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March 22, 2010:

High School student tasered after refusing to go to the principal's office (3 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 5:45 PM

A 17-year-old Ypsilanti High School student was tasered today after police say he refused to go to the principal’s office. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Derrick Jackson said the student was being unruly in the hallway and was being escorted to the principal’s office by school Deputy John Campbell. Jackson said the student yanked away […]

March 20, 2010:

Seen Not Heard: How obscure security makes school suck (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 9:37 PM

By James Stephenson I graduated from Virginia's public schooling system two years ago, but my memories of it are fresh. After all, my little sister is still there. Being a kid today sucks. I couldn't tell you if it sucks more or less than other generations because I wasn't a part of them. But I […]

March 8, 2010:

Jeffersonville middle school student suspended for touching pill (4 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 7:05 PM

The parents of a Kentuckiana seventh grade student say their young daughter was suspended from school for doing exactly what she's been taught to do for years - to just say no to drugs. The girl did not bring the prescription drug to her Jeffersonville, IN school, nor did she take it, but she admits […]

February 19, 2010:

Girl handcuffed for doodling in class (9 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 10:40 PM

A 12-year-old Queens girl was hauled out of school in handcuffs for an artless offense - doodling her name on her desk in erasable marker, the Daily News has learned. Alexa Gonzalez was scribbling a few words on her desk Monday while waiting for her Spanish teacher to pass out homework at Junior High School […]

February 17, 2010:

Court expands searches by schools (1 Comment)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 10:36 PM

School officials can search students' cars on school property if they suspect the students of illegal activity, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday in a decision that further broadens administrators' investigatory rights. Expanding the standard of "reasonable suspicion" to students' vehicles, the court said that "represents the best way to vindicate each student's right […]

February 16, 2010:

Kid suspended for bringing a two-inch Lego gun to school (6 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 10:19 PM

An irate Staten Island mom blasted a grade school principal Wednesday for treating her son like a pint-sized Plaxico Burress after he brought a 2-inch-long toy gun to school. "This principal is a bully and a coward, and needs to be held accountable," said Laura Timoney, 44, after her teary fourth-grader was nearly suspended for […]

February 15, 2010:

Texas Teen Sentenced To Sixty Years in Prison For Consensual Sex (15 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 4:23 PM

Written by Brandon I will never forget that day in June when I heard Judge Banales say, “You are hereby sentenced to 60 years in the Texas Department of Corrections”. My legs felt like spaghetti, my hands went cold. I had no moisture in my mouth. I was numb all over. I wanted to throw […]

February 10, 2010:

Trenton drafts security update after high school fights (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 8:35 PM

Breaches in security that led to a brawl last week in the hallways of Trenton Central High School will be outlined for the public sometime this week, according to Superintendent Rodney Lofton. Last Tuesday, a security guard was stabbed and seven students were taken into custody after a melee during a break in classes. Director […]

February 8, 2010:

Willows teen duck hunter's school expulsion reversed (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 6:53 PM

The Glenn County Board of Education has reversed a decision to expel a Willows High School student for having two shotguns and ammunition in his pickup truck parked off campus. In a unanimous vote, board members rescinded the expulsion of Gary Tudesko. He was expelled by the Willows Joint Union School District in November for […]

February 7, 2010:

Peppermint oil at school results in suspension (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 7:01 PM

The label on the bottle says it should be kept out of reach of children. However, ten year old Sara Greiner of Commack, New York brought peppermint oil to school in December, 2009. She put a few drops in her water bottle and shared some with two classmates. Sara’s mother explained that the oil is […]

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