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The Baseball Field Was Wet. Someone's Solution: Set It on Fire

Damage at Connecticut high school's home field estimated at $50K

(Newser) - Someone thought it was wise to dry out a baseball field by dousing it in gasoline and lighting a match. Hence the closure of Ciuccoli Field, the home field of Connecticut's Ridgefield High School. Ridgefield was set to play Amity Regional at 11am Saturday when the decision was made... More »

High School Baseball Coach, Wife Electrocuted

Florida couple died in freak accident on field

(Newser) - A Florida high school baseball coach and his wife were killed in a freak accident Sunday while trying to get a hurricane-damaged field ready for baseball season. Authorities say Liberty County High School coach Corey Crum and wife Shana Crum, a school district health aide, were electrocuted while replacing a... More »

Her 1950s Prom Invite Was Just Discovered

Workers find a long-lost purse in Indiana high school

(Newser) - A purse containing a prom invitation, photos, and other items from 1950s America will be returned to its now 82-year-old owner after workers found it while demolishing part of an Indiana high school. Martha Everett lost the black stitched purse more than six decades ago, per the AP . Workers found... More »

'Disturbing' Messages Investigated After Teen's Suicide

Death rattles Connecticut school district

(Newser) - A Connecticut school district shaken by the suicide of a 16-year-old student says it is investigating "disturbing" messages posted on social media immediately after her death. Danbury High School student Hailey Nailor jumped off the fifth floor of a parking structure at the Danbury Fair mall Saturday afternoon, the... More »

School Drops 'Redmen' Name

Utah high school is latest to ditch Native American name

(Newser) - Sports teams will no longer be known as the "Redmen" at a southern Utah high school, becoming the latest to get rid of a Native American name deemed offensive despite opposition from some residents and a national American Indian group, the AP reports. The Iron County School Board voted... More »

They Were Told He Was Gifted. He'll Be Proving It This May

16-year-old Braxton Moral will be first to graduate from high school and Harvard at same time

(Newser) - Like many kids, Braxton Moral dreams of one day being president. Unlike many kids, the 16-year-old forged an unusual path in his quest to get there. Per Time , Braxton will graduate on May 19 from Ulysses High School in his Kansas hometown, then don a cap and gown on May... More »

Cops: Teenage Football Player Killed Pregnant Girlfriend

Aaron Trejo charged with murder of cheerleader Breana Rouhselang

(Newser) - A 16-year-old high school football player in Indiana who didn't want to become a father murdered his pregnant cheerleader girlfriend and left her body in a dumpster, police say. According to court documents seen by the Indianapolis Star, Aaron Trejo confessed to the murder of 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang, saying... More »

Teen Hackers Expose Flaw in Today's Education

Pair in Michigan might have been nurtured as tech whizzes; instead, a criminal investigation

(Newser) - Education Week has picked the two latest students to profile for its "Faces of the Future" series, but they're seemingly odd honorees on the surface: Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens have been expelled from their high school and face possible criminal prosecution. So what gives? It turns... More »

He Asked a Student to Leave. Then Fists Started Flying

GoFundMe for Marston Riley raises $75K after he got into fight with teen

(Newser) - A high school music teacher in California was arrested Friday and charged with child abuse after he got into a physical fight with a 14-year-old student who verbally provoked him in class. USA Today has cellphone video of the incident at Maywood Academy High School, where 64-year-old Marston Riley can... More »

Coroner: Teen Football Player's Death 'an Anomaly'

Dylan Thomas was injured in a Sept. 28 game

(Newser) - The death of a 16-year-old football player who was injured in a game last month was the result of a "traumatic brain injury," the coroner says. Dylan Thomas, a linebacker at Pike County High School in Zebulon, Ga., died two days after he was injured in a Sept.... More »

High School Band Show Shocks With Cops at Gunpoint

Pics of Mississippi high school band's performance circulate on social media

(Newser) - A high school band's halftime performance showing police being held at gunpoint is fueling anger in a Mississippi city dealing with the recent killings of two officers, the AP reports. Pictures of the Forest Hill High School band's performance that circulated on social media (see a photo at... More »

High School Football Player Dies After Game

Dennis Mitchell was only 16

(Newser) - A Mississippi high school football player who collapsed on the sidelines of a game has died, the AP reports. Sophomore Dennis Mitchell, 16, collapsed on the field Friday night, news outlets reported. In a post on Byhalia High School's Facebook page Saturday, the school announced Mitchell's death and... More »

High School Football Team's Co-Captains Die Within 48 Hours

'It's like a double blow'

(Newser) - For members of the football team at Lynnwood High School, graduation this year isn't a time of celebration but a time of shock, bewilderment, and grief. Both of the Washington state school team's co-captains died within 48 hours of each other over the weekend. Sayon Savorn, a 17-year-old... More »

8th-Graders Given Ominous Graduation Gift

Graduates of Pennsylvania school receive bulletproof plates

(Newser) - "I never thought I'd need this." That's what one Pennsylvania middle-schooler told WTXF after receiving an unusual graduation gift Monday. The eighth-grade class of St. Cornelius in Chadds Ford was given ballistic shields that slide into backpacks as protection from bullets, per the New York Times ... More »

Valedictorian Banned From Giving Graduation Speech

So Christian Bales, 18, gave it on the lawn outside

(Newser) - When you're banned from giving a high-school graduation speech, what do you do? Give it anyway. On the lawn. With a bullhorn. That's what 18-year-old Christian Bales did Friday after Holy Cross High School in Covington, Kentucky, told him earlier that day he would not be allowed to... More »

School District Yanks Senior From Graduation Due to Prank

Kylan Scheele admits he put high school up for sale on Craigslist but says it was all in good fun

(Newser) - While some of his classmates had more ambitious senior pranks in the works, such as setting live mice loose, Kylan Scheele decided to do something "more laid-back," he tells FOX4 —a joke that has now resulted in him getting yanked from walking in graduation. The 18-year-old Missourian,... More »

Cops: 17-Year-Old Basketball Star Is a Bit Older Than 17

Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley, 25, accused of saying he was homeless to enroll in high school

(Newser) - A "savvy" 25-year-old gamed the Dallas school system and posed as a high school student, all apparently so he could play some basketball, officials say. The Dallas Morning News reports Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested Friday after authorities say he pretended to be 17-year-old "Rashaun Richardson" and enrolled... More »

'I'm an Idiot': Teacher Who Cops Say Ran Classroom 'Fight Club'

Ryan Avery Fish told police he just wanted to befriend his students

(Newser) - The first rule of fight club is you don't talk about fight club, but that becomes even more imperative if you're a substitute teacher running one out of your high school math class. Whether Ryan Avery Fish, fired in October from Connecticut's Montville High School, initially bragged... More »

District Hands Out 16-Inch Baseball Bats for Classroom Defense

They want to remind Millcreek Township School District teachers they can fight back

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania school district has bought hundreds of new baseball bats—and it's not planning a massive expansion of any sports programs. The Millcreek Township School District outside Erie distributed the miniature bats to 500 teachers last week as part of a training program on how to deal with... More »

High School Class of 1958 Beat Unbelievable Odds

There were only 1-in-177 million odds that all 14 grads of Iowa's Ringsted High class of 1958 were still alive

(Newser) - A man who was preparing to reach out to his fellow Iowa high school graduates for their 60th reunion was surprised to find that the entire class of 1958 is still alive. Del Matheson would have been downright shocked had he known the exact odds at the time that all... More »

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