Latest School discipline News

Sheriff: 13-year-old accused of threatening school shooting

May. 26, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested on terrorism charges after alleging threatening to shoot up the Prescott middle school he attended, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said. The student allegedly made the threat three times May 17 while speaking to the bus...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 26, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. May 25, 2022. Editorial: NY taking another shot at reuse plans for prisons An effort has begun to find new uses for former state prisons that have been closed across New York, and we can only wait and hope that things go better this time around. ...

Bill would outlaw school spankings without consent

May. 25, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Spanking a student in Louisiana schools would be forbidden unless school officials have written permission from the child’s parent, under legislation approved Wednesday by the state House. The bill by Rep. Stephanie Hilferty, a Metairie Republican, had...

New high school grad now facing murder charge in Mississippi

May. 24, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Just hours after graduating high school, a Mississippi teenager was arrested in what has been described as a domestic dispute that left one person dead. Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said Justin Robert Coggins, 18, of Caledonia, was arrested Saturday...

Police charge North Carolina school bus driver with DWI

May. 21, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school bus driver is charged with driving while impaired after an accident in which a construction worker was hit, authorities said. News outlets report Raleigh police responded around 10:40 a.m. on Friday to a report of an accident west of...

Racist photo leads to punishment for Florida students

May. 20, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen Florida students posed for a photo outside a middle school while holding large letters that spelled out a racial slur, school officials said. The school will follow its code of student conduct in responding to the pupils' action, Martin County...

Gay student says school stopping run for student leadership

May. 18, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old gay student who was suspended for leading protests at his high school against Florida's so-called Don't Say Gay legislation says school administrators are now stopping him from running for senior class president. Because of the disciplinary...

Tropical cyclone blacks out 182,000 homes in southern Brazil

May. 17, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Tropical Cyclone Yakecan hit Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul and authorities said about 182,000 homes were without electricity Tuesday night. Local utility CEEE Equatorial said on its social media channels that it had all its staff out dealing with...

Georgia students sue over blocked protest against rebel flag

May. 17, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Several Black students who were suspended for trying to protest Confederate flag displays at their school in Georgia have filed a federal lawsuit against their school district and its board members, accusing them of allowing an extensive pattern of racism including “overt bigotry...

Police pepper spray Florida students to break up fight

May. 13, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida middle school students were taken to a hospital after police used pepper spray to break up a fight, authorities said. Three other students at Howell Watkins Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens were taken into custody following the...