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Girl Tasered at School
ABC 11 (NC)
by Ken Ward
January 13, 2006
BUNN - The family of a Franklin County girl wants to know why a school resource officer tasered her Thursday.
Angel Debnam was tasered Thursday at Bunn High School. "Something sticks in you, and it's like a wire," Debnam said. "When I was on the ground crying and shaking, he asked me, 'Was that enough' Are you calmed down now'' and he did it again."
Three teens are charged with bringing a gun to school
ABC 13 (TX)
January 12, 2006
HOUSTON - A teen has been arrested in east Houston for taking a gun to school. Officials at North Shore Senior High School say along with a gun, the 15-year-old boy was also carrying a butterfly knife in his backpack.
When officers reached the student, they found he was carrying an unloaded small handgun, two bullets and a butterfly knife all inside a black glove inside his backpack. Initially investigators assumed the young man was operating alone, but they later found that may not be the case.
H1N1 Vaccine Mistake: School Gets Insulin Instead Of Swine Flu Shot
by Joseph Brownstein
January 19, 2010
When staff members at a Wellesley, Mass., school went to the nurse last Friday, they expected to be injected with a vaccine for theH1N1 flu. What they received instead was a shot of insulin resulting in a bout with low blood sugar.
Such errors have happened before. This past fall, a number of people in the neighboring town of Needham received a seasonal flu vaccine in place of the H1N1 vaccines they were supposed to receive. And in 2007, a teacher in the nearby town of Attleboro also received an injection of insulin instead of the intended flu shot.
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by Nathalie Tadena
July 29, 2009
Ask Warren Buffett to work with kids and he gets animated - literally. The legendary investor will be starring in "The Secret Millionaire's Club," an online cartoon series that teaches children about financial literacy, debuting in the fall on AOL.
Buffett was featured as the voice of James Madison in the PBS series "Liberty's Kids." In the "Secret Millionaire's Club," Buffett will voice his character who serves as a financial mentor to a group of kids in his hometown of Omaha, Neb. In one webisode, Buffett advises the club during a board meeting on whether to invest in a local candy company. In real-life, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns See's Candies Inc.
Sugary Drinks Fattening Up Preschoolers
by Juhie Bhatia
June 25, 2009
Sweet drinks at snack time and before bed are widening preschoolers' waistlines, a new study shows.
Canadian researchers found that 2- to 4-year-olds who regularly drank sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks and fruit drinks between meals were more than twice as likely to be overweight at age 4 1/2, compared to kids who didn't drink these beverages.
New Court Ruling Challenges California Parents
by Lisa Fletcher
March 14, 2008
Samantha Wulf's home is also her school. And it could be shut down now that a California court ruled that it's a crime for parents without teaching credentials to home school their kids.
Samantha's mother, Rachel Shultz, told ABC News that she couldn't imagine being criminalized for caring for her child. Both she and her mother, Samantha's grandmother, have devoted their lives to the 13-year-old's schooling.
Police Cite Person of Interest in Va. Tech Dorm Killing
by Ned Potter, David Schoetz, Richard Esposito, Pierre Thomas
April 16, 2007
A tranquil college campus in Virginia became a killing field Monday morning. At least 33 people are dead in the worst mass shooting in modern American history.
In a Tuesday morning interview with "Good Morning America's" Diane Sawyer, Virginia Tech president Charles Steger said the shooter who killed himself was a student of Asian descent who resided in a Virginia Tech dormitory.
Voices: 'Science Guy' Likes Pluto Change
by Bill Nye
August 27, 2006
Bill Nye the Science Guy is here to buck up all of us who already miss the planet Pluto.
Bill Nye: We're calling it a dwarf planet. I like the term "ice dwarf." ... These are the objects smaller than, let's say, 1,500 kilometers ... made of ice. ... Ice dwarf - there it is: It's icy, it's small, it's out there. If you brought Pluto close to the sun, like where Mercury is, it would have a tail like a comet and in a few millennia, it would volatize. It would just disappear into space.
First-Grader Suspended for Sexual Harassment
by Gitika Ahuja
February 7, 2006
Boy's Mother Says He's Too Young to Even Understand the Accusation
A first-grader was suspended from Downey Elementary School in Brockton, Mass., after school officials said he sexually harassed a female schoolmate. The young boy is accused of touching a fellow first-grader's skin underneath the rear waistband of her pants.
20/20 Stupid in America
by John Stossel
Education reformers like Kevin Chavous have a message for these parents: If you only knew. Even though people in the suburbs might think their schools are great, Chavous says, "They're not. That's the thing and the test scores show that."
Chavous and many other education professionals say Americans don't know that their public schools, on the whole, just aren't that good. Because without competition, parents don't know what their kids might have had. And while many people say, "We need to spend more money on our schools," there actually isn't a link between spending and student achievement.
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