The school administration reacted quickly after a teacher was assaulted by a female student Tuesday at New Bedford High School, holding assemblies with all students Wednesday at the school. On Tuesday, Durkin said a female student at the school became agitated. “The teacher did everything to quell the student,” Durkin said. “The teacher turned around, [...]

Continue reading about MA. Student Assaults New Bedford High Teacher With Trash Barrel. School Administrators Take Immediate Action

Police arrested two Plymouth South High School students Friday after an assault on a teacher and an empty threat to blow up the school. Police said 14-year-old boy stabbed a teacher in the hand with a pen Friday morning. The boy was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and creating a disturbance [...]

Continue reading about MA. Teacher assaulted and bomb threat atin Plymouth School

16-year-old girl is facing assault charges for allegedly kicking the vice principal at Pittsfield High School in the head on Friday while he was trying to break up a fight at the school. The girl was arrested after police responded about 11:15 a.m. to the incident in the school’s cafeteria, where staff members were trying [...]

Continue reading about MA. Pittsfield girl charged with kicking vice principal in head during fight at high school

TTAPR on November 23rd, 2013

A 14-year-old Massachusetts boy used an object to sexually assault his popular high school algebra teacher before killing and robbing her, according to an indictment issued Thursday. Philip Chism has been held without bail since shortly after the Oct. 22 slaying of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, whose body was found behind Danvers High School after she [...]

Continue reading about MA. Mass. teen indicted for rape, murder of teacher

TTAPR on February 21st, 2012

School Committee member Rick Starbard expressed shock this morning at a videotaped fight between two girls that took place apparently after school ended at Lynn English High School at the nearby Cook Street playground. The videotape shows two girls fighting over an approximately eight-minute period – while a group of teenage boys and girls looked [...]

Continue reading about MA. School fight videotaped and posted on you tube

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. [...]

Continue reading about MA. Lawrence School bus driver shot with a pellet gun

TTAPR on September 24th, 2011

Three teenage girls are facing criminal charges after two of them allegedly beat another girl during school. Falmouth High School staff called the Falmouth Police Department at about 10:48 a.m. Tuesday and reported the alleged assault, according to police records. The alleged beating occurred when two 15-year-old girls and a 16-year-old girl approached a Falmouth [...]

Continue reading about MA. Teen Girls charged after High School Fight

The school district has been ordered to train all staff on policies for restraining students following an investigation by the state education department that showed that staff, particularly at the Wilbur Elementary School, had not received proper training. The state received a complaint last November from a former paraprofessional that the school had not been [...]

Continue reading about MA. State orders school teachers to undergo restraint training

MASSACHUSETTS -BOSTON — As a group worker at a juvenile correctional center, John Prevatt is willing to take an occasional punch or elbow as he tries to keep the teens who live there in line. But Prevatt has had his nose broken, been kicked in the head, had two concussions and nearly had his neck [...]

Continue reading about Juvenile Workers in Massachusetts, Maryland and New York say staff assaults go unchecked

TTAPR on June 12th, 2011

A 17-year-old man from this city, convicted last month of shooting a 14-year-old boy in the chest about a year ago, was sentenced Friday to serve 14 to 18 years in state prison. Mayoer Vann was convicted in April during a trial in Fall River Juvenile Court on charges of armed assault with intent to [...]

Continue reading about MA. Fall River teen convicted of shooting