Responding to a recent rash of violent incidents involving children in Warren schools, Superintendent Bruce Thomas has assigned a staff member to implement an anti-bullying plan. Kristen Lewis, coordinator of student counseling and family engagement, already has given one presentation at the Willard K-8 School — the scene of two incidents. In late October, an [...]

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TTAPR on November 18th, 2011

Fights in and around high school campuses are a common sight regardless of where you live. Recently, we’ve noticed more fights being videotaped and posted on the internet. We wanted to find out what’s behind the postings and the fights themselves. Matthew Garcia, a Bryan High School student, said, “We do have to have to [...]

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TTAPR on November 17th, 2011

The School Board has agreed to continue equipping civilian school security personnel with pepper spray at least until January, when it will discuss the issue again. School security guards used spray three times between Oct. 19 and 26, intervening in a Lafayette-Winona Middle School cafeteria fight, a Blair Middle student altercation, and a Granby High [...]

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Two Westerville elementary students were arrested, handcuffed and put in holding cells after a fight on a school bus. Mikeal Mitchell, 8, and Michelle Mitchell, 7, were charged with disorderly conduct but the Franklin County Juvenile Court rejected the charges because of the ages of the children. Now the family is suing the school district [...]

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The Supreme Court has granted a retrial to a woman who sued a Ballarat Primary School for injuries she incurred when restraining an aggressive student. Margaret Rees was an integration aide at the school at Delecombe when she intervened to stop one child from attacking another in 2003. She alleged she suffered anxiety, a major [...]

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TTAPR on November 16th, 2011

Police said a Lawrence school bus driver was shot in the arm with a pellet gun by a student aboard the bus. Authorities said the 50-year-old driver was not seriously hurt, but radioed to school officials and police to meet the bus at the school because it was unclear what kind of weapon was used. [...]

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Campus officials report that a shooting took place Tuesday afternoon at the Haas School of Business. The suspect was seen carrying a gun. A staff member reported this to the police, who responded immediately. The suspect entered a computer room, where police followed him and asked him to put up his hands. The suspect then [...]

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Police arrested 10 students at the Richard R. Green High School in Lower Manhattan Monday after a brawl spun out of control, police and education officials said. The fight broke out in the lobby of the school at 26 Broadway at 11 a.m. Monday, then spread upstairs to the cafeteria, a DOE spokeswoman said. One [...]

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TTAPR on November 14th, 2011

This fight was more savage than anything Brooklyn Harper had ever seen at Westlake High School. Two years ago Georgia Department of Education reduced the ability of teachers to maintain a safe environment. According to this article the total number of serious offenses rose in metro school district in direct correlation to DOE’s policy change. [...]

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TTAPR on November 8th, 2011

Five people were arrested in the shooting death of Morgan Hill resident Tara Romero, 14, a victim of an apparent drive-by attack Friday night. Romero was one of four teenage shooting victims who were walking through the neighborhood near Village Avante apartments when gunshots rang out through the sprawling residential complex. Other victims include a [...]

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