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Fight Clubs At Charles County High School Probed Following Bathroom Assault: Sheriff Fight Clubs At Charles County High School Probed Following Bathroom Assault: Sheriff
Fight Clubs At Charles County High School Probed Following Bathroom Assault: Sheriff Fight clubs among students are under investigation at a Maryland high school following a bathroom assault. A student was in a school bathroom when two of their peers entered the bathroom, went through the student’s pockets, looking for money but instead stole a cell phone on Tuesday, March 19 at Maurice McDonough High School, the Charles County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. An investigation found the two students purposely targeted the student believing the student was in possession of cash as a result of winning previous, pre-arranged fights that occurred at the school…
School Staffer Allowed Students To Fight Inside Charles County MS Classroom, Sheriff Says School Staffer Allowed Students To Fight Inside Charles County MS Classroom, Sheriff Says
School Staffer Allowed Students To Fight Inside Charles County MS Classroom, Sheriff Says A disturbing video is reportedly making the rounds after a school staffer at a Charles County middle school allowed two students to fight inside a classroom at Davis Middle School. The sheriff's office said that over the weekend, school administrators were made aware of a recording of a fight that appears to show the staffer allowing two students to fight in front of their classmates, who moved desks to create a ring for the two to brawl. They were eventually broken up by other students, not the staffer. According to the Charles County Sheriff's Office, over the weekend, officers beca…
UMD Suspends Greek Life Over Misconduct Allegations; Frats, Students File Restraining Order UMD Suspends Greek Life Over Misconduct Allegations; Frats, Students File Restraining Order
UMD Suspends Greek Life Over Misconduct Allegations; Frats, Students File Restraining Order A group of students at the University of Maryland filed a restraining order petition in the US District Court for the District of Maryland against the school’s recent decision to put a stop to all Greek Life activities. Misconduct allegations were cited in a letter dated March 1 sent by the university to "Interfraternity and Panhellenic Association Member Organizations,” prompting significant backlash. A petition filed by fraternity members and other students on Wednesday, March 13, seeks a temporary restraining order against the school’s administrators, court documents say. A hearing …
5 Students Injured In West Haven School Bus Crash 5 Students Injured In West Haven School Bus Crash
5 Students Injured In West Haven School Bus Crash This story has been updated. Five students were transported to a hospital, and 10 were evaluated for injuries following a crash involving a school bus and a truck in Connecticut. The crash occurred in West Haven around 9 a.m., Thursday, March 14 on Campbell Street near Terrace Avenue. New Haven Public Schools spokesperson Justin Harmon said the students on the bus were headed for Benjamin Jepson Magnet School. All injuries were reportedly minor and included bumps and bruises.  West Haven Police have not responded for comment.  This is a developing story. Check back to Dai…
Students Face Discipline For Altercation At Calvert High School: Sheriff Students Face Discipline For Altercation At Calvert High School: Sheriff
Students Face Discipline For Altercation At Calvert High School: Sheriff An altercation involving a group of students at Calvert High School is under investigation after an incident inside the building caused chaos for school and police officials.  Authorities are probing a confrontation that was reported on school grounds this week, though it was unrelated to the school, according to the Calvert County Sheriff's Office. When the incident escalated, investigators say that other students joined in the fracas, which had to be diffused by staff member, the building's School Resource Officer, and "school safety advocates" who "managed the incident and ensured t…
Video Of Lynn Trans Basketball Player Injuring Female Opponent Goes Viral Video Of Lynn Trans Basketball Player Injuring Female Opponent Goes Viral
Video Of Lynn Trans Basketball Player Injuring Female Opponent Goes Viral A girls' basketball player in Lynn, Massachusetts, who was allegedly born male has sparked controversy after a video of them wrenching the ball from a female opponent causing an injury has gone viral.  The Thursday, Feb. 8 game between KIPP Academy in Lynn and Collegiate Charter in Lowell ended in a forfeit after Collegiate Charter's coach pulled his team from competition after multiple injuries had "depleted" his team's bench, the school said in a press release.  KIPP Academy has declined to answer questions about the unnamed player's gender, though multiple outlets have rep…
Loaded Semi-Automatic Found In PA Middle School Student's Bag: Officials Loaded Semi-Automatic Found In PA Middle School Student's Bag: Officials
Loaded Semi-Automatic Found In PA Middle School Student's Bag: Officials A loaded semi-automatic handgun was found in the backpack of a middle school student in Central Pennsylvania, school officials and police announced on Tuesday evening.  A 15-year-old boy was found with the weapon at Eagle View Middle School, according to Cumberland Valley School District Superintendent Mark Blanchard and the Silver Spring Township police. The boy was taken into police custody.  Parents were notified about the incident in an email after the school day ended.   "The weapon was never displayed and threats of harm were never made. The weapon…
Hawthorne Elementary School Student Walks Out Of Her Classroom, Building: Officials Hawthorne Elementary School Student Walks Out Of Her Classroom, Building: Officials
Hawthorne Elementary School Student Walks Out Of Her Classroom, Building: Officials A school district in Northern Westchester is implementing additional safety protocols after a young student was able to walk out of her classroom and leave the building, officials said.  The incident happened on Monday afternoon, Feb. 5, when a student at Hawthorne Elementary School walked out of her classroom and then the building, Mount Pleasant Central School District Superintendent Peter Giarrizzo said in a letter to families on Tuesday, Feb. 6.  Luckily, the girl was soon found and safely returned to the school by staff members, and Mount Pleasant Police, distinct offici…
Traumatized By Break-In, Rowan University Student Develops Emergency App Traumatized By Break-In, Rowan University Student Develops Emergency App
Traumatized By Break-In, Rowan University Student Develops Emergency App An MBA fellow at Rowan University has designed an app to enhance the security of students at the Glassboro campus. Siena Rampulla was a victim of an off-campus break-in in March 2022, as reported by Daily Voice.  Jorge L. Navaheredia, 29, of Sicklerville, had broken into several women's homes including Rampulla's, according to Glassboro police. He was caught hiding under a kitchen sink with panties, police said. A search of the suspect's vehicle turned up additional panties and mail from burglary victims, police said at the time. A pre-trial conference for Navaheredia is set for Feb. …
Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Students Resigns From Arlington Catholic High Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Students Resigns From Arlington Catholic High
Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Students Resigns From Arlington Catholic High A teacher in Arlington has stepped down after students came forward last week to allege the educator had inappropriately touched them, school officials said.  Arlington Catholic High School administrators said in a Tuesday, Dec. 19, letter to parents and staff that the students reported the alleged touching to teachers on Thursday.  The teacher, who was not named, was placed on immediate administrative leave and escorted from the building as per the school's policies, and administrators and police began investigations. The legal department of the archdiocese was also informed of t…
Driver Strikes Teen After Failing To Stop For School Bus In Spotsy Driver Strikes Teen After Failing To Stop For School Bus In Spotsy
Driver Strikes Teen After Failing To Stop For School Bus In Spotsy An out-of-control wrong-way driver nearly caused catastrophe in Virginia on Wednesday morning after striking a teenage student and the front of a school bus, police say. Shortly before 7 a.m., a school bus was stopped in the 5900 block of Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania to pick up children with its side stop arms open and flashing lights warning motorists to stop, which most nearby motorists did as two students crossed the street to get on board. However, as the driver of a 2017 Acura approached the stopped traffic, the vehicle crossed over the double-yellow line and continued on the wrong …
Student Airlifted In Stafford High School Assault (DEVELOPING) Student Airlifted In Stafford High School Assault (DEVELOPING)
Student Airlifted In Stafford High School Assault (Developing) Officials say that a student was hospitalized after an assault at a Virginia high school. Shortly after 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office said that a medevac helicopter landed at Stafford High School to transport a student to an area hospital after being assaulted by another teen, who has been detained. According to the sheriff's office, there is no threat to the community, staff, or students following the incident. No additional details were released by the agency. Incident Alert:Just after 10:00 a.m. a medivac helicopter landed at Stafford High Sch…
Child Identified As Culprit In Seven Bomb Threats Targeting Montgomery County Schools: Sheriff Child Identified As Culprit In Seven Bomb Threats Targeting Montgomery County Schools: Sheriff
Child Identified As Culprit In Seven Bomb Threats Targeting Montgomery County Schools: Sheriff A child responsible for multiple bomb threats targeting schools in Montgomery County has been identified, according to police. This month, administrators received emailed threats targeting Montgomery Blair High School on five separate occasions, as well as Oak View Elementary School and Silver Spring International School, forcing multiple lockdowns and evacuations of students and staff. Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said on Wednesday morning that investigators identified a 12-year-old as the person responsible for all seven bomb threats, which he admitted to detectives. "This…
Student Sexually Assaulted During Disturbance At John Hanson Middle School, Sheriff Says Student Sexually Assaulted During Disturbance At John Hanson Middle School, Sheriff Says
Student Sexually Assaulted During Disturbance At John Hanson Middle School, Sheriff Says A student at a Maryland middle school was inappropriately touched during an incident last week, according to a Charles County Sheriff's Office spokesperson. There was a reported "disturbance" between students inside John Hanson Middle School on Wednesday, Oct. 11, which required intervention by staff members and the sheriff's School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to the building. During the subsequent investigation into the incident, the SRO determine that a student was sexually assaulted during the disturbance, and the teens involved were identified days later and will face Charles County…
Bus Driver Accused Of Drinking Alcohol While Driving Students Home From Smithtown School Bus Driver Accused Of Drinking Alcohol While Driving Students Home From Smithtown School
Bus Driver Accused Of Drinking Alcohol While Driving Students Home From Smithtown School Police are investigating reports that a bus driver was drinking alcohol while driving students home from a Long Island school. The alleged incident happened on a We Transport bus taking students home from Smithtown West High School on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 4, according to Suffolk County Police. A school district employee contacted officers at around 3:15 p.m. after someone snapped a picture showing an open alcoholic beverage on the bus. District Superintendent Mark Secaur later sent a message to parents saying they received a report of a bus driver drinking on the job. “It was confir…
Parent Of Farmingdale Student Injured In Deadly Bus Crash Sues Charter Company, Report Says Parent Of Farmingdale Student Injured In Deadly Bus Crash Sues Charter Company, Report Says
Parent Of Farmingdale Student Injured In Deadly Bus Crash Sues Charter Company, Report Says The charter bus company involved in a deadly highway crash in New York that killed two teachers and injured dozens of marching band students is facing the first of likely multiple lawsuits, CNN reports. Lawrence Doreson, the father of an injured 14-year-old Farmingdale High School student, sued Regency Transportation and driver Lisa Schaffer for negligence Thursday, Sept. 28, accusing both of “reckless and careless acts,” according to the outlet. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that Schaffer caused the rollover wreck, which occurred Thursday, Sept. 21 on I-84 in the Orange County town of …
Hit-Run Driver Who Struck Teen Scared Off By School Resource Officer In Alexandria: Police Hit-Run Driver Who Struck Teen Scared Off By School Resource Officer In Alexandria: Police
Hit-Run Driver Who Struck Teen Scared Off By School Resource Officer In Alexandria: Police A School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to a Virginia middle school came to the rescue of several students who were in danger of a hit-and-run driver in Alexandria. An investigation has been launched following a strange scene that played out in the back of George Washington Middle School after a truck driver struck a 15-year-old boy at the corner of Montgomery and North Patrick Streets. Following the crash, police say that the driver headed to the rear of the school, nearly striking more children until the SRO took out his service weapon to protect the students from being harmed, forcing t…
'Concerning' Interactions Between Person, Students At John Jay HS Being Investigated 'Concerning' Interactions Between Person, Students At John Jay HS Being Investigated
'Concerning' Interactions Between Person, Students At John Jay HS Being Investigated School officials in the Hudson Valley are warning of "concerning" interactions between an individual and students off-campus of a high school.  The "incidents" have been taking place in Dutchess County outside of John Jay High School in East Fishkill, said Dr. Dwight Bonk, the superintendent of the Wappingers Central School District. "It has been reported that this individual has approached students after school hours near John Jay High School," Bonk said. The school district is working in collaboration with the East Fishkill Police Department to investigate the incidents, Bonk a…
Driver Follows High School Students In Riverhead, Asks About Social Media Accounts Driver Follows High School Students In Riverhead, Asks About Social Media Accounts
Driver Follows High School Students In Riverhead, Asks About Social Media Accounts Police are investigating after a driver reportedly followed and harassed two high school students on Long Island. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12, near Riverhead High School. As the students walked back to campus after lunch, a silver pickup truck began following them, according to Superintendent Augustine Tornatore. The truck stopped before they reached school grounds, and the driver asked the students for their social media profiles. “The students ignored the driver and walked onto the school grounds and into the building,” Tornatore said. “The students reported …
Fight Breaks Out At Maryland Metro Station After High School Football Game Fight Breaks Out At Maryland Metro Station After High School Football Game
Fight Breaks Out At Maryland Metro Station After High School Football Game Officials are speaking out after a violent fight broke out during a high school football game in Maryland. Fists were flying on Friday night in Montgomery County near a Metro station during the game between Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and Walter Johnson on Friday, Sept. 1. More video... https://t.co/zzd8n6SFmX pic.twitter.com/168w3rDZ5D — Alan Henney (@alanhenney) September 2, 2023 The action on the field was marred by the melee as both teams looked forward to staring their seasons. In a bit if irony, a Councilmembers Andrew Friedson and Kate Stewart were on a ride along with po…
Family Suing Mount Vernon, Police, School Over Cheerleading Stabbing Attack Family Suing Mount Vernon, Police, School Over Cheerleading Stabbing Attack
Family Suing Mount Vernon, Police, School Over Cheerleading Stabbing Attack The family of a cheerleader who was stabbed during an attack at a high school parade event in Westchester that killed her friend plans to sue the city, the school district, and the police department. Attorney Lauren P. Raysor announced on Friday, June 23 in Mount Vernon, the lawsuit will be filed on behalf of Nicole Duncan, the mother of Mainece Simpson, a student at Mount Vernon High School and a member of the school’s cheerleading team who was stabbed numerous times by a rival cheerleader but survived.  Officials said that shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022, in Mount Vern…
Keeping Prom Clean: Police Confiscate Alcohol From HS Students In Westchester Keeping Prom Clean: Police Confiscate Alcohol From HS Students In Westchester
Keeping Prom Clean: Police Confiscate Alcohol From HS Students In Westchester As high school students celebrate the height of prom season, authorities in Westchester are cracking down on underage drinking and establishing safety checkpoints to ensure the events stay sober.  The Westchester County Police Department announced on Wednesday, May 31 that it has been establishing Prom Safety details with the help of its Taxi and Limousine Commission staff to make sure that students do not bring alcohol and other prohibited items to the events.  Already, the department has had to take alcohol from students around the county.  In addition to alcohol checks, a…
Elizabethtown School Staff Sends Nudes To Students Using Snapchat, Police Say Elizabethtown School Staff Sends Nudes To Students Using Snapchat, Police Say
Elizabethtown School Staff Sends Nudes To Students Using Snapchat, Police Say An Elizabethtown middle school paraprofessional working as an in-school suspension monitor allegedly used Snapchat to send an unknown number of students nude images and— started having sexual contact with a 15-year-old, police announced on Friday, May 26, 2023.  Megan Carlisle, 37, of Elizabethtown, sent the photos and images to numerous middle school students, Northwest Regional Police said.  She is also accused of having sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy who was a student in the classroom of the employee. "Carlisle had touched and caressed his genital area during…
Student Turned Politician: 18-Year-Old Elected To West Islip School Board Student Turned Politician: 18-Year-Old Elected To West Islip School Board
Student Turned Politician: 18-Year-Old Elected To West Islip School Board A New York high school senior is going from the classroom to the boardroom - the school boardroom that is. Long Island’s Quinn Bedell, an 18-year-old senior at West Islip High School, was elected to the West Islip Board of Education as a write-in candidate in the election held Tuesday, May 16. “I would like to thank the West Islip community for choosing me to be a trustee on the Board of Education. I am truly honored,” Bedell wrote on Facebook Wednesday, May 17. “I could not have done this without the overwhelming support of this community. I am forever grateful to every one of you and I …
Update: Kingston HS Student Remains Hospitalized Following Attack In Cafeteria Update: Kingston HS Student Remains Hospitalized Following Attack In Cafeteria
Update: Kingston HS Student Remains Hospitalized Following Attack In Cafeteria This story has been updated. Police say a 15-year-old student who was seriously injured during an attack at a high school in the Hudson Valley remains in the hospital.  The attack took place in Ulster County on Wednesday, May 3 in the cafeteria of Kingston High School. According to the Kingston Superintendent of Schools Paul J. Padalino, a student was seriously injured in what he called "an attack." "This act was reprehensible and unacceptable," Padalino said. "The students involved are being held accountable and will be subject to not only our code of conduct but also all legal aven…
Students Show Up At Wrong Jersey Shore Address Playing 'Dangerous Assassins Game': Police Students Show Up At Wrong Jersey Shore Address Playing 'Dangerous Assassins Game': Police
Students Show Up At Wrong Jersey Shore Address Playing 'Dangerous Assassins Game': Police Students at a Jersey Shore high school have been pretending they are assassins as a senior prank, authorities said. But in one case, a "senior assassin" went to the wrong address to shoot another student with a water pistol, according to Holmdel police. Police in other school districts have said the water guns sometimes look like real guns. Also, sometimes students place bets on "surviving" the game. "We have received calls in the past, where students have shown up at the homes of their 'targets.' sometimes waiting hours for them to come outside," Holmdel police said on Facebook. This pas…
US Department Of Education Opening Title IX Probe Into Loudoun County Public Schools US Department Of Education Opening Title IX Probe Into Loudoun County Public Schools
US Department Of Education Opening Title IX Probe Into Loudoun County Public Schools The US Department of Education is launching an investigation into Loudoun County Public Schools due to concerns about Title IX violations. Earlier this year, the America Legal First Legal Foundation (AFL) demanded an investigation by the DOE's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), alleging that the district mishandled and failed to respond appropriately to reports of sexual misconduct. The January complaint from AFL can be found here. AFL, “a national, nonprofit organization that works to promote the rule of law in the United States,” said in a victory letter that the school “infamously mishandle…
Pistol-Packing Elementary School Student Busted With Handgun On Washington County Bus: Sheriff Pistol-Packing Elementary School Student Busted With Handgun On Washington County Bus: Sheriff
Pistol-Packing Elementary School Student Busted With Handgun On Washington County Bus: Sheriff Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office had to be called to an area elementary school after a young student was caught with a weapon while riding the bus, according to officials. During the afternoon dismissal, an elementary school student was found to be in possession of an unloaded handgun during his bus route, raising some alarms for the bus driver and other students being taken home on Wednesday, April 5. The incident was reported to the bus driver by other students, who was then able to secure the student’s belongings, including the handgun, and they returned to the school. …
Person Accused Of Making Threat Against Current Student At Brewster High School Person Accused Of Making Threat Against Current Student At Brewster High School
Person Accused Of Making Threat Against Current Student At Brewster High School A former student has been accused of making threats against a current student at a high school in the Hudson Valley. On Thursday, March 23 at approximately 12:30 pm, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into threats made on social media targeting a student at Brewster High School. The suspect, who resides outside the county, was quickly identified, located, and issued an appearance ticket for Putnam County Family Court, Putnam County Sheriff Kevin J. McConville said. Out of an abundance of caution, additional sheriff’s patrols are on the scene at all of the B…
Salem Public School Tutor Suspended For 'Inappropriate Interactions' Salem Public School Tutor Suspended For 'Inappropriate Interactions'
Salem Public School Tutor Suspended For 'Inappropriate Interactions' The Salem Public School district increased its number of tutors to help students catch up from pandemic-induced disruptions to learning, but one tutor may have taken advantage of close proximity to students and is now being investigated for alleged "inappropriate interactions." The part-time academic tutor was placed on leave while investigations into inappropriate conduct take place, Salem Public Schools said in a statement.  The school said it was aware of conversations among families and staff in relation to the tutor's alleged misconduct, but that it could not share more informatio…
Gun-Shaped Laser Pointer Locks Down Chesco Middle School Gun-Shaped Laser Pointer Locks Down Chesco Middle School
Gun-Shaped Laser Pointer Locks Down Chesco Middle School Collegium Charter Middle School in Exton was locked down briefly on Tuesday over reports of a weapon that turned out to be a toy, officials say.  It started at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, West Whiteland Township Police said in a statement. The department was called to the school by administrators after a student reported that a classmate was armed, Collegium staff explained.  Upon receiving the report, administrators locked down the building while police and campus security officers conducted a sweep. The "armed" student was located, searched, and found to have "a laser-poin…