WPIAL Issues Ruling In Alleged Racial Slurs Incident « CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The WPIAL has released its decision regarding alleged racial slurs used during a boys’ soccer match between Penn Hills and Connellsville high schools.

Earlier this month, Penn Hills postponed all sporting events between their student athletes and Connellsville. Penn Hills officials complained that some of their players heard racial slurs while playing in an away game. Connellsville offici

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Texas backs school that expelled girl over pledge of allegiance – BBC News

The state of Texas is backing a school that expelled a black student after she refused to stand for the flag during the US Pledge of Allegiance.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton intervened on Tuesday to defend the Houston-area school district in its lawsuit with the student, India Landry.

Ms Landry, 18, filed a lawsuit after she was expelled last year from Windfern High School.

The case comes amid political tensions over respect for the American flag.

“School children cannot unilaterally refuse to participate in the pledge,” Mr Paxton – the state’s most senior law enforcement officer – said in a news release.

Source: Texas backs school that expelled girl over pledge of allegiance – BBC News

Teachers in Penn-Trafford SD could soon be on strike | WPXI

Penn-Trafford’s teachers’ union could call for a strike by the end of the week, its president told Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE.

Source: Teachers in Penn-Trafford SD could soon be on strike | WPXI

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New Jersey charter school slammed for turning away students for minor dress code violations | Fox News

On August 27, reportedly “half” of the high schoolers enrolled at Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark were dismissed upon arrival for their first day of classes for being out of uniform, NJ.com reports.

The news has outraged many both within and beyond the school community.

Source: New Jersey charter school slammed for turning away students for minor dress code violations | Fox News

HOPEWELL GUN: Loaded gun found near bus stop on first day of school | WPXI

Police are investigating after a gun was found near a bus stop on the first day of school in the Hopewell School District.

Someone out for a walk Tuesday morning found the loaded weapon along Yale Drive near the corner with Webb Street, police confirmed.

The person who found the weapon never touched it and immediately called police.

Source: HOPEWELL GUN: Loaded gun found near bus stop on first day of school | WPXI

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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