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December 20, 2018 12:55 AM Los Angeles teachers union sets January strike date

In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, photo, thousands of teachers rally outside The Broad, a contemporary art museum downtown Los Angeles. Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district will go on strike next month if there's no settlement of its long-running contract dispute, union leaders said Wednesday, Dec. 19. The announcement by United Teachers 153

December 10, 2018 11:55 AM 'Bye, Felicia': School bans flip shirt honoring dead seniors

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – A Mississippi high school has banned students from wearing a class t-shirt that lists the names of three seniors who died this year and the dismissive phrase "Bye, Felicia." The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports Pascagoula School Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich on Friday banned the shirts from school property and events. Students on Thursday 88

December 5, 2018 3:00 AM Teacher placed on leave over KKK-themed holiday jingle

DOVER, N.H. – The teacher for a class in New Hampshire in which students were videotaped singing about the Ku Klux Klan to the tune of "Jingle Bells" has been placed on paid administrative leave. Dover Superintendent William Harbron told Foster's Daily Democrat Tuesday that putting John Carver on leave will allow school officials to fully investigate 107

November 30, 2018 2:45 PM 5 middle-school students hospitalized after eating THC-laced candies during gym

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the candies were brought to Mulberry Middle School by a 12-year-old 7th-grader. (Polk County Sheriff's Office; Google) Five students at Mulberry Middle School in Mulberry, Fla., were hospitalized on Thursday – and at least one other was retrieved from class by parents – after complaining of nausea, stomach aches 149

November 20, 2018 1:06 AM The Latest: Chicago hospital secured, safe after shooting

Chicago Police officers walk outside Mercy Hospital on the city's South Side where authorities say a shooting at the hospital has wounded multiple people, including a suspect and a police officer, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amanda Seitz) Chicago police have secured a hospital following a shooting that left the suspected gunman dead and four others 98

November 17, 2018 5:28 PM London bridges blocked by environment protest, 70 arrested

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they arrested more than 70 people at an environmental protest on Saturday, after demonstrators blocked five bridges across the River Thames in central London. Organizers of the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ event said they wanted to put pressure on Britain’s government to take greater action to slow climate change and eliminate 92

November 9, 2018 12:02 PM The Latest: IS claims responsibility for Australia attack

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack in Australia that police say was linked to terrorism. Police say the driver of a pickup truck got out of his vehicle, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with a knife before being fatally shot by police on Friday in Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. The militant 100

November 5, 2018 5:29 AM Wisconsin community mourns deaths of 3 Girl Scouts, 1 parent

Sherri Jasper, a Girl Scout board member and counselor at Halmstad Elementary School, leads the program for a candlelight vigil at the school in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Sunday evening, Nov. 4, 2018. The western Wisconsin community on Sunday was grieving the deaths of three Girl Scouts and a parent who were collecting trash Saturday along a rural highway 96

November 3, 2018 5:36 PM Teachers in border wall Halloween costumes put on leave

MIDDLETON, Idaho – Employees at an Idaho school district who donned Halloween costumes depicting Mexican people and a border wall emblazoned with "Make America Great Again" have been placed on administrative leave. The Idaho Statesman reports that Middleton School District superintendent Josh Middleton announced the decision Saturday at a special school 103

November 2, 2018 4:52 PM 2 Kentucky high school girls suspended after dressing up as Columbine shooters for Halloween

Two Adair County High School students were suspended after they dressed up as the Columbine High School shooters for Halloween. (Adair County High School) Two Kentucky high school students were suspended after they dressed up as the Columbine High School shooters for Halloween. Two female students who attended Adair County High School in Columbia, Ky., went to class 134