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High school placed on lockdown after officer shoots himself

Nov. 12, 2018 5:23 PM EST

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland high school was briefly placed on lockdown after authorities say a school resource officer fatally shot himself inside his office. Baltimore County police spokeswoman Officer Jen Peach said at a news conference Monday that police and medics were called to Eastern Technical...

Police: Teen sent swastika to phones at Chicago-area school

Nov. 12, 2018 5:22 PM EST

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has been charged with sending a swastika image to the smartphones of other students during a suburban Chicago high school assembly. Oak Park police say the student at Oak Park and River Forest High School faces a misdemeanor charge of disseminating harmful material...

Wisconsin district investigates boys' apparent Nazi salute

Nov. 12, 2018 5:06 PM EST

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute, drawing a strong rebuke on social media. Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller said she became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on social media. The...

The Latest: Wisconsinites rally for love after Nazi photo

Nov. 12, 2018 4:32 PM EST

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a photo of Wisconsin high school students giving what appears to be a Nazi salute (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Some members of a Wisconsin community are rallying to give a message of love in response to a photo that appears to show several high school students flashing a...

Tough lessons: Teachers fall short in midterm races

Nov. 12, 2018 2:58 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public education could go. As massive walkouts over teacher salaries and...

Florida school shooting defendant registered to vote in jail

Nov. 12, 2018 7:52 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The man accused of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school registered to vote while behind bars awaiting trial. The SunSentinel reports Nikolas Cruz registered as a Republican on July 25. He's charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted...

Blevins, Montana State beat NAIA Presentation College 83-68

Nov. 11, 2018 11:08 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Keljin Blevins scored 26 points, on 12-of-15 shooting, and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to help Montana State beat NAIA Presentation College 83-68 on Sunday night. Tyler Hall added 15 points, Ladan Ricketts scored 13 and Devin Kirby 12, on 5-of-5 shooting, for Montana State...

Louisville fires head coach Bobby Petrino with team 2-8

Nov. 11, 2018 4:27 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's seven-game skid was bad enough. Worse were the large margins of defeat and opponents' apparent ease in lighting up the scoreboard. That combination spelled the end of coach Bobby Petrino's second chapter with the Cardinals. Louisville fired Petrino on Sunday morning with...

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

Nov. 11, 2018 3:13 PM EST

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. While...

Prof sues over rebuke for calling transgender student male

Nov. 11, 2018 11:12 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A professor is suing officials at his small, public university in Ohio after receiving a written warning for violating its nondiscrimination policy by not addressing a transgender student using the gender terms preferred by that student. Nicholas Meriwether filed a federal lawsuit...