LONG BEACH, CA – An 11-year-old girl died on Friday, hours after she got into an after school fight with another girl over a boy.
Joanna Ramos and another girl had gotten into an altercation the day before, but had decided to settle their grievances in a prearranged fight to take place after school Friday, in an alley near Willard Elementary.
Witnesses say the about seven people attended the meet and watched as the two girls took off their backpacks, put their hair up and then started hitting each other. A friend of Ramos said that some attempted to break up the fight, but others there would not let them.
The altercation wasn’t especially serious and lasted only a minute. Police say no weapons were used and neither girl were knocked to the ground. Ramos walk away with no bruises or scratches, but did suffer a bloody nose.
After returning to her after school program, Ramos complained that she was not feeling well. Her family picked her up and took her home where she complained about a headache and began vomiting.…Continue Reading
The shooting occurred yesterday at around 1:30 p.m. inside a third grade classroom at Armin Jahr Elementary School. The gun was inside the boy’s backpack when it discharged, hitting Amina Kocer-Bowman in the abdomen.
Police are investigating how the boy got the gun and why he brought it to school in the first place, but feel the shooting was accidental. Bowman was in critical condition last night after surgery but her friends and family gave reporters a ‘thumbs up’ signal as they left the hospital later that night.
The boy who brought the gun was booked into juvenile detention for investigation of unlawful possession of a gun, bringing a dangerous weapon to school and third-degree assault. KIRO reported that the husband of the teacher who was in the classroom when the shooting happened, said the student who allegedly had the gun was recently transferred to the school and had been a real problem in the classroom.…Continue Reading
Walpole, NH – On Friday, a 14-year-old boy pulled out a shotgun while inside a school cafeteria and shot himself in the face. Surprisingly, the boy is currently still alive.
Police say Hunter Mack was upset over a relationship with a girl when he shot himself in the face with a 20-gauge shotgun at around 11 a.m. at Walpole Elementary. There were around 70 other students in the cafeteria at the time of the shooting.
On student told reporters that when one their friends noticed the gun Mack had hidden under his clothing and asked what it was for, that Mack stated he was “making things better” before shooting himself.
Mack was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for his significant facial injuries. His relatives say that his vital signs are good, but that he will have a challenging recovery.
Classes have resumed today and crisis response counselors will be available for students and staff.
All I can think of when I read the word “challenging” is James Vance, the guy who tried to kill himself with a shotgun blast to the head but only managed to blow off the lower half of his face.…Continue Reading
HARDIN, Mo. — Two teenagers are facing sexual assault charges after being accused of sexually assaulting students in a high school locker room.
I’ve been following this story since it first broke in December but the details were too vague so I decided to wait until more details came out. They have, and it’s not pretty.
According to court documents, 17-year-old Jeffrey R. Ellis and 18-year-old Randy E. Estenbaum sexually assaulted separate students in the Hardin-Central High School locker room on separate occasions. These assaults happened while students were changing for P.E. or to play basketball.
In November, one of the accusers told police that Estenbaum pinned him down and forced his legs up in the air and “humped” him while he was naked. In December, Ellis allegedly assaulted two boys with the help of two others. After two other students helped hang two classmates upside down, Ellis allegedly pulled down one boy’s pants and stuck a water bottle in his butthole.
The school conducted its own investigation and all four students who participated in the attacks were expelled from school in January while Ellis and Estenbaum were charged as adults with forcible sodomy.…Continue Reading
The girl was dropped off at Hickory Grove Elementary on Monday, but no one came to pick her up. When school officials contacted the mother, she refused to come get her daughter.
Three hours later, at around 7:30 p.m., police had to get the Department of Social Services to take the 5-year-old into their custody as they were afraid she could have been in “extreme danger.” Police have yet to charge the mother with anything.
I’m hoping the kid wasn’t abandoned and that the mother was just too blitzed on drugs or alcohol to come get her. Lesser of two evils and all that, ya’ know? If anyone has any inside info on the specific reason why the mother left her, please share as I cannot find anything.
Although, I guess a school is a lot better place to abandon your kid than a burning house or the bottom of a lake.…Continue Reading
BROWNSVILLE, TX - Police in Texas had to shoot an kill a 15-year-old boy who was brandishing a firearm inside a Texas middle school.
Not a lot of details yet, but what is being reported is that an 8th-grader brandished a firearm in the main hallway of Cummings Middle School this morning.
School administrators initiated lockdown procedures and contacted the Brownsville Police Department and BISD Police and Security Services.
Responding officers encountered the teen in the hallway outside the principal’s office and ordered him to drop his weapon. The teen reportedly ignored their requests and aimed the gun at police before they shot him three times. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
Someone who knew the teen told reporters that the teen played sports and was in the band. They said that shortly before the shooting, he had been in a fight and that both he and his opponent had been sent to the principal’s office.…Continue Reading
LIVINGSTON, TN – If any of you are in Tennessee and would like a job teaching math to elementary kids, Allons Elementary is about to have a job opening after one of their math teachers used a permanent maker to write “stupid” on one of his student’s forehead.
The incident reportedly happened on Dec 6 when a student in Alex Boles’s math class asked a reasonable question about their lesson. Boles answered the student then used a permanent marker to write the word “stupid” on the kid’s forehead. For a bit of added scumbag, he wrote it backwards so the kid could read it when they looked in the mirror.
Reports are the student sat in class with the word on their head for two hours. Another employee told Superintendent Matt Eldridge about what Boles had done, and his reaction was immediate. He suspended Boles and minced no words when he told reporters he will do what he can to ensure the teacher loses his job after the investigation is complete.…Continue Reading
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – I don’t know if any of you have been following this story out of my state, but a 9-year-old student at Brookside Elementary called a teacher “fine” and the ensuing knee-jerking it caused has been unbelievable.
First the school suspended Emanyea for sexual harassment. They said they have had issues with the boy calling students bad names before, a claim Emanyea denied to reporters, and that he made the statement about the teacher in a suggestive manner. Emanyea was suspended for three days and served a one-day, in-school suspension and two days out of school.
Understandably, his mother wasn’t happy about the school’s decision to suspend her son for sexual harassment, so she went to the local news. It wasn’t long before sites like CNN and Huffington Post picked up the story and it quickly went viral. Not long after that, all the negative attention had the school district getting involved and then release a statement yesterday that apologized to the family.
“”After a thorough investigation by school officials involving the suspension of a fourth grade student at one of our elementary schools, it has been determined there was no sexual harassment.…Continue Reading
Billerica, MA – Picking up where we left off yesterday, I got a couple more teacher stories to post, starting with the middle school teacher who was arrested and charged with armed robbery.
According to the police report, 27-year-old Jennifer Horton, a 6th grade English and Social Studies teacher at Marshall Middle School, was sitting in a parked car with her boyfriend, Andrew Pasquale, and a 54-year-old man who was in the backseat.
At some point Horton and Pasquale, who is an acquaintance of the victim, pointed a gun at the victim sitting in the backseat while demanding cash and his prescription medications. The victim told police that after the couple took $103, OxyContin pills and a Social Security card, he was sprayed with pepper spray before he was able to get out of the car.
Police have arrested Horton and Pasquale, charging them both with armed robbery. Bill Ryan, the superintendent of schools, said Horton is now on paid administrative leave and not allowed on school property.…Continue Reading
Schaumburg, IL – A couple of teachers are in the news today, starting with a math teacher at a Christian school who just got busted jacking off behind his desk in front of a classroom full of students.
Police say 75-year-old Paul LaDuke, a teacher at Schaumburg Christian School for over 10 years, was seated behind his podium when he lowered his pants and began masturbating. Another student noticed what he was doing and told another teacher. Since this is not a public school, LaDuke was fired that same day and police were contacted.
On Monday, after investigators interviewed several students, LaDuke was arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a child. Police believe LaDuke has been doing this several times a year for a decade. Police also said there is no evidence that any students were inappropriately touched or physically harmed.
Maybe it’s because of all the weird shit we post, the only things about this story that surprised me was that LaDuke was capable of an erection and that he chose to lower his pants to take care of it.…Continue Reading
ORLANDO, Fla. – Officials say a woman angry about her daughter being bullied on Facebook, walked into her kid’s middle school and struck a student before instructing her daughter to fight.
The incident happened Tuesday morning at Lockhart Middle School where 30-year-old Leslie Thomas allegedly entered and struck a student near the cafeteria. She then told her daughter to fight the other girl, preventing others from stopping the brawl once it started, even striking another child in the process.
Thomas was arrested on charges of that included child abuse and battery. Her children have been removed from her and placed in the care of relatives. In the video attached to the link above, a reporter asks Thomas if she struck a child but you can’t hear her response because of a really long beep.
This isn’t the first bullying story we have posted where a mother encourages her daughter to fight while also getting in a few licks of their own. Daphne Melin, Chesica White, and Latena Fitzgerald are just a few mothers who, like Thomas, were frustrated over bullying and tried stopping it in the dumbest ways imaginable.…Continue Reading
PECOS, N.M. – Two teenage boys have been suspended from school and are facing multiple criminal charges after their bullying of an 8-year-old cousin was caught on a school bus surveillance camera.
In the video, the two 14-year-old boys can be seen spitting into the kid’s mouth on two occasions, giving him several wedgies, sitting on his head and pushing him between the seats. The bus driver didn’t initially view any of the bullying, which reportedly lasted 20 minutes, because the victim was too short for him to see and all three involved were sitting at the back of the bus.
The driver reported the incident to the school principal after reviewing the surveillance footage, who then notified police. The victim said he did not report his cousins’ bullying because he thought he would get into trouble. He found out how wrong he was when the two teens were charged with battery, assault, harassment and criminal sexual contact of a minor.
You can watch the some of the video here and to be honest I don’t know what is more disturbing; the bullying that was captured on camera, or reporter Liz McKernan’s shirt.…Continue Reading
Stephanie Bailey, 28, accompanied her 7-year-old daughter on a Wayne Elementary School trip to Pioneer Village, acting as a parent chaperone.
At some point Bailey went to the restroom, deciding she needed a little help getting through all the fiddling and butter churning. One of the other parents grew concerned when Bailey never returned and went to check on her.
Inside the bathroom she would find Bailey passed out on the restroom floor next to some hypodermic needles. At first she thought Bailey was diabetic, but quickly realized that wasn’t the case when she noticed a glass pipe next to Bailey’s lost dignity. Teachers administered first aid and called 911.
By time police arrived, Bailey had already come to. She would consent to a search and police would find she’d come to Pioneer Village prepared, possessing four small baggies of heroin, two pills, a metal spoon, a clear glass pipe, several alcohol prep pads, several hypodermic needles, rubber tubing, two plastic containers of sterile water, and a lighter.…Continue Reading
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – I’ve got two stories this morning involving adult women fighting with teenagers, starting with one from last week involving 23-year-old Cynthia Haynes, accused of boarding a school bus and punching two students.
A little earlier, Haynes’ 11-year-old sister had walked home and told her she had gotten into a fight with another 11-year-old girl at a bus stop.
Haynes and her little sister then got into a car and began driving around looking for the school bus. Once they found it, the 11-year-old entered the bus and began fighting with the 11-year-old she had fought with at the bus stop.
Reportedly enraged, Haynes decided to intervene and boarded the bus, storming past the driver.
During her intervention, Haynes slapped the 11-year-old fighting with her sister, then drags a 14-year-old girl down the center aisle of the bus by her hair. Neither of the two victims were seriously injured but did have some scratches on their faces.
Haynes was arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse and burglary with assault or battery, and one count of conspiracy to interfere with the education process.…Continue Reading
Tampa, Florida – Tampa police have arrested a teenager they say was planning to blow up the school that had expelled him last year.
Police were given information that 17-year-old Jared Cano was planning to set off explosives at Freedom High on the first day of school in hopes of killing more people than Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold did at Columbine..
After getting permission from his mother, a math teacher at Riverview High School, they went inside Cano’s home and found that he may not have been bullshitting. Inside the home they retrieved shrapnel, plastic tubing, timing and fuse devices to make pipe bombs and a manifesto that outlined a minute-by-minute plan that named specific administrators to be killed and where he would place the bombs to get the most bang for his buck.
Cano was arrested and faces charges of possessing bomb-making materials and threatening to throw, project, place or discharge a destructive device. He was also charged with cultivating marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possessing marijuana after police found a marijuana grow operation in his room.…Continue Reading
Memphis, TN – Eduardo Marmolejo, the 17-year-old student accused of stabbing his teacher to death, has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.
On Wednesday, 49-year-old Suzette York was found stabbed to death in a classroom at Memphis Junior Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist school of less than 100 students.
Shortly after, police had Marmolejo in custody and charged with York’s murder. He told police that he did not like York and had planned on killing her since May, ever since he found out he would be the only 11th-grade student at the school.
York had lobbied the school should expand past their current kindergarten through 10th-grades; saying it was important to keep students in a Christian setting. The school board agreed and voted last spring to extend classes through the 11th grade.
Marmolejo was the first and only student to begin his junior year there and he was not happy about it at all. One of his teachers said Marmolejo was left behind because several of his classmates had transferred to another school to finish their junior and senior years.…Continue Reading
Memphis, TN – Not a lot of details on this as it is breaking, but police say they have a 17-year-old student in custody at the Memphis Junior Academy where the Principal was found stabbed to death in a classroom.
The body of 48-year-old Suzette York was discovered by a teacher shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the private school operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. York had been with the school for more than three years.
The 17-year-old student was taken into custody at the scene. No motive is known at this time. The school will be out for the rest of the week.
Not a great start for a school whose classes just started on Monday.
Syracuse, NY - Garth Hill, 28, pleaded guilty to charges related to police claims that he walked into an elementary school and molested a first-grade teacher in front of her class. He was promised a sentence of 12-years to life in exchange for the plea.
In addition to the accusation that Hill entered McKinley-Brighton Elementary School and subjecting a teacher to sexual contact by force in front of her class, Hill was accused of fondling another teacher in the hallway afterward.
Officials said that Hill ran when he was confronted by an administrator, but left his wallet behind and was identified by witnesses. That “leaving the wallet behind” thing never works so good for criminals.
Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Cali said that the sentence was “very appropriate.”
“If someone is willing to walk into a school, and into a classroom of 6 and 7 year olds, and sexually assault a teacher, he needs to be locked up,” Cali said.
Defense attorney Thomas Ryan said Hill was under the influence of drugs when he entered the school.…Continue Reading