Latest School violence News

Settlement requires 'anti-hate training' for internet troll

Dec. 18, 2018 11:22 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — An internet troll who harassed a black college student with racist messages on social media has agreed to a court settlement requiring him to get "anti-hate training," apologize in writing and on video and publicly renounce white supremacy. Tuesday's settlement agreement would...

Brantley scores 23 as Coll. Of Charleston beats Siena 83-58

Dec. 18, 2018 9:05 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley scored 23 points on 8-of-8 shooting, including five 3-pointers, and Grant Riller added 19 points to help College of Charleston beat Siena 83-58 on Tuesday night. Brantley, a senior who came in averaging 20.2 points per game, moved past Tony White Jr. and Marion Busby...

Trump's safety panel seeks to revoke school discipline rules

Dec. 18, 2018 5:29 PM EST

The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to roll back an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial disparities in school discipline but that critics say left schools afraid to take action against potentially dangerous students. The recommendation was among dozens issued in a new report by Trump's federal...

Official suspended, accused of harassing transgender student

Dec. 18, 2018 5:10 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school assistant principal who told a transgender male student "you freak me out" and questioned his choice of bathrooms has been suspended — a move the American Civil Liberties Union said didn't go far enough. Assistant Principal Lee Livengood of...

The Latest: Official suspended in transgender incident

Dec. 18, 2018 4:44 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a West Virginia high school assistant principal accused of harassing a transgender student in a school bathroom (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A West Virginia assistant principal has been suspended after a complaint that he harassed a transgender male student inside a...

School rewound video during massacre, delaying officers

Dec. 18, 2018 12:14 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The police response to the Florida high school massacre was delayed because school officials rewound a school surveillance video, making officers think the gunman was still in the building, a new report shows. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports documents show then-Marjory...

Dutch student, 16, shot dead in school's bicycle shed

Dec. 18, 2018 11:07 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 16-year-old girl was shot dead in front of fellow students in her high school's bicycle shed Tuesday, Dutch police said. A 31-year-old suspect, police said in a statement, was arrested shortly after the shooting at the school, which was identified by local media as Rotterdam...

Police: Students made 'horrifying' mock shooting videos

Dec. 17, 2018 7:28 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three students face felony charges of making a terroristic threat for posting online two brief videos where they act out a school shooting in someone's house. Civil rights experts on Monday raised First Amendment issues and called the arrests police overreach since the videos don't make...

Gunfire nearby prompts lockdown of 3 Pennsylvania schools

Dec. 17, 2018 1:56 PM EST

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Three schools in western Pennsylvania were briefly placed on a perimeter lockdown after police say a suspect fired a gun several times less than a mile away. Butler Township Police Chief John Hays said his agency contacted Butler Area School District Monday morning about the incident,...

After being bullied, boy named Trump gets some encouragement

Dec. 17, 2018 9:41 AM EST

CLAYMONT, Del. (AP) — An anti-bullying organization is offering some encouragement to a middle-school student who has been teased because his last name is Trump. The News Journal reports that Pennsylvania-based national nonprofit Teach Anti Bullying awarded Joshua Trump the Teach Anti Bullying Medal of...