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Citing Uvalde Delay, Sheriff Puts an AR-15 in Every School
District Puts AR-15s in Schools

District Puts AR-15s in Schools

North Carolina sheriff cites Uvalde shooting delays for new policy

(Newser) - A North Carolina sheriff said he's taking a lesson from the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Those officers were in that building for so long , and that suspect was able to infiltrate that building and injure and kill so many kids," Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood said....

Schools Can't Find Solutions to Teacher Shortage

Options tried so far don't seem promising for learning, experts say

(Newser) - The scope of the teacher shortage is hard to gauge. No organization or database assembles national figures, the Washington Post reports. Nevada's education association estimated that the state's 17 school districts have about 3,000 open jobs now, with the new school year about to start. A report...

Teachers in This State Can Now Carry Guns With 24 Hours' Training

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs bill into law; school districts still need to sign off on staffers with firearms

(Newser) - Local school boards in Ohio have been able to give the OK for years for teachers and other school employees to carry firearms at work. But a new law signed by Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday just made a significant change on training requirements to do so, knocking down the...

Teacher Resigns After Science Experiment Goes Wrong

Cops say Texas middle school instructor put hand sanitizer in student's hands, set it on fire

(Newser) - A science experiment gone awry has left a 12-year-old in North Texas injured and a teacher out of a job. CBS News reports that the 37-year-old science instructor, who hasn't been named, resigned after a Friday incident at Granbury Middle School, in which authorities say she placed hand sanitizer...

High School Class Gets Eyeful of Porn Pics

School officials say Mass. employee is on leave after projecting explicit images during lesson

(Newser) - If you're a teacher who uses the same laptop for home and work, it's probably a good idea to clear it of all things porn-related before using it in class. That's the hard lesson one staffer at a Massachusetts high school was just apparently taught, after an...

Charges Dropped After Ex-Teacher Marries Student

Baylee Turner was accused of having sex with student at Missouri high school

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Missouri have dropped a sex-crime charge against a former teacher who married the student she allegedly had sex with. Baylee Turner, now 26, was 23 in February 2019, when she was charged with having sexual contact with a male student at Sarcoxie High School. She taught English at...

Mom Accused of Putting Teen in Trunk Gets Good News

Son, said to have COVID, reportedly found in car's trunk after Sarah Beam got to COVID testing site

(Newser) - Update: A high school teacher in Texas got some good news after being accused of putting her teen son in her car's trunk so she wouldn't be exposed to the coronavirus. Per CNN , Harris County Judge Chris Morton ruled on Thursday there was no probable cause to charge...

Schools to Parents: Please Sub as Teachers

Districts are strapped amid omicron surge

(Newser) - School districts are urging parents to help out in classrooms as the omicron variant forces some educators to stay home. "We can't keep up, there is no labor pool," Don Austin, superintendent of California's Palo Alto Unified School District, says in a video shared Sunday, urging...

Long Island Teacher Accused of Dosing Teen With Vaccine
Teacher in Hot
Water After Video:
'There You Go,
At-Home Vaccine'
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Teacher in Hot Water After Video: 'There You Go, At-Home Vaccine'

Laura Russo arrested after allegedly giving COVID vaccine to son's 17-year-old pal

(Newser) - A Long Island high school science teacher accused of administering a COVID vaccine to a teen in her home is in trouble with her school district and the law. The Washington Post reports that Laura Russo, a 54-year-old biology teacher for Herricks Public Schools, was arrested for unauthorized practice of...

Middle School Teacher Faces Felony Charge Over Threatening Notes

Mich. art teacher Johnna Rhone denies she left threats insinuating future school violence

(Newser) - A Michigan school district says a well-regarded middle school art teacher with two decades under her belt may have wanted to start her holiday break a little too early. Just weeks after a mass shooting at a Detroit-area high school that left four students dead, 59-year-old Johnna Rhone, an instructor...

Teachers Scramble for Dollars at 'Dystopian' Event

$5K was up for grabs at South Dakota hockey game

(Newser) - Organizers described the "Dash for Cash" event at a junior hockey game in South Dakota as a fun way to get some extra cash to local teachers—but after video of the event went viral, some viewers said they were unsettled by the sight of teachers kneeling to grab...

Teacher in Hot Water Over Question on Quiz
Teacher's Jokey Quiz
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Teacher's Jokey Quiz Question Under Investigation

California instructor suggests those on the right are 'idiots' on test

(Newser) - A teacher at a high school in Northern California is facing backlash over a question on a social science quiz last week. The teacher at Whitney High School in Rocklin asked students to identify a "group of complete idiots" and gave four possible answers: "KKK," "all...

8th-Grader Records Teacher's Eyebrow-Raising Comments

Calif. middle school teacher went on anti-vax political rant, told students Trump was still president

(Newser) - Is there something in the water in California? Last week, a high school teacher in the northern part of the state took some heat after airing his apparent political views via a class quiz . Now, a middle school history teacher in a town further south is making headlines for her...

Alleged Incident With Teacher of the Year 'Beyond Disturbing'

Caroline Lee arrested after being accused of hitting a student

(Newser) - Police say a discussion between a Florida student and her teacher about a social media post led to violence, and to the Friday arrest of the teacher, who just last week was announced as her school's teacher of the year. The Florida Times-Union reports that a since-deleted Instagram post...

'Slap a Teacher' Challenge Pulls in More Victims

But TikTok insists the challenge didn't originate on its platform

(Newser) - Teachers' groups , local authorities , and law enforcement continue to warn against the newest supposed TikTok challenge— one that involves hitting teachers —but the social media platform is now saying it doesn't think the dare originated on TikTok. Teachers in Missouri and South Carolina are among those who'...

Latest TikTok Challenge Sees Teachers Assaulted

Connecticut AG says platform must reform

(Newser) - TikTok users have been compelled to set themselves on fire and choke themselves until they pass out or die . Now, the trend of dangerous social media challenges continues with a new call to abuse teachers. "Educators beware!" the California Teachers Association warned Tuesday, noting a challenge spreading on...

Vaccine Mandate Clears Judges
Vaccine Mandate
Clears Judges

Vaccine Mandate Clears Judges

New York City schools can impose rule on teachers and other employees

(Newser) - New York City schools can immediately impose a vaccine mandate on its teachers and other workers after all, a federal appeals panel decided Monday. The three-judge panel of the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order late in the day that lifted a block of...

'Meet the Teacher' Event Gets Ugly Over Masks

Parent rips mask off teacher in Texas, superintendent pleads for all to 'be kind'

(Newser) - Simmering tensions over mask rules in a Texas school district culminated Tuesday in a parent ripping off a teacher's face covering, an echo of a similar incident in California . "A parent physically assaulted a teacher by ripping a mask off her face," Tom Leonard, superintendent of the...

Official: Dad Attacked Teacher After Mask Dispute on School's First Day

Parent was agitated when he saw young daughter come out of school wearing one

(Newser) - The first day of school is supposed to be filled with excitement for the new school year. At one California elementary school this week, that excitement was marred by violence after a parent attacked a teacher over face masks, reports NBC News . The incident at Sutter Creek Elementary School, located...

4 Broward Educators Die of COVID in 2-Day Span

Florida district, which just voted to flout Gov. DeSantis' ban on mask mandates, mourns its own

(Newser) - School is less than a week away for kids in Broward County, Fla., but there's sad news before the academic year even kicks off. Per WPLG , the Broward Teachers Union has reported that three teachers and an educational assistant all died of COVID between Tuesday and Wednesday, while an...

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