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NC court: Students can use constitution to fight bullying

Jun. 11, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The constitutional right of North Carolina's children to have access to a good public school education also applies to individual students who aren't getting help to stop classroom bullying and harassment against them, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. ...

Defense rests its case in Colorado school shooting trial

Jun. 11, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — One of the suspects in a fatal attack at a suburban Denver high school in 2019 had become such a chronic drug user in the months before the shooting that he likely “couldn’t think, concentrate or understand” events around him that day, a toxicologist called by the...

1 student fatally shot in new abduction in Nigeria's north

Jun. 11, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A student has been fatally shot at a school in northern Nigeria as gunmen abducted eight students and two lecturers in yet another violent attack on an educational institution in the country, authorities said Friday. Kaduna State Commissioner for...

Owner of unpermitted Vermont firearms center appeals ruling

Jun. 11, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

WEST PAWLET, Vt. (AP) — The owner of an unpermitted gun range in West Pawlet is appealing a Vermont Environmental Court ruling that ordered him to shut down his firearms training school, demolish any unpermitted buildings and pay $46,000. The attorney for Daniel Banyai...

Legislators, students push for K-12 Asian American studies

Jun. 10, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the Asian American Student Union at a Connecticut high school organized a Zoom call following the killing of six Asian women in Atlanta, senior Lily Feng thought maybe 10 or 15 classmates would attend. When she logged on, more than 50 people from her school were...

Online tool aims to inform west Maui of threatening waves

Jun. 10, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — University of Hawaii researchers have developed an online tool that will inform the public when waves are expected to threaten west Maui shorelines, an area particularly prone to coastal erosion as sea levels rise. The tool can forecast high sea...

SC coach charged after player, 10, takes gun to school

Jun. 10, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina youth basketball coach has been arrested after a 10-year-old player took a loaded gun from his car to his elementary school, investigators said. Isaac Lamon Adams, 36, was barred from legally owning a gun because of a previous...

Former school worker faces new exploitation charges

Jun. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A former school worker in Kansas faces additional charges accusing him of sexual exploitation of a child. Prosecutors last week charged 31-year-old Aaron Zachry of Junction City with one count after police allegedly found nude photos of children...

Student shot in hand at Houston high school parking lot

Jun. 09, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A student suffered a minor hand injury Wednesday when a stray bullet hit him during a Houston high school parking lot shooting, police said. North Forest High School seniors were leaving campus around 10:25 a.m. after a graduation rehearsal when persons...

Police: Student shot outside graduation practice

Jun. 09, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A student was injured in a shooting outside a Roanoke arena before a high school graduation practice Wednesday afternoon, officials said. News outlets report that the teenage boy was shot outside Berglund Center before practice began for William...