The state of Washington will pay six people a total of $11 million to settle claims they suffered horrible abuse as children at the hands of their state-appointed guardians. Alexander Gonzalez, Michelle Harris, Elizabeth Tapia and Aurora Tapia filed suit against the state last year. Rebecca Miranda and Anthony Winton joined the suit later. They [...]

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The parents of a Washington state teen want their son’s teacher fired after learning that the student was terrorized in a bullying attack by peers — and at some points, by the teacher. The incidents occurred in February at a Gig Harbor middle school, but cell phone video of the attacks surfaced just this week. [...]

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Dozens of Rogers High School students are suspended for at least one week for watching a fight. The fight happened off campus and after school hours in Rochester Park. School officials said more than 30 kids watched it or shot it on their cell phones. As punishment, 32 students received 5 to ten days suspension. [...]

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TTAPR on September 25th, 2012

Six teenage boys planned their escape from the juvenile detention center in Washington state. Some had packed bags with them, and one boy even stuffed his bed to make it look like he was there, authorities said. On Saturday night, when they were supposed to be locked in their rooms at Echo Glen Children’s Center [...]

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The Aberdeen School District has agreed to pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former student who was badly bullied. Russell Dickerson III is now 20 years old. Classmates smashed an egg on his head, taunted him over his race and perceived sexual orientation, and set up a malicious MySpace page in his name. [...]

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•Two teachers at a private psychiatric school were allegedly punched in the face and injured by a 12-year-old student who became combative at about 5 p.m. Both teachers were men. One was punched in the nose twice and the other in the jaw three times when he tried to help restrain the youth. A wall-mounted [...]

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Carnation Police are investigating accusations that a 12-year-old boy planned to kill at least 20 students and teachers at Tolt Middle School. They also believe he plotted to murder his adoptive family. The boy has been expelled from school and placed in the King County Juvenile Justice Center. He admitted that he planned to kill [...]

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Washington Post  By Colbert I. King. Saturday, June 26, 2010 Despite her quick smile, Nardyne Jefferies couldn’t mask the pain and anger written all over her face when we met at a Northeast eatery this week. Her 16-year-old daughter, Brishell, was one of the three youths killed in the March 30 drive-by shooting on South [...]

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Three security guards watched a group of teens punch, kick and rob a 15-year-old girl in the downtown Seattle Metro bus tunnel without intervening. Security video shows the guards call for help on their radios, but they don’t go to the aid of the girl even as she is being kicked in the head. A [...]

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