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Va. parent accused of misdemenanor for words to school board

Jan. 22, 2022 12:50 PM EST

LURAY, Va. (AP) — A Virginia parent has been charged with a misdemeanor for her comments to a local school board weighing whether to align its mask-wearing policy with an executive order by new Gov. Glenn Youngkin that would make masks optional for students. Amelia Ruffner King,...

Shooting near Mississippi State University injures 2 people

Jan. 21, 2022 09:45 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting near Mississippi State University that injured two people. The university said in an alert Thursday evening that the suspected shooter was seen running toward the campus after gunshots were fired at the nearby...

Council votes to fire 3 officers in death of 8-year-old

Jan. 21, 2022 07:26 AM EST

SHARON HILL, PA. (AP) — A town council near Philadelphia voted to fire three police officers days after charges were recommended over accusations they fired their weapons in the direction of a crowd leaving a high school football game, killing an 8-year-old girl and wounding three people. ...

Republicans on Senate panel OK guns on college campuses

Jan. 20, 2022 19:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The seemingly never-ending fight between Arizona gun rights advocates who want students to be able to carry guns and colleges and universities that opposes allowing firearms on campuses is back yet again. Republicans on the Arizona state Senate Judiciary committee...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 20, 2022 15:34 PM EST

Post & Courier. January 19, 2022. Editorial: Parents, school boards need to help DHEC keep SC schools open We know that kids need to be in the classroom: for their education, for their emotional well-being, for their physical safety and, yes, for the sake of...

Assembly OKs GOP-authored bills expanding gun rights

Jan. 20, 2022 14:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a package of Republican-authored bills on Thursday that would dramatically expand gun rights in the state, moving forward with the proposals even though Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will almost certainly veto them. The proposals...

USC fraternity parties must now have security guard presence

Jan. 20, 2022 13:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most fraternities at the University of Southern California will be allowed to start having parties again in March if security guards are posted at stairs or hallways in fraternity houses that lead to bedrooms, the Los Angeles Times reported. Strict rules issued...

Clemson fraternity suspended for 4 years after hazing probe

Jan. 20, 2022 11:14 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — After an investigation into hazing, a Clemson University fraternity has been suspended for four years for violating the university's code of conduct. A probe into the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity revealed hazing incidents that occurred on Feb. 4, 2021, according to...

Student dies after 2 shoot into school van at dismissal time

Jan. 19, 2022 18:14 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two people fired into a van outside a Pittsburgh school at dismissal time Wednesday afternoon, sending a 15-year-old student to a hospital where he later died, authorities said. Two people reportedly approached the school van outside Oliver Citywide Academy and...

Student shoots, wounds another teen at Florida high school

Jan. 19, 2022 16:59 PM EST

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A 16-year student at a central Florida high school shot another student three times Wednesday, sending the campus into lockdown, officials said. The suspect was taken into custody after a brief search on the campus of Seminole High School by officers and...