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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. DeVos said the ruling is “yet another victory for students and reaffirms that students’ rights under Title IX go hand in hand with basic American principles of fairness and due process.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

Aug. 12, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. The rules, which take effect Friday, expand the rights of the accused, narrow the definition of sexual harassment...

This booking photo provided by Martin County Sheriff’s Office shows Donald Williams.  Authorities say a Florida woman was fatally shot Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020,  by her ex-boyfriend as her daughter started her first day of online school.  Williams  has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Maribel Rosado Morales, 32. Investigators said Williams shot the woman multiple times at her Indiantown home in front of her four children and their two cousins.(Martin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Sheriff: Woman killed by ex during daughter's online class

Aug. 12, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man stormed into a house and fatally shot his ex-girlfriend as her 10-year-old daughter took an online class, with the girl's teacher and other students hearing part of the commotion before the slaying, authorities said. The school year's first day of instruction had just...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020 file photo, Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va. The Justice Department is highlighting a number of actions school officials should take to increase safety, including improving mental health resources, monitoring social media accounts and improving physical safety measures. The report was released Tuesday and was a culmination of a federal school safety working group. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal report highlights key ways to prevent school attacks

Aug. 11, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — School officials nationwide should improve mental health resources, monitor student social media accounts and improve physical security measures, according to a Justice Department report on school safety released Tuesday. The report, compiled by the department's School Safety Working...

Judge rejects suit by ex-officer acquitted in teen's death

Aug. 11, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former police officer acquitted in the shooting death of a Black teenager who was seeking reinstatement to another position as a university police officer. The judge’s opinion filed Monday said former officer Michael Rosfeld left his...

Student dead in shooting at Southern Arkansas University

Aug. 11, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) — A 21-year-old Southern Arkansas University student was killed and another student was wounded in an early Tuesday shooting in a campus parking lot, the school said. Joshua Keshun Smith, an engineering student, died in the shooting and the second student, whose name has not been...

Lisa Fitzgerald O'Connor poses for photographs at M.S. 324 Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

Aug. 10, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired. Her classroom has a...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, a photograph of University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was fatally shot on campus, is projected on the video board before the start of an NCAA college football game between Oregon and Utah in Salt Lake City. An investigation found Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that a group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of McCluskey, who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death. The findings came after the Salt Lake Tribune unearthed allegations that an officer had bragged about having the images of McCluskey before her 2018 slaying. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah cop accused of mishandling explicit images loses job

Aug. 7, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer accused of showing off explicit images of a University of Utah student while investigating an extortion case she filed before her 2018 death has lost his job, officials said Friday. Officer Miguel Deras' employment with the Logan City Police Department ended effective...

Ohio Supreme Court to hear armed school staff training case

Aug. 7, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a school district's appeal of a ruling that they must provide police-level training to employees carrying concealed weapons. Madison Local Schools voted to allow armed school employees after a 2016 shooting in which two students were shot and wounded...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, a photograph of University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was fatally shot on campus, is projected on the video board before the start of an NCAA college football game between Oregon and Utah in Salt Lake City. An investigation found Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that a group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of McCluskey, who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death. The findings came after the Salt Lake Tribune unearthed allegations that an officer had bragged about having the images of McCluskey before her 2018 slaying. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Probe: Police commented on explicit photo in extortion case

Aug. 5, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of a student who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death, an investigation found Wednesday. Utah's Department of Public Safety opened...

Tabitha Bell, 20, pauses for photos in Irvine, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Bell, a former student with disabilities at an elite private school in Utah, says in a lawsuit that administrators mishandled her 2017 sexual assault allegation as she endured bullying from classmates. She's seeking $10 million in damages.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Lawsuit: School mishandled disabled student’s rape report

Aug. 5, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit accuses an elite private school in Utah of mishandling a 2017 sexual assault allegation from a student with disabilities who endured bullying from classmates, including a reenactment of the rape during a school assembly. Administrators at Waterford School held a meeting...