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Trump's safety panel seeks to revoke school discipline rules

Dec. 18, 2018 2:12 PM EST

President Donald Trump's school safety commission on Tuesday proposed a rollback of 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 panel, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos,...

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...

Settlement requires 'anti-hate training' for internet troll

Dec. 18, 2018 11:45 AM 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...

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...

Assistant principal accused of harassing transgender student

Dec. 18, 2018 7:57 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia high school's assistant principal should be disciplined after questioning a transgender male student over his choice of bathrooms and saying, "you freak me out," the American Civil Liberties Union said. The ACLU's West Virginia chapter said it has asked the Harrison...

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...

Man settles suit over school shooting Facebook post for $80K

Dec. 17, 2018 3:10 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who spent several days in jail for a satirical school shooting Facebook post has settled a lawsuit for $80,000. The Southeast Missourian reports that James Robert Ross, of Cape Girardeau, settled Friday with the city of Jackson and three police officers. He favors...

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...

Herren, Tabbs step up, carry BC past Fairfield 77-67

Dec. 16, 2018 4:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Freshman guard Chris Herren Jr. picked the right day to get hot. Herren scored a season-high 22 points and Wynston Tabbs had 20 to offset a rough shooting day by scoring leader Ky Bowman and Boston College beat Fairfield 77-67 on Sunday afternoon. Herren said he felt good shooting the ball...

Mount St. Mary's gets first win on Gibbs' career night

Dec. 15, 2018 6:00 PM EST

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Jalen Gibbs set career highs with 30 points and 6-of-12 3-point shooting and Mount St. Mary's used a big second-half run to beat Division III Wilson College 74-59 on Saturday for its first win of the season. Vado Morse added 14 points and Omar Habwe had seven rebounds, five steals...