Latest School discipline News

School defends expulsion of Wade family friend

Dec. 14, 2018 9:56 AM EST

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida prep school at the center of a dispute over the expulsion of a student who is friends with NBA star Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union says its handbook explicitly states that any student who uses profanity toward a staff member will be expelled. Wade and Union...

Wade, Union aiding student seeking reinstatement to school

Dec. 13, 2018 7:39 PM EST

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are backing attorney Benjamin Crump in an effort to help an expelled student and family friend get back into high school. Wade and Union released a statement Thursday supporting senior Cyrus Nance, who was a basketball player in his first year at...

Lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter

Dec. 12, 2018 10:11 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter. Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said he spanked his daughter Sunday night and it's a punishment tool he rarely uses, the Fresno Bee...

Parents of teen killed by officer sue his former employer

Dec. 12, 2018 2:11 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer as he fled a traffic stop are suing the officer's former employer— the University of Pittsburgh— for failing to properly discipline him or record performance issues in his...

Activists decry no-jail sentence for former frat president

Dec. 11, 2018 5:56 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In a case with echoes of the furor involving a Stanford University swimmer two years ago, advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University fraternity president to stay out of jail is another failure by the legal system. "What's similar is that...

Woman who accused man of rape outraged he got no jail time

Dec. 10, 2018 11:09 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved probation for men accused of sexually assaulting Baylor students....

Kansas suspends RB Pooka Williams after assault arrest

Dec. 7, 2018 2:25 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas running back Pooka Williams was suspended by the Jayhawks on Friday after his arrest on suspicion of domestic battery, the same day the star freshman was chosen Big 12 newcomer of the year. Williams, whose given name is Anthony Ray Williams, was involved in a physical...

California teacher arrested for forcibly cutting boy's hair

Dec. 6, 2018 4:19 PM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A high school teacher in central California was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment after forcibly cutting the hair of one of her students while singing the national anthem, authorities said. Margaret Gieszinger was arrested Wednesday after videos posted to social...

For-profit college closes operations, surprising students

Dec. 5, 2018 9:02 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One of the nation's largest for-profit college chains announced Wednesday that it was abruptly closing in dozens of locations nationwide, after its accrediting agency suspended approval. Birmingham, Alabama-based Education Corp. of America said it was closing schools operating as...

Wisconsin district unveils plan after Nazi salute photo

Dec. 5, 2018 4:17 PM EST

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin school district officials have unveiled a plan that they hope will instill more empathy and understanding in students after a photo recently surfaced showing several dozen high schoolers giving what appears to be a Nazi salute. In a letter to parents Tuesday, the Baraboo...