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Teacher: Public School Is Such a Concentration Camp

Ray Fournier has since—wait for it—apologized

(Newser) - North Carolina teacher Ray Fournier is belatedly learning that concentration camp metaphors are usually rapidly followed by apologies. He teaches biology at Fuquay-Varina High, is a self-styled "local evangelist and public school missionary," and wrote an article featuring the following condemnation of public schools: "Walking through the... More »

Teen Punished for Saying 'Bless You' in School: Report

School says Kendra Turner caused disruption

(Newser) - A high school senior in Tennessee says she was placed in in-school suspension because she said "bless you" after a fellow student's sneeze. Kendra Turner tells WMCTV her teacher told her that "bless you" is language for church. "She said that we're not going to... More »

High School Class Aces Test, Is Busted for Cheating

2 students admit sharing photo of answer key

(Newser) - A funny thing happened as an 11th-grade teacher in Michigan started grading the final exam: Almost everybody aced it with a perfect score, reports WXYZ . Alas, the reason became clear soon enough, and it didn't have much to do with studying. It seems that two students spotted the answer... More »

Epic Senior Prank: Sic Mariachi Band on Principal

Santa Barbara High School's senior prank was a hit

(Newser) - When Santa Barbara High School principal John Becchio stepped into his office Tuesday morning, he was greeted by a strange sight: a four-piece mariachi band. "What are you doing here?" he asked, but by way of explanation, he had to endure an hour-plus of music as he walked the... More »

High School Secretly Edits Girls' Yearbook Pics

Students upset edits weren't consistent

(Newser) - Flipping through their yearbooks, female students at Wasatch High School in Utah noticed something amiss. While one girl wore a tank top on picture day, she appeared in a t-shirt in her photo. She wasn't the only one to have her picture edited: Necklines were raised, sleeves were added,... More »

High School Food Fight Ends Very Badly

Wilson Central High School students face misdemeanor charges

(Newser) - Yet another senior prank has gone awry. Eight Tennessee high school kids are facing misdemeanor charges—over a food fight. The four juvenile and four adult students from Wilson Central High School apparently didn't "back off" after the fight began on Friday, and were charged with vandalism... More »

Periodic Table Quote Gets Student Suspended

But school will let her speak at graduation after all after yearbook brouhaha

(Newser) - It seems school administrators in Clayton County, Georgia, should take another chemistry class: Yearbooks had already been distributed at Mundy’s Mill High School by the time they decoded a secret—and somewhat racy—message in the quote selected by the senior class vice president. Paris Gray's quote read,... More »

High School Charging for Prime Seats at Graduation

While another has to shutter its $60M stadium

(Newser) - Money is tight this year at Manatee High School in Florida, so much so that seniors have to pay $20 for the privilege of taking part in their own graduation ceremony next month. And parents who want a good view have to open their wallets, too, reports the Bradenton Herald... More »

Teacher's Arm-Wrestling Contest Ends Very Badly

For the student and for Zach Larkin, who is being sued

(Newser) - Zach Larkin may have initially emerged the winner of an arm-wrestling contest, but the glory was very, very short-lived. The popular Orange County, Calif., high school teacher faces a civil suit over the June 2013 contest—during which he broke a 17-year-old student's arm. Court documents filed Monday allege... More »

Cops: Woman, 31, Posed as High School Sophomore

And got away with it for a school year

(Newser) - A strange case of an alleged imposter out of Texas: A woman who is at least 31 and possibly older posed as a 15-year-old high school sophomore and got away with it for almost an entire school year, reports KLTV . Charity Johnson is behind bars and accused of duping an... More »

Chainsaw Prank Could Get 5 Students Arrested

Police expect charges after 25 trees cut down

(Newser) - Talk about going out with a bang. It seems students at Ohio's River Valley High School didn't learn from a senior prank that ended with 62 arrests last week: Five students, all either 17 or 18, are expected to face vandalism charges after police found as many as... More »

Dad Arrested After Protesting Daughter's School Novel

He thinks young-adult book is too racy

(Newser) - A New Hampshire father who thought his daughter's high school assigned a book too racy for young teens ended up under arrest at a school board meeting, reports CBS Boston . William Baer complained during the meeting that a particular passage in Jodi Picoult's young-adult novel Nineteen Minutes "... More »

16-Year-Old Graduates College—Before High School

Grace Bush used dual enrollment program to finish early

(Newser) - As a toddler, Grace Bush sat on her mother's lap while she " read to her every day for a few minutes so I could move on to do what I needed to do with my other" eight kids, Gisla Bush tells Reuters . Then at age 2, " I... More »

Thousands of Bullying Victims Pack Guns to School

And knives and clubs too, study says

(Newser) - Bullied high-school students are bringing hundreds of thousands of clubs, knives, and guns onto school grounds—at a time when student-on-student violence has stunned and baffled the nation, NBC News reports. According to data extrapolated from a CDC survey , bullying victims who are injured or threatened by a weapon at... More »

Senior Prank Ends With 62 Students Arrested

Teaneck High School seniors urinated, smeared Vaseline, say police

(Newser) - Senior year may not be ending so pleasantly for 62 students at New Jersey's Teaneck High School. They were arrested in connection with an ill-advised senior prank that involved them busting into their school around 2am today and allegedly doing the following: rubbing Vaseline on door handles, peeing in... More »

High Schoolers 3D-Print a Hand for 9-Year-Old

Illinois girl was born without fingers on left hand

(Newser) - A 9-year-old born without fingers on one hand is getting a gift from Illinois high school students: a new hand, Fox News reports. The students are 3D-printing the prosthetic device, which works through wrist movement, mystateline.com notes. Typically, prosthetics can run up to $50,000, says Kylie Wicker's... More »

School Stabber Was 'Shy,' Now 'Confused, Depressed'

Franklin Regional High School students tell their stories

(Newser) - We're starting to get a clearer idea of yesterday's stabbing spree at Franklin Regional High School, and of Alex Hribal, the boy who police say did the stabbing, as students step forward to tell their stories. Here's what we know so far:
  • Gracey Evans, who's been
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Officials: Male Sophomore Went on Stabbing Spree

He's in custody, 20 injured

(Newser) - A male sophomore is in custody after 20 were injured in "multiple stabbings" at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., this morning, WPXI reports. Nineteen students and a security guard were hurt, according to KDKA , which reports that the suspect had two knives on him. Of those injured,... More »

Don't Revise the SAT, Just Kill It

It's time to do away with with a one-test-fits-all approach, say critics

(Newser) - The College Board is winning plenty of praise for its upcoming changes to the SAT , with the editors at Bloomberg , for example, happy that the reforms might put a dent in the test-prep industry. When well-to-do parents shell out for that extra help, it "warps educational priorities and helps... More »

Court: School Can Ban US Flag Shirts

Calif. school wanted to prevent Cinco de Mayo fights

(Newser) - A history of violence between white and Latino students justified a California high school's 2010 decision to order students wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo to turn them inside out or go home, a federal appeals court has decided. "Our role is not to second-guess the... More »

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