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November 21, 2010:

Principal invades students' house to check up on them (4 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 3:31 PM

When a mother in Orange County, NY, called her teenage sons’ school earlier this week to say that the boys were staying home sick, the skeptical principal decided to take a page from the Ed Rooney playbook. In a move that might remind some of the slimy villain from the '80s teen movie “Ferris Bueller’s […]

October 21, 2010:

Girl, 11, refused sale of pencil sharpener because it is classed as a 'dangerous object' (6 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 12:33 AM

Clutching a pack of coloured pencils as she went up to a till, 11-year- old Charlotte Howard expected to be on her way with her purchase moments later. But the schoolgirl left empty handed when she was told she could not buy the pack because it contained a pencil sharpener. It was only when her […]

October 7, 2010:

Who's High? A School Suspends a Student for Bloodshot Eyes (5 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 4:11 AM

by Maia Szalavitz California may be considering the full legalization of marijuana, but in Texas, a student was recently suspended from school for having red eyes. In Trophy Club, Texas, 16-year-old Kyler Robertson chose to attend classes just two days after his father was stabbed to death. His mother had urged the grief-stricken boy to […]

October 6, 2010:

Police charge teacher with breaking student's arm (2 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 3:21 AM

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A Fayetteville teacher is accused of breaking a five-year-old student's arm while trying to apply what's called a therapeutic hold. Cumberland County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Debbie Tanna says Jackie Bennett faces assault and child abuse charges. The 57-year-old teaches students with disabilities at J.W. Coon Elementary School in Fayetteville. Bennett told […]

September 10, 2010:

Rocklin "I heart boobies" bracelet controversy leads to boy's suspension (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 7:24 PM

ROCKLIN, CA - A Rocklin High School sophomore faces disciplinary action for wearing a controversial bracelet that proclaims "I heart boobies," then refusing to turn it over to school officials. Hunter Cooper, 15, said he wore the bracelet since the first day of school. For five months before that, he had the pink survivor bracelet […]

September 9, 2010:

State to Pursue Child Porn Charges Against Teen Accused of Sexting (3 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 3:40 PM

1:10 P.M. — The state attorney's office is pushing ahead with a charge against a Cape Coral teenager who was arrested after allegedly sexting, or sending nude photos of herself. Authorities say they found pornographic images of her on her phone, computer and MySpace page, reports said. Paige Wellman was arrested Aug. 5. Wellman and […]

August 31, 2010:

Facebook Suit: Teens Too Young to Like (2 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 11:42 PM

Do you "like" Facebook? But really, do you "like like" Facebook? A new lawsuit filed may soon end adolescents ability to "Like" things online. How will the teens ever survive without "Like," a word so crucial to their vernacular and awkward flirting habits? The suit, filed today in Los Angeles County Court, accuses Facebook of […]

August 30, 2010:

Dad buys newspaper ad after daughter breaks curfew (4 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 9:51 PM

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (AP) — A Texas teenager who broke curfew is headed for a reluctant adventure in baby-sitting. Robert Rausch placed an advertisement offering his daughter's free baby-sitting services in the community newspaper in Southlake, a wealthy suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth that is home to business leaders and professional athletes. The advertisement names Rausch's 16-year-old-daughter […]

August 19, 2010:

Feds: No charges in Philadelphia school laptop-spying case (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 4:39 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors will not file charges against a school district or its employees over the use of software to remotely monitor students. U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger says investigators have found no evidence of criminal intent by Lower Merion School District employees who activated tracking software that took thousands of webcam and […]

August 6, 2010:

Mall Plans To Restrict Teens' Access (4 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 7:54 AM

It was once a rite of passage for many teens, hanging out at the mall, but that may soon become a thing of the past.Tri-County Mall is the latest to restrict teens' access during certain hours. Starting Aug. 6, teens younger than 18 will have to be escorted by someone over the age of 21 […]

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