Education issues

March 16, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — Threats have been made to an Idaho school where a biology teacher was accused of feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle and police in response stepped up school security. Police Chief Mike Peterson in the small, southeastern town of Preston said Friday the threats were vague but...
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Miam-Dade Fire Rescue personnel work after a brand new, 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapsed in front of Florida International University, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Miami. Florida officials said Thursday that several people have been found dead in the rubble of the collapsed South Florida pedestrian bridge where the frantic search for any survivors continued past nightfall. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 6:20 am
MIAMI (AP) — Six people were killed and 10 others hospitalized in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University, police said Friday as state and federal investigators worked to determine how and why the five-day-old span failed. "This has turned into...
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FILE- in this Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Hong Kong soccer fans boo the Chinese national anthem and chant banner "Hong Kong Independence" during the AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualification soccer match against Malaysia, in Hong Kong. Hong Kong authorities are planning new legislation requiring students to be taught China's national anthem and punishing anyone who insults it with up to three years in prison. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
March 16, 2018 - 5:03 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities on Friday unveiled planned legislation requiring students to be taught China's national anthem and punishing anyone who insults it with up to three years in prison. The legislation also calls for anyone who is present when "March of The Volunteers" is played...
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March 15, 2018 - 2:59 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked state education officials to investigate reports that some New York schools prevented students from taking part in Wednesday's nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence. The Democrat sent a letter Thursday to Education Department Commissioner...
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This Feb. 14, 2018 frame from security video provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows deputy Scot Peterson, right, outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The video released Thursday, March 15, shows Peterson going toward the high school building while a gunman massacred 17 students and staff members, but stayed outside with his handgun drawn. (Courtesy of the Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 1:53 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Security video shows a Florida sheriff's deputy go toward the high school building while a gunman massacred 17 students and staff members, but he stayed outside with his handgun drawn. The Broward County Sheriff's Office released the video Thursday showing Deputy Scot...
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March 15, 2018 - 1:50 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Security video shows a Florida sheriff's deputy go toward the high school building while a gunman massacred 17 students and staff members, but he stayed outside with his handgun drawn. The Broward County Sheriff's Office released the video Thursday showing Deputy Scot...
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FILE- This Feb. 15, 2018 file photo provided by the Broward County Jail shows Nikolas Cruz. Florida prosecutors announced Tuesday, March 13 that they will seek the death penalty against Cruz, a suspect in the fatal shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.(Broward County Jail via AP, File)
March 15, 2018 - 12:46 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Florida (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Security video shows a Florida sheriff's deputy go toward the high school building while a gunman massacred 17 students and staff members, but he stayed outside with his handgun drawn. The...
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Nikolas Cruz is lead into the courtroom before being arraigned at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Cruz is accused of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, killing 17 students and adults. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
March 15, 2018 - 11:45 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities were set to release surveillance video Thursday showing what happened outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine's Day massacre that killed 17 people. A Florida judge earlier this week agreed with news outlets including The Associated...
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Nikolas Cruz is lead into the courtroom before being arraigned at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Cruz is accused of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, killing 17 students and adults. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
March 15, 2018 - 11:16 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities were set to release surveillance video Thursday showing what happened outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine's Day massacre that killed 17 people. A Florida judge earlier this week agreed with news outlets including The Associated...
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March 15, 2018 - 9:12 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The sister of the man sentenced to die for killing nine people at a South Carolina church in 2015 has been arrested at her school and charged with bringing pepper spray, a knife and marijuana onto the campus. Morgan Roof, 18, was arrested Wednesday at A.C. Flora High School...
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