New Mexico compound suspects were training children for school shootings, prosecutors say – CNN

The five suspects accused of abusing 11 children at a New Mexico compound were training them to commit school shootings, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Allegations against the suspects come in the wake of the discovery that 11 starving children had been living in a filthy compound in Amalia, New Mexico, that lacked electricity or plumbing.

Source: New Mexico compound suspects were training children for school shootings, prosecutors say – CNN

Pittsburgh Schools against guns in classroom – Pittsburgh Current

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Parents, students, and other community members packed a public hearing Monday night to support the decision of Pittsburgh Public Schools board members to oppose any law allowing teachers to carry guns in classrooms.

Board members introduced a resolution opposing any federal or state efforts to arm teachers in school following Trump’s response to recent mass shootings. Board Member Moira Kaleida, wrote the resolution which says the board will, “maintain existing prohibition of firearms at school and will not support any effort to arm educators and support staff.”

Source: Pittsburgh Schools against guns in classroom – Pittsburgh Current

Valedictorian’s mic was cut off when she brought up sex assault in grad speech

A California high school valedictorian was abruptly cut off when she tried to speak about sexual assault during her graduation speech, according to reports.

“I felt like I was worthless,” recent Petaluma High School grad Lulabel Seitz told CNN about the incident.

In a video of the incident, the teen is visibly upset as she yells inaudible words to someone off camera.

Moments later, her peers and people in the crowd started chanting “Let her speak! Let her speak!”

After nearly a minute of silence, she returns to her seat.

“When they cut my mic, I was appalled at them,” Seitz told The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

But #MeToo activist and actress Mira Sorvino stood up for the teen.

“Lulabel Seitz is a fierce truth teller and they tried to silence her- don’t you understand sexual assault victims will be silenced no more????” she tweeted Saturday.

Source: Valedictorian’s mic was cut off when she brought up sex assault in grad speech

 

Companies face backlash for creating school shooting video game | TheHill

The companies behind a video game called “Active Shooter” — in which players can pretend to be a shooter in a school environment are facing backlash.

The game offers players the opportunity to play either a S.W.A.T. team member or an active shooter in a school setting. In the active shooter setting, players kill cops and civilians.

“Active Shooter’s” developer, Revived Games, reportedly plans on releasing another mode of play in which players can be civilians in the mass shooting as well.

The game, which is created by video game company Valve, is set to be released on June 6 via digital store Steam, according to a report by Variety.

Source: Companies face backlash for creating school shooting video game | TheHill

Sources: Teacher Suspended For Allegedly Locking Students In Locker Room

 

Allegheny County Police are investigating a situation involving a teacher at South Allegheny High School.

Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough says Liberty Borough Police called the county for advice related to a case at South Allegheny. McDonough went on to say that county no longer has involvement in the matter.

There’s no information at this point about why the students were allegedly locked in the locker room.

Source: Sources: Teacher Suspended For Allegedly Locking Students In Locker Room

‘Multiple fatalities’ reported at Santa Fe High School shooting – Houston Chronicle

Authorities are investigating a shooting this morning at Santa Fe High School.

UPDATE 11:04 a.m.: Sheriff Gonzalez told reporters the number of dead could rise as high as 10. The suspect is believed to be a student, he said, and most of the dead are students. It is still a “very active” scene at the school, with a bomb squad and police checking to make sure the area is secure, he said.

11 a.m.: Gyl Switzer, executive director of Texas Gun Sense, issued a statement: “Our hearts go out to those affected by today’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Texas. We Texans love our children. We must do a better job of protecting them. There are proven strategies to reduce senseless gun violence. Today, Texas Gun Sense re-doubles our commitment to stop the killing. Work with us.”

Source: ‘Multiple fatalities’ reported at Santa Fe High School shooting – Houston Chronicle

Greensburg Hempfield library creates marketing intern team to implement Pitt Greensburg students’ ideas | TribLIVE

“We were trying to give them recommendations to help them really be able to push on their social media,” said Jared Hoffman, a Pitt Greensburg sophomore. “Right now, I think in Westmoreland County there’s not a huge appreciation for the library, and I think it’s because a lot of people don’t understand the services going on at the library.”

Source: Greensburg Hempfield library creates marketing intern team to implement Pitt Greensburg students’ ideas | TribLIVE

School bus torn apart in dump truck collision, killing 2 | KSL.com

A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a teacher.

The crash left the bus lying on its side on the guardrail of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, its undercarriage and front end sheared off and its steering wheel exposed. Some of the victims crawled out of the emergency exit in the back and an escape hatch on the roof. More than 40 people were taken to hospitals.

Source: School bus torn apart in dump truck collision, killing 2 | KSL.com

Hempfield Band Subs – Home | Facebook

Sub sale is May 12 from 8am To 10pm

The Hempfield subs are not pre-made — they’re assembled one by one in the wee hours of sale day by band members and parents in the high-school cafeteria.

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“When you have 215 kids in band, organization is everything,” says Carmen Davidson of Hempfield, president of the band-parent association. “We do this very well, and 99 percent of the time, we do it with a smile on our faces.”

The orders that students gather are due on Monday for the Saturday sale. The numbers are tallied to determine how much product is needed, with orders placed that evening.

Source: Hempfield Band Subs – Home | Facebook

A sub sale seems like an easy way to make a little cash — order a few subs, pick them up and stand on a street corner or in a parking lot until they’re sold.

But that’s not the Hempfield Area High School Marching Band way.

In 50 years of selling subs, the band and its supporters have turned a cottage industry into a highly organized, big-volume, major money-maker.