Less than a week after Griffo called for better safety measures at a state-run detention facility for young females in response to union claims of injuries to 18 of 33 of its aides, another staff member was assaulted. Troopers said there was a “disturbance” on the afternoon of Jan. 17 among the residents and staff [...]

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TTAPR on January 23rd, 2012

Boy charged after head-butting a caseworker A 15-year-old South Lebanon Township boy was charged with aggravated assault after he head-butted a male Lebanon County Children & Youth caseworker while they were traveling in a van at Route 322 and Butler Road in West Cornwall Township at 2:37 p.m. Jan. 13, police said. The caseworker was [...]

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The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Terrance Wilkins outside Central High School on Friday was an isolated incident, but also a sign of youth gun violence targeted for greater attention, Memphis police and school officials said Tuesday. Wilkins died over the weekend at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis after being shot in the head at [...]

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A TEACHER who sued for £100,000 after she was attacked by a pupil with Down’s Syndrome at a city primary school has won her court battle for damages. Jacqueline Cuthbertson was working at a school in west Edinburgh when the girl launched the assault on her in the middle of her classroom. The 49-year-old said [...]

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As reports continue to surface of gay teens taking their own lives — even among those who are trying to help others — we focus on passing laws, pressuring school administrators, challenging teachers and letting kids know that it gets better in the future. All of that is important. But there’s something missing in our [...]

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TTAPR on January 19th, 2012

A 15-year-old girl who is one of seven teens charged in the vicious gang beating of a 17-year-old boy in Chicago lured the victim into a snowy alley and shot the sickening video that later went viral on YouTube, police say. “It was planned and it was orchestrated so that victim would go to that [...]

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Problems with rising violence and riots and violence in classrooms led to Georgia’s 4th commissioner on juvenile justice. The increase in violence arose from a change of policy in Georgia’s juvenile justice policy to a “sanctuary” policy where staff were discouraged from maintaining safety and security. Georgia is now recognizing reality with its new commissioner [...]

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TTAPR on January 19th, 2012

More than 100 prison staff have staged a walkout at Nottingham Prison in protest at a rise in the number of assaults against officers by inmates. The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) union said 10 members at HMP Nottingham had been attacked this month. Police are investigating five serious attacks. The POA is calling for tougher [...]

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A Nottingham teenager who was left fighting for his life after being seriously injured in a school fight. Callum Massey, 13, was knocked unconscious at the National Church of England Academy in September 2011. Nottingham boy, 13, injured in school fightAdvertisementA Nottingham teenager who was left fighting for his life after being assaulted in school [...]

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TTAPR on January 19th, 2012

Two Newnan High School students were arrested for fighting at the school and booked at the Coweta County Jail. According to Coweta County Jail records, Brandi Tiara Johnson and Ashley Woods were both charged with affray, a legal term for fighting. The students were arrested by Student Resource Officers with the Newnan Police Department. According [...]

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