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2nd teen arrested in drive-by shooting near Aurora school

Nov. 25, 2021 12:17 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A second 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that wounded six students near a school in suburban Denver, police said Wednesday. The boy was arrested Tuesday night after a traffic stop, police said. ...

Professor who wrote about adults attracted to minors resigns

Nov. 24, 2021 21:40 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A university professor in Virginia announced Wednesday they will resign in the wake of threats made over their recently published book, which includes interviews of more than 40 adults who are sexually attracted to minors. The book argues that...

Maine school worker charged with sex crime pleads not guilty

Nov. 24, 2021 14:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former employee of Maine's largest school district has pleaded not guilty to federal sex crimes, including exploiting a child in the classroom. Benjamin Conroy, 32, had worked as an education technician for students on the autism spectrum in...

Lawsuit claims hazing injured high school football player

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A lawsuit claims a player on a highly ranked Southern California high school football team suffered traumatic brain injury, gashes and a broken nose in a locker room hazing ritual in which players punch each other until one gives up. The Orange...

Teen arrested in drive-by shooting near Denver area school

Nov. 23, 2021 17:09 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting near a school in suburban Denver, police said Tuesday. The boy, who was taken into custody Monday night, is suspected of driving one of two cars believed to have been...

Student who made LSU bomb threat has felony charges dropped

Nov. 23, 2021 13:28 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge prosecutors dropped felony charges against a former University of Alabama student who allegedly called in a bomb threat to Tiger stadium during the 2019 LSU-Florida football game after his lawyer says he finished a pretrial intervention program. ...

Tennessee frat gets 5-year suspension for hazing, alcohol

Nov. 23, 2021 12:56 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The oldest fraternity chapter at the University of Tennessee has been suspended for five years over repeated hazing and alcohol violations, the university says. Alpha Tau Omega will be suspended until the fall 2026 semester, university...

Florida massacre families to get millions for FBI's inaction

Nov. 22, 2021 20:34 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of most of those killed and wounded in the 2018 Florida high school massacre announced Monday have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the federal government over the FBI's failure to stop the gunman even though it had received...

3 teens arrested in shooting at suburban Denver high school

Nov. 22, 2021 12:50 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police in the Denver suburb of Aurora have arrested three teenagers in connection with the shooting of three students in a high school parking lot on Friday, a Colorado newspaper reported Monday. A television station quoted the city's police chief as saying that gang...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 22, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Akon Beacon Journal. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Reckless and misguided. Hudson’s Roegner joins Shubert’s unnecessary rhetoric on schools If conservative causes are as righteous as so many believe, why do some proponents increasingly distort facts,...