Stories tagged: bullying
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Bullying too simple an explanation for Freeman school shooting, experts say
When Caleb Sharpe told police he opened fire on his Freeman High School classmates to “teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others” his story fell into …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
50 ‘big-hearted’ motorcyclists escort bullied sixth-grader to first day of school
Call it the kindness of strangers, a simple gift. Or call it what you will. We know it when we see it and this vignette from DeKalb, Indiana, is the …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up
One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Ohio coroner reopens case in suicide of bullied 8-year-old
An Ohio coroner has reopened its investigation into an 8-year-old boy’s suicide, and his school district is expected to release video showing a bully knocking him unconscious two days before …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Target of online trolls suing neo-Nazi website’s publisher
A Montana woman is suing the publisher of a neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an anti-Semitic “troll storm” against her family over the internet.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
School responds to transgender teen bullying allegations
A transgender teenager’s story of bullying is going viral this week after her aunt posted on Facebook about alleged ongoing issues at McLoughlin Middle School. According to a Facebook post …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
‘Not In Our Town’ takes shape in Pullman
The local affiliation of Not In Our Town started to take shape Wednesday with a new name, leader and committee at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Pullman.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Twitter adds more safety tools, will curb abusive accounts
Twitter is adding more tools to curb abuse on its service as part of its ongoing effort to protect users from hate and harassment.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
A case study of bullying: Ex-Freeman High School student says peer harassed him for years; alleged bully denies it
Dana Condrey’s son didn’t want to leave his high school, especially not because of a bully. But in September, the 16-year old junior transferred to Ferris after years of being …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Spokane school board reaffirms commitment to diversity, inclusion following reports of harassment following Trump’s election win
School leaders reaffirmed the school districts commitment to diversity and inclusion following reports of presidential election-related bullying and violence, Wednesday.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Pullman groups to fight hate in community
Forty-five people packed into a small room at the Daily Grind coffee shop on Main Street on Wednesday evening to discuss ways to combat bullying and cultivate acceptance in the …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Bad Santa: Child crushed after not-so-jolly man tells him to ‘lay off the hamburgers and french fries’
Anthony Mayse took a seat on Santa’s lap, looked into his eyes, and told the elderly chimney-hopper exactly what he wants this Christmas: an iPod touch and a drone. But …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Prince Harry condemns media ‘abuse’ of American girlfriend
Prince Harry condemned the media for subjecting girlfriend Meghan Markle to “a wave of abuse and harassment,” issuing a highly unusual statement Tuesday that confirmed his relationship with the American …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Body-shaming Playboy model charged in L.A.
Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a Playboy model who took a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and posted it to social media with insulting comments …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Melania Trump vows to take on cyberbullying as first lady
Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Thursday, pledging to focus on combating online bullying and serve as an advocate for women and children …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Court affirms conviction of teen who made threat in therapy
The state Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a teen who had told his therapist that he thought about taking a gun to school to shoot students who had …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Records: Evidence of sex assault among Dietrich, Idaho, students after attack
An Idaho school uncovered bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault among students during its investigation into the rape of a black football player last year, according to recently released documents …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
Microsoft offers tool to report abusive content in its online services
Microsoft is making it easier to call out racist, sexist, or other abusive content on Xbox Live and the company’s other online services.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Report: Anti-bullying policies should be preventive
WASHINGTON – Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes teaching tolerance to address …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
Charges expected in Delaware student’s death
A police chief in Delaware says charges will be filed by the end of the week in connection to the death of a 16-year-old high school student.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 6:44 a.m.
Schools find campaign talk conflicts with no-bullies message
The nasty personal tweets and sound bites of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign are reverberating in classrooms, running counter to the anti-bullying policies that have emerged in recent years amid …
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016
Bullying brings out worst on both sides
As a child who grew up being bullied, the fact that I was small and anything but strong didn’t help things at all. I just got back from my 50-year …
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
Hatred and poor behavior festers on social media
I admit it, I have a bias toward an information system that obeys the rules of grammar. I’m showing my age, but I prefer to read something that doesn’t need …
Wed., March 11, 2015
Medical Lake parents alerted to bullying on Burnbook app
A phone app that high school students have been using to post nude pictures and bully classmates prompted Medical Lake School District officials to alert parents and call police. The …
Sun., April 13, 2014
Man sentenced to hold ’I AM A BULLY’ sign on street corner
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – A judge has ordered a man convicted of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children to stand on a street corner with a sign that says …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
Washington Legislature advances school bills
OLYMPIA – Washington schools would be required to protect students against emotional bullying, keep more data on homeless students and test whether extra days would help students retain more from …
Sun., Feb. 2, 2014
Slurs, harassment common at CdA schools, bullying report says
Coeur d’Alene school leaders are getting a glimpse of how cruelly some students treat each other, including sexual harassment, racial bias, religious intolerance, gay-bashing and badgering kids who are overweight, …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013
Musician brings message on how to fight bullying
At Pasadena Park Elementary School, students are learning ways to defuse bullying. Counseling assistant Sue Shipton said involving students early in the school year helps prevent bullying at Pasadena Park …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013
CdA schools to develop programs to combat bullying
An international expert on countering discrimination and bullying will work with the Coeur d’Alene School District this year to assess the student bullying problem and help develop measures to end …
Thu., May 2, 2013
Students use drama to address bullying
Sergey Grankin sat on a toilet on a small stage in Mary Cooper’s Ferris High School classroom last week. “I’m optimistic about vomiting,” he said. “If you knew every time …