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Would student IDs have prevented this attack? How court weighed in


March 31, 2015 by Claire Knight

Chester Upland School in Pennsylvania had a history of trespassers coming onto campus without authorization.

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Rape at private school leads to $50K settlement


March 31, 2015 by Claire Knight

A Catholic private school operated by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve allegations that it looked the other way when a student sexually assaulted a classmate on campus — which led to a second physical attack.

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Bomb threat in bathroom: How the court weighed in


March 24, 2015 by Claire Knight

Picture this: A teacher finds a bomb threat in the bathroom. One student’s suspicious actions were caught on camera, and he was found guilty of criminal charges. The student appealed the conviction. How did the court rule?

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District pays $300K to end bullying suit


March 17, 2015 by Claire Knight

The Chesapeake School District in Ohio has agreed to settle the claims of a former student who alleges he was bullied and harassed for years.

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Ferguson protest: Students will not face discipline


March 17, 2015 by Claire Knight

Kansas City Public Schools has reversed its decision to discipline 14 students who took part in a protest during an assembly.

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Caught on camera: Dean shot student


March 17, 2015 by Claire Knight

In Massachusetts, a public high school dean has been fired after facing charges that he shot a student.

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Substitute teacher sentenced to 90 days in jail


March 10, 2015 by Claire Knight

A former substitute teacher in Ohio got 90 days in jail and three years of probation for showing an unrated movie to five classes.

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Students find hanged teacher in classroom


March 10, 2015 by Claire Knight

In California, a photography teacher hanged herself in a classroom at El Dorado High School last week.

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Boy sues after discipline for inappropriate bathroom photo


March 10, 2015 by Claire Knight

A Texas federal judge rejected conspiracy and other claims of a student who was sent to an alternative school after he took and published inappropriate photos of a classmate.

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Did teacher’s questionable comments create a hostile environment?


March 3, 2015 by Claire Knight

A former student who claims her history teacher’s methods were so offensive they made her physically ill will get another chance to prove her case to a jury.

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