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Appeals court allows prayer at Texas graduation

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Friday afternoon that students may pray and mention God at Saturday night’s graduation at a high school in a San Antonio suburb, overturning a district judge’s ruling. “Texas will continue to fight for the rights of all those who wish…

Five killed in Yuma, Arizona shootings

LOS ANGELES — Five people were killed Thursday in Yuma, Arizona, in a multiple shooting incident which triggered a temporary school lockdown, local media and officials said. Yuma County Courthouse and at least two schools and a post office were put on lockdown after the shootings, and one victim was…

Mom opens free chow line at Joplin’s temporary tent hospital

JOPLIN, Mo (Reuters) – The tent hospital erected to replace the medical center destroyed by the tornado that tore through here on May 22 is up and running with an operating room, beds for dozens of patients, an imaging center and lab. But an on-site canteen to feed the doctors,…

Michigan superintendent: Let’s turn our schools into prisons

The superintendent of schools in Ithaca, Michigan, a small town in the heart of the state, had a sarcastic response to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the GOP-controlled state legislature’s decision to strip $300 per student from the school budget. The superintendent, Nathan Bootz, noted to local newspaper the Gratiot…

ACLU objects to school’s plan to test every student for alcohol at prom

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington said a high school’s plan to test everyone at this year’s prom for alcohol sounded like a “blanket search,” which courts have ruled against. The Seattle Times reported that every student at Lake Washington High School’s June 4 senior prom would be tested for…

New Jersey Gov. Christie: Let schools teach creationism

New Jersey Gov. Christie (R) dodged questions over the teaching of creationism in schools at a press conference Thursday morning, claiming that school districts should be able to decide for themselves. “Evolution is required teaching,” Christie said. “If there’s a certain school district that also wants to teach creationism, that’s…

Teacher tells 9th grade Muslim girl: ‘I bet you’re grieving’ for ‘uncle’ Osama

A ninth grade algebra teacher was suspended from a Texas school district after making offensive comments to a Muslim student in front of the entire class. “The teacher told the student that ‘I bet you’re grieving,’” the mother of a student in the same class told ABC13. “And she basically…

Dramatic rise in WI teacher retirements linked to collective bargaining changes

Hundreds of Wisconsin teachers have announced their intention to retire in June of this year, in much higher numbers than in normal years. Many of them cite Governor Scott Walker’s proposed changes to public employees’ collective bargaining rights as the reason. Madison school superintendent Dan Nerad says that his district…

Homemade bomb found at mall near Columbine high

DENVER (Reuters) – A busy shopping mall near Columbine High School was evacuated on Wednesday after authorities responding to a small fire at the retail complex found two propane tanks and a pipe bomb, officials said. Twelve years to the day after two Columbine High School students shot dead a…

Six-year-old drops gun at Texas school, three hurt

CHICAGO — Three children were hurt after a loaded gun fell out of a six-year-old kindergarten student’s pocket and discharged in the cafeteria of a Texas school, local media reported Tuesday. None of the children was seriously injured and it appears they were grazed by a single bullet and its…

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