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Attorney: Drop charges against coach over missing video

Attorney: Drop charges against coach over missing video

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An attorney for Des Moines high school coach Gerald "Tig" Johnson says sex abuse charges against him should be dismissed because video evidence that could have exonerated him has been destroyed.

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Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes

Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes

Midwest Academy, a boarding school in Keokuk, Iowa. Some ex-students say they were scarred by their experiences there.

February 13, 2016 9:46 amLoading…
Ex-students say boarding school kept them in 'isolation boxes'

Ex-students say boarding school kept them in 'isolation boxes'

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete “isolation boxes” for days or weeks and wouldn’t let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students.

February 13, 2016 9:46 am Photos

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Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes

Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Students were routinely kept in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days and weeks at a time as punishment at a private boarding school for troubled teenagers that is now under FBI investigation, former students told The Associated Press.

February 13, 2016 6:16 am Related Loading…
Two 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Phoenix-area school

Two 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Phoenix-area school

Authorities determine it was murder-suicide.

February 12, 2016 5:34 pm
Senate defeats bill on student digital privacy rights

Senate defeats bill on student digital privacy rights

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state Senate rejected a bill that would have prohibited teachers and school officials from prying into students' private personal social media accounts after opponents voiced concern it would jeopardize school safety.

February 12, 2016 4:25 pm Related Loading…
Teacher who displayed penis carving banned from Fla. public schools

Teacher who displayed penis carving banned from Fla. public schools

ORLANDO, Fla. — A former Seminole County teacher accused of showing a wooden carving of a penis to her students, using obscene language and encouraging students to abuse each other is now permanently barred from teaching in Florida public schools.

February 12, 2016 3:18 pmLoading…
Waiver request denied for school day missed due to threats

Waiver request denied for school day missed due to threats

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Department of Education has denied a waiver request from Plainfield schools for a day missed in December because of online threats.

February 10, 2016 6:24 am Related Loading…

Iowa college to hire shooting coach despite alumni objection

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa college is sticking with its decision to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club, despite opposition from alumni and other supporters who say guns have no place on a liberal arts campus.

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Nebraska suspends teacher's license for violating test rules

Nebraska suspends teacher's license for violating test rules

CRAWFORD, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials suspended a former Crawford teacher's license for a year because she violated state testing rules last spring.

February 07, 2016 4:09 pm Related Loading…

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidently killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

February 06, 2016 3:41 pmLoading…
Iowa bill aimed at Stanford band strikes wrong chord

Iowa bill aimed at Stanford band strikes wrong chord

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that sought to punish Stanford University for its band's Rose Bowl halftime show mocking Iowa has been all but buried in the Iowa Senate.

February 05, 2016 10:36 am Related Loading…
Proposed bill would allow prosecution of Kansas teachers

Proposed bill would allow prosecution of Kansas teachers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow teachers and school administrators to be prosecuted for presenting material perceived as harmful to minors.

February 03, 2016 2:38 pm Related Loading…
Sacramento college student accused of making Snapchat threat

Sacramento college student accused of making Snapchat threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Sacramento community college student has been arrested on suspicion of making threats on social media.

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Legislators consider testimony on sexting bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators heard testimony Monday on a House bill that would create new penalties for transmitting and possessing nude photos of children between the ages of 12 and 19 years old.

February 01, 2016 5:04 pmLoading…

Students seek dismissal of Missouri State diversity official

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A group of Missouri State University students is seeking the dismissal of the school's highest-ranking Hispanic official, alleging he made derogatory comments about black students and created division between different racial groups.

February 01, 2016 4:29 pmLoading…

Twin Cities students disciplined for alleged tourney racism

MOUND, Minn. (AP) — Several students at a western Twin Cities high school face discipline after reportedly wearing KKK-like costumes in an annual dodgeball tournament.

January 31, 2016 2:38 pm Related Loading…

Lawrence student banned from displaying Confederate flag

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas high school student who had been displaying a Confederate flag on the vehicle he drove to school has been told he can no longer show the flag on school property, according to school officials.

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