TTAPR on February 13th, 2015

A vicious high school fight sent a school worker flying into a glass trophy case. For some people in one New Mexico school district, that fight highlights a lack of security on campus. City officials in Española said they don’t expect to stop all school fights, but there are concerns that a shift in staffing [...]

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The girl Dante Gillie claims she was the one attacked and her brother was trying to help break it up but says the cops grabbed her and slammed her on the concrete with her faced mashed in the pavement.…/caught-on-video-wooddale-high-…/

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District officials have reversed the suspension of a Santa Rosa High School junior who was beaten by two other girls in a video-recorded fight that sparked a lawsuit, her parents said Tuesday. Alia Kanihan, 16, was assaulted in May by two Analy High School girls who came on campus to settle a dispute over a [...]

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Police say the boy was knocked down by a volleyball thrown at his head last month at Parma Senior High School. One student then allegedly kicked the victim and another dragged him around by his feet. Police say 49-year-old substitute teacher Gregg Mellinger continued class in another part of the gym as the victim remained [...]

Continue reading about UK. Five students bullied a disabled boy, 14, and threw volleyballs at his head while he was dragged around by his feet

Police have charged two teacher assistants and three students in a case that centers around a fight inside a public school classroom. The Discovery Intermediate School teacher assistants were arrested at their homes late Friday and were taken to the county jail, said Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Twis Lizasuain. On Jan. 9 a fight broke out [...]

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The court-appointed guardian of a 16-year-old Washburn School student has filed a $30 million dollar lawsuit against more than a dozen parties. The case, filed last month by the victim’s court-appointed guardian, Katherine Parks, said the then 15-year-old was brutally attacked by four classmates, leaving her with injuries to the face and head, it said. [...]

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Three students are accused of beating a younger student aboard a Pinellas County school bus. A student exiting the school bus was viciously attacked by three other classmates. The bus driver called for help but did not intervene to protect the student to stop the beating. The student had his arm broken and the driver [...]

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The Michigan Supreme Court overturned a 2001 decision and loosened the standard for people who want to file some civil lawsuits. The decision gives teachers the standing to take legal action when schools intentionally disregard or are deliberately indifferent to the unsafe conditions in the classroom. The standard of deliberate indifference applies to both inadequate [...]

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A Federal lawsuit filed on behalf of five Lincoln County elementary students accuses local school officials of failing to report and prevent “sexual harassment and assault” by a 6-year-old boy who they said touched their genitals, hit them in the crotch and exposed himself. The lawsuit says “sexual touching” occurred in classrooms and on the [...]

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TTAPR on February 13th, 2015

By Handle With Care President and Founder Bruce Chapman If you’ve ever been bullied, raise your hand. As one of the original “hippies” in high school, I was jumped by four kids and had my two front teeth knocked out for being different. On another occasion I was jumped from behind while using a urinal. [...]

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