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    A married high school teacher in Ohio has been sentenced to two years in prison after she admitted to having sex with two of her male teenage students.  Laura Dunker, 31, was charged with six counts of sexual battery and one count of tampering with evidence in 2019 over her trysts with pupils at Bedford High School.  Prosecutors said in one incident, Dunker picked a student up before school and then had sex with him in her car at a park. In another, Dunker had sex with a different student at her home.   Dunker pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery in November under a plea deal in exchange for prosecutors dropping the five additional charges.   She was sentenced to two years behind bars and five years probation on Thursday in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.  She will also be forced to register as a Tier III sex...
    In 2021, Davante Adams has a case as the best wide receiver in the NFL. In 2009, his junior year of high school, Adams wasn’t even the best wideout on his team. There was a senior at Palo Alto High School during the 2009 football season who put up better numbers than Adams. He’s not in the NFL now, though. He didn’t even play football after that season. The senior’s name? Joc Pederson. Yes, that Joc Pederson, the former Dodgers outfielder and power hitter in Major League Baseball who’s currently a free agent. Here’s how the 2009 stats broke down for Pederson and Adams: Joc Pederson: 30 catches, 650 yards, nine TDs Davante Adams: 25 catches, 484 yards, seven TDs The Palo Alto Vikings went 7-2-2 that season with a pair of junior quarterbacks, T.J. Braff and Christof Bono, who got to throw to two future world-class...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some changes are coming for high school sports next month in New York state. Effective Feb. 1, participants in higher risk sports may take part in individual or distanced group training. This includes football, wrestling, ice hockey, basketball, volleyball and cheerleading. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Vaccination Sites In New York City | Call 877-VAX-4NYC Find A New York City Testing Site Near You Check NYC Testing Wait Times Explanation Of N.Y.’s Yellow, Orange, Red Zones (.pdf) Resources: Help With Unemployment, Hunger, Mental Health & More Remote Learning Tools For Students And Parents At Home Complete Coronavirus Coverage Teams may also take part in competitions and tournaments as permitted by local health authorities. Officials must consider whether new variants of COVID-19 have been identified in the area, along with local rates of COVID-19 transmission. MORE...
    Detectives with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an armed robbery of a Wilson Road convenience store that occurred at 10:30 AM on Wednesday January 20th, 2021. Evidence collected reveals that a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, color gun metal gray, with white stripes, pulls into the Discount Market parking lot at 1425 Wilson Road at about 10:30 AM. Two young black males exit the vehicle and the driver remains in the vehicle. One suspect is a lookout at the store entrance, while the other suspect confronts the clerk, banishing a handgun and demands money. The suspects leave the store with an undisclosed amount of money. The vehicle leaves the store parking lot and travels north on Wilson Road. The following morning, January 21st 2021, detectives working with the Ridgeland High School Resource Officer identified the gunman as 17 year old...
    Corbin Bleu and Lucas Grabeel in "High School Musical 2." Disney Channel "HSM" star Lucas Grabeel spoke to Insider about Ryan and Chad's outfit swap in the 2007 sequel. Fans have speculated that the characters had crushes on each other, but Grabeel said that wasn't true. He said director Kenny Ortega suggested the swap and it "wasn't meant to be this homoerotic thing." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "High School Musical" star Lucas Grabeel revealed how the intricate "I Don't Dance" number came to life in the 2007 sequel and explained the backstory behind Ryan Evans and Chad Danforth's outfit swap that occurred moments later.  "That was definitely one of my favorite numbers of the whole franchise," Grabeel told Insider during an interview for the 15th anniversary of "HSM." The "I Don't Dance" scene occurred about an hour into the movie. During the scene, Ryan and...
    A hostage-taker has been shot and killed by police today following a knife attack outside a high school in China. The assailant was killed by a police sniper while holding a student hostage outside the school in Kunming, south-west China’s Yunnan Province at around local time 5pm today. The attacker, a 56-year-old male, also killed one person and injured seven before the hostage took place, the authorities said. The hostage was rescued safely.  A hostage-taker has been shot and killed by police today following a knife attack outside a high school in China. The picture shows the assailant holding a student hostage in Kunming RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next One year after entering lockdown, Wuhan's youth fill... Navy launches probe after aircraft technician smuggled his... Joe Biden offers Vladimir Putin a five-year extension on... Share this article...
    The California Supreme Court has denied a petition seeking to force the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide instruction and other services in person to students who have been most harmed by distance learning. The petition was filed last month on behalf of two Los Angeles-based children’s advocacy groups, the Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Learning Rights Law Center. In it, the petitioners argued that students with disabilities, English learners and others who struggle with online learning should receive small group, in-person instruction “to the maximum extent possible” consistent with county health guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. They also sought to compel the nation’s second-largest school district to resume in-person special education assessments and other services laid out in a student’s individualized education plan and to provide the necessary accommodations in a distance learning environment. The court’s decision to reject the petition, including a request for injunctive relief, was...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Twelve local students from Los Angeles and Orange County have been nominated to become 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, honoring artistic and academic excellence. The announcement was made Thursday that the students will compete with 60 nominees from 19 states. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars will ultimately choose 20 honorees, recognizing their “academic and artistic accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, community service and outreach initiatives, and overall creativity. The local nominees are: — Chloe Hoffman, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts; — Theodore Taplitz, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. — Shaman Magic Aponte, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts; — William Lula, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts; — Ella Fields, Charter High School of Arts; — Michelle Lu, Orange County School of the Arts; — Oliviana Marie Halus-Griep, Laurel Springs School; — Charlotte Sedaka,...
    A teenager from Asbury Park was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for his role in a shooting outside an Ocean County high school, authorities said. Alonzo Legrande, who is now 18, pleaded guilty in September to aggravated assault and weapons charges, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said. Legrande originally was charged as an adult on Sept. 10 with four counts of attempted murder and weapons charges, Billhimer said. Legrandes' reduced charges were part of his  agreement to plead guilty as an adult before Judge Wendel E. Daniels.  Legrande was 17 when the crimes occurred, Billhimer said, and as a juvenile offender, his name was not released. But he has voluntarily waived Family Court jurisdiction, the prosecutor said. Brick Township police were called to Brick Memorial High School on Oct. 22, 2019, at about 1:45 p.m., on a report that a student had been shot. I move along as the water...
    Getty Priyanka Chopra Jonas, actress, activist, and wife of The Voice coach Nick Jonas, is releasing a new memoir in 2021 where she details aspects of her past including racism and bullying. People reported that Chopra Jonas’s memoir, Unfinished, is due out on February 9 and includes descriptions of racist bullying the star went through when she was attending an American high school before she returned to India to escape the bullying. “I took it very personally,” she told the outlet. “Deep inside, it starts gnawing at you.”Chopra Jonas Says She ‘Went Into a Shell’ View this post on Instagram A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) During an interview with People, Chopra Jonas explained what happened when she went through hard times during high school. “I went into a shell,” she shared. “I was like, ‘Don’t look at me. I just want to be invisible.’ My confidence...
    What does Patrick Walsh do when his team is trailing late in the fourth quarter? At Serra High in San Mateo, that’s not often. But like any coach, he opens up the playbook. In the battle for any kind of a high school football season this year, the clock is ticking. With the coronavirus still surging throughout California, it is likely to be close to six weeks before anything beyond cross country, golf, tennis, track or swimming is permitted, and possibly even longer for higher-contact sports, like football, according to health experts. If statewide rallies kicked off their two-minute drill, then consider Walsh’s latest move a Hail Mary: an open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom. Walsh, a leading proponent of returning to play in California, has previously requested meetings with state health officials but has been politely turned away each time. With the hurdles it will take...
    BETHEL PARK (KDKA) – It’s a question that parents and students have been asking for 10 months: “Is it safe to send my child back to the classroom?” With that question in mind, a group of high school students came together to get that kind of information to parents to help answer that question. WATCH: Meghan Schiller’s Full Interview With The Students Eight Bethel Park students developed what they say is the only COVID-19 dashboard in the country developed entirely by high school students. Using Google Sheets, they track every case of COVID-19 broken down by school building and they even can parcel out student cases and teacher cases. “We’re definitely really happy about the feedback we’ve received, it’s actually the second-most visited page on our district’s website,” said Christian McClaine, one of the students behind the project. “We’ve had 3,800 visits in the last 7...
    The stars of "High School Musical" have been in a few critical flops. Punch Media/New Line Cinema/Universal Studios The cast of "High School Musical" has been in a few movies that weren't well-received by critics.  Ashley Tisdale's worst film is "Amateur Night" (2016), which has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. Zac Efron's film "New Year's Eve" and Vanessa Hudgen's film "Thunderbirds" didn't impress critics.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One of Disney Channel's most iconic original movies "High School Musical" (2006) spawned a franchise that continues to be popular today. Although the stars of "HSM" have appeared in dozens of other films, not all of them have been as well-received as the Disney flick. Here are some of the worst movies the "High School Musical" cast has been in: Note: All scores were current on the date of publication and are subject to change. Films without critical scores...
    This Amazon soft two-piece lounge set is ideal for WFH Philip Rivers announces retirement after 17 seasons: Its just time Priyanka Chopra Jonas Opens Up About Racist Bullying in High School: ‘It Starts Gnawing at You’ © Suit Jaiswal/Getty The actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has a lot of love for her life and career in the U.S. — but America hasn't always been so welcoming to her. In her candid new memoir, Unfinished, out Feb. 9, Chopra Jonas, who was born in India, details the racist bullying she experienced while attending an American high school when she was 15 years old. The torment was so bad, she writes, that Chopra Jonas ultimately returned to India to finish out her schooling. "I took it very personally. Deep inside, it starts gnawing at you," says the Citadel star, 38, in an exclusive interview featured in this week's issue of PEOPLE....
    Troy and Gabriella met after being paired up for karaoke at a ski lodge. Disney Channel Troy and Gabriella seem to care little about musical theater yet they still consistently try to steal the spotlight from Sharpay and Ryan. Sharpay and Ryan's preparedness and passion is ridiculed by their classmates while Troy and Gabriella's foray into musicals is celebrated. The movies seem to send the message that working hard and having passion doesn't matter as much as popularity. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been 15 years since "High School Musical" (2006) made its debut — and I still can't get past its underlying message that working hard for something doesn't matter nearly as much as popularity.  In the first film, we follow Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) as they audition for the high school's winter musical, fall in love, and deal...
    After nearly two decades playing quarterback in the NFL, Philip Rivers is going to call it a career.  It’s truly the end of an era for the NFL. While we await official word on what the future holds for Drew Brees, another monolithic quarterback from the last two decades is calling it a career. On Wednesday, former Chargers and Colts quarterback Philip Rivers announced his retirement from football after a 17 years career. Rivers made the announcement to Kevin Acee, who covered the quarterback during his time with the San Diego Chargers. “It’s just time,” Rivers told the Union-Tribune late Tuesday night from his home in Indianapolis, where earlier this month he completed his only season with the Colts. “It’s just right.” After one year of playing with the Chargers in Los Angeles, Rivers took his talents to Indianapolis where he helped the Colts get back to the playoffs for...
    Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens starred in "High School Musical." Disney Channel "High School Musical" premiered on Disney Channel in 2006, and the film is full of sneaky details.  Interesting costume choices make characters like Troy and Chad stand out in scenes. Fan of the whole series may notice a few Easter eggs and inconsistencies in the first movie. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "High School Musical" premiered on Disney Channel in 2006 and went on to become one of the most popular Disney film series. The movie also helped launch the careers of Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and plenty of other stars. Read on for some of the details and goofs even devoted Wildcats fans may have missed in "High School Musical."
    Kamala Harris' childhood best friend has told how the kindness of the Vice President- elect's family 'changed the trajectory of her life' when they took her in as a teenager.  Wanda Kagan, an administrative agent from Montreal, met the Harris after they both joined Westmount High School in Quebec and said the pair 'instantly bonded'.  Before graduating in 1981, Wanda confided in Kamala that she was facing abuse at the hands of her stepfather, and Kamala's mother Shyamala Gopalan insisted that she come to live with the family for her final year of high school.  Appearing on Lorraine today, she told how living with the family had a 'huge impact and influence' on her life, and that Kamala has been 'paving the way' for change since she was a teenager.   Kamala Harris' childhood best friend has told how the kindness of her family 'changed the trajectory of her life' when they took...
    TEANECK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The Teaneck High School Flag Twirlers and Drumline will be representing New Jersey in President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration "Parade Across America."The young ladies of the Teaneck Flag Twirlers are about to step into their part of an historical inauguration.The nation will inaugurate its first vice president of Black and Asian American roots."In this town, being a twirler is a legacy -- your mom, aunt, sister was probably one and it's an honor," Teaneck Flag Twirlers Advisor Christine Mayers said.The team applied for a spot in the parade, practiced their craft and crossed their fingers.They opened the email -- and congratulations! They were in.The flag team and Teaneck High School's drumline recorded their performance, which will be aired as a part of the virtual celebration, since COVID concerns shut down any plans for a live in-person parade.The virtual event includes performances representing all 56 U.S. states...
    JEFFERSON CONTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Some Jefferson County students will be on a national stage on Wednesday. The D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School marching band will perform in the Presidential Inauguration Parade Across America. (credit: D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School) The Jaguars will play “American Patrol” during the virtual event that includes performances from all 56 U.S. states and territories. D’Evelyn was the only Colorado marching band selected. (credit: D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School) In 2019, the D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School marching band was named the best in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report. (credit: D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School)
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s largest school district began transitioning students back to in-person learning this week. Starting Tuesday, Anoka-Hennepin School District is having kindergarten through 2nd graders attend in-person learning full time. Students can still opt for distance learning if that’s what their family chooses. Next month, the district plans to start transitioning the older elementary students back to in-person learning, provided that the next few weeks go smoothly. Middle and high school students will remain in distance learning for the for seeable future. According to state guidelines, schools are allowed to return elementary students to classrooms as long as schools follow safety precautions. In-person learning for elementary students is thought to be safer because the students are with the same children and teacher all day, unlike high school students, who have contact with more students and educators.
    ELMHURST, Ill. (CBS) — Two rope nooses were found hanging from the top of the bleachers at the football field at York Community High School in Elmhurst, police said. Elmhurst police and the Elmhurst School District were notified of the incident Monday. It was sometime between noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday when a group of adults gathered to play an informal soccer game at the school football field, 355 St. Charles Rd., police said. During their visit, the group found the rope nooses hanging from the bleachers, police said. The adults took nooses down themselves with a plan to give them to school administrators later, police said. School administrators were contacted Monday and in turn contacted police. It turned out that the nooses had pieces of tape with messages affixed to them – one reading, “Let them play!” and the other, “Hear us now! Please!” Police and Elmhurst School District...
    GALT (CBS13) — The campus of Galt High School was especially quiet this Monday afternoon. The Warrior community is mourning the loss of one of their own with an infectious attitude, Yair Garcia. Yair Garcia “He was fun to have in class. He was good because he interacted with others. He interacted with the teacher. He just had a really big heart,” Cheryl Reece, Galt High School Agricultural Department Chairperson, said. “I remember on the first just a little bit about Yair coming up just a ball of energy. Absolutely excited to be here. Excited to be around friends,” Patrick MacDonald, Head Mechanics Teacher at Galt High School, said. The excited Galt High junior was a member of the school’s JV football team and part of the FFA program. Someone who knows Garcia’s family and the Galt High School principal told CBS13 that Yair Garcia, his mother, father and two...
    TEANECK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey high school's team of flag twirlers and drumline will be representing the state in the Inaugural "Parade Across America."The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Teaneck High School Flag Twirlers and Drumline will be among the participants in Wednesday's virtual Inauguration Day parade.The purpose of the virtual parade is to "lift up the heroes across this country that are putting their lives on the line to keep us safe, take care of our children, and keep our country moving."RELATED | Landmark Teaneck barbershop honored with street renamingEMBED More News Videos Toni Yates has more on Bespoke Men's Hair Spa, the oldest Black-owned business in Teaneck. The parade will take place virtually at 3:15 p.m. and will feature diverse, dynamic performances in communities of all 56 states and territories."As a nation, we are strengthened by our respect for one another. By lifting up voices from...
    RALEIGH -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. A little-known aspect of the speech's history recently came to light: its first delivery, which was given in a high school gym in North Carolina.It had been rumored for decades that King first gave his "I Have A Dream" speech in North Carolina months before the iconic delivery during the March on Washington.In August 2015, it was made official with a never-before-heard electronically-restored recording of the original speech that was unveiled at North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus.Click here to listen to part of the Rocky Mount speech played TuesdayDr. King first delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at a high school gymnasium in Rocky Mount on Nov. 27, 1962 -- nine months prior to his historic August 28,...
    US coronavirus: Some states are seeing higher numbers of Covid-19 cases as others ease restrictions Harris: Nation will find a moment to celebrate inauguration amid pandemic Know a Dallas area high school athlete whos made an impact in your community? Nominate them for the I AM SPORT Award! DALLAS — Do you know a high school student-athlete who has been an all-star beyond the box score? If so, we want to hear from you! © USA TODAY The winner of the I AM SPORT Award will be announced during the free, on-demand streaming high school sports awards show. The Dallas High School Sports Awards is now taking nominations for the I AM SPORT award, which recognizes student-athletes who give back to their communities through volunteerism. The winner will be announced during the on-demand streaming awards show on June 17, on the event website. The show is free to watch thanks...
    On the night of February 25, 1964, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight championship of the world. Afterwards, at the request of Ali, the newly-crowned champ, along with football superstar Jim Brown, singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, and Nation of Islam Minister Malcolm X,  all convened in Malcolm’s humble Miami motel room for a low-key celebration. That really happened. What went on inside we don’t know and might never know. The only survivor is Brown and, to his credit, he’s not talking. It’s a pretty safe guess, though, that whatever happened was more fun, insightful, and interesting than this waste of a movie. Director Regina King’s One Night In Miami (Kemp Powers wrote the screenplay) just premiered on Amazon and imagines what these four superstars might have had to say about themselves, each other, and the world; and somehow turns it into a didactic, stagey, claustrophobic, charisma-free slog that...
    SAN BERNARDINO (KABC) -- KABC-TV (Riverside, CA)The lost art of letter writing is finding new life in the era of COVID-19 with Cajon High School students in San Bernardino. In September, juniors Noeh Parrales and Rosalie Grajeda formed the Care Mates club with a goal of writing to seniors living in isolation at care centers."Especially at the time of the pandemic. We thought it would be a great way to try and help at least cheer the elderly up a little bit more," said Parrales.Membership in the online club took off with more than a hundred students joining to become pen pals. So, far club members have corresponded with 138 seniors including 56 at the Corona Residential Care Center."Most of our residents want to write back right away they want to get another letter right away," said Natali Hernandez, an employee at the facility.Each resident there received a personalized letter...
    A Westchester high school is set to reopen for in-person learning this week despite a newly confirmed positive COVID-19 case in a student or staffer. Irvington Schools Superintendent Kristopher Harrison issued an alert on Thursday, Jan. 14 advising that a member of the Irvington High School community has tested positive for the virus. Despite the new case, Harrison announced that Irvington High School will be reopening for in-person learning, as scheduled, on Friday, Jan. 15. Harrison said that anyone who may have been exposed has been notified by a school staff member during contact tracing. “Individuals who had close contact with the positive case will be personally notified by a school staff member and provided with guidance as to how to proceed according to New York State Department of Health guidelines,” he wrote. “If one is not directly affected by the positive case, no such notification will occur. General information notices will...
    High schools throughout the Bay Area have been in limbo for months, waiting for clarity on if and when their teams can compete this school year. California’s indefinite stay-at-home order complicates the timeline. The state did provide Jan. 25 as a possible date in which high school teams could return to competition, and section officials have treated that loose date as the framework to start outlining a schedule. If the Bay Area’s stay-at-home order lifts in time and counties remain in the purple tier, one sport hits the intersection of sports allowed in the most restrictive tier in Season 1: Cross country. And, yes, after so many idle months without much direction, conditioning within workout cohorts only, some cross country coaches in the Bay Area are starting to stretch their legs in anticipation of a season. Tentatively. “I’m waiting and watching,” Monte Vista-Cupertino cross...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Congratulations are in order for Hampton High School! A new ranking and study from U.S. News & World Report named Hampton the number one school in the Pittsburgh region. Hampton also makes the list for schools in Pennsylvania, coming in seventh place and in the 415 schools across the United States. U.S. News & World Report took into account student performance on state-required testing, graduation rates, and how well students are prepared for college and higher education. Hampton scored a 97.71% on the publication’s rankings.
    BRUSSELS (AP) — A late-stage side effect of the coronavirus pandemic has turned up in Belgium, where a group of teenagers is begging to go back to school. Fed up with the COVID-19 restrictions keeping them at home most of the time, students in the last two years of a high school in the city of Liege launched an online petition asking for more in-person class time. “It’s been six months now that we have been going to class only once a week,” the students enrolled at the Athénée Léonie de Waha wrote last week. “Get ready, and open your ears: We want to go to school more often. Yes, yes, you heard it right!” The students’ efforts paid off Tuesday following an online meeting with Mayor Willy Demeyer and education officials in the city, which is known for its universities. The officials pledged to revisit the...
    New York : Out there it is said that the first love is never forgotten, a saying that the story that you will read next will be reaffirmed. It turns out that octogenarians named Fred Paul and Florence Harvey met 70 years ago when they were both classmates in high school in Wandsworth, a small town in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. After a long time of living together, They finally decided to become boyfriends, a relationship that lasted 2 years as Paul’s family decided to move to Toronto. “She was my first love. My first girlfriend and my first true love, ”said Paul, now 84, in an interview with CNN. Fred returned to Wandsworth a year later to look for Florence, but learned that she and her family had also moved to another city. Time passed and eventually, both of them married other people and formed...
    SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. – The increasing need for more substitute teachers to fill in for full-time teachers calling out sick, resigning or even protesting over in-school learning as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country has pushed some school districts to temporarily relax qualification requirements. Such measures have been seen in Iowa and Missouri while in Rhode Island, a new training program has been launched to get more substitutes into classrooms. In Michigan, billboards have gone up trying to attract new hires, and some subs in Connecticut might not need a bachelor’s degree at all. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE According to a recent survey by the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association (ASPAA) 27% of teacher vacancies across the state remain unfilled while about 47% of the vacancies are filled by teachers who do not meet the state’s standard certification requirements. (Stephanie Bennett/Fox News). Andy Shirk, the executive vice president...
    A Florida principal has sued the school district where she worked after it refused to rehire her because of her 'alcohol addiction.' Dr. Mary Williams is seeking damages of $30,000, claiming the Seminole County school board discriminated against her 'based on a handicap or disability,' the lawsuit obtained by Daily Mail shows. Williams, who held the top job at Hagerty High School, was named Seminole's principal of the year in 2018, according to the Orlando Sentinel.  She had worked for the school district for more than 36 years, serving as principal for 13 of them 'until she was notified that her contract would not be renewed' in 2019, the lawsuit reads. Former Hagerty High School principal Mary Williams has sued the Seminole County school district The lawsuit claims that Williams 'had good performance evaluations and was never subject to disciplinary action.' 'In December of 2018, Dr. Williams had discussions...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A coach within the North Hills High School boys basketball team has tested positive for COVID-19. The district says that the coach was last with the boys varsity team on Saturday, January 9. The coach started developing symptoms of COVID-19 on Sunday, January 10, was tested, and received a positive result on Monday, January 11. As a result, the team’s roster of 12 players and one staff member have been advised to quarantine. The team is currently shut down and as of now, is scheduled to resume on January 20.
    Niece Waidhofer flaunted her bombshell curves in another sizzling update that was added to her Instagram feed. The model and social media influencer wowed in the January 11 update, which saw her in a skimpy ensemble. The photo captured Niece posing with her figure turned in profile. In place of a geotag, Niece shared that she was “sorry.” In her caption, the social media influencer gave a lengthy explanation of her high school uniform and its restrictions. She stood with her body turned in profile, popping her booty back to accentuate her curves. Niece looked over her shoulder with a slight smile and alluring stare while showing off her amazing figure in a skimpy outfit. On her upper half, she opted for a silky black bra that was tight on her body. It had thin straps and a pair of tiny cups that showed off her ample bust. The scanty...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Democratic lawmakers joined Denver School Board Director Tay Anderson for a “Remove Trump Now” rally on Sunday. Demonstrator gathered at Denver’s South High School to demand the removal of President Donald Trump from office. (credit: CBS) Some cars had signs that read “Impeach Again” and “Trump has blood on his hands.” People could join in person, tune in from their car, or participate virtually online. (credit: CBS) Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser was among the speakers and  Congresswoman Diana DeGette sent a statement to be read at the the event. Many who came out said the president incited the violence at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday. (credit: CBS) The cars caravanned from South High School through Denver to Manual High School.  
    College football fans who don’t follow Alabama or running back Najee Harris were treated to a seldom-seen sight during the Crimson Tide’s 31-14 romp over Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl. Harris, all 6-2, 230 pounds of him, leapt clear over Notre Dame’s 6-foot defensive back Nick McCloud en route to a 53-yard gain. That McCloud attempted to tackle Harris high instead of low only makes the feat all the more impressive: For those who do watch the Crimson Tide, however, Harris’ hurdle was merely the latest in a long line at Alabama ; he has been known to hurdle defenders ever since his freshman campaign and beyond. Said teammate DeVonta Smith after the game: “That’s what he do on the regular. That’s just something that we see normally.” MORE: Prior to his hurdle over McCloud, Harris’ signature move might have come against South Carolina the year prior:...
    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – In just more than two weeks, high school athletes all over the state will begin Season B, except for those in one Adams County district. This week, Mapleton Public Schools announced its teams would not be participating until students can more safely interact. The decision will affect boys and girls basketball as well as boys and girls wrestling. Performing arts will also continue to be postponed. (credit: CBS) “We know this is very disappointing news. We value the benefits of these programs and are committed to getting them reopened,” Susan Gerhart, Director of Athletics and Student Activities, said in a statement on the district’s website. Fresh off the high of being league champions last season, the Skyview girls basketball team was ready for 2021. As of January, virtual team meetings had begun, and before the first practice was even scheduled, members of the team were...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Broward Teachers Union has officially filed a lawsuit against Broward County Public Schools and its head of Human Resources to prevent the School District from forcing teachers with serious medical conditions to return to in-person learning. “Our students are important at home. Whatever reason the parents can’t bring them back into school, they want their kids remote educated and we need those remote teachers,” said Anna Fusco, President of the Broward Teachers Union. “They don’t want to not teach their students, they don’t want to not return, but they are legitimately afraid if they return, that they may contract the virus and they are at the highest risk.” Fusco says medically compromised educators face extreme risks from COVID-19 because of life-threatening health issues such as cancer, kidney disease, sickle cell, autoimmune disease and other serious conditions. The Broward Teacher’s Union said they had an agreement with...
    Another high school in Fairfield County is contending with a small new outbreak of COVID-19 cases. Aaron Crook, the Ridgefield Public School District’s COVID-19 health and safety compliance liaison, announced this week that there were six new infections reported at the high school, though none of the individuals were recently in the building. Because the newly infected parties were not in the building, Crook said that they did not expose other students or staffers and no contact tracing is necessary. “I have conferred with Town of Ridgefield Health Director, Ed Briggs, and RPS Medical Advisor, Dr. James Ahern about these cases,” Crook wrote to parents on Wednesday, Jan. 6. “Please wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance."
    A San Jacinto woman pleaded guilty Monday, Jan. 4, to a federal charge that she threatened to blow up a Catholic girls’ high school in Washington, DC after it announced it would begin publishing announcements of same-sex marriages in its alumni magazine. Sonia Tabizada, 36, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison when she is sentenced on March 23, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. In May 2019, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, which is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Church, said it planned to publish those announcements to advance its teaching that “we are all children of God … worthy of respect and love,” the release said. According to the plea agreement, Tabizada learned of this announcement after it was published in a newspaper and made multiple calls threatening violence in response to the school’s decision. On May 15, according to a federal...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Another season of high school athletics is about to begin, and for student athletes in two of the sports, masks will be mandatory during play.  In December 2020, the Colorado High School Activities Association received a variance from the state health department to start Season B on Jan. 18. Sports include ice hockey, skiing, girls swimming, wrestling, basketball and competitive spirit. (credit: CBS) According to the variance, masks are required for athletes playing ice hockey and basketball, during play and while not actively participating. For wrestling, spirit, and aquatics, masks must be worn when not actively participating, but the athletes are exempt from wearing them during competition. In a meeting about the upcoming basketball season Monday, Assistant Commissioner Bert Borgmann shared details about the mask requirement and fielded questions. When asked about why college players in Colorado don’t have to wear masks during competition but high schoolers...
    Jacob Blake shooting: Kenosha district attorney to announce whether officer who shot Blake will face charges Man charged with murder after human remains found in harvested field last October identified as missing Illinois woman Pregnant Ashley Tisdale keeps it casual in sweats to run errands © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Ashley Tisdale is expecting her first child in 2021. The 35-year-old star and her growing baby bump were spotted doing a casual run to CVS in Los Angeles on Tuesday. When her baby girl eventually makes her way into the world one thing that the daughter won't be doing is watching her mom's work on the Disney Channel, Tisdale revealed in a recent interview. © Provided by Daily Mail Mom-to-be: Ashley Tisdale and her growing baby bump were spotted doing a casual run to CVS in Los Angeles on Tuesday Stepping out for a low-key day of errands,...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Michigan high school students returned to in-person instruction on Monday after being virtual since Nov. 18 due to a spike statewide in COVID-19 cases. This comes as part of Michigan’s revised COVID-19 order that was issued on Dec. 18, 2020, which will be in effect until Jan. 15. While many districts were on holiday break, on Dec. 21, 2020 high school classes were able to return to school buildings. As for colleges and universities, students were able to return to campus for the winter semester, but was asked by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to delay in-person classes from starting until Jan. 19 and move-until Jan. 16. MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Stimulus Package Update: When Will The Checks Start Arriving? MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Missed Gov. Whitmer’s Press Conference? Here’s Her Update On The State’s Response To COVID-19 MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Federal Unemployment Benefits Delayed © 2021 CBS...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff JEFFERSON HILLS (KDKA) — The Jefferson Hills Police Department is informing the public ahead of time that police activity will be taking place on Monday due to a training exercise. The Police Department says that there will be police activity both inside and outside the old Thomas Jefferson High School located at 310 Old Clairton Road. They say that loud noises may be heard in and around the building and that access to the property will be limited while the training is going on. Police say that the noise will be related to the training exercise.
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Tomorrow, the restrictions put in place over the holidays to fight the spread of COVID-19 will expire and some schools will head back to in-person learning and winter sports will begin. Coaches in the area say they’ve spent a lot of time on video chat the last few weeks preparing their playbooks and perfecting their safety protocols with their athletes. After a brief pause under the COVID-19 mitigation measures, high school sports will once again resume on Monday. So break out the basketball, grab the goggles, and roll out the wrestling mats – high school sports are back. “This is like Christmas morning again for them tomorrow, to get out there with their buddies again,” said Jeff Ackermann the Baldwin boy’s basketball coach. “You wake up tomorrow and you just have a little jump in your step.” K-12 youth sports were among...
    PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Joe Clark, the tough yet inspirational New Jersey high school principal portrayed by Morgan Freeman in the hit film "Lean on Me," has died at the age of 82.The former principal of Eastside High School in Paterson who famously used a bullhorn and a baseball bat to keep his students in line died Tuesday at his home in Florida after a long battle with an unspecified illness, his family said.The bat, Clark once explained, was not a weapon, but a symbol of choice for students who could either strike out or hit a home run.Paterson Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer released a statement following the announcement of Clark's death:"Joe Clark left his indelible mark on public education by being fiercely devoted to the students in his care. He demanded more from his students because he believed they could achieve more than what was expected of...
    PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- The tough, yet inspirational Paterson high school principal portrayed in the hit film 'Lean on Me,' has died.According to a Facebook post by the mayor of Paterson, former Eastside High School principal, Joe Clark, died Tuesday at his home in Florida at the age of 82.Clark famously used a bullhorn and a baseball bat to keep his students in Paterson in line.The bat, Clark once explained, was not a weapon, but a symbol of choice for students, who could either strike out or hit a home run.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New Jersey news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    Joe Clark, former principal of Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, poses for a photo in the school hallways in February of 1988. (Photo by Joe McNally/Getty Images) Joe Louis Clark, the baseball bat and bullhorn-wielding Principal whose unwavering commitment to his students and uncompromising disciplinary methods at Paterson, New Jersey’s Eastside High School inspired the 1989 film Lean on Me, has passed away. A longtime resident of South Orange, NJ, Clark (82) retired to Gainesville, Florida. He was at home and surrounded by his family when he succumbed to his long battle with illness on December 29, 2020. Read More: Louisiana congressman Luke Letlow dead from COVID-19 Born in Rochelle, Georgia, on May 8, 1938, Clark’s family moved north to Newark, New Jersey, when he was six years old. It was in the Garden State that Clark built his legacy through both his accomplished career in...
    YONKERS, Westchester County (WABC) -- The first of several wakes is being held Tuesday for the teenage victims in a horrific crash in Westchester County that left five people dead last week.Family and friends gathered at St. Peters-St. Denis' Church on Ludlow Street in Yonkers to remember Brandon Sierra, who was killed when a car fleeing a police stop T-boned the vehicle he was driving with three friends.His cousin, Angel Espinal, said Sierra was humble and always happy.Sierra will be laid to rest Wednesday morning at Mount Hope Cemetery in Greenburgh, followed by a wake from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Tamari Watkins. Anthony Cruz will be honored next week with a noon to 9 p.m. wake Monday, followed by a funeral and burial Tuesday.All the events are being held at the same church."Great polite kids, all of them, I'm really going to miss them all, I'm really going...
    The attorney representing a white college student has accused the University of Tennessee of 'caving in to hysteria' after she was kicked out over a video shared by her black high school classmate showing her using a racial slur when she was 15.  Speaking to Fox News on Monday, Mimi Groves' lawyer Shan Wu said that the school made a 'rush to judgement' after the video of Groves looking into the camera saying ‘I can drive, n*****s’ as she was sitting in traffic went viral. Groves was 15 years old and a high school freshman at the time of making the video in 2016, but it resurfaced this year when her black high school classmate Jimmy Galligan, of Leesburg - who had received the video at the time - posted it publicly.  Groves, a championship-winning cheerleader, was planning to attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, whose cheer team were reigning national champions....
    Twitter Lauren Swist, a South Carolina teen, has been identified as the creator of the now-viral video. A South Carolina teen is facing backlash after she filmed herself pretending to whip George Floyd in a now-deleted TikTok video. Lauren Swist, a high school junior and cheerleader at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, has been identified as the creator behind the racist video mocking the death of Floyd, an unarmed Black man whose police custody death in May sparked sparked global outrage. According to the Daily Dot, Swist initially shared the video on her TikTok account around December 18. The clip, captioned “george floyd: ‘hey can i borrow a dollar,'” shows a superimposed Swist standing in front of a close up picture of Floyd’s face. It then cuts to a shot of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck, according to the video. Swist pretends...
    Meghan Trainor purchases $6.6M Encino mansion Cities where people are struggling the most financially Williams: Phone interviews and high-school golf were sanity-saving in a year of contingency plans Covering golf, at every level and on every tour, in 2020 was unlike anything our writers have experienced. Through the end of the year, our staff is looking back on what will forever stand out from the season of COVID – a season during which every aspect of the game we love was impacted by a global pandemic. Read the whole series here. © Provided by Golfweek Golfweek Caledonia Amateur I’ve spent eight months asking some version of the same question, and that’s the best way I know to sum up golf journalism in the year of COVID. Everyone has a story as we will ourselves toward 2021. For the most part, we all learned to adapt. How did you go on...
    Meghan Trainor purchases $6.6M Encino mansion Cities where people are struggling the most financially Williams: Phoners and high-school golf were sanity-saving in a year of contingency plans Covering golf, at every level and on every tour, in 2020 was unlike anything our writers have experienced. Through the end of the year, our staff is looking back on what will forever stand out from the season of COVID – a season during which every aspect of the game we love was impacted by a global pandemic. Read the whole series here. © Provided by Golfweek Golfweek Caledonia Amateur I’ve spent eight months asking some version of the same question, and that’s the best way I know to sum up golf journalism in the year of COVID. Everyone has a story as we will ourselves toward 2021. For the most part, we all learned to adapt. How did you go on despite...
    Brooklyn mom Lily Hom raised three sons to share her passion for math — and they excel at it.  All three are also professional models and actors. So son Tavian, a fifth-grader who hoped to get into the city’s Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted & Talented, had two of the school’s required talents: math and drama. But now, under new admission policies announced by Mayor de Blasio, Tavian, 10, will not be admitted to the high-performing Coney Island school unless he’s picked in a random lottery. His mom is “dumbfounded and disheartened,” she told The Post. “It’s strictly luck. It’s no longer based on talent,” said Hom, who has degrees in economics and math from NYU. She has nurtured her sons’ love of math and made learning it a focal point of their family life. “In my mind, this upcoming year will be a sham,” she said of...
    LIVERMORE — The Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau has identified the three young men who died late Monday night when their car collided with a semi-truck. The three Livermore teens have been identified as Rahal Brar, 18; Shej Kumar, 16; and Ian Ericksen, 16, all from Livermore. One teen attended Del Valle Continuation High School, the other Livermore High School. The driver, Brar, was a graduate of Vineyard High School in Livermore. Two of the young men were relatives, according to the school district. According to KTVU, Ian and Shej both worked at a Baskin-Robbins ice cream store in Livermore and were picked up by Brar on Monday night after their shift. The shop closed Tuesday in their memory. A manager at the ice cream store posted on a Facebook page about their loss. “They were amazing employees and amazing friends. Both of them hard-working kids, liked by everybody and fun...
    Kevin Stefanski and Joe Judge knew each other very well before their Sunday Night Football clash. One of the reasons that Sunday Night’s matchup between the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants garnered so much intrigue was the fact that two of the best young coaches in the NFL in Cleveland’s Kevin Stefanski and New York’s Joe Judge would be duking it out. These two know each other pretty well, as they were once the best of friends in high school. As was detailed in the New York Daily News, Stefanski and Judge were once teammates at Philadelphia’s Saint Joseph’s Prep, where Stefanski beat out Judge for the starting quarterback job on the freshman team. Judge later transferred to Lansdale Catholic.Both Kevin Stefanski and Joe Judge are having solid debut seasons as head coachesStefanski, the son of legendary NBA executive Ed Stefanski, joined the Browns after over a decade in...
    Sitcom history from the year you were born 2020 in Review: The Year for Small Businesses Across the US A high school football player gave up an easy touchdown in the state championship to let his teammate score © Provided by INSIDER Doug Brooks hands off an easy touchdown to teammate Max Machacek. @dctf / Twitter Shiner High School won the Texas Class 2A, Division I state championship 42-20 on Thursday at AT&T Stadium. The play of the game came from Doug Brooks, who handed off an easy fumble-return touchdown to allow his teammate to score. After the game, Brooks said that he had been working on getting his teammates on the defensive line a touchdown all season. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Shiner High School won the Texas Class 2A, Division I state championship 42-20 on Thursday at AT&T Stadium. While Shiner scored plenty of...
    Parents of NYC students waiting to take the entry exam for the specialized high schools are being Scrooged by Mayor de Blasio, a new lawsuit complains. Several fed-up moms and dads filed the holiday-season suit Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court for the parents of more than 27,000 kids who normally take the SHSAT, the sole criteria for admission to eight top-performing high schools, including Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech. The suit demands that the DOE administer the exam within 30 days. The highly competitive test is normally given in late October or early November, but the Department of Education postponed it indefinitely, purportedly because of the pandemic. While unveiling changes in middle and high school admission policies on Friday, Mayor de Blasio finally announced that registration for the SHSAT, will be open from Dec. 21 through Jan. 15. The DOE said it will administer the exam in students’ own middle schools...
    More On: bill de blasio De Blasio’s rancid school bus deal moves ahead Max Rose might be the centrist mayoral candidate NYC desperately needs De Blasio degrades school standards Cuomo says COVID shutdown ‘avoidable’ as de Blasio warns of post-Christmas closure Parents of NYC students waiting to take the entry exam for the specialized high schools are being Scrooged by Mayor de Blasio, a new lawsuit complains. Several fed-up moms and dads filed the holiday-season suit Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court for the parents of more than 27,000 kids who normally take the SHSAT, the sole criteria for admission to eight top-performing high schools, including Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech. The suit demands that the DOE administer the exam within 30 days. The highly competitive test is normally given in late October or early November, but the Department of Education postponed it indefinitely, purportedly because of the pandemic....
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is changing its admission system for hundreds of middle and high schools, officials said Friday in announcing one of the most significant steps the nation’s largest school system has taken in years to address racial segregation. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is suspending academic merit-based screening for its selective middle schools for at least a year, partly because the coronavirus pandemic has scrambled test, attendance and grading data that the schools have used to grant admission to top-performing elementary school kids. It wouldn’t be fair for schools to rely on two-year-old data about children so young, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said. Instead, a lottery would be used when schools have more applicants than available seats. Carranza called the changes “a common-sense approach” to tackling two issues: the challenges arising from the pandemic and longstanding patterns of racial concentration that leave many...
    A student in Houston wore a hazmat suit to take his final exams this week, with his family saying the teenager took the uncommon step due to concerns about bringing COVID-19 back home. Mason Kalkofen told a local ABC affiliate that the protective gear seemed like the only way to protect his mom, who is at high risk for contracting the disease. "I'm having to go in a hazmat suit," he said, according to ABC7. "That way I can protect my family." "I don't want to get sick," the student's mom, Margarita, told the local outlet. "I don't want to end up in a hospital. I don't want my husband to end up in the hospital because the school district doesn't care." "I can protect my family." Mason Kalkofen said he was worried about contracting the virus on campus and spreading it to his mother, who is at high risk and could suffer severe medical complications https://t.co/vf58dnWEuO— ABC7 Eyewitness News...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- A Houston student showed up to school Wednesday wearing head-to-toe personal protective gear, and his family said his school district isn't taking the pandemic seriously enough.The Kalkofens wanted the district to waive a requirement that virtual learners take some of their final exams on Spring Woods High School's campus.Mason Kalkofen, the student, said he was worried about contracting the virus on campus and spreading it to his mother, Margarita, who is at high risk and could suffer severe medical complications."I'm having to go in a hazmat suit," he said. "That way I can protect my family."Mason's mother and father told our sister station KTRK-TV that they tried every avenue to get the district to make an exemption. They also noted they've received multiple letters this month about positive cases on campus."I don't want to get sick," Margarita said. "I don't want to end up in a hospital....
    Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that the city will change how selective middle and high schools admit students in a bid to combat racial inequity. The city has eight specialized high schools, including Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech and Bronx Science, that require a specialized test to get admitted known as the Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT). The standardized test will remain in place, according to NY 1. However, the city announced that middle schools will not use academic records, auditions or other screening assessments to evaluate and admit students, pausing the screening through 2021 admissions. If a school has a surplus of applicants, then the city will reportedly use a lottery system and randomly pick students for admissions. ???? NEWS: This year’s middle school application will open the week of January 11. DOE middle schools will NOT use academic records, auditions, or other screens or...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials announced a series of admissions changes for hundreds of middle and high schools Friday in one of the most significant steps the nation's largest school system has taken in years to address racial segregation. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is suspending merit-based screening systems for its selective middle schools for at least a year. That means that academic records, auditions and other assessments will no longer be used by schools to skim off the top-performing elementary school kids and segregate them from other children. A lottery would be used when schools have more applicants than available seats. The change is meant to address a pattern that has led to highly sought-after schools filling up with white, wealthier students. “It’s time to start using every tool at our disposal to address inequality,” de Blasio said. “The status quo in New York...
    Soon-to-be LSU Tigers running back Corey Kiner surprised his high school janitor by giving him a special shout out in an award acceptance speech and gifting him his #22 jersey. Kiner, the Cincinnati-based Roger Bacon High School senior who was named the top high school football player in the state of Ohio, thanked his school’s custodian, Jeff Rapking, for the impact he’s had on his sports career while receiving the Mr. Football award.  "Nobody has more [Roger] Bacon spirit than Jeff," told Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO News.  Rapking, who is intellectually disabled and has worked at the school for 35 years, is beloved by all at the Cincinnati high school for being one of the biggest football fans. Kiner says Rapking is always cheering for the team on the sidelines at every game, win or lose.  PACKERS GIVE BACK TO POLICE DEPARTMENT IN A BIG WAY  To show his gratitude for the spirited...
    Virginia State Police are investigating a double homicide in Halifax County. (Courtesy Virginia State Police) An Alexandria, Virginia, teenager has pleaded guilty to the death of two Maryland high school grads. Mohamed Aly, 19, was sentenced to four consecutive life terms for the first-degree murders of Joel Bianda, 21, of Alexandria, and Ayanna Maertens Griffin, 18, of Germantown, Maryland. He was sentenced to an additional 18 years for related firearms offenses, a news release from the Halifax County, Virginia, Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office said. In February, Bianda agreed to drive Aly from Alexandria to Danville, Virginia. Griffin, who was Bianda’s girlfriend, went along for the ride. Aly had with him a firearm, which he said he picked up from Alexandria. Aly, who was in the back seat, told prosecutors that he had “thoughts.” “He said the thoughts were bad thoughts and good thoughts. He was having doubts about college and about...
    A coyote who bit a man in Lafayette earlier this week is the same one that has bitten two other people in the Lamorinda area this year, authorities said Thursday. Patrick Foy, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a statement that lab results provided from a DNA profile of the saliva around the man’s wounds matched the same DNA as found in earlier attacks. Authorities got the sample from the man’s pants. The most recent bite happened Tuesday shortly after 7 p.m. near a small shopping center in the 3600 block of Mt. Diablo Boulevard. The man was hospitalized but is expected to recover. His bite wounds were not as bad as those suffered by a man who was attacked while running at Campolindo High in Moraga on Dec. 4. He is also is recovering. The third attack happened to a boy about 1½...
    (CNN)A small town in North Carolina is planning to install a propane cannon on top of a high school in order to combat vultures that have been gathering in the area. The town will use a cannon to try and keep vultures from gathering.Bunn, which is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Raleigh, announced that it would be temporarily installing a cannon on the roof of its high school gymnasium on December 22 and leave it in place until January 3. The town, with a population of around 350 people, told CNN it planned the installation of the cannon for when kids were out of school on winter break.Bunn says it will program the cannon to fire in the morning, afternoon and evening when vultures are likely to be roosting.The cannon produces 130 decibels of sound similar to a shotgun, the town said.Black and turkey vultures are federally protected migratory...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – At least four Fort Worth ISD high school musical organizations will appear in a Christmas Day Music Special on KTVT CBS 11. Those ensembles are: The Varsity Treble Choir from Southwest High School performing “Joy To The World” The North Side High School Orchestra performing “Deck the Halls” The Tenor/Bass Choir from I.M. Terrel Academy of Visual and Performing Arts performing “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” The Show Choir of Benbrook High School singing “Winter White Hymnal” Additional Fort Worth ISD musical groups reviewed for a place in the CBS 11 program may be used in promotional spots leading up to the day of the show. It is recommended you record the CBS 11 morning news, from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. starting Monday, December 21 for any of those schools that may be chosen. MORE FROM CBSDFW Affidavit: Dispute Over Repossessed Vehicle Leads To Triple...
    Students that returned to in-person learning in Fairfield County earlier this month will be transitioning back to remote learning for the rest of the month. Both the Stratford and Bunnell high schools switched over to their distance learning models this week due to confirmed COVID-19 cases in each building, prompting district officials to cancel in-person learning through the holiday break. Students will return to the classroom beginning on Monday, Jan. 4. Stratford High School Principal Jack Dellapiano said that the rise in cases over recent weeks has led to students and staffers to enter quarantine, leading to a potential staffing shortage. “Unfortunately, the impact on our staff has made it difficult for us to continue the current hybrid learning model that supports in-person instruction for those students who have continued to come to school each day,” he said. According to Connecticut’s COVID-19 schools dashboard, the state is currently monitoring active...
    BERKELEY — Only four of the 19 football players Cal signed Wednesday were able to play their high school senior seasons this fall. None of them were permitted to make campus visits. Yet against that COVID-19 backdrop, the Bears came away with a 2021 recruiting class that has a strong Bay Area base, adds size and versatility to the roster and earned a No. 20 national ranking by ESPN. “Overall, a very good class,” Cal coach Justin Wilcox said. I think the physical traits are there, the want-to and the character are there, and the academic profile is there. We are really, really encouraged by this group.” The Bears experienced “no drama” on early signing day, Wilcox noted, with every player who had previously committed finalizing paperwork by early afternoon. The recruiting website 247Sports ranked the Bears’ class at No. 25 nationally (behind only Oregon and...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A high school teenager from Hinsdale, with dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer, is dead tonight. Kendall Pickering and her father Robert died in a car crash in North Carolina. They were visiting colleges when their car went off the road and hit a tree Tuesday night. Kendall Pickering swam on the varsity swim team at Hinsdale Central and broke school records. Our Red Devil family is mourning the tragic passing of Kendall Pickering and her father Robert. Kendall was an outstanding swimmer, student, teammate & friend who left an indelible mark on all of us. Our thoughts go out to the family, friends and all who came in contact with her. pic.twitter.com/SGFfeFsuuZ — Hinsdale Central HS (@ThisIsHCHS) December 16, 2020 Also From CBS Chicago: ‘You Have the Wrong Place:’ Body Camera Video Shows Moments Police Handcuff Innocent, Naked Woman During Wrong Raid Lightfoot Sidesteps...
    LeBron James has been talking up his teammate, second-year player Talen Horton-Tucker, throughout the preseason. But their relationship began long before they became Lakers teammates. Horton-Tucker has turned heads in the Lakers’ two preseason games, first scoring 19 points in their opener before exploding for 33 points on 11-for-17 shooting in their second game. James took notice, tweeting that Horton-Tucker was “flat out SPECIAL.” James told reporters that he first noticed Horton-Tucker when he was still at Simeon High School in Chicago (the same school where Derrick Rose and Jabari Parker played, among others). “I saw him about three and half, four years ago,” James said, according to SB Nation. “I was watching a high school basketball game and I happened to catch Simeon playing. And I told our agent at the time — it’s now Talen’s agent, Rich Paul — that he needs to take a look at...
    Staff members in two schools in a Westchester school district have become the latest to test positive for COVID-19. Interim Schools Superintendent Alex Marrero issued an alert to the community late on Tuesday, Dec. 15 advising that staff members at the high school and Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center have confirmed cases of the virus. The Barnard staff member is a teacher, who began experiencing symptoms on Friday, Nov. 11, Marrero said. Since receiving confirmation of the COVID-19 case, the teacher began teaching remotely this week. The staffer at the high school - which had been on all-remote learning since last month - was last in the building last week. Anyone who may have been exposed has been contacted and instructed to temporarily quarantine. Custodial crews have also been called in to disinfect any potentially impacted areas. According to the New York State COVID-19 schools “Report Card,” A total of...
    California Interscholastic Federation executive director Ron Nocetti received the new state COVID-19 youth sports guidelines. A day later, he met for a couple of hours with the high school sports governing body’s 10 section commissioners. After the meeting Tuesday — less than 24 hours after the long-awaited California Department of Public Health guidelines were released — the state’s top high school sports executive spent a few minutes with the Bay Area News Group. Nocetti noted that his office advocated for high school sports to be played in the red and purple tiers — which the new guidelines will not allow for high-contact sports such as football and basketball — and there is no urgency to discuss rearranging the calendar until it’s clear that no sports will start until at least Jan. 25. In its release, the California Department of Public Health said it would reassess the situation...
    SEGUIN, Texas – After what school officials are calling a “slight uptick in COVID related cases over the weekend,” Seguin High School students are shifting to remote learning only for the rest of the week, just ahead of Winter Break. Seguin Independent School District Chief Communications Officer Sean Hoffmann told KSAT that as of Monday, there were 11 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff and students at Seguin High School with an additional 150 people in quarantine. “In an abundance of caution, we shifted to remote learning for the majority of our Seguin High School students,” said Hoffmann, who cited a need to allocate resources to middle and elementary schools since substitute teachers are in high demand. Seguin High School Principal Hector Esquivel sent a letter home to parents on Monday stating that there “has been a gradual but steady rise of positive COVID-19 cases on the Seguin High...
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              The Falls Church City School Board voted to change the names of local schools George Mason High and Thomas Jefferson Elementary on Tuesday night. The seven-member board was unanimous in its decision to rename and each member offered remarks during the virtual meeting to explain their reasoning or opinion. “Are these two men appropriate namesakes today for schools in a division committed to anti-racism? After careful consideration of everything I’ve heard, I come to the conclusion that they are not,” said Greg Anderson, chair of the school board. “We should rename both schools. Doing so is in the best interest of students, and consistent with our commitment to foster equity and equality for our staff, our students, our families and our community.” The decision comes in light of results from a survey – released to parents, staff, students and community members – where...