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Students From Footloose School Asked, Kevin Bacon Listened

Actor agrees to visit Utah's Payson High School, where 'Footloose' was shot, on prom day

(Newser) - According to Bacon's Law , aka the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, every Hollywood actor can be tied to the 65-year-old Bacon within just six steps. Students in Utah are about to narrow that status for themselves by one degree, after Bacon, in tandem with the movie's 40th anniversary,...

'Diet Weed' Is Teens' Latest Kick
Teens Have a New Marijuana
Workaround: 'Diet Weed'

Teens Have a New Marijuana Workaround: 'Diet Weed'

Researchers say 'appreciable' number of high school seniors are using delta-8, a cannabis compound

(Newser) - In some states, pot hasn't yet been legalized, and even in states where it has been, you have to be 21 to legally consume it. But teens across the US have found a workaround of sorts—a less-potent, more readily available form of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound...

DOE Turns Spotlight on Nex Benedict's Death

Feds to investigate what happened in Oklahoma school district where nonbinary teen died

(Newser) - Federal officials are opening an investigation into the Oklahoma school district where a nonbinary 16-year-old high school student was in a fight before dying last month, according to a letter sent by the US Department of Education on Friday. Nex Benedict, whose family says the teen was bullied at Owasso...

Lawsuit: Teacher Let Students Fight With Swords

Teen suffered life-changing injury in Albuquerque classroom, suit says

(Newser) - A chemistry teacher in New Mexico brought swords to class and egged students on to duel in what she said was " a lesson on metal and melding," according to a lawsuit against Albuquerque Public Schools. The lawsuit says teacher Loviata Mitchell brought a katana and a rapier-style sword...

In 'Haunting' Video, Nex Benedict Describes Fight

Non-binary Oklahoma teen died the next day

(Newser) - In video released by the Owasso Police Department, Nex Benedict, the non-binary Oklahoma teenager who collapsed and died the day after a fight in a high school bathroom, told police they had blacked out after being beaten by girls who had been bullying them. The 16-year-old, speaking from a hospital...

Oklahoma Teen Dies Day After Fight in School Bathroom

Nex Benedict's mother says bullied teen hit their head during fight in girls bathroom

(Newser) - Officials at a high school in Oklahoma acknowledge "questions remain" some two weeks after a student died in the aftermath of a school fight. Owasso Public Schools says an altercation erupted between students in a bathroom at Owasso High School's West Campus on Feb. 7. The students were...

Colorado Teens Get First-Ever Cornhole Scholarships

They were recruited by college near American Cornhole League HQ

(Newser) - Two high school students in Colorado have turned throwing beanbags at boards into tickets for college. Gavin Hamann and Jaxson Remmick, 17-year-old seniors at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, have become the first students to receive athletic scholarships for cornhole, NPR reports. The scholarships for the pair, who are...

Students Rebel Against Phone Policy, Get a Big Warning

Houston superintendent threatens to suspend kids who walk out of high school over phone ban

(Newser) - Students who don't like their Texas school's new cellphone policy carried out a series of protests over the past week, and now their district's superintendent is warning of repercussions. Chron.com reports that "hundreds" of students at James Madison High School in Houston protested in front...

High-Tech Spying in High Schools Busts Vapers

Students often aren't told of sensors, surveillance in school bathrooms

(Newser) - When Aaliyah Iglesias was caught vaping at a Texas high school, suddenly, the rest of her high school experience was threatened: being student council president, her role as debate team captain, and walking at graduation. Even her college scholarships. She was sent to the district's alternative school for 30...

After Test Results, Ed Secretary Calls for 'Math Revolution'

PISA results show 33% of US students lack basic math proficiency

(Newser) - The first assessment of global achievement in math since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic reveals further evidence of what some are calling a "crisis" in US education. The average math score for American students taking part in Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) exams fell to 465 out...

Iowa Teen Who Beat Teacher to Death Sobs in Apology

Jeremy Goodale, who acted with Willard Miller, gets life with possibility of parole in 25 years

(Newser) - An Iowa teen convicted in the 2021 beating death of a high school Spanish teacher was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with a possibility of parole in 25 years, matching a requested sentence by prosecutors, per the AP . A judge sentenced Jeremy Goodale for his role in killing Nohema...

Victims in Ohio Bus Crash Identified

3 students, 2 parents, and a teacher died Wednesday in multi-vehicle crash

(Newser) - A federal investigator looking into an Ohio bus crash that killed three students, two parents, and a teacher with a high school band group praised on Wednesday the "good Samaritans" who rushed to the scene of the highway crash, per the AP . National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy...

A New Problem With AI: Deepfake Nude Photos of Girls

Police investigate distribution of faked images at high school in New Jersey

(Newser) - The sharing of explicit AI-generated images of high school students has triggered an uproar in an affluent New York City suburb and left the teens, parents, school, and police wondering how they can address the violations given what the Wall Street Journal describes as a "lack of clarity on...

Student Punished for Dancing at a Party Threatens Suit

Principal of Louisiana's Walker High School requests leave of absence amid backlash

(Newser) - A high school principal in Louisiana has apologized after revoking a scholarship endorsement for a student who was filmed dancing at an off-campus party, though the student is refusing to accept the apology, claiming the damage is done. Walker High School principal Jason St. Pierre stripped senior Kaylee Timonet of...

At Texas School, a Fight Over Boy's Dreadlocks

Darryl George, 17, suspended for violating dress code same week a law protecting hair was enacted

(Newser) - The same week his state outlawed racial discrimination based on hairstyles, the AP reports that a Black high school student in Texas was suspended because school officials said his locks violated the district's dress code. Darryl George, a junior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, received an...

Teens at Airport for 'Trip of a Lifetime' Were In for a Shock
Instead of Trip to Italy, Teens
Got an 'Unpleasant Surprise'

Instead of Trip to Italy, Teens Got an 'Unpleasant Surprise'

Suit claims supposed agent never booked NJ seniors' vacation, despite them paying in advance

(Newser) - Seniors from a New Jersey high school showed up at Newark Liberty International Airport on June 26, ready to fly overseas for a "Jewels of Italy" trip before heading off to jobs and college. Instead, they got what the Daily Beast calls a most "unpleasant surprise": the discovery...

Teen Suspended for Mocking Principal Sues

Tennessee student says free speech rights were violated after Instagram posts made fun of school

(Newser) - It's not unusual for students to poke fun of teachers or administrators, but one high school principal who suspended a teen for doing so is now on the receiving end of a First Amendment lawsuit. The Washington Post reports on the complaint filed Wednesday in the US District Court...

Woman, 28, Pretended to Be 17 to Attend High School: Cops
'High Schooler,' 17, Actually
a 28-Year-Old Woman: Cops
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'High Schooler,' 17, Actually a 28-Year-Old Woman: Cops

Woman allegedly wanted to learn English, had recently arrived in US

(Newser) - A 28-year-old woman and her mother were arrested Tuesday morning in Louisiana and accused of an odd scheme. Police say Marta Elizeth Serrano-Alvarado, 46, enrolled her adult daughter Martha Jessenia Gutierrez-Serrano in Boutte's Hahnville High School for the 2022-23 school year, passing her off as a 17-year-old by using...

Senior Drowns During a High School Tradition

Victor Rodriguez was taking part in senior scavenger hunt at New Jersey's Alcyon Lake

(Newser) - A New Jersey teen died days before his high school graduation while trying to swim across a lake as part of what students describe as a school scavenger hunt. The Pitman High School "senior scavenger" has been a local tradition for more than 15 years, per CBS News . One...

Restaurant's $480K Suit Goes After Teen for 'Sushi Terrorism'

Japan's Sushiro chain says high schooler licked sushi, claims customers fled after viral video

(Newser) - A high schooler in Japan has been hit with a nearly half-million-dollar lawsuit, after a sushi eatery says viral footage of his antics caused a huge customer dip. Broadcaster NHK reports that Akindo Sushiro Co., parent company of the Sushiro chain, is suing the teen for $480,000, accusing him...

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