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Cops: Teens Stole Artifacts From Auschwitz

They were on a class field trip

(Newser) - School field trips regularly roll through Auschwitz, but two high school students visiting the site yesterday learned their lesson about honoring the victims in a much different way. Police in Poland say the 17-year-old British students were caught trying to steal prisoner artifacts including a comb, buttons, pieces of glass,... More »

Body of 2nd 4th-Grader on Deadly Field Trip Found

Boy had been missing since yesterday's mudslide

(Newser) - The body of a boy missing since a rockslide killed a classmate and left two others injured at a Minnesota park yesterday was recovered today. St. Paul's assistant fire chief says crews found the body late in the morning after they came up with a plan for resuming the... More »

4th-Grade Field Trip Turns Deadly in Minnesota

At least one child killed in mudslide at Lilydale Regional Park

(Newser) - A fourth-grade field trip to a Minnesota park ended in tragedy yesterday, after the rain-soaked slope the nearly 50 students were hiking on gave way, killing at least one child. A search for a second buried child was halted overnight after a search dog was unable to detect the student'... More »

Teacher Fights for Job After Quip About Deadly Field Trip

It was a frustrating day, says teacher

(Newser) - A Brooklyn teacher is fighting for her job after a callous quip about a beach field trip that resulted in the drowning death of a student. "After today, I'm thinking the beach is a good trip for my class," teacher Christine Rubino commented on her cell phone, apparently... More »

Middle School Mosque Field Trip Sparks Outrage

Video shows kids participating in prayers

(Newser) - A Massachusetts school district apologized today, after a video surfaced showing students praying during a class field trip to the Islamic Society of Community Center. The video was shot in May by a parent chaperoning the trip, and then handed over to a group that has long been critical of... More »

As Gas Prices Rise, Field Trips Go Virtual

Online outings 'can be the next best thing,' educator says

(Newser) - More school buses are being left in park these days, thanks to rising fuel prices and technology that lets students go on “virtual field trips.” “If you can’t go somewhere, this can be the next best thing,” said one administrator, as schools enjoy low teleconferencing... More »

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