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.
Midwest Academy, a boarding school in Keokuk, Iowa. Some ex-students say they were scarred by their experiences there.
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.
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.
Authorities determine it was murder-suicide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CRAWFORD, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials suspended a former Crawford teacher's license for a year because she violated state testing rules last spring.
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.
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.
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Sacramento community college student has been arrested on suspicion of making threats on social media.
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.
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.
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.
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.