Stories tagged: school
Tue., June 12, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
Audit faults juvenile courts for not alerting schools to student crimes
Juvenile courts in Washington can prove only about half the time that they’re alerting schools when one of their students has committed a crime, according to a performance audit from …
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
School safety panel will not look at guns, DeVos says
The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos …
Fri., June 1, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
Kennewick schools expel student for making kill list
A girl was emergency expelled and faces a police investigation after she threatened Horse Heavens Hills Middle School students and staff. Police and school officials said Friday that a “threats …
UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Idaho school district adding armed guards to improve safety
An Idaho school district will hire its first armed guard this summer in an effort to improve school safety.
Mon., May 7, 2018, 11:47 a.m.
Idaho has high rate of students exempted from vaccinations
In recent years, Idaho has been a leader in vaccination exemption rates, but not in a good way, according to health professionals. The exemption rate, referring to students whose parents …
Thu., May 3, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
Truck crashes through brick wall, into elementary school
Authorities say a pickup truck crashed through a brick wall and into a Washington elementary school.
UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Advocates: School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence
Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational shift in attitudes toward the Second Amendment. But …
Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
Yakima school looking to help students experiencing trauma
A tattered box with pencil punctures, holes cut with scissors and filled with miscellaneous paper – some crinkled and folded – sits atop a small desk in the vice principal’s …
Thu., March 22, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
After shooting threats, Mary Walker School District in Stevens County to reopen Friday
Mary Walker School District in Stevens County announced schools would be open Friday as normal.
Thu., March 22, 2018
Mary Walker School District closed Thursday, possible shooting threats reported
An alert sent to families of Mary Walker School District students warned of school closure Thursday, while some early reports noted the possibility of a shooting threat.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers
When a gunshot was fired from a classroom in the north Georgia mountains and police identified the gunman as a teacher, it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators …
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 12:54 p.m.
Principal offers year-end cash to students for not fighting
The principal at a Philadelphia elementary school in a violent corner of the city is paying eighth-graders to not fight.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
L.A. school shooting was accidental, 12-year-old in custody
Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student believed to be 12 years old, authorities …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
Lawsuit claims Montana school failed to protect student from teacher
The parents of a former student have filed a federal lawsuit against a western Montana school district, claiming school officials did not protect their daughter from being sexually harassed and …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
School virtual shooter training program aimed at survival
Using cutting-edge video game technology and animation, the U.S. Army and Homeland Security Department have developed a computer-based simulator that can train everyone from teachers to first responders on how …
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017
Is your child ready for kindergarten? Here are a few things to consider
With school sign-up time approaching, this is the time of year many parents have to ask a tricky question: Is my child ready for kindergarten? And if the answer is …
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
School ditches online learning program after parents revolt
The fast-growing online platform was built with help from Facebook engineers and designed to help students learn at their own speed. But it’s been dropped because parents in this Connecticut …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
Eight boys, not one, brought knives to Connell school
The Connell incident of a fifth-grade boy trading a pocket knife at school appears to be bigger than at first glance.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Police: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ threats prompt school closure
Police say an Ohio high school canceled classes after two teenage girls made threats similar to ones on the television show “Pretty Little Liars.”
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger
Schools have become adept at rapidly shoring up security, measuring responses against the toll it could take on students’ learning and sense of safety.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Gunman targeted neighbors then continued rampage
A Northern California man killed two neighbors with whom he had been feuding before he went on a shooting rampage Tuesday at apparent random sites – including an elementary school …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
From graffiti to Snapchat, schools react to racial incidents
Racial incidents are appearing to pop up at an alarming rate in the nation’s public schools.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Point Roberts school has 1 teacher, 4 grades and 15 students
Mary Edgley remembers a time when she taught an entire marine animal lesson inside a giant, inflatable whale in the field outside the small, three-room schoolhouse in the woods.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Puerto Rico youth stranded with school still out from storm
Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren’t in class. They’ve been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Intoxicated mom found passed out in SUV at child’s school
Authorities say a woman found passed out behind the wheel of her SUV at her child’s school had a blood-alcohol level that was nearly six times the legal limit.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Mexico official: Warnings over school ignored before quake
A Mexico City borough president said officials from a previous administration ignored warnings that unauthorized construction work had damaged the structural integrity of a school that collapsed during a powerful …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Montana high school donates homecoming budget to fire relief
A Montana high school donated all of the money from its homecoming budget for fire relief in the state.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Anti-Trump, anti-Nazi graffiti found on Tacoma school
Tacoma Public Schools officials are investigating anti-Trump and anti-Nazi graffiti found on an elementary school.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats
A sheriff in northeastern Montana says his office and the FBI have communicated with the person suspected to have sent text and email threats that prompted schools to cancel classes …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
Rising river threatens Florida residents in Irma’s wake
Officials went door-to-door Saturday warning residents who live near the Withlacoochee River north of the Tampa Bay area of the potential for record-high flooding in the coming days.