Ten students have been expelled and 28 others have been suspended after a fight at a Baton Rouge charter school. It happened two weeks ago at Career Academy. School leaders say an all-out brawl broke out shortly after a food fight. The students involved were sent home while administrators sorted out all of the details. [...]

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TTAPR on September 25th, 2013

Opelousas police says 18 people are in custody following a fight at Opelousas High School. The fights started on the school campus around 7:15 a.m. Monday. McClendon said the department had been investigating gang activity in Opelousas, and they believe Monday’s outbreak may be gang related. Officer Jodi White says police are questioning witnesses and [...]

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George Saucier, who lives near Sojourner Truth Academy in the Uptown area, wasn’t at all surprised by the chaotic scene that unfolded outside the school Tuesday. The school and its administrators, he said, have a serious lack of control over its students. Witnesses said the fight involved students and parents, and spilled out into the [...]

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TTAPR on May 4th, 2012

Fights between both boys and girls from McDonogh 35 High School in New Orleans were posted online to YouTube, shocking parents with the graphic images. The Orleans Parish School Board said the students involved in the fights have been disciplined. However, some students say the fights aren’t unusual. Videos of the fights show students brawling [...]

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TTAPR on February 17th, 2012

On the heels of an attack on a juvenile justice specialist, there are new calls for reforming how the state deals with young offenders. The incident last week at the Bridge City Center for Youth involved several male juvenile inmates “manhandling” a female juvenile justice specialist. It is just the latest troubling incident for a [...]

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TTAPR on February 8th, 2012

A dozen students were arrested by Shreveport Police after a Monday afternoon brawl on a Caddo Parish school bus. According to police, a fight broke out on a bus taking students home from Hamilton Terrace Learning Center, just after 3 p.m. Monday. The bus driver reportedly realized that the vehicle was near the police department. [...]

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TTAPR on February 1st, 2012

A fight at Opelousas High School goes viral (and on the heels of several high profile incidents just this school year). In September, a stabbing at the same high school. Just a month earlier, a junior high student brought a gun near OJHS grounds. Michael Nassif, Superintendent at the time, called it “gang-type” activity but [...]

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TTAPR on September 29th, 2011

School fights and arrests are on the rise in Lafayette Parish schools. But who’s fighting, and why, might come as a surprise. Acadiana High School Sophomore Kenneth Munoz said he’s seen more fights this year at school, and said it’s mostly girls starting trouble. “Negative comments really. It’s mostly females, like boyfriend drama,” he said. [...]

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The school year will begin Monday, as scheduled, at a high school that investigators said was targeted by three 15-year-old boys who planned to go on a shooting spree.   The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office on Friday announced the arrest of three boys who attend Lakeshore High School. Sheriff Jack Strain said the teenagers [...]

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An investigative report found that New Orleans juvenile detention centers are giving the kids potent antipsychotics four times as often as the conditions for which they were designed to treat, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, actually show up in the inmate population. People inside the system say the jails are dosing the kids because it’s easier [...]

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