TTAPR on July 4th, 2013

A 2011 study, “Understanding and Preventing Violence Directed Against Teachers,”reported 80% of about 3,000 K-12 teachers surveyed felt victimized by students, students’ parents or colleagues in the past year. Only 14 studies have been conducted internationally about violence directed at teachers, Espelage wrote in a follow-up report published this year in the journal American Psychologist.   Bullying [...]

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A high school teacher intends to press charges against a student this week after she told the York County Sheriff’s Office that the student punched her in the face and threw a cup of urine out of a bus window while on a field trip to Carowinds. The incident happened earlier this month while students [...]

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TTAPR on September 24th, 2012

What reportedly started as an argument between two high-school girls ended with 19-year-old Theodore Beckles being stabbed in the abdomen during a brawl outside Independence High School on West 56th Street. Sources say  that after a fight between Beckles’s girlfriend and another girl, both went to their boyfriends for help. This escalated into a street brawl [...]

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A violent fight leaves 3 juveniles battered and a substitute school principal punched in the face… And it all happened inside a local middle school. Beckley Police said on May 21st they were called to stop a fight in progress at Beckley-Stratton Middle School Police said 3 female students who are a part of a [...]

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TTAPR on February 8th, 2012

West Des Moines school officials say comments posted on Twitter and Facebook are behind assaults made by two students. Officials say the problem started when comments were posted online about a car accident that happened in Des Moines. Two 17-year-old students at Valley High School say they felt bullied by each other and on Thursday [...]

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This JUST IN:  Colorado’s proposed Bill No. 11-049 was defeated. Colorado proposed Bill No. 11-049  is substantively invalid and violates the laws of Colorado and the United States. False impetus for the introduction of legislation We understand that the advocates and now the Colorado senate are using the recent death at one of Colorado’s Developmental [...]

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TTAPR on September 2nd, 2010

Police are investigating the beating of a Jacobs High School junior who was attacked by a fellow student Monday in the West Dundee area. The victim told police she was attacked about 4:30 p.m. at the corner of Burr Oak Lane and Hollowside Drive after the other student sent her text messages threatening to kill [...]

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In an article by the Des Moines Register about 3 schools being cited for using restraint on kids is interesting not so much for the article which contains the typical talking points, but for the comments. Here’s the story in a nutshell: Complaints about the overuse of “seclusion and restraint” prompted members of the Iowa [...]

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TTAPR on August 19th, 2010

A 17-year-old boy on his way to school was shot in the leg as he walked to Gage Park High School this morning, authorities said. At least one person was being questioned, police said. Police and school officials said initial information that the shooting may have happened during a large fight was incorrect, and was [...]

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By Aaron Ogg | The Grand Rapids Press PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP — Three Comstock Park High School students involved in a hallway fight viewed thousands of times on YouTube were expelled Tuesday. Administrators played the student-filmed video as they detailed for the school board the April altercation, which allegedly stemmed from a drug deal gone bad. [...]

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