School Risk

By Carl Southwell | Trends in school-related risk

Girl struck by car as she walked to 'unsafe' school bus stop awarded $36.1 million by San Bernardino jury

Every morning on her way to first grade at Bonnie Oehl Elementary School in Highland, Isabella Sanchez crossed a residential street mid-block to catch her bus.<p>One morning about two months into the 2012 school year, she dashed across and was struck by a car. She flew 70 feet into the air, her …

Crime

Teacher who subdued Mattoon school shooter 'was there to clean up Satan's mess,' mom says

A teacher who subdued a high school shooting suspect acted on her “strong Christian instincts,” the teacher's mother said Thursday.<p>“I'm sure she didn't think about it; it was just a gut reaction,” Barbara McQueen of rural Marshall, Illinois, said of her daughter Angela McQueen, a math and physical …

Crime

Arkansas teacher had sex with 4 students — 2 in same day, court document says

An Arkansas teacher allegedly had sex with four students, two on the same day, according to a court filing.<p>Jessie Lorene Goline, an art teacher at Marked Tree High School in northeast Arkansas, allegedly had sexual relationships with four students, three who attended Marked Tree School District and …

Equality

L.A. County to investigate public school system's enrollment of Catholic school students

Los Angeles County education officials have launched an investigation into fiscal and legal questions surrounding a small public school district that has been enrolling Catholic school students.<p>The inquiry centers on the Lennox Virtual Academy, an online school operated by the Lennox School …

Education

Family seeks answers after Georgia Tech student killed by police

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The family of a Georgia Institute of Technology student shot and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend is questioning why campus officers did not try to disarm the knife-wielding computer engineering major with nonlethal force.<p>Scout Schultz, 21, died after being shot on …

Policing

Lakewood teacher, 52, accused of 3-year sexual relationship with student

A 52-year-old Lakewood woman has been charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female student over the span of three years, …

Crime

Offering free computers, a small L.A. school district enrolled Catholic school students from Bakersfield

Last spring, Katie Rivera’s daughter came home from the St. Francis Parish School in Bakersfield with some unusual paperwork.<p>The school was pushing parents to sign their children up for a “unique pilot program” taught entirely online and run by a public school district in Los Angeles County.<p>Each …

Education

Active shooter situation reported at Columbus-Scioto High School

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police are responding to the report of an active shooter situation being reported at Columbus-Scioto High School.<p>At about 8:30am, …

Education

Shooter reported at Ohio high school - live updates

ACTIVE SHOOTER AT SCHOOL:An active shooter has been reported at Scioto High School@S. High St. Please stay out of the area.#CPD<p>— Columbus Ohio Police …

Tulu Cinema

Study documents higher risk of suicidal thoughts among transgender students

Evidence indicates that school-based mental health services are urgently needed to protect against suicidal thoughts among transgender students.

Transgender

Pass Area CHP School Bus Operation Yields Safety, Agency Says

The CA Highway Patrol recently conducted a school bus and pedestrian safety enforcement operation focusing on motorists who fail to stop.

California Highway Patrol

Relationships Matter More Than Rules

Learning doesn’t happen without relationships. In the classroom, rules matter, but as many of us have learned after a few years teaching, …

Bullying and teen suicide: A collection of academic research

This collection of academic research examines the issue of bullying and child suicide. We included research that looks specifically at suicide and …

Suicide

Penn State issues new changes, measures to greek life

Penn State kicked off the Fall 2017 semester with a slew of changes to the greek life system.<p>Much of the press release issued by the university …

College & University

BREAKING: Police confirm football player has died after suffering an injury during practice at Sachem East High School, Farmingville, …

Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams.

Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here.<p>BaseballBasketballFootball<p>California ranks No. 50 out of 51 in sports safety …

California

UConn Study Finds High School Athletes At Risk; Connecticut Ranks 38th Nationally

The Connecticut high school athletic and medical communities rank in the bottom third nationally when it comes to keeping athletes safe from some …

Education

Food guru who brought healthier meals to L.A. schools charged with mishandling district funds

For years, David Binkle was hailed as a pioneer among school nutrition advocates for accomplishing a near-herculean task – using produce and meats provided by local growers to greatly reduce the number of fatty meals served in the nation’s second-largest school district.<p>The Los Angeles Unified …

Corruption

California mom speaks out after son's heat stroke during football tryouts

The tryouts for a California football team left a 13-year-old hospitalized with heat stroke, with his mother now speaking out about the risk he …

Former HISD officer admits to fondling middle school student

Suicide Prevention

• Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself.<br>• Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.<br>• Talking about feeling …

Rejecting the ‘Mean Girl’ Framework

Responding to our male students’ fights, sexual misbehavior, or general misconduct with the comment “boys will be boys” is widely recognized as …

K-12: ‘Tidal wave of expenses’ in looming California school budget crisis

SAN JOSE — Faced with significant salary hikes and ballooning health benefit and pensions, school districts across the state scrambled to balance …

L.A. school board salaries more than double to $125,000 a year

There’s one thing that past and current Los Angeles school board members seem to agree on: They’ve been underpaid.<p>Members of an obscure city commission agreed, and on Monday they voted to give L.A. Board of Education members a 174% raise that will take effect in 60 days. Board members who have no …

Education

Up to two thirds of California school districts face insolvency

California's public school system is being battered through a combination of forces that may ultimately conspire to destroy it. Across the state, …

Sexual Abuse at Choate Went On for Decades, School Acknowledges

Choate Rosemary Hall, the elite Connecticut boarding school, said on Thursday that at least 12 former teachers had sexually molested — and, in at least one case, raped — students in a pattern of abuse dating to the 1960s.<p>The allegations in a report prepared by an investigator for the board of …

Education

Private schools kept decades of sexual abuse secret

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN</b>: The past couple of years have brought new revelations about sexual abuse at private schools. At least eight private schools in New …

Are School Police Feeding the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

« 2018 Election Will Rock California Education | Main | Actions in Sacramento Undermining Real Accountability »<p>| No comments<p><b>By Marquisha Spencer</b><p>By …

Education

LAPD Chief Beck personally arrests officer on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old

A Los Angeles police officer was arrested Thursday and accused of having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old member of the department’s cadet program, the latest embarrassment stemming from an investigation into thefts and other misconduct tied to the program, Chief Charlie Beck said.<p>…

Policing