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Nearly 800 of School's Students Were Absent on Wednesday

Not due to COVID, but a 'highly contagious' gastrointestinal bug that's closed Alabama school

(Newser) - As one Florida elementary school deals with measles , another in Alabama is contending with a "gastrointestinal outbreak" that kept nearly 800 students out of school in just one day. WKRG reports that Fairhope West Elementary School is now closed Thursday and Friday after 773 students called in on Wednesday,...

At Florida School, a 'Preventable' Outbreak

So far, 5 measles cases identified at Manatee Bay Elementary in Broward County's Weston

(Newser) - Over the weekend, the Florida Department of Health warned that it was looking into "multiple cases of measles" at an elementary school in South Florida. On Monday, Broward County Public Schools official John Sullivan confirmed that five cases in total had been identified so far at Manatee Bay Elementary...

By Day, He Sweeps School Halls. After That, a 'Noble' Coaching Gig

Dave Bishop has mentored Maine schoolkids in chess, helping them win state championships

(Newser) - When Dave Bishop was 50, he decided he'd had enough of his 30-year telecommunications career. He took a retirement package, and a job as a custodian in a Maine school district, figuring it would be a lot less stressful than what he used to do. Now, more than a...

Family: Boy, 6, Who Shot Teacher Has 'Acute Disability'

Handgun was locked and kept out of reach, attorney for Virginia boy's mother says

(Newser) - The family of a 6-year-old boy who shot a teacher at an elementary school in Virginia earlier this month has an "acute disability" and was under a specialized care plan, his family said Thursday. "The week of the shooting was the first week when we were not in...

Police: 6-Year-Old Accused of Shooting His Teacher

Teacher in Virginia's Newport News in critical condition; shooting wasn't accidental, cops say

(Newser) - A teacher at a Virginia elementary school was shot at work on Friday, and police say it wasn't an accident. They've also nabbed a suspect. "The individual is a 6-year-old student," Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew said at a presser later Friday, per CNN . "...

10-Year-Old Could Be Charged Over Hug With School Counselor

Elementary staff member says boy touched her inappropriately

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Florida are considering filing a misdemeanor battery charge against a 10-year-old boy after a school counselor said he groped her during a hug. The student was given a 10-day suspension from Holly Hill School in Volusia County, NBC News reports, but returned to his fourth-grade class on Tuesday....

Alarming Report in Mo.: 'I Wouldn't Want My Child in This School'
Alarming Discovery
at Mo. School 'Takes
Your Breath From You'
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Alarming Discovery at Mo. School 'Takes Your Breath From You'

Radioactive waste found at Jana Elementary, in St. Louis suburb where WWII nukes were made

(Newser) - There's significant radioactive contamination at an elementary school in suburban St. Louis where nuclear weapons were produced during World War II, according to a new report by environmental investigation consultants. The report by Boston Chemical Data Corp. confirmed fears about contamination at Jana Elementary School, in the Hazelwood School...

Texas Schools Sending Home 'Incredibly Triggering' DNA Kits

The kits, intended to help locate a missing child, have taken on a macabre meaning after Uvalde

(Newser) - Texas public schools are sending students home with DNA kits meant to help identify them in an emergency—a move parents say is a horrifying reminder of inaction on gun violence in the wake of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Parents aren't required to use the...

School's New Principal Is Its Former Janitor

Mike Huss says he wanted to show his son that 'you can accomplish anything'

(Newser) - The new principal of Ione Elementary School definitely knows his way around the building—Mike Huss attended the school about 40 miles outside Sacramento as a young boy before working there as a janitor for 14 years and a teacher for 19 years. Huss, 55, says he never used to...

Uvalde's Elementary School May Be Razed

State lawmaker says Biden suggested it

(Newser) - This week was supposed to have been the fun first week of summer break for Robb Elementary School students. Instead, the first funeral visitations for students killed in last week's mass shooting have begun in Uvalde, Texas, reports the AP . As questions continue to be raised about all aspects...

Assistant Principal Fired for Reading Butt Book Isn't Giving Up

School district upholds Toby Price's termination, but he'll appeal to Mississippi's Chancery Courts

(Newser) - Update: Toby Price remains fired for what his district says was poor judgment in storytime choice. The assistant principal had appealed his termination for reading I Need a New Butt to second-graders at Gary Road Elementary School near Jackson, Miss., but on Monday, his legal team let him know the...

Tears Flow as 3rd-Graders Surprised With Free College

It's the second such gift from Arizona's Rosztoczy Foundation—and not the last

(Newser) - A group of 63 third-graders in Phoenix, Ariz., have just been offered a full ride to college. And don't worry, the offer did not come from the overpromising Michael Scott . Instead, it's from Arizona's Rosztoczy Foundation , a private family organization with a history of following through, per...

Federal Judge Quashes Texas Mask Mandate Ban

Judge says ban on school mask mandates violates Americans With Disabilities Act

(Newser) - A federal judge has ordered a halt to the Texas ban on school mask mandates, saying it violates the rights of students with disabilities. Judge Lee Yeakel, ruling in a lawsuit brought by the nonprofit advocacy group Disability Rights Texas, said Gov. Greg Abbott's order violated the Americans With...

Schools Are Banning Squid Game Costumes

Upstate NY district cites 'potential violent messages'

(Newser) - While traditional Halloween costume inspirations like vampires, pirates, and Batman aren't known for their nonviolent tendencies, elementary schools in upstate New York have decided that Squid Game costumes are a step too far. At least three schools in the region have banned costumes inspired by the hit South Korean...

Girl, 10, Drew a Picture at School. Then Cops Arrested Her

ACLU of Hawaii demands $500K in damages, plus reforms

(Newser) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding $500,000 in damages after a 10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school over a drawing. A parent of a student at Honowai Elementary School outside Honolulu demanded staff call police in response to the girl's drawing, which allegedly depicted...

A Twist for Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Teen

Cops say Heiry Calvi, 41, who allegedly had sexual relationship with 15-year-old, is 8 months pregnant

(Newser) - A Florida teacher arrested last week on accusations that she had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student is eight months pregnant, per CBS Miami . It's not known who the father is of Heiry Calvi's unborn child, according to the outlet. However, the 41-year-old teacher came under scrutiny...

Girl Allegedly Told to Take Sick Kids to Nurse Dies of COVID
Girl Who Died of COVID Had
Risky 'Classroom Job': Parents
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Girl Who Died of COVID Had Risky 'Classroom Job': Parents

Mom and dad of 10-year-old Teresa Sperry say she had to walk sick kids to nurse at Va. school

(Newser) - Officials at an elementary school in Virginia are investigating whether a 10-year-old student who died of COVID-19 was tasked with taking sick children to the nurse against school rules. The parents of Teresa Sperry, a fifth grader at Hillpoint Elementary School in Suffolk, say a teacher instructed her to walk...

Men With Zip Ties Confront Principal Who Quarantined Boy

Father and cohorts threaten 'citizen's arrest'

(Newser) - An Arizona elementary school principal says she was confronted by a father and two other men after enforcing county rules on quarantining students who've potentially been exposed to COVID. Per NBC News , Diane Vargo, principal at Mesquite Elementary School in Tucson, says the father showed up with his son...

Official: Dad Attacked Teacher After Mask Dispute on School's First Day

Parent was agitated when he saw young daughter come out of school wearing one

(Newser) - The first day of school is supposed to be filled with excitement for the new school year. At one California elementary school this week, that excitement was marred by violence after a parent attacked a teacher over face masks, reports NBC News . The incident at Sutter Creek Elementary School, located...

After Suicide, Schools to Pay Parents $3M

Third grader Gabriel Taye was repeatedly beaten by students

(Newser) - Gabriel Taye's classmates beat, kicked, and bullied him, even leaving him unconscious, his parents say. School administrators were dismissive of his injuries, telling Gabriel's parents that he'd knocked two teeth loose in a playground accident, and attributed his being punched in the face by two students to...

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