The Omaha Public School district is recommending that McMillan Magnet Center teacher Patrick Kocsis be terminated.   Kocsis faces misdemeanor child neglect charges. He is accused of letting two boys “slap it out” to resolve their differences.   The 39-year-old teacher has been removed from the school pending an investigation into the case.   If [...]

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Lincoln Southwest High School has added a fourth security officer in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at Millard South High School by a former Southwest student. On Jan. 5, Robert Butler Jr. walked into Millard South and shot an associate principal and the principal. The associate principal later died of her injuries. Butler, who [...]

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TTAPR on February 25th, 2011

The lockdown at McCaskey East High School was lifted at 10:35 a.m., School District of Lancaster spokeswoman Kelly Burkholder said.  City police arrested three McCaskey East High School students earlier after a weapons sweep of the school, police said. During an argument between two males at the school at about 8 a.m., one mentioned something [...]

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TTAPR on January 29th, 2011

One student wrote on her Facebook page, “Is this shooting at school tomorrow for real? why is everybody freaking out!?” Bellevue Public Schools spokeswoman Cathy Williams said the rumor stemmed from a fight Tuesday between students at the high school. Similar rumors swirled around Omaha South High School, prompting police to post extra officers at [...]

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A teenager who plead guilty to third-degree sexual assault of a juvenile was sentenced Friday afternoon to 3-5 years in prison. Prosecutors say the victim, who was 12 at the time, was a roommate of the now 19-year-old Darius Kellum at a group home in the Rockbrook area. A 15-year-old was also involved in the [...]

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