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These Are The States Where Students Most Often Bring Weapons To School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Just hours after the government released its 16th annual report on school safety Tuesday, a tragic school shooting took place at Reynolds High School ...

Joy Resmovits

Schools Were Getting Much Safer Until 2010, Government Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

American public and private schools are generally much safer than they were 10 years ago, but school crime began a slight climb in 2010, according to ...

Bomb Scare Leads To Massive Student Brawl, 10 Arrested

Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago

Ten students were arrested after a massive fight broke out between rival schools following a bomb scare at a south suburban Chicago high school Monday...

Student Jams Herself Into Locker To Catch A Surprising Thief In The Act

Posted 02.27.2013 | Crime

Sometimes, spending gym class stuffed in your locker can be a positive experience. Linden High School sophomore Justine Betti is a hero today after...

Is the Love Affair With Data Driven Public Policy Cooling Off?

Marc Epstein | Posted 02.13.2013 | Education
Marc Epstein

On paper it appears that street crime is down and school crime is down. The reality is the schools are actually less safe. When government agencies run two sets of books they are really no different from a private sector Ponzi scheme.

Suit: Indiana Boy Suffered Peer Sex Abuse

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

INDIANAPOLIS -- The parents of a central Indiana boy are suing Ball State University, alleging their son was subjected to "horrific sexual abuse" by f...

1 Dead In Oklahoma School Shooting

AP | TIM TALLEY and JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

STILLWATER, Okla. -- A gunshot rang out at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was...

New York School Superintendent Found Shot Dead At Home

AP | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

CLYMER, N.Y. -- A well-liked school superintendent on the job less than a year has been found fatally shot at his home in a small New York town in wha...

Students Accused Of Sodomizing Deaf Boy On School Bus With Driver Present

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education

Two students from Roswell, Ga., are facing charges of aggravated sodomy and aggravated molestation after a 10-year-old deaf boy reported that he was s...

Small Explosion At Tennessee High School Forces Evacuation

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say two students have been taken into custody after two chemical-filled bottles exploded at a Memphis high school. Memp...

Student Pees On MacBooks, Costs School $36,000

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.01.2012 | Education

An 11-year-old male student at Upper Allen Elementary School in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is facing serious consequences after he urinated on the school's M...

Mother Outraged After Teacher Forced 6-Year-Old To Sit In Diarrhea

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.19.2012 | Education

Lisa Skidmore, mother of a kindergarten student at Southwest School in Washburn, Mo., is outraged after her daughter's teacher forced her to wrap a tr...

Boy Allegedly Forced Girl To Perform Sex Act In School Stairwell

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

Police were called to Evanston Township High School after a school officer found a 14-year-old male student allegedly forcing a 15-year-old girl to pe...

Teacher Accused Of Using 'Spy Pen' To Film Students Undressing

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.12.2012 | Education

Aldrin Jayson "A.J." Nicolas, a 26-year-old choir teacher at Salinas High School in Monterey County, Calif., has been arrested and put on administrati...

9-Year-Old Boy In Washington School Shooting Tells Court 'I'm Sorry'

HuffPost Crime | Buck Wolf | Posted 08.15.2012 | Crime

The 9-year-old boy who took a handgun to school that accidentally discharged, seriously injuring a third grade classmate, told a Washington court, "I'...

Arrest Warrant Issued For Mother Of 9-Year-Old Boy Accused In School Shooting

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 05.05.2012 | Crime

SEATTLE — Saying that she left firearms unsecured around her house, authorities issued an arrest warrant Monday for the mother of the 9-year-old...

Janitors Suspended For Binding, Gagging Students In Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.05.2012 | Education

Two janitors from Gregory Elementary School in Long Beach, NJ., have been placed on paid suspension after they allegedly bound and gagged two 10-year-...

8-Year-Old Student Shot At Washington Elementary School

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education

SEATTLE — An 8-year-old girl was in critical condition Wednesday after she was shot in the abdomen at her elementary school near Seattle, and on...

Crime At U.S. Public Schools On The Decline, Report Shows

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education

MIAMI — Violent crime at the nation's schools is declining, and students and schools are reporting less bullying and gang activity. But new gov...

Special Needs Student Set On Fire At School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

Authorities say a student at Gulf Middle School in New Port Richey, Fla., set a special education peer on fire, WTSP-TV reports. The New Port Rich...

Utah Teens Arrested In Alleged School Bombing Plot

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah high school student bragged to police that he was smarter than the Columbine killers and was plotting with an older stud...

Teacher Accused Of Stealing Money For Party

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.12.2012 | Education

Liza Cruz Diaz, 45, has been removed from her position as principal of Public School 31 in the Bronx, New York, after being accused of stealing around...

Teacher Fired For 'Love Triangle' With Ex-Student And Her Mother

Posted 12.27.2011 | Education

Gerard Cassidy, a physical-education instructor at a Queens middle school, was caught in a love triangle and fired for having an “inappropriate rela...

3 Hunters Questioned In Texas School Shooting

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

EDINBURG, Texas — Dozens of law enforcement officers trudged through soggy brush near a South Texas middle school Tuesday looking for casings an...

2 Students Shot, Wounded At Texas Middle School

AP | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

EDINBURG, Texas -- Authorities suspect hunters may have shot two South Texas middle school students who were wounded by gunfire Monday afternoon while...