Monday, October 20, 2014

School bans students from Ebola-free Rwanda

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Coaches suspended at New York school following arrests of seven players

Football coaches at the New York high school that recently canceled the rest of its football season after sexual hazing that ended up in the arrest of seven players, has suspended its coaches with pay:

The decision to suspend the coaches is the latest development in the alleged hazing scandal, which resulted in charges being filed against seven Sayreville football players last weekend. All seven players have been suspended from school.

The charges — which stem from a string of sexual hazing incidents between Sept. 19-29 — include aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, conspiracy to commit aggravated criminal sexual conduct, criminal restraint, and hazing for engaging in an act of sexual penetration upon one of the juvenile victims

Sixteen Arkansas superintendents make $200,000 a year

Sixteen Arkansas school superintendents make at least $200,000 a year, according to an article in today's Arkansas Business:

The highest paid school superintendent in the state last year was Jimmy D. Rollins, longtime superintendent of the Springdale School District, the second-largest district in the state. His was one of three superintendent positions that cost, with benefits, more than $300,000 last school year and one of 16 that exceeded $200,000. Fourteen superintendent positions cost less than $100,000 in the 2013-14 school year.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Video- Kindergarten teacher quits, takes up twerking

Jessica Vanessa, a former Florida kindergarten teacher gave up the classroom to twerk on Vine for more than two million followers, according to a story posted today on BuzzFeed..

She says she can make more money in six seconds of twerking than she could in four months of teaching and is now making a six figure salary.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Anonymous letter threatens beheading of elementary students

An anonymous letter threatening the beheading of elementary students was sent to three Rhode Island schools:

Warwick Police Chief Stephen M. McCartney told the Providence Journal that schools in Warwick, Cranston and Johnston beefed up security in response to the threat.

“While the words are very chilling, I certainly would want to emphasize that the safest place right now is in school,” McCartney told the paper. “I’ve got a police officer in every school and so the other jurisdictions. We are providing the security that is necessary. We know that whoever did this decided to create the most chaos he could by picking on the most vulnerable.”

Seven charged in high school football sexual bullying case

Seven Sayreville, New York War Memorial High School football players have been charged with sexual assaults on younger players. The arrests come less than a week after the superintendent canceled the rest of the season for the perennial state contender:

Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in the release three students were charged with aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, conspiracy to commit aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal restraint, and hazing for engaging in an act of sexual penetration upon one of the juvenile victims. One of the accused and four others were charged with counts such as aggravated assault, conspiracy, aggravated criminal sexual contact, hazing and riot by taking part in the alleged attacks.

The complaints filed claimed one or more of the players held victims against their will. Others allegedly improperly touched victims in a sexual manner. One of the victims was kicked during an attack in another instance, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Carey said the events took place in four separate incidents, between Sept. 19 and Sept. 29.


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Kansas governor candidates debate education funding

New Jersey school cancels football season over bullying

Mother arrested after 4-year-old brings 249 heroin bags to school

On the bright side, no children were harmed and the four-year-old and her siblings have been placed with another family member with a court order barring the mother from seeing them.

On the bad said, how in the world can something like this happen?

A Delaware mother was arrested after her 4-year-old daughter brought over 200 bags of heroin to school and passed them out to other children at a local daycare, thinking they were candy, police say.

Delaware State Troopers and medics were called to the Hickory Tree Child Care Center on Hickory Tree Lane in Selbyville Monday around 11:45 a.m. Staff at the daycare told police they spotted some children with small bags of an unknown substance.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Teachers accused of having group sex with student

Two female teachers in Louisiana are accused of having sex with a 16-year-old boy:

 Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser said the ménage à trois happened at Respess' apartment at 1354 W. Esplanade Ave. Respess, accompanied by her attorney, surrendered to authorities Wednesday at about 10:30 a.m. Dufresene had already been arrested Tuesday for allegedly having sex with the boy at a home in Montz, where she lives. Kenner police booked both women with carnal knowledge of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, Glaser said. If charged and convicted on those complaints, the teachers face 0 to 17 1/2 years in prison. Glaser said the two women were friends, and both had been teachers of the student. Respess was his English teacher last year, Dufresne his English instructor until this week, the chief said. Authorities said they were tipped to the allegations on Friday, when school system officials told the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office that a male student was "bragging to other students that he was having a sexual relationship with teachers."