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High School Football Team Cancels Entire Season After 'Slave Auction'

Varsity players were filmed 'bidding' on Black students

(Newser) - A northern California high school has canceled its football season after team members were filmed bidding on Black teammates during a mock slave auction. Footage shared on social media showed members of River Valley High School's varsity football team auctioning off Black teammates as part of a prank, CNN...

Just One Teen on the Planet Aced This Test

Felix Zhang of Indiana apparently knows his calculus

(Newser) - On planet Earth, some 270,000 students took the AP Calculus AB exam in May 2022. About 20% of them scored a 5, which is the highest score possible. But Felix Zhang did something no one else did: The Indiana high schooler got a perfect score. Then a sophomore at...

4 Students Overdose on Same Day—1 Fatally

Girl, 15, found dead in Los Angeles school bathroom; 2 teenage boys have been arrested

(Newser) - A 15-year-old girl bought pills at her high school before dying in a campus bathroom on Tuesday. But "this was not an overdose. This was murder," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted Thursday after police made arrests in connection with the overdose death and the overdoses of three...

'Something So Simple' Earns Cheers for High School Athlete

After a heartbreaking loss, this Va. baseball catcher's handshake with ump went viral

(Newser) - Ask catcher Eric Fila and he'll shrug off his post-loss handshake with the umpire as no big deal. But a video of his gesture now has nearly a million views and is earning the high school baseball player from Virginia pats on the back for his sportsmanship in the...

Near 2nd Texas School, 'They Saw Something, Said Something'

Day after Uvalde mass shooting, police say they found gun in vehicle of high schooler in Richardson

(Newser) - A Texas high school student was arrested after police say they found a firearm in his car in a nearby parking lot, just one day after a school shooting six hours away in Uvalde that left 21 dead. Per a Facebook post by the Richardson Police Department, a call came...

Even Students Didn't Like This Senior Prank: 'Not Cool'

Texas high school shuts down for 2 days after harmless antics 'devolved rapidly'

(Newser) - End-of-year tomfoolery at a Texas high school was supposed to involve nothing more than harmless sticky notes. But the high jinks got out of hand, leading to the school's closure for two days due to vandalism. According to the Frisco Independent School District, a "small group of students"...

Signs Over Water Fountains at High School: 'My Heart Dropped'

Cincinnati students are being disciplined for 'whites only,' 'Blacks only' signs, photos shared online

(Newser) - Students at an Ohio high school are in hot water after racist signs were placed in the school and used as props for social media posts. NBC News reports that those signs at Cincinnati's Colerain High School read "whites only" and "Blacks only" and were placed over...

She Rejected the Pledge in Class. Now, a $90K Settlement

Mari Oliver says Texas high school teachers pressured her to say, write pledge of allegiance

(Newser) - It's not uncommon for kids to raise complaints of bullying in school—but one former Texas high school student claimed the bullying came from teachers as well as fellow students. Now, Mari Oliver has settled a federal lawsuit brought against her one-time sociology teacher for $90,000 after alleging...

W. Va. Students Object After They're Preached to at School

Cabell County Schools rep says the event was supposed to be voluntary

(Newser) - Between calculus and European history classes at a West Virginia public high school, 16-year-old Cameron Mays and his classmates were told by their teacher to go to an evangelical Christian revival assembly. When students arrived at the event in the school's auditorium, they were instructed to close their eyes...

Michigan Teen Ran a Dazzling Race. Then He Shouted
Michigan Teen Ran a Dazzling
Race. Then He Shouted
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Michigan Teen Ran a Dazzling Race. Then He Shouted

Garrett Winter set a personal record then was disqualified for swearing

(Newser) - Garrett Winter's Saturday occupied two ends of the spectrum: the highest high and the lowest low. The Michigan senior came in second in the 5K at the state finals with a time of 15:27.89, a full 22 seconds shorter than the best such race he had ever...

After Teacher's Murder, Social Media Posts Lead to 2 Teens

Students will be tried as adults for 'unspeakable' killing of Nohema Graber in Iowa

(Newser) - Nohema Graber, a high school Spanish teacher in Fairfield, Iowa, was known to spend her afternoons in a community park. And it's where she spent her final moments Tuesday before two 16-year-old students at Fairfield High School, where she taught, killed her, according to police. The body of the...

The Average Truck Driver Is 54. Enter the Teens

California high school training program among the first of its kind

(Newser) - They have fewer years of experience on this planet than the number of wheels on the truck. But that's not stopping California high school students from learning how to drive an 18-wheeler—an opportunity that might help resolve a purported shortage of truck drivers . Patterson High School is one...

With Students at Home, Teen Vaping Plunges

The question is whether rates will climb as schools reopen

(Newser) - Teen vaping plummeted in the US this year as many students were forced to learn from home during the pandemic, according to a government report released Thursday. Health officials urged caution in interpreting the numbers, which were collected through an online questionnaire for the first time, the AP reports. But...

Defiant Siblings Banned From High School Over Masks

Drew and Victoria Nelson say wearing face coverings goes against their Christian beliefs

(Newser) - Students likely didn't expect their first day of school at Springs Charter School to kick off with a lockdown. But that's exactly what happened at the school in Temecula, Calif., after two siblings refused to wear face masks, a violation of the California Department of Public Health's...

Principal Left Special Note on All 459 Seniors' Chairs
Principal Left Something
on All 459 Seniors' Chairs
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Principal Left Something on All 459 Seniors' Chairs

Talk about a big effort

(Newser) - A Florida high school principal spent the last several months of the school year crafting personalized notes for each of the 459 graduates and left them on their seats to read before receiving their diplomas, per the AP . Matanzas High School principal Jeff Reaves scoured through transcripts, emails and used...

SCOTUS: Cheerleader's Profane Post Is Free Speech
SCOTUS:
Cheerleader's
Profane Post Is
Free Speech
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SCOTUS: Cheerleader's Profane Post Is Free Speech

Ruling in favor of Brandi Levy could have 'significant ramifications'

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a cheerleader suspended from her high school team for using a vulgar word on Snapchat, thereby extending its protection of student speech to social media, the Wall Street Journal reports. "F--- school f--- softball f--- cheer f--- everything," a 14-year-old...

Teacher Had Excellent Reason for Going Shoeless at Grad
Senior Barred From His Own
Graduation Gets a Big Save
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Senior Barred From His Own Graduation Gets a Big Save

Teacher gave his shoes to a graduate whose own shoes weren't allowed

(Newser) - A high school senior turned away from his own graduation says a "hero" of a teacher ensured he walked across the stage to receive his diploma—by giving up the shoes on his feet. Daverius Peters of Hahnville High School in Boutte, La., had put on black leather designer...

Parents, Students Miffed at Yearbook Photo Edits: 'Horrible Message'
Parents, Students Miffed
at Yearbook Photo Edits:
'Horrible Message'
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Parents, Students Miffed at Yearbook Photo Edits: 'Horrible Message'

Fla.'s Bartram Trail High School digitally altered 80 girls' pictures to cover up their chests, shoulders

(Newser) - It's the end of the school year, which means it's also yearbook time. At one Florida high school, however, this annual tradition was marred by an odd find when the $100 yearbooks were distributed. News4Jax and the St. Augustine Record report that 80 portraits of female students were...

She Was Almost at Bat. Then: 'Does Anyone Have Scissors?'

Black teen softball player Nicole Pyles cut her hair rather than remove hair beads as umps asked

(Newser) - A Black teen softball player from Durham, North Carolina, says she was humiliated at a game last month in an incident she says led to a discriminatory ask and an impromptu haircut. In an interview with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice cited by the New York Times , 16-year-old Nicole...

Woman Infiltrates High School to Find Insta Followers: Cops

Audrey Francisquini, 28, is accused of posing as student, handing out pamphlets in Fla. high school

(Newser) - In 21 Jump Street, undercover cops snuck into a high school to bust up crime. In an incident out of Florida, a woman is accused of sneaking into a high school to commit crimes—and, apparently, to get the word out about her Instagram page. According to an arrest report...

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