The mother of a fifth-grader at Washington Elementary School is considering suing the school system after her son was sent to the hospital after being restrained by his gym teacher. “My son was attacked. This wasn’t just simple physical restraint,” the mother, Megan Milner, said. “I just wonder how many other kids this is happening [...]

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A 16-year-old Connecticut high school student was stabbed to death on Friday morning, and police are investigating whether the 16-year-old male who is suspected of killing her had wanted to take her to the prom, which was scheduled for Friday night. Jonathan Law High School junior Maren Sanchez was killed in a hallway at the [...]

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TTAPR on April 30th, 2014

A 16-year-old student was stabbed to death in the hallway of a Connecticut high school Friday morning, the day of the school’s junior prom. The authorities arrested a 16-year-old male student and charged him as a juvenile with murder, and the police said they were looking into reports that a dispute about the prom might [...]

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In an incident involving a boy that has been under care for emotional and academic issues, a Connecticut Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) caseworker, was unable to persuade the boy to leave a couch in his residence where he was clad only in boxer shorts to accompany her after being presented with an [...]

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TTAPR on October 23rd, 2012

A 16-year-old boy described as the “main bad guy” in the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old student at Hartford Public High School earlier this year was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation. Demond Harper had pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree unlawful restraint. His full sentence was three years suspended and three [...]

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Police in northern Connecticut say they’re looking for a Lincoln College of New England student after a violent spree that included window smashing and a fight with a campus security guard. Police say 19-year-old Dale Wakefield of Pennsylvania may have been upset over the recent death of his father during the disturbance at the Suffield [...]

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A New Canaan High School student accused of attacking a classmate last month was arrested Friday by New Canaan Police. Police charged the 17-year-old boy with third-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct. Police did not release his name because of his age. Police said the boy started an argument with another student, also 17, in [...]

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Calling the police should not be the trigger response any time a kid gets caught fighting at school or stealing a candy bar at the store. That was the opinion of three juvenile justice experts who met Wednesday night for a filmed conversation with N’Zinga Shani, executive director of OneWorld Progressive Institute. The panel discussed [...]

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Local and state officials say they are working to address residents’ concerns about safety and a frequent police presence in what had been a quiet neighborhood. The focus of the concerns is a home for abused and neglected teenage boys run by a contractor for the state Department of Children and Families. Town board of [...]

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40% of employees in California emergency rooms said they had been physically assaulted on the job in the previous year The patient was drunk, naked and covered in blood when he burst out of his emergency room cubicle around 2 a.m., brandishing scissors. He lunged at two nurses and began chasing them. It took two [...]

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