POLITICS 05/18/2018 06:23 pm ET A small group took part in the national protest on April 20. By Sara Boboltz In April, a small group of high school students in Santa Fe, Texas, participated in the national walkout on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting ― nearly one month to the day before a gunman would take at least 10 lives at their own school. Photos from the April 20 protest, organized in response to February’s deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, show a crowd of about a dozen teens holding signs that say “#NeverAgain.” Instead of walking out of school at 10 a.m., as the movement’s organizers suggested, the Santa Fe students gathered in front of the school before its 7:05 a.m. start time “so more people would see us,” sophomore Kyle Harris, 16, told HuffPost. “I wanted people to know that I will stand up for what I believe,” Harris said. It was the first time any of … [Read more...] about Santa Fe High Schoolers Held Gun Violence Protest 1 Month Before Shooting
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May 13, 9:59 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 02/21/18 AT 2:10 AMThe police is currently investigating a threat of violence against Rio Rancho High School, New Mexico, made Tuesday.The screenshot of a social media post was circulated Tuesday among Rio Rancho High school students, in which an individual threatened to unleash a mass shooting in the institution the following day, adding that it will mainly target the humanities and fine arts buildings, local news KOAT reported. This created widespread panic among the school students and the police were alerted of the same around 8 p.m. local time (10 p.m. EST). The police are currently coordinating with Rio Rancho Public Schools to ensure the safety of the students.The Rio Rancho Police Department said the school’s students should expect extra police presence inside their institution till the matter is resolved.It is not … [Read more...] about Rio Rancho High School On High Alert After Mass Shooting Threat
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Fewer Maryland students are expected to leave their classrooms Friday morning for the second national school walkout against gun violence.There are still more than 2,000 individual school walkouts planned across the country — including at least one in every state. But students and administrators in the Baltimore region say they don’t expect participation will be as widespread as it was during the last month’s protest, held on the one-month anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Fla, in which 17 people were killed.“We’ve heard very little about this one actually,” said Anne Arundel County’s schools spokesman, Bob Mosier.Friday’s planned walkout comes on the 19th anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Colorado, when two students shot and killed 12 of their classmates and a teacher.Organizers hope Friday’s walkout shows politicians that the students behind the anti-gun violence … [Read more...] about Fewer Maryland students expected to participate in second school walkout, as other events are planned
At 15, Nick Stuban was by all accounts a good kid. He was a Boy Scout and played on the football team at his Fairfax, Va., high school. Nick did well in school. He had never been in any significant trouble.He also helped out at home by caring for his mother, Sandy, as she battled Lou Gehrig’s disease.And then one day Nick bought one capsule of a synthetic compound called JWH-018 at school. The compound mimics the effects of marijuana but was legal at the time.But Fairfax County Public Schools has a strict disciplinary policy regarding weapons and drugs. When questioned by school authorities, Nick admitted his action and apologized.In November the school held a disciplinary hearing. Nick’s father, Steve, along with Sandy and her nurse accompanied Nick to the hearing with a feeling of nervous confidence. Steve Stuban says an administrator discouraged him from bringing an attorney to the hearing. A lawyer, the administrator said, would make the proceeding unnecessarily … [Read more...] about A Painful Case: Do Parents Need Lawyers for School Disciplinary Hearings?