In November, 2008 the Department of Education for the State of Iowa enacted a regulation banning prone restraint at its schools despite being noticed that the regulation was illegal as it violated the 5th and 14th amendment of the Constitution, Supreme Court Rulings, Federal legislation as well as state self-defense laws. Further, Iowa DOE was [...]

Continue reading about IA. The unintended consequences of unduly restrictive and illegal regulations limiting teachers results in increased charges against juveniles and an increase in the severity of youth crime

Former OCFS employees are all firmly united in their claims that the root cause of the surge in violence can be traced back to the moment Gladys Carrion assumed the reigns of the OCFS. Many cited a marked increase in gang violence at state facilities as testament to the failure of the administration’s policies. Carrion [...]

Continue reading about NY. Juvenile officers claim OCFS Juvenile facilities are unsafe for staff and youth. OCFS officers also claim that Commissioner Gladys Carrion retaliated after employees spoke out about the dangerous conditions

Rioting joined reading and writing in the curriculum at Dickinson High School in Jersey City yesterday as seven students were charged, including at least one from Ferris High School, and one student was injured. One student, a 17-year-old Randolph Avenue boy, pushed two teachers during one of three fights that broke out, and he was [...]

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A no-holds-barred school brawl captured on cell phone video has led to the arrest and suspension of two teenage Chicago sisters for viciously beating a classmate, reports CBS station WBBM. The alleged assailants, Sara Mejorado, 17, and Aurelia Mejorado, 18, were charged with misdemeanor battery for the attack last week during a biology class at [...]

Continue reading about IL. Chicago High School fight videotaped. Teacher backs away from the attack while victim is assaulted.

TTAPR on October 28th, 2011

Police arrested 17 students at Gage Park High School on the city’s Southwest Side, after a fight broke out. Officers stopped one fight at the school, at 5630 S. Rockwell St., only to see another one break out in the hallway. About 12:40 p.m., police responded to a call of a fight on the third [...]

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TTAPR on October 28th, 2011

Police say they arrested 17 middle school students in Flint following a brawl that took place as school was starting for the day. The Flint Journal reports the fight broke out on a bus ride to McKinley Middle School Wednesday morning and carried over to the school building. A 13-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy were [...]

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Pepper spray was used to break up a student fight at Blair Middle School on Monday, the second such incident in a week in the city. Two students got into a fight at Blair Middle School during lunch, and a school security guard used pepper spray to stop it, a Norfolk Public Schools news release [...]

Continue reading about VA. 3rd incident of pepper spray in 7 days to break up middle school fight is deemed not excessive

Authorities used pepper spray to break up a lunch-time fight between two girls at a St. Petersburg middle school. Principal Connie Kolosey told the St. Petersburg Times ( ) that the fight broke out Thursday between the 13-year-old girls. Several adults intervened and at some point a school resource officer pepper-sprayed the teens. The newspaper [...]

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School and law enforcement officials still are evaluating evidence in the Oct. 17 beating of a Unioto High School freshman whose mother thinks the attack was tied to his sexual orientation. School and law enforcement officials still are evaluating evidence in the Oct. 17 beating of a Unioto High School freshman whose mother thinks the [...]

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Police were called to a west Charlotte school three times in 9 days for fights between students. According to reports filed with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, the fights happened at Thomasboro Academy located at 538 Bradford Drive on Tuesday, September 20 and Thursday September 29. Police say that the first incident took place around [...]

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