VERMILION, Ohio — A 12-year-old at Sailorway Middle School has been suspended for five days and charged with assault after a prank left a pencil lodged in a fellow student’s butt.
The prankster was in choir class and thought it would be funny to position a pencil upright in the seat of another student’s chair right before they sat down. “He thought it would be harmless. He thought it’d break and they’d get a good laugh, but that’s not what happened at all,” said Cpl. Dean Mayer, Vermilion Police Detective.
But if that had happened, you wouldn’t be reading about it here. What happened is the pencil did not break and penetrated the other students’ jeans and got lodged about four inches into his left butt cheek, and got stuck there.
An ambulance had to come pick the kid up and take him to the hospital were emergency surgery was performed to remove the pencil. He’s already back in class with some stitches, but otherwise he’s fine. As for the other boy, he immediately admitted to the prank stating he didn’t mean to hurt anyone, but he’s going to be paying for his dumb decision.…Continue Reading
WASHINGTON – The parents of a 6-year-old girl are upset at their school district, accusing them of covering up an incident in which their daughter’s school bus driver was captured on video jerking their daughter to the floor by her backpack.
The driver, Dan Taylor, can be seen yelling at the kids in the bus to sit down. At one point Ashley Reavely stands up to talk to the kids sitting behind her. It’s then that Taylor grabs her backpack and jerks her backwards off her feet. While she lays on the ground, he berates her and tells her to go sit down…all while the bus is still moving.
Moments later, the still frustrated Taylor can be seen stopping the bus and yell at another kid, possibly putting his hands on him. I’m all for student safety and can understand the driver’s frustration at kids not sitting in their seats, but Taylor seems to be wound a bit tightly, and maybe the impressive, behind the back snatch-and-grab was a bit extreme.…Continue Reading
Police say that on Friday afternoon, 15-year-old Devin Lewis was on the bus returning home from Middletown High School when three other students began harassing him.
“I was sitting in my seat listening to music, and the kids pulled my hood and earphones out, and the one sitting next to me pulled a lighter out and held it in front of my face backing my head up,” Lewis said. “One of the people behind me took their lighter, put it up to the back of my head and lit my head on fire.”
When Lewis arrived home, his mother, Stephanie McKeehan, quickly realized something was wrong when she smelled burnt hair and then saw the damage that had been done to the back of her son’s head. Furious, she called the school and met with the school principal, Dennis Newell.
“I was ready to hunt somebody down,” McKeehan laughed.…Continue Reading
Sam LaCara, 50, was shot in the torso in his office at Louisiana Schnell School. Arrested at his home without incident was the school janitor, 44-year-old John Luebbers. The shooting was believed to have stemmed from a dispute between the two men. At least one student may have witnessed the attack.
LaCara was taken to a nearby hospital, but would be pronounced dead shortly after 11 a.m. LaCara’s family say that he loved his job and parents stated he did a good job at the school. Some parents told reporters that Luebbers was “grumpy” and often “rude” toward the students.
Teachers and staff say that Luebbers was not fired or laid off, but that he was angry with something that had happened Tuesday. It is also being reported that LaCara and Leubbers were good friends who golfed together. The two even went shopping for a gun together, according to a friend of Leubbers.…Continue Reading
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL — A second Broward County school principal got themselves arrested this last week. The first was Coral Park Elementary Principal Amanda Miles who was arrested after police reportedly found drugs in her home. The second was a principal at Hallandale Beach high school who has been charged with aggravated child abuse after allegedly beating his 16-year-old daughter with an extension cord.
Darren Jones, 42, reportedly admitted to using a power cord to hit his daughter on her arms, legs, back and hands on January 9 because he was simply trying to discipline her. The beating left visible bruising on her arms, legs and back according to Child Protective Services report. The teen has since been removed from the family’s home.
Jones, the principal at Hallandale High School for the last two years, bonded out of jail on Saturday and is co-operating with police. He isn’t speaking to the media, which is probably a very wise move, leaving that to his lawyer.
“This is a family matter, a parenting matter.
Las Vega, NV – A 15-year-old student at Spring Valley High School is facing a reckless endangerment charge after he allegedly provided the substance known as Spice to a 14-year-old girl while walking to school. Unfortunately for the boy, he picked a chick who couldn’t hold her smoke; having to be taken to the hospital after suffering from some troubling symptoms in her first period science class. “Just vomiting, in and out of consciousness. Couldn’t speak. Couldn’t communicate. Just out there, gone” said her stepfather. While the boy who gave her the stuff was taken to a juvenile detention facility, the girl may be facing consequences as well. The product is legal (read the Wiki for a detailed explanation of what it is) but is only supposed to be sold to people over the age of 18. It’s also sold as incense and not for human consumption. The DEA’s is trying to make possessing or selling Spice illegal for a time so they and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can have time to study whether the chemicals that make the fake marijuana should be treated no differently than marijuana itself.…Continue Reading
MARINETTE, Wis. – The 15-year-old sophomore at Marinette High school who held 23 classmates and a teacher hostage for more than five hours on Monday shot himself after police entered the classroom. The teen was well-liked and a good student and as of now, no one is sure why he decided to hold a class hostage. Reports are that students were watching a film in class, when the teen pulled out a gun and shot at the projector. Witnesses say he seemed depressed, talked with the students about hunting and fishing and made no demands or requests of authorities. The only communication he made with police was through the teacher, who acted as a mediator, via a cell phone. At around 8:00 p.m., police heard three gunshots fired inside the classroom and made entry. They confronted the student, who responded by shooting himself. Once inside police would find a duffel bag containing ammo as well as shell casings from a .22-caliber semi-automatic and a 9-millimeter semi-automatic. The suspect is currently in the hospital in serious condition, none of his hostages were physically harmed.…Continue Reading
JEFFERSON, Wis. — No crime here, but just a bizarre accident at a high school swimming pool that seemed more like a scene out of a movie. On Monday, students were in the pool at Jefferson High School during a swimming class. The pool is equipped with an underwater viewing window that allows people to see in the water during swim and dive meets. This window ruptured for reasons unknown and as the water was sucked through the hole, a 17-year-old student in the pool got sucked through as well. The gym teacher, Greg Fetherston, saw what was happening to the student and jumped in to help and was pulled through the window as well. Both student and teacher ended up in the pool’s mechanical room six to eight feet below but Fetherston was able to get the student out safely. Fetherston suffered some minor cuts but the student’s injuries were a bit more serious and he was flown to UW Hospital, where he was still hospitalized Monday night. WISC-TV reported the pool was built in 1967 and a new pool is scheduled to open at the school next year.…Continue Reading
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Yet another mother busted driving drunk while trying to pick her kid up from school. Margaret Lilly, 31, joins Renee Godby and Andrea Vellender on our ever growing list of Florida mothers who not only put the public in danger by driving drunk, but also compound things by attempting to put their kids in the car with their drunk asses. On Tuesday Lilly was on her way to Joan Walker Elementary to pick up her 9-year-old when a crossing guard witnessed her run over a stop sign near the school and keep on going. The guard recognized Lilly and alerted school staff who called police. When police arrived at the scene Lilly was still sitting in the school’s student pickup line, due in part to school officials taking her keys away. Police administered a field sobriety test, that she failed, and Lilly stated she didn’t even remember hitting the sign. Her breath test revealed she had a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent, more than two times the legal limit.…Continue Reading
NEW BOSTON, Mich – Rape charges have been dropped against an 18-year-old after his 14-year-old accuser committed suicide on Monday. Samantha Kelly accused Joe Tarnopolski of raping her two months ago, leading to Tarnopolski being charged with statutory rape. After Tarnopolski was released on bond, he was allowed to return to Huron High School where both he and Kelly attended. That’s when other students at the school began harassing and bullying Kelly to the point that she overdosed on pills. After spending a few days at a psychiatric facility, she convinced her mother into letting her return to school on Monday. That evening Kelly hung herself in her family’s mobile home after reportedly writing a message on her bedroom wall that included the date of her alleged rape. Now the charges against the boy she accused of raping her are being dropped and not surprisingly, Kelly’s friends and family are pretty pissed about it. Wayne County prosecutor’s spokeswoman Maria Miller said the case could not proceed “because the sole evidence … was the complainant.” I don’t know if the guy is guilty or not, but if I were him, I’d move.…Continue Reading
MINNEAPOLIS – A 13-year-old boy has been arrested and placed in juvie after being accused of forcing a 12-year-old girl into performing a sex act on him while on a school bus. Police say the two students were on their way home from Sheridan Global Arts and Communications School when the alleged assault happened. According to a police report, “a male student was sitting next to a female student with his penis out.” The boy then forced the girl to preform some kind of sex act. Al Pitt, the principal of the school, commented on the incident. ”We take these types of allegations very seriously and the matter is currently under investigation with the Minneapolis Police Department,” Pitt said. “Maintaining a safe environment for our students is a top priority. We are committed to following our district’s discipline policy concerning this incident.” When I was 13, I had a girl perform a sex act on me in a church bus on the way to Ridgecrest. That has nothing to do with this story, but it’s something I like mentioning when I get an opening.…Continue Reading
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A 13-year-old student at Wilson Middle School has been arrested after pulling a prank on a fellow student. Rebecca Yanez says on Friday morning her 14-year-old daughter was with other students waiting outside the school for class to start when the boy walked up behind her and pulled down her shorts. “Her underwear also came off in the process and everything was exposed,” said Yanez. Since the girl’s monkey was exposed to a large group of students, the boy was suspended and arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery and interfering with the educational process.Veronica Garcia’s daughter goes to the school and feels the charges are a bit harsh. “I think that’s going a little overboard. It is a prank, and there are a lot worse things that happen to kids over here,” Garcia said. But Albuquerque police Sgt. Trish Hoffman disagrees. “The decision to make an arrest is that we take every incident extremely serious. We’re not going to make the decision if he was joking. What he did was inappropriate even if he was just joking.” Yanez says she will not pull her humiliated daughter out of the school as long as the boy is not there.…Continue Reading
ROYAL CENTER, Ind -- A teenager has found himself in a whole lot of trouble after having a sex with a 12-year-old girl in the school bathroom. 18-year-old Tony Baxter is facing child molestation charges after police say he had sex with a 12-year-old girl in a bathroom at Pioneer High School. Aside from the child molestation charge, he and another unnamed 17-year-old, also faces attempted child molestation and conspiracy to commit child molestation for planning to see the girl again. Because he is guilty of letting the wrong head do the thinking, Baxter is facing 6 to 20 years in jail and having to register as a sex offender. Look, I’m not condoning what he did, but even when I was growing up there were sexually active 12 and 13-year-old girls around who were not only willing, but in a lot of cases they were the aggressor. I’m not saying that Baxter shouldn’t be punished for his stupidity, but the fact that he may spend a time in jail and have to register as an RSO, while the girl gets off unscathed, just seems a bit unfair. If the girl was a willing participant, even if she is not legally able to give consent, I don’t think the teens possible punishment fits the crime…at least not under these particular circumstances.…Continue Reading
Las Vegas, NV – For reasons that are still unknown, 58-year-old Michael Roberts shot and killed himself in the courtyard of Western High School Monday afternoon. At around 2:30 p.m. 911 was called after a single gunshot was heard on campus. Police would find Roberts, a science teacher at the school, lying dead in the courtyard from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. School was not in session due to an administrative holiday, but officials said staff members and some student-athletes were on campus at the time. One teacher who worked with Roberts spoke to him hours before the shooting and said everything seemed fine. Rumors of Roberts being sick have also began circulating but no one knows for sure why Roberts decided to end his life in this manner or why he chose to do it at the school. Grief counselors have been on campus since the students returned to school on Wednesday and the district’s crisis response team has been there since the shooting. He may have been a nice guy and all that, and I am not against anyone deciding to end their own life if they are simply trying to escape justice of some sort, but to do this at the school just seems like a real asshole move — even if he was having work related issues.…Continue Reading
Hartford, Conn — A mother has found herself in some legal trouble after she sent son off to school with weapons in his backpack so he could defend himself against bullies. Police say 38-year-old Sylvia Mojica has been charged with risk of injury to a minor after she armed her 12-year-old son with a folding knife and a BB gun before he went to school at Burns Elementary School. She told police that her son was being targeted by older kids at the school and that she wanted him to be able to defend himself. School officials says they are investigating the bullying allegations but that regardless, mom’s bad advice may lead to the boy being suspended or even expelled. School security officers told police that they had seen the boy being chased by other students on at least one previous occasion. Police notified the Department of Children and Families about the incident.…Continue Reading
Visalia, CA – Last Friday, parents of children attending Visalia elementary schools received phone calls of a recording informing them that a man has attempted to lure children into his car near two different, local schools. The man is described as being a dark complected Hispanic male wearing black wire rimmed glasses and between the ages of 30 and 40 driving a tan or beige four door sedan. The first attempt was on Oct 13, near Washington Elementary where he pulled up alongside a young girl at about 8am and asked her a question. She ran away after turning around and seeing that he was not wearing any pants. The next attempt near Royal Oaks Elementary wasn’t reported until last Wednesday when a man matching the same description allegedly pulled up alongside a young boy and asked him repeatedly if he wanted a ride to which the boy repeatedly declined before the man drove off. Sergeant Steven Phillips with the Visalia Police Department says both children did exactly what they should have.…Continue Reading
SANTA FE — A father dozed off while in his idling car with his 1-year-old daughter waiting to pick up another child from Cesar Chavez Elementary School. He was awakened by another parent who was frantically banging on his window to inform him that his daughter was currently being choked to death. The little girl had been unrestrained in the backseat when she put her head outside the car’s open window before it was somehow rolled up, wedging her neck between the window and the door frame. She was set free but was unresponsive. A school nurse administered CPR until she was rushed to the hospital and then later airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital where she is in critical condition. The father says he wasn’t asleep for long, but medical examiners say she had been deprived of oxygen for 8 to 10 minutes. No charges have been filed at this time, but the man could face negligence charges if police find anything in the car that contradicts the father’s story.…Continue Reading
Man Caught On Video Entering School Bus And Threatening Kids Suspected Of Bullying His Disabled DaughterSeptember 18, 2010 at 12:26 am by Morbid
Orlando, Florida – You know, I feel for parents with kids who are bullied, especially when they feel their complaints to school officials fall on deaf ears. So when the daughter of James Jones informed him that she was being picked on while riding the bus, even after he says he went to the school and informed them what was going on, I understand why he felt the need to do something about it. He just may have went a bit too far. After hearing some boys on the bus had placed open condoms in is disabled daughter’s hair, he went on the school bus and began threatening the students as well as the driver. You can watch the video after the break, and listen to Jones express his concerns to the bus driver and his daughter’s fellow students by screaming, “This is my daughter, and I will kill a (expletive) to back her. If anything happens to my daughter I’m going to (expletive) you up and everybody on this (expletive).” It’s quite poetic.…Continue Reading
Greensburg, Ind. — Last Thursday, 15-year-old Billy (William) Lucas, was found hanging inside his family’s barn. His suicide is being attributed to reports of bullying even though the suicide note he left did not refer to being bullied or blame anyone in particular for his decision. Lucas was a student at Greensburg Community High School and reportedly a constant source of bullying since the fourth grade. In particular, remarks made about him being a “fag” and questioning his sexual orientation. Principal Phil Chapple doesn’t deny that students are bullied in the high school, no more than any others, but added he was never made aware of the situation regarding Lucas. If you read the comments in the news articles, as well as the messages left over at the Facebook Page created in his honor, everyone else seemed to be aware of it. Some are aggravated that it doesn’t look like any charges will be filed against any of the people who bullied Lucas over the years. No doubt the bullying probably didn’t help his mental state, but it would be kind of tough to prove it was the direct cause.…Continue Reading
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Well, he didn’t get Tased for the theft as much as he got Tased for fighting with the resource officer. Police say a 17-year-old student was “combative, pushing, shoving, wrestling on the ground” after the school resource officer tried to take him to the security room after the teen got busted stealing a cafeteria hamburger. As the teen and the resource officer fought on the ground, another officer arrived and “dry Tased” him. Meaning, they didn’t shoot his ass with the prongs but rather just pressed it against him and gave him a nice zappin’. Of course, some are outraged over this, feeling that the cops could have handled this much better. Maybe with a body slam, a baton beat down or maybe even a nice choke-hold. Check out the video in this article and watch a young Lee Harvey Oswald state that while he respects the police, “Tasing a kid over stealing food, that’s just ridiculous.” Another student in a car driven by a woman with six sets of tits remark that “even if the kid is being disruptive, it’s called restraining him and taking him out, not Tasing him in front of everybody and embarrassing the poor kid.” The teen was charged with interfering with a police officer, larceny, breach of peace and was suspended for ten days.…Continue Reading