TTAPR on August 27th, 2010 Iowa child protective services have been removing children from their homes at a rate twice the national average. Roughly 50,000 of the state’s 3 million residents have been placed on a “child abuse registry”. There are millions of Americans on such child protection registries in at least 45 other states that reflect the same [...]

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TTAPR on August 26th, 2010

Maryland Juvenile Arrested for Violent Outbreak In School released from Maryland Juvenile Justice and several days later shoots two men in an attempted robbery. BALTIMORE — A 14-year-old girl shot two men during a robbery attempt after she was laughed at because of her age, according to charging documents. One of the men died a [...]

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TTAPR on August 26th, 2010

VALLEJO, Calif. (KCBS)_ Things are back to normal at Vallejo High School after a Tuesday lunch-hour fight injured two campus supervisors. Police were called to the school when students exchanged punches with a number of non-students. Before the city of Vallejo went bankrupt officers were regularly assigned to the campus. KCBS’ Dave Padilla reports this [...]

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Two Lubbock teens, wanted for a May 23rd murder, are back in Lubbock. Authorities brought Jakey Ayers, 15, and Clarence King, 17, back from Houston Monday. They’re held in the Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center. The teens are both charged with the murder of Marqus Lewis, who was shot at a [...]

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TTAPR on August 25th, 2010

An 11-year-old Hernando County student was arrested on his first day of school after reportedly threatening a female classmate with a knife. The sheriff’s office reports that the boy and girl were in gym class at Challenger K-8 Monday when the two started arguing. The boy reportedly pulled the knife from his pocket, opened the [...]

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TTAPR on August 24th, 2010

High school fight involving Oakland, Hayward, Alameda teens sends two to hospital (Vallejo) Times-Herald Posted: 08/24/2010 07:37:22 AM PDT VALLEJO — Two Vallejo High School campus supervisors were taken to a hospital Monday afternoon after they tried to break up a fight among students and nonstudents, district spokeswoman Tish Busselle said. The fight was over [...]

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In an article by the Des Moines Register about 3 schools being cited for using restraint on kids is interesting not so much for the article which contains the typical talking points, but for the comments. Here’s the story in a nutshell: Complaints about the overuse of “seclusion and restraint” prompted members of the Iowa [...]

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TTAPR on August 23rd, 2010

(Aug. 23) — Michael Brewer says it’s not wise to try to take care of a bully on your own. Nearly a year after three of his classmates allegedly poured rubbing alcohol over him and set him on fire, the Florida teen is speaking out against bullies. He has some friendly advice for anyone who [...]

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TTAPR on August 21st, 2010

The city will pay $55,000 to a Queens high school student who alleged that he was abused by a school safety agent. The family of Stephen Cruz, a senior at Robert F. Kennedy High School in Flushing, Queens, sued the city a year ago after a school safety agent, Daniel O’Connell, allegedly kicked open the [...]

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TTAPR on August 19th, 2010

Now studies are backing up anecdotal evidence that ADHD gets inappropriately applied to many children. An analysis by economist Todd Elder at Michigan State University suggests that about 900,000 children who have been told they have ADHD in America may not have the condition at all. The study will appear in the Journal of Health [...]

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