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Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Lifts Auschwitz Items

For a college art project

(Newser) - People shouldn't need signage telling them not to take what they want out of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, but the Polish museum has them up anyway, the Guardian notes. Yet even those signs didn't stop an Israeli college student, whose own grandparents were Holocaust survivors, from lifting... More »

'Romantic' Emails Between Missing Teacher, Girl Found

Family says teen once hid from teacher Tad Cummins

(Newser) - Elizabeth Thomas, the 15-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by teacher Tad Cummins two weeks ago, once hid from Cummins when he turned up at her workplace, her family says. One of the Thomas family's lawyers tells News 2 that, according to Elizabeth's father, she hid in... 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 »

Saudi Student at University of Wisconsin Fatally Beaten

Cops aren't sure why he was attacked

(Newser) - The University of Wisconsin-Stout has been shaken by the killing of a student from Saudi Arabia in a possible hate crime. Police say Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, was attacked and beaten at around 2am Sunday near a pizza restaurant in downtown Menomonie by an attacker described only as a white... More »

Boy 'Thrown to Floor' by Teacher Has Leg Amputated

School didn't call an ambulance for 13-year-old, says attorney

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy sent to an alternative school was thrown to the ground multiple times on his first day, injuring his right leg so badly that it had to be amputated, a lawyer for the boy and his mother says. Attorney Renee Tucker says the Columbus, Ga., teen was slammed... More »

Student Dies Falling From School Jumbotron

Andrew Scott Demboski was only 21

(Newser) - Sad news from Mississippi State University: A 21-year-old junior died falling from the football stadium Jumbotron early Saturday morning, WTVA reports. Seems the student, Andrew Scott Demboski, climbed up on the scoreboard with two friends and fell roughly 18 feet from a metal awning, landing head-first on a platform and... More »

US Student Who Vanished in Siberia Found Dead

No one knows why Colin Madsen took off into freezing cold in middle of the night

(Newser) - A Missouri man attending college in Russia headed with friends on Easter weekend to a popular resort town known for its mineral springs, with plans to hike a mountain, the AP reports. But when 25-year-old Colin Madsen's friends—two Russian locals and an American student—woke up early Easter... More »

N. Korea Frees NYU Student After 5 Months

Joo Won-moon, 21, is back home in South Korea: Seoul

(Newser) - Five months after he was detained for allegedly entering North Korea illegally, 21-year-old Joo Won-moon , 21, has put the hermit nation behind him. Seoul says the South Korean citizen and permanent resident of the US was handed to South Korean officials at the border on Monday after he was initially... More »

Detained NYU Student Says N. Korea Is Great

Pyongyang paraded Joo Won-moon, 21, in front of media today

(Newser) - A South Korean citizen and resident of the US who has been detained in North Korea for five months was presented to the media in Pyongyang today and said he hasn't been able to contact his family but wanted them to know he's healthy. Joo Won-moon, 21, a... More »

Famed Atheist: The 'Clock Kid' Is a Fraud

Richard Dawkins lays into 14-year-old kid

(Newser) - Think the "clock kid" has a friend in famed atheist Richard Dawkins? Seems not: Ahmed Mohamed, 14, who was arrested in Texas when authorities thought he'd built a bomb instead of a clock, perpetrated "fraud" and perhaps "wanted to be arrested," tweeted Dawkins today. Here'... More »

Dead Autistic Teen Left on Hot Bus for 9 Hours: Family

Hun Joon Lee died on one of S. California's hottest days of the summer

(Newser) - The family of a severely autistic teen found dead on a school bus says he may have been left there for up to nine hours on Friday, one of Southern California's hottest days of the summer, Fox News reports. The mother of Hun Joon Lee, a 19-year-old special needs... More »

Ex-Teacher Befriends Student Who Got Him Fired

Josh Kaplowitz was accused of pushing a 7-year-old student

(Newser) - Josh Kaplowitz was an idealistic young teacher at a poor, inner-city school in Washington, DC, when it happened: He was accused of pushing a 7-year-old student so hard that the boy hit his head. The boy's mother sued for $20 million, Kaplowitz lost his job, and he changed careers... More »

Cops: Missing UVa Student Was Seen at Bar With Man

Volunteers searching in Charlottesville today for Hannah Graham

(Newser) - Police searching for a missing University of Virginia student have discovered one more clue about the night she went missing: Hannah Graham was seen sometime between 1 and 2am last Saturday at a bar/restaurant near the downtown pedestrian mall in Charlottesville, reports WUSA . She entered the restaurant with a man,... More »

Kid Gets Detention for Sharing His Lunch at School

Mom thinks school overreacted a wee bit

(Newser) - A 13-year-old kid ended up with a detention slip at school for the heinous crime of sharing his chicken burrito with a pal. As KRCR-TV reports, Kyle Bradford of Weaverville Elementary in California shared his school-bought lunch with a friend because the other kid wasn't crazy about his own... More »

New Video Shifts Search for Missing UVa Student

Hannah Graham seen headed toward downtown pedestrian mall in Charlottesville

(Newser) - Police in Charlottesville, Va., are still searching for a missing University of Virginia student , and new video and eyewitness accounts have shifted the search again, reports the Daily Progress . Hannah Graham can be seen at 12:46am Saturday walking outside a bar, but she doesn't enter. About nine minutes... More »

2 Students Dead, 1 in Coma After Odd Mishaps

One teenager was chased by a pit bull into traffic

(Newser) - Three tragic incidents this week have left two young people dead and one in a medically induced coma—the latter because his testicles were squeezed as a prank. To start with a sad fatality:
  • Sixth-grader Alex Newsome died Friday while throwing batting practice at school in Wilmington, North Carolina, the
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Boy Born Without Arms Starts Playing the Trumpet

Jahmir Wallace says his sister inspired him to play

(Newser) - How's this for inspiring: A 10-year-old student born with no arms has taken up the trumpet and even played it at his school's annual winter concert, Gawker reports. Jahmir Wallace says he was inspired by his sister, who plays the piano. "So I decided maybe I should... More »

9-Year-Old Assaults Teacher After She Takes iPad: Cops

It takes four adults to restrain boy

(Newser) - Lots of schools are using iPads and other gizmos in the classroom, but now a few downsides are surfacing. Widespread hacking might be expected, but teacher assault by a 9-year-old? The Smoking Gun reports that police in Rock Hill, South Carolina, were summoned when a boy erupted into a rage... More »

Drunk Frat Guy Left at Hospital ... With Post-It

Student had BAC of 0.47% after downing 20 tequila shots in drinking competition

(Newser) - Frat fail: An Arizona State University student who put back an estimated 20 shots of tequila ended up passed out in the emergency room, but his fraternity brothers were nice enough to stick a Post-It note on him asking for help before leaving. The 19-year-old is fine now, but he... More »

False Alarm: Student's 'Rifle' Actually Umbrella

Rochester Institute of Technology lifts lockdown

(Newser) - Looks like the campus lockdown wasn't necessary after all. After a bus driver reported a gun-toting student at Rochester Institute of Technology, police rapidly directed students and staff to stay inside and bolt doors. But within an hour, officials had spoken to the student—a freshman photographer—to learn... More »

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