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Student Journalists Get a Shock While Researching Principal

Amy Robertson has since resigned

(Newser) - The hiring committee at Pittsburg High School took Amy Robertson's list of credentials—including supposed master’s and doctorate degrees—at face value. But not the school's students, whose investigation has since led to their new principal's resignation. After Robertson was hired for the job at the... More »

Every Single School in the Ivy League Wants This Girl

Ifeoma White-Thorpe wants to study biology, but says her poetry got her in

(Newser) - Ifeoma White-Thorpe is going places. Two years ago, the New Jersey teen won the grand prize in the National Liberty Museum Selma Speech and Essay Contest (watch her recite it on YouTube ), she's aced all of her AP classes, she's president of her high school's student... More »

He Asked His Grandma to Prom. School Said No

'Nanny' had never been to her own prom, so Bryce Maine thought it'd be a nice gesture

(Newser) - Alabama's Eufaula High School is very clear in its prom rules, per WTVM : You can't take your grandma, unless your grandma happens to be under the age of 20. Which has left senior Bryce Maine in a bit of a spot since he'd asked his grandmother, Catherine... More »

Transgender Teen's Wrestling Win Courts Controversy

Critics say Texas' Mack Beggs shouldn't have competed against girls—a fact he agrees with

(Newser) - The outcry started building after Mack Beggs started winning match after match in Texas' high school wrestling tournament—and once the 17-year-old from Trinity High School in Euless clinched the championship Saturday, the controversy reached its peak. NBC News reports that the junior won to "cheers and jeers,"... More »

Cop on Leave After Video Shows Him Slamming Student to Floor

Another student taped the incident at NC's Rolesville High School

(Newser) - A North Carolina cop is on paid leave after video surfaced on social media showing him roughly throwing a female student to the floor, reports the News & Observer . Officer Ruben De Los Santos, a school resource officer for Rolesville High School, was responding to an early morning fight between... More »

24-Year-Old Who Faked Age for High School Gets 2 Months

Ukrainian man almost became homecoming king

(Newser) - A 24-year-old Ukrainian man who faked his name and age to attend a Pennsylvania high school has been ordered to spend two months in prison on federal fraud charges. Artur Samarin—who called himself Asher Potts when he enrolled at Harrisburg High School in 2012—pleaded guilty to passport fraud... More »

Teen Delivers Fake Deportation Notices to Classmates

At least one person is blaming Trump

(Newser) - A California high school student was seen handing out fake deportation notices to students of varying ethnicities a day after Donald Trump's election win. "The students involved are all friends and the act was meant as a joke," though Shasta High School in Redding isn't viewing... More »

A Suicide, Racist Chats: Inside Colo. Teens' 'Fourth Reich'

Student reportedly said chat group was 'funny'

(Newser) - A student at Colorado's Boulder Preparatory school committed suicide last month "to show his allegiance to the Nazi party and the killing of Jewish people," according to a police report. The shocking revelations don't end there. Before he died, the student known online as "The... More »

Teen Athlete Rescues the National Anthem

Texas volleyball player Marina Garcia belts out song after CD malfunction

(Newser) - Marina Garcia was all ready to play for her Texas high school's volleyball team Friday night, but she had one task to take care of before the first spike: rescuing the national anthem. Fox 29 reports that the senior stepped up to the mic when something went awry with... More »

Teen Charged After Flashing Genitals in Yearbook Prank

Arizona's Hunter Osborn hit with 69 counts of indecent exposure

(Newser) - A 19-year-old high school football player in Mesa, Ariz., has been hit with 69 counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure after school officials discovered he had flashed his genitals in a yearbook photo, CBS News reports. Hunter Osborn also has a felony charge of furnishing harmful items to minors after he... More »

Penn. Cops: Star Student Turns Out to Be Impostor

'Teen' is really a 23-year-old Ukrainian national, they allege

(Newser) - Asher Potts, 18, was a star student at Pennsylvania's Harrisburg High School: Among other things, he was a student rep with the school board, a candidate for local media's Best & Brightest program, a member of the ROTC and Naval Sea Cadet program, and runner-up for homecoming king,... More »

People React Very Differently to Being Told They're Beautiful

Not everyone accepts the compliment graciously

(Newser) - What happens when you tell someone they're beautiful? As 18-year-old Shea Glover discovered, all kinds of different things. As a high school senior in Chicago, Glover was playing around with her new camera, taking photos of people she found beautiful, when she realized their reactions to being called beautiful... More »

22 Suspended for Wearing Confederate Flag

Christiansburg High School says flag violated dress code

(Newser) - At least 22 students were handed suspensions at Virginia's Christiansburg High School today for violating the dress code—but this was no case of exposed shoulders or short skirts. The students arrived at school wearing the Confederate flag on their clothes and refused to change to comply with school... More »

14-Year-Old Whiz Made a Clock, Got Busted for 'Bomb'

Ahmed Mohamed's father suspects his name played a role

(Newser) - Ahmed Mohamed says it took him only 20 minutes to build the homemade clock: he wired a circuit board and power supply to a digital display and stuffed the device into a pencil case before bed on Sunday. The next day, the 14-year-old freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving,... More »

Teen Took 29 Students, Teacher Hostage in WV

Police chief talked 14-year-old boy into surrendering

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy held 29 students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia high school classroom yesterday afternoon before he released them after negotiations and surrendered, authorities say. No injuries were reported. The student took a pistol into a second-floor classroom at Philip Barbour High School, police say.... More »

New Mexico Seniors Vote for Communism Prom

The students have been described as 'academically focused' and 'jokesters'

(Newser) - Eschewing hackneyed Vegas-related themes, seniors at a private high school in Albuquerque are heading right for Moscow with a little Communism-themed love at their prom, to be held at their local aquarium in April. They're calling it "prom-munism," and while Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School's executive director... More »

Arizona Is First to Require Civics Test in High School

Starting in 2017, those who fail won't get diploma

(Newser) - Today's high school sophomores in Arizona will have an extra exam to pass before collecting their diplomas in two years—a civics test. Gov. Doug Ducey proposed the requirement in his state-of-the-state address, and Arizona lawmakers approved it today, reports the Arizona Republic . The measure goes into effect in... More »

Okla. Students Walk Out in Rape Protest

They support classmates who say they were bullied after being raped

(Newser) - High school students in Oklahoma walked out of classes yesterday in solidarity with three classmates who say they were raped by a fellow student and then bullied by the alleged attacker's friends. Hundreds of teens at Norman High School participated in the protests, which accused school officials of failing... More »

Guns OK in Nebraska Senior Photos If 'Tasteful'

Nebraska school district issues new rule

(Newser) - It's a new twist on the guns-in-schools debate: A district in central Nebraska has told seniors it's OK to pose with firearms in their senior portraits, which are taken off campus. The students in the Broken Bow district, however, have to abide by a few rules, reports the... More »

Boys Dressed as Women Told to Change or Leave School

Even though they'd been told to wear celebrity costumes

(Newser) - A school in Washington state asked students to dress up as celebrities—but after two boys arrived dressed as Miss America and Nikki Minaj, they were urged to ditch the costumes or leave, King 5 reports. "If they really wanted Spirit Week, why punish somebody for being spirited?" asks... More »

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