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'Widespread' racial harassment found at Utah school district

Oct. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal civil rights investigation released Thursday found widespread racial harassment of Black and Asian American students at a Utah school district, including hundreds of documented uses of the N-word and other racial epithets over the last five years. ...

Mizzou suspends fraternity activities after hospitalization

Oct. 21, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Columbia has suspended all fraternity activities after an alcohol-filled party ended with a freshman being taken to a hospital. An initial investigation found that several members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity were...

WVa college to discipline president accused of plagiarism

Oct. 20, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — The board of a small college in West Virginia decided Wednesday to take unspecified discipline against its president on allegations that he plagiarized some speeches. West Liberty University’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the...

18-year-old University of Kentucky fraternity member dies

Oct. 19, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A first-year University of Kentucky student died after being found unresponsive at a fraternity house, and the coroner's office said the student died from “presumed alcohol toxicity.” Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn identified the student as...

Seattle parents get kids to school amid suspended bus routes

Oct. 18, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of Seattle families scrambled to get children to and from school Monday after Seattle Public Schools suspended 142 bus routes. School officials said the cutbacks announced Friday are necessary because of a national bus driver shortage and...

School investigates reports of slurs during football game

Oct. 18, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic high school in Massachusetts has suspended football activities pending an investigation into reports that at least one of its players directed racial slurs at opposing players during a game last weekend. Players for Boston-based...

Seattle schools suspending over 100 bus routes

Oct. 15, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools is suspending 142 school bus routes beginning Monday. District officials said the cuts are necessary because of a national bus driver shortage and because some drivers are choosing not to follow the state-mandated COVID-19 vaccine...

Des Moines teacher fired for refusing to wear mask in school

Oct. 15, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines public schools district has fired a teacher for failing to wear a mask in school buildings, school officials confirmed. The firing came about a week after a federal judge suspended a new state law that prohibits school districts...

Principal can return to work after plea in car crash

Oct. 15, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Bangor High School’s suspended principal will return to work upon resolving charges stemming from a crash at Bass Park. Paul Butler pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to report an accident, the Bangor Daily News reported, and the...

Wyoming district where student arrested extends mask mandate

Oct. 14, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A mask-wearing mandate will continue for at least another month in a Wyoming school district where a student who wouldn’t wear a mask got arrested for allegedly refusing to leave her high school. Grace Smith, 16, might not be involved in future...