his gun permit.   The father had come to talk to the principal about a drawing the son had made.  From whdh.com: The principal said the boy had drawn a phallic symbol, but 40-year-old Robert Goodwin said his son had actually drawn a gun similar...
  • Queerly Elementary Promotes Homosexual Agenda in K-12 Schools

    06/23/2014 12:24:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 06/23/2014 | Dave Blount
    The appalling homosexual brainwashing recently revealed at an Oakland primary school is hardly an isolated incident. The outrage at Glenview Elementary was apparently organized at least in part by a local outfit calling itself Queerly Elementary. The group’s mission is stated clearly on its website: Queerly Elementary provides services and resources to help school communities embrace lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer diversity. No one who is not profoundly sick wants children to embrace sexual perversion, or as its militant advocates call it, “lesbian, gay, etc., etc. diversity.” Yet the group’s logo makes it explicit that the purpose is to...
  • Parents outraged after teacher hands out sex toys to teens during drama awards ceremony

    06/09/2014 3:20:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2014 | DUSTIN SIGGINS
    BELLINGHAM, WA, June 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A parent's letter to KOMO News in Washington has led to a teacher's apology after a drama awards ceremony at Bellingham High School devolved into vulgarities and what the unidentified mother called "trash." According to the mother, who asked to be anonymous to protect her 17-year old daughter, retiring teacher Teri Grimes gave sex toys to the male teen who won the title of "horniest stud" and the same toys to the girl who won "horniest girl."   But it was the anti-Catholic skit that was the last straw for the mother, who...
  • ‘Dating Lesson’ Asks Eighth-Grade Girls To Publicly Declare How Far They Will Go Sexually

    06/08/2014 7:07:52 PM PDT · by massmike · 54 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 06/08/2014 | n/a
    <p>At least one pair of parents is fuming after their eighth-grade daughter came home from school saying that every student in her class had to indicate – publicly – how far they are prepared to go sexually.</p>
  • ABC News Video: First-grader suspended after toy gun found in backpack

    06/08/2014 7:57:31 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 54 replies
    WTAE Pittsburgh, ABC News copied by Top Right News Blog ^ | June 5, 2014 | Marcie Cipriani, ABC News // Gina Cassini Top Right News Blog
    by Gina Cassini | TopRight NewsOnce again, the anti-gun fanatics are running loose in our children's schools. And this time they are punishing a kid who did the right thing! As a mom, this one has steam coming out of my ears. First-grader Darin Simak goes to Martin Elementary in New Kensington, PA. On Wednesday he went to school just like any other day but, when he arrived, he realized there was a toy gun in his backpack. What did Darin do? Darin tried to do the right thing by immediately bringing the toy gun to his teacher and explained that “he...
  • Students Served Pet Treats At Montgomery County Grade School

    06/07/2014 10:27:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    cbs ^ | cbs
    NEW HANOVER, Pa. (CBS) — Students at a Montgomery County grade school were served pet treats by a recess aide, school officials said. The incident happened Thursday at the New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School in New Hanover Township. According to a statement from Boyertown Area School District Superintendent Richard H. Faidley, a part-time recess aide at the school distributed pet treats to approximately 75 fourth grade students. The statement says the treats may have been misrepresented as cookies or crackers. Faidley said the school was uncertain how many students actually ate the pet treats.
  • Common Core English: Indoctrination, Pornography and Thought Control

    06/07/2014 1:04:46 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 24 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | June 4, 2014 | Celeste Busby
    It is no secret that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English will change dramatically what and how students are taught. There will be less emphasis on reading books that are fiction (the classics) and more emphasis on reading informational texts. In early grades, even elementary grades, 50 percent of reading material will now be informational text that can be anything from instruction manuals, Environmental Protection Agency announcements and Executive Orders to historical documents. In the junior and senior year of high school, that figure increases to 70 percent. How can reading instruction manuals promote a love of reading?...
  • Mad mom: school awards ceremony featured swearing, sex toys

    06/05/2014 5:23:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 4 replies
    komonews.com ^ | 06/05/2014 | Mark Miller
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- A Bellingham High School drama teacher has issued a formal apology after her awards ceremony devolved into an evening of profanity, jokes about a priest having sex with kids, and a box of sex toys. A parent attended the ceremony in the school auditorium with her 17-year-old daughter, who was nominated for an award. Both want to remain anonymous until after graduation on June 6. The teacher is Teri Grimes, a veteran of three decades who is slated to retire after this year. In an email to KOMO News, the upset mother complained about the teacher's use...
  • Lawsuit claims NY school took students to health clinic for birth control without telling parents

    06/03/2014 6:48:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life site news ^ | Dustin Siggins
    WHITE PLAINS, NY, June 3, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Two parents are suing their daughter's school district for what they claim was at least one unauthorized school trip to Hudson River Community Health Clinic, where students were given examinations and birth control pills "all without plaintiffs' knowledge, consent or opportunity to opt out," the lawsuit says. The lawsuit alleges that the daughter of Anthony and Eva Jackson was taken to the health clinic, along with other students in Peekskill City School District, by school counselor James Tosto. Tosto, who is retiring from the district this month, is married to one of...
  • Autistic Student’s Father Attacks Son’s Bully On Richmond School Bus

    06/01/2014 11:10:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    cbs ^ | Joe Vazquez
    RICHMOND (KPIX) — A father followed his 9-year-old autistic son onto the school bus Friday morning and attacked his son’s bully, said Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan. Burnis Hurd, 44, is charged with 273 D, which is child abuse and corporal injury to a child. He is in jail on $50,000 bond. After they boarded the bus, the son pointed out an 11 year old boy who had been bullying the 9-year old, Gagan said.
  • Mother Accused Of Hammer Attack On Third Grade Girl In Oakland School Restroom

    06/01/2014 11:03:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    cbs ^ | cbs,
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – An act of retribution may have provoked a woman to brutally attack a third grader inside an Oakland elementary school bathroom, police say. Students at Oakland’s Lafayette school knew something was wrong when they saw officers arrive at school Friday morning. They arrived to arrest Haseemah Diame, a parent and volunteer at the school. Police say Diame walked onto the campus during recess armed with a hammer and pulled a 9-year-old girl aside.
  • Caught On Video: Oakland School Security Guard Seen Hitting Student In Wheelchair...

    05/30/2014 8:58:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    cbs ^ | Carlos E. Castañeda
    FULL TITLE: Caught On Video: Oakland School Security Guard Seen Hitting Student In Wheelchair, Dumping Him On Floor OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A security guard at a high school in Oakland has been arrested and charged with a felony for an assault on a student in a wheelchair, caught on video by school surveillance cameras. According to a letter from Oakland High School principal Matin Abdel-Qawi to parents, a student in a wheelchair was lingering in a hallway as security officers urged them to get to class on May 19. One security officer then ordered the student, identified as freshman...
  • Students from Winfield, WV are upset that religion based tradition has been called off

    05/29/2014 5:45:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Nicky Walters,
    WINFIELD, WV - Students at Winfield High School in Winfield, WV have started a petition asking the Putnam County Board of Education to reconsider their decision to remove a popular graduation day tradition. Coach Leon McCoy is well known in Winfield, WV. He has made it a tradition to speak at Winfield High School's graduation. But after complaints from some parents about the religious theme in his presentation the speech has been called off. Students are fighting back. "I think it is very disappointing and unfortunate that Coach McCoy can't speak," said senior Hannah Clark. She said when she was...
  • Three students from area get National Merit Scholarships [Two are home schoolers]

    05/28/2014 1:50:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 6 replies
    Kingsport (TN) Times News ^ | May 28, 2014 | Rick Wagner
    Three Northeast Tennessee students, one from Dobyns-Bennett High School and two home-schooled, have received college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. That puts them among 2,500 students nationwide receiving awards that were scheduled to be announced today. They are home-schooled students Andrew R. Carver, of Blountville, and Abigail L. Johnson, of Johnson City, and Dobyns-Bennett's Andrew H. Nottingham.
  • A North Attleborough Middle School guidance counselor facing statutory rape charges

    05/28/2014 12:41:51 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    myfoxboston.com ^ | 05/28/2014 | n/a
    A North Attleborough Middle School guidance counselor is facing statutory rape charges amid allegations that he had sex with a 14-year-old girl. Brian McBride, 31, was arraigned Tuesday on charges filed by both Attleboro and North Attleborough police, reports the Attleboro Sun. North Attleborough police say they learned of the relationship between McBride and the teen while investigating inappropriate texts they claim the 31-year-old sent to another former student. Investigators say McBride was the girl's chorus teacher until he became a guidance counselor at the school in January. She also took private voice lessons at McBride's home.
  • Gun Picture Gets Boy In Trouble

    05/24/2014 8:32:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    KKTV.com ^ | 5/22/14
    A little boy is in trouble for a picture he drew as part of a school assignment. Second grader Kody Smith was assigned to go outside, look at the clouds, and then use his imagination to draw what he saw. "Draw a picture of what you see in the clouds from your imagination and that picture is a gun,” explained 8-year-old Kody. Because it was a gun, the teacher at Talbott Elementary in Widefield called him into the office, and then filed a behavior report. His parents say that's too much. “It hurts. It hurts that he was so scared...