2 ex-officers charged after video shows them slamming middle school student

Port Allen, La. — An attorney for a Louisiana teenager shown on video being slammed to the ground by police during an altercation at school says charges against two officers are a “slap on the wrist.” The video, taken by a school surveillance camera, was sent anonymously to CBS affiliate WAFB-TV.

Both officers resigned in November after video from Brusly Middle School showed the officers slamming the student

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Student’s body discovered on roof of University of Pittsburgh dormitory

The male student’s body was discovered on the roof of Lothrop Hall in the 100 block of Lothrop Street in Oakland around 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

University police responded first, then called Pittsburgh police detectives, who called in the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office, Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Alicia George said.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the dead person.

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Indiana boy, 16, arrested in killing of pregnant high school cheerleader | Fox News

A 16-year-old Indiana high school football player was charged with murder and feticide Monday after he admitted he brutally killed a 17-year-old pregnant cheerleader because she hid her pregnancy from him too long to get an abortion.

Aaron Trejo said he stabbed Breana Rouhselang in her heart with a knife, Detective Gery Mullins said in charging documents obtained by Fox News. The cheerleader’s body turned up in a trash bin behind a restaurant in Mishawaka, near South Bend and about 80 miles east of Chicago, over the weekend.

 

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Pittsburgh campus of for-profit trade school abruptly closing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By Daniel Moore

It was not clear why the school, which was slated to close in September 2019, suddenly closed its doors this week.

The Downtown campus of Brightwood Career Institute is abruptly shutting down this week, a shock to students and faculty who had expected the for-profit trade school would remain open another nine months.

In a statement on Thursday, Education Corp. of America, the Birmingham, Ala.-based owner of Brightwood and other for-profit college chains, confirmed the closures.

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School bus strikes and injures boy, 6, in Lawrenceville | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A school bus struck a 6-year-old boy Friday morning in Lawrenceville.

The child was taken to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He did not have life-threatening injuries, said Alicia George, a Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman.

The accident happened around 8:37 a.m. at Penn Avenue and 39th Street when the boy ran in front of the moving bus, Ms. George said.

The child — a student at Pittsburgh Dilworth PreK-5 in East Liberty — was alert and conscious after being struck.

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Businessman Gives $1,000 Checks To Every Student At Paradise High School : NPR

A San Diego businessman wanted to do something to help young people affected by the Camp Fire, which decimated the city of Paradise, Calif., earlier this month.

So Bob Wilson came with two suitcases full of $1,000 checks – enough for each of Paradise High School’s 980 students and 105 staff members, including teachers, janitors and bus drivers.

On a rainy Tuesday night, the students and staff from a town now dispersed showed up at nearby Chico High School, where Wilson handed out the checks — $1.1 million in all, according to The Associated Press.

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Megyn Kelly’s old high school criticizes her comments on blackface

Students enrolled at Megyn Kelly’s old high school penned an opinion piece for NBC News, calling her out Sunday for the comments she made about blackface being “OK” back when she was a kid.

“Those comments definitely do not speak to who we are in Bethlehem or at Bethlehem Central High School, from which she graduated in 1988,” wrote members of the upstate school’s Students for Peace and Survival group.

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Florida girls plotted to stab dozens of students and drink victims’ blood, police say

Two Florida girls allegedly brought knives to school hoping to kill dozens of students as a part of a plot they hatched after watching scary movies.

Police say the girls — ages 11 and 12 — were found in a bathroom stall, allegedly with multiple knives, a pizza cutter and knife sharpener in their possession. The girls planned to commit suicide after stabbing other students, police say.

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