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4th-Graders Punished w/Face Paint

Fourth-graders who failed to achieve reading goals had their faces scribbled on with permanent markers by other students last week at Declo Elementary School — under the supervision of their teacher. Some parents and Cassia County School District leadership are now decrying the consequences for the nine students, some of whom have learning problems. When Cindy Hurst’s 10-year-old son arrived home from school Nov. 5, his entire face, hairline to chin, was scribbled on in red marker — including his eyelids. He also had green, red and purple scribble marks over the red, and his face was scratched by a marker that had a rough edge. “He was humiliated, he hung his head and wanted to go wash his face,” said Hurst. “He knows he’s a slow reader. Now he thinks he should be punished for it”/Laurie Welch, Twin Falls Times News. More here.

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Potential Jurors Bail On Cassia County

Not enough people are responding to jury summonses in Cassia County. That's left officials to consider different ways to expand their jury pools. Options include sending more a strongly worded summons and to use additional databases to collect potential juror lists. The Twin Falls Times-News reports the issue arose because the sheriff's office has had to deliver more summonses because people have failed to respond to the court's initial letter. Jury Commissioner Elizabeth Kenner says the court has been pulling 1,000 candidates every three months, and each time about 600 are disqualified/Associated Press. More here.

Question: When did you last serve on a jury?

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