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Girl, 5, Hospitalized After Consuming Half a Bottle of Hand Sanitizer

Pennsylvania girl had it on her desk at kindergarten, mother says

(Newser) - A little girl in Pennsylvania consumed hand sanitizer on her second day of kindergarten and ended up in the hospital with a frighteningly high level of blood alcohol, her mother says. The 5-year-old's mother tells CBS Pittsburgh that initially, nobody was sure what was wrong with the girl. "...

Massive Kindergarten Class Looms Nationwide

The children are coming

(Newser) - School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic, per the AP . As they await the arrival next fall of students who sat out the current school year, educators...

Chinese Kindergarten Teacher to Die for Her School Crime

Wang Yun laced bowls of porridge with sodium nitrite

(Newser) - A former kindergarten teacher in China "should be punished severely in accordance with the law," said a Henan province court ruling Monday, per CNN , and the punishment it doled out is the severest of all: death. Wang Yun killed one child and sickened two dozen others by adding...

40 Stabbed in Attack on China Kindergarten

Authorities say security guard went on rampage

(Newser) - Around 40 people were stabbed early Thursday in the latest horrific attack on a kindergarten in China. Authorities say a security guard at the kindergarten in Wuzhou, Guangxi province, went on a rampage that injured dozens of children, the principal, and another guard, the AP reports. The principal, the other...

5-Year-Old's Entire Class Comes to Adoption Ceremony

There wasn't a dry eye in the courtroom

(Newser) - Thursday was a very special day for 5-year-old Michael Clark Jr.—and he wanted his entire kindergarten class to witness it. The Michigan boy's classmates turned up and waved paper hearts on sticks during Michael's adoption ceremony in Grand Rapids, USA Today reports. There wasn't a...

Attacker Scaled Kindergarten Wall, Sent 54 to Hospital: Cops

Chinese suspect reportedly sought revenge on society

(Newser) - More than 50 children were injured at a kindergarten in China on Monday when an attacker sprayed the room with sodium hydroxide or lye. Three teachers and 51 children suffered injuries in the afternoon attack in Kaiyuan, Yunnan province, though none were life-threatening, reports CNN . The state-run Xinhua agency identified...

Kids Were on a Field Trip. Sex Offender Was Caught on Bus

Michael Charles Friedrichs has a history of getting on school buses

(Newser) - Among the last places you'd want to find a high-level sex offender is on a school bus with a bunch of kindergarteners. That's exactly where one was discovered in St. Paul last week, and "horrified" parents are livid. Per the Pioneer Press , police say 61-year-old Michael Charles...

Teacher Chops Waist-Long Hair for Bullied Girl

'You can look any way and still be true to yourself'

(Newser) - Shannon Grimm misses her waist-length hair, but she says chopping it off was a small price to pay for brightening a child's life. The kindergarten teacher at Meador Elementary School in Houston noticed students were teasing a girl in her class about her short hair, saying it made her...

Stabbing Attack Leaves Dozen-Plus Kindergartners Injured

Woman arrested in China for rampage with kitchen knife

(Newser) - More than a dozen Chinese kindergartners were injured Friday morning after a woman with a kitchen knife attacked them at a school in Chongqing, the AP and BBC report. The suspect, identified only as a 39-year-old with the last name Liu, wandered onto school grounds at the Xinshiji Kindergarten as...

Principal Fired After Pole Dance at Kindergarten

China school official apologizes, but show she organized was too much

(Newser) - Hiring a pole dancer to perform for 500 kids age 6 and under probably isn't the best way to spice up the first day of the school year. Lai Rong, principal of the private Xinshahui kindergarten in Shenzhen, China, learned that the hard way Monday after approving a seductive...

Parent Spots 'Jarring' Lockdown Rhyme in Kindergarten Room

'To be shocked by it is important,' says parent Georgy Cohen

(Newser) - It reads just like a nursery rhyme, but the subject is a very mature one. "Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door. Shut the lights off, say no more. Go behind the desk and hide. Wait until it's safe inside. Lockdown, lockdown, it's all done. Now it’s time...

Suspect in Beijing Child Abuse Scandal: 22-Year-Old Teacher

RYB Education 'extremely shocked and distressed' about her alleged crimes

(Newser) - Authorities in China detained a woman suspected of abusing children at a Beijing kindergarten run by a US-listed company in a case that has caused nationwide anger . Police in Beijing's Chaoyang district said in a statement Saturday that an investigation into a kindergarten run by Beijing-based RYB Education has...

Parents in China Outraged at Kindergarten's 'Devil Teachers'

Beijing's RYB Kindergarten is hit with accusations of drugging, abusing kids

(Newser) - "Demand justice for these children!" That's just one message posted on Chinese social media following allegations that a Chinese kindergarten run by a company listed on the NYSE abused the kids in its charge. Per the New York Times , parents allege teachers at RYB Kindergarten in Xintiandi...

School Sends Boy, 4, Home for Long Locks

His mother says the policy is 'trivial'

(Newser) - When Jessica Oates sent her 4-year-old son to his first day of kindergarten in the Houston area, she hadn't yet signed a letter stating that his shoulder-length hair, which has never been cut, is long for cultural or religious reasons. Part Cocopah Indian, Oates tells Inside Edition that long...

Daily Show Envisions Sean Spicer as Kindergarten Teacher
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Daily Show Gives Sean Spicer a New Career

He's a natural at being a kindergarten teacher

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has already become the whipping boy for Saturday Night Live , but now another late-night show is taking a crack at him. Wednesday's Daily Show analyzed clips of the famously combative press secretary interacting with reporters and wondered : "Does @SeanSpicer treat the press like a bunch of...

Kindergartener Suspended for Packing Bubble Gun

'Could we have a warning?' asks mom

(Newser) - A 5-year-old in Colorado is in hot water for bringing a gun to school. A toy bubble gun. The girl's mother—Emma, no last name given—tells Fox 31 that she didn't know her daughter had stashed the plastic toy in her backpack. She says she was shocked...

Cops Called After Parents Brawl During Kindergarten Play

Woman was obstructing the audience's view, says deputy

(Newser) - The show must go on—except when the show is a kindergarten play and parents are brawling in the audience. That was the scene at Hans Christensen Middle School in Menifee, Calif., on Wednesday, reports the Riverside Press-Enterprise . Kindergarten students from Ridgemoor Elementary were performing for more than 300 people...

Kindergartener Threatens Principal With Pellet Gun

'This is a gun and it's used to kill people'

(Newser) - A kindergartener brought a pellet gun to school and used it to threaten at least one staff member Thursday in California, KABC reports. According to NBC San Diego , the 5-year-old boy took the gun out of his backpack as students were preparing to leave for the day. After his teacher...

Kindergarten Parent Accused of Ruining Christmas

Talia complained about a field trip to meet Santa, which was canceled

(Newser) - Every year for a decade, kindergarten students at Sartorette Elementary School in San Jose have been writing letters to Santa then delivering them to the man himself on a school-sponsored outing. Not this year. The Cambrian School District says this month's field trip to meet Santa Claus at a...

This One Decision Could Boost Kids' Self-Control
This One Decision Could Boost Kids' Self-Control
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This One Decision Could Boost Kids' Self-Control

Want your kid to focus? Delay typical start by a year, study suggests

(Newser) - Holding your child back from kindergarten could be a big boost to his or her mental health for years to come, according to a new study from Stanford University. "We found that delaying kindergarten for one year reduced inattention and hyperactivity by 73% for an average child at age...

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