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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,...

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...

Cops: Man Met Teen Online, Flew to Her Michigan School

21-year-old travelled from Tennessee to small town, police say

(Newser) - A 21-year-old Tennessee man is facing multiple charges for allegedly trying to enroll in a Michigan high school after meeting a 17-year-old student online. Authorities say Kevin Flick was arrested the day before Valentine's Day after he tried to enroll as a student at Mason County Central High School...

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...

3 Months Later, Black Student Still Being Punished for His Hair

Family has sued Texas leaders and the school district, claiming violations of the CROWN Act

(Newser) - Darryl George has received a second in-school suspension following three months of disciplinary action over his choice to wear his hair in locs. The Texas high school student who was suspended in August for violating Barbers Hill High School's dress code, then sent to an off-campus disciplinary program for...

Dad Strips Down at School Board Meeting
Dad Strips Down at
School Board Meeting
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Dad Strips Down at School Board Meeting

Arizona man was protesting dress code change

(Newser) - A father in Arizona stripped down at a school board to make a point about a proposed dress code change—but the sight of Ira Latham in a crop top and short shorts didn't alter the board's decision. "Under the proposed policy this would be appropriate in...

3 High School Students Arrested Over 'Lethal Hit List'

Sheriff's office believe boys posed a 'credible threat' to classmates in Florida

(Newser) - Police in Florida say they have arrested three high school students—two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old—believed to have posed a "credible threat" to their classmates. The sheriff's office in St. John's County, south of Jacksonville, says the boys named multiple students on a "hit list"...

Cops Tase High School Band Director at Football Game

Johnny Mims claims 'egregious violation of civil rights' in Birmingham

(Newser) - Police in Birmingham, Alabama, repeatedly deployed a stun gun in front of students while arresting a high school band director who allegedly refused to stop his band from playing. Police were clearing spectators from a stadium following a football game between Minor and Jackson-Olin high schools on Thursday when they...

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'
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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...

She Told Classmates She Was 16. Police Say She Was 32

Former social worker accused of posing as a student at 3 Boston high schools

(Newser) - Students at Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston say the classmate they knew as Daniella chose the jersey number 32 when she joined the girls' basketball team. They didn't realize that was also her age. Investigators say former social worker Shelby Hewitt posed as a student at three...

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...

Gym Class Turns Tragic: 'This Death Has Rocked This School'

Alaina Dildine drowned while swimming laps at her Indiana high school, with lifeguard on deck

(Newser) - A 15-year-old high school student in Indiana apparently drowned Tuesday while swimming laps in gym class. The girl, identified on GoFundMe as Alaina Dildine, was with other students in the swimming pool at Whiteland Community High School when she went underwater near a divider, Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation Superintendent Patrick...

Student Gets Suspended for Recording Teacher Using Slur

School district says she violated policy on electronic devices

(Newser) - A 15-year-old high school student used her phone to record remarks from a teacher that the school district acknowledged were "inexcusable"—but she was still suspended for violating school policy on electronic devices. Mary Walton, a sophomore at Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri, recorded a 55-second video...

After Asking Students to Write Their Obituary, Teacher Is Out

High school assignment was prompted by plans for an active shooter drill

(Newser) - When he learned the Orlando high school where he teaches was going to hold an active shooter drill that day, Jeffrey Keene had an idea for an assignment. "This isn't a way to upset you or anything like that," Keene said he told the 35 students in...

Lawyers: We Know Phony High Schooler's Case Is 'Very Bizarre'

Attorneys for Hyejeong Shin say she faked her way in to New Jersey high school due to loneliness

(Newser) - At age 16, Hyejeong Shin came to the United States from South Korea and attended boarding school in Massachusetts. In 2019, she graduated from Rutgers with a degree in political science and Chinese, got married, and set up her home in a high-rise not far from the New Jersey university....

Kid KOs Teacher's Aide, Keeps Swinging: Cops

17-year-old, charged as an adult, faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of assault

(Newser) - With a single move, the student sent the teacher's aide crashing to the floor of Matanzas High School in Palm Coast, Florida, apparently unconscious. But for the next 30 seconds, the 17-year-old male— described as 6'6" and 270 pounds—continued to beat the woman lying unmoving on the...

Students Threaten to Sue After DeSantis Blocks AP Course

3 honors high schoolers want African-American studies class taught in Florida

(Newser) - Earlier this month, Ron DeSantis' administration blocked an Advanced Placement African-American studies class from being taught in high schools around Florida, claiming the course managed by the College Board is "historically inaccurate" and "contrary" to state law. Now, a group of honors students is threatening to sue the...

Woman, 29, Arrested After Enrolling at NJ High School

Hyejeong Shin attended classes for 4 days after providing false documents, police say

(Newser) - Students at a New Jersey high school say they're feeling unsafe after a woman pretending to be almost half her age was admitted to the school and attended classes for four days before the ruse was detected. Hyejeong Shin, 29, was arrested last week and charged with one count...

High School Is Unable to Shut Its Lights Off

They've been on for more than a year at Minnechaug school in Massachusetts

(Newser) - NBC News reports on an unusual problem at a high school in Massachusetts: Nobody can turn the lights off. As a result, every light at Minnechaug Regional High School has been burning around the clock since August 2021. The problem is a software failure. The school had a 7,...

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