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School to 5-Year-Old Girl: Promise You Won't Kill

Alabama school has girl sign contract against murder, suicide

(Newser) - An Alabama mom says her 5-year-old daughter got in a heap of trouble for drawing a picture of a gun and aiming her crayon in a gunlike fashion, Local 15TV reports via BuzzFeed . In fact, little Elizabeth was assessed for suicidal thoughts and told to sign a contract promising not... More »

Assistant Principal, Guard Tackled Student With Knife

One student remains critically injured with stab wounds

(Newser) - A student who was stabbed in the liver remains in critical condition following today's rampage at a high school in suburban Pittsburgh that left 23 others injured and a sophomore in custody. The suspect is 16-year-old Alex Hribal, and he has been charged as an adult with four counts... More »

School Violence Sends 90K Kids to ER Every Year

10% of school injuries are intentional: study

(Newser) - "Intentional" injuries received at school send some 90,000 kids to the ER each year, a new study shows. There's only been a slight decrease in that figure over the past decade, in what researchers see as a disappointment. "With so much emphasis on school safety and... More »

Teen Stabbed to Death, 3 Hurt in Texas School Fight

It may have been a knife fight

(Newser) - A 17-year-old student was stabbed to death and three others injured during a fight at a Texas high school today. Three "persons of interest" are in custody, KHOU reports. All of the victims are students. One 16-year-old was airlifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition, though his parents... More »

Principal Shot Dead at Calif. School

Janitor busted, cops seek motive

(Newser) - A popular elementary school principal was fatally shot in his Northern California office yesterday and a janitor has been arrested in the attack. No children were hurt, but one student may have witnessed the shooting of Sam LaCara, 50, a married dad of three. The school janitor was busted at... More »

Girls Arrested for Planning 'Attack a Teacher Day'

And planning it on Facebook, no less

(Newser) - Not a good idea: Inviting 100 of your friends to an event—planned on Facebook!—called “Attack a Teacher Day.” The student hosting the ill-advised event and five others who posted threats to teachers on the Facebook page were arrested last week and, not surprisingly, also suspended... More »

At One School, Better Food = Better Behavior

Finding bolsters argument for healthier food choices in schools

(Newser) - Providing healthier food in schools is already becoming a trend —but educators might soon find a reason other than obesity to get rid of those vending machines. A school district in Wisconsin started replacing soda with water and junk food with fruits and vegetables 13 years ago, and something... More »

Aussie School War Games Under Fire

Paintball firms call schools 'perfect battlefields'

(Newser) - Australian parents are furious that efforts to stamp out school violence are being undercut by paint-balling companies who advertise schools as perfect weekend "killing fields." The head of a parents association in Queensland was "absolutely horrified" to see images of a high school overrun with adults and... More »

First-Grader With Camp Knife Back in School

Board shortens punishment from 45 days to 3

(Newser) - The Delaware first-grader suspended for bringing a camping knife to school is welcome to return after the school board amended its zero-tolerance policy. Zachary Christie was to spend 45 days at an alternative school; now, kindergarten and 1st-grade students with a “dangerous instrument”—a blade less than 3... More »

Family Sues School in NY Bully Battle

Boy posted video on YouTube urging teens to stop violence

(Newser) - Bullied at school, a Long Island teenager posted an anti-violence video on YouTube that racked up more than 15,000 hits. The 7-minute montage by Patrick Kohlmann, 13, urges kids to stop fighting, but it didn't solve his problem. Now Patrick's parents are suing the school for failing to help... More »

Third-Graders in Ga. Plotted to Kill Teacher

Students, angry over scolding, are too young to be charged

(Newser) - A group of third-graders in Georgia plotted to kill their teacher before another classmate told authorities, reports the Florida Times Union. Police confiscated a broken steak knife, handcuffs, and duct tape from the kids, who apparently were angry because the teacher scolded a girl for standing on a chair. The... More »

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