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  • Teacher knocked out, hospitalized after altercation between students Play Video

    September 11, 2017 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A teacher at Tara High School was transported to the hospital with a head injury after getting involved in an altercation between two students Monday morning. Authorities say one female student charged at another during an argument. The teacher stood in the way of the attack... more »
  • Two new charter schools coming to Baton Rouge in 2018

    August 23, 2017 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A network of public charter schools based out of Texas has announced plans for two new schools set to open in Baton Rouge next year. IDEA Cortana Academy and College Prep will serve students in Baton Rouge in Kinder through 2nd & 6th grade in its... more »
  • Two school buses collide at Woodlawn Middle; No injuries reported

    August 16, 2017 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say two school buses loaded with students collided at an area middle school Wednesday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, two buses carrying students from Woodlawn Middle were involved in a crash at the school around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The sheriff's office... more »
  • Enrollment up as Livingston Parish schools bounce back from 2016 flood Play Video

    August 7, 2017 8:07 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - It’s been a long journey, but Livingston Parish Schools are seeing a comeback after they were impacted by last year's flood. Following the flood at the beginning the previous school year, more than 500 students were displaced. This also put teachers jobs in jeopardy, with about... more »
  • Hundreds turn out for funeral of high school football player

    August 6, 2017 1:59 PM

    ECRU, Miss. - Hundreds of people turned out to mourn a Mississippi high school football player who died after his team's first preseason practice. WTVA-TV reports that a funeral for Ty Rayford was held at noon Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church in Ecru. His friends and family, including... more »
  • Istrouma High marching band lacks instruments Play Video

    August 4, 2017 11:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Istrouma High School opens next week after a three year closure. The new band director, Reggie Jackson, is rebuilding the once great program from scratch. "The instruments are currently non-existent," he said. Jackson isn't sure where they went, he guessed some were destroyed in the August flood... more »
  • East Feliciana teacher accused of striking student found not guilty

    June 28, 2017 2:19 PM

    EAST FELICIANA PARISH - A teacher at an East Feliciana middle school has been found not guilty of simple battery after he was accused of striking a student during school hours. According to the East Feliciana Clerk of Court, Jaworski White had a bench trial Tuesday before Judge William... more »
  • 77 percent high school graduation rate in Louisiana for 2016

    June 23, 2017 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Seventy-seven percent of Louisiana high school students graduated on time last year - a half-percentage point dip from 2015 but still well above the roughly 65 percent rate 10 years earlier. The state Department of Education released the figures Friday. It noted that 43 percent of... more »
  • Person taken to hospital after incident near Dutchtown High School

    June 7, 2017 4:08 PM

    DUTCHTOWN – One person has been taken to the hospital after an incident near Dutchtown High School, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office confirms that one person was airlifted from the parking lot of the high school following the incident. Further details have not... more »
  • Friends say McKinley High student did not die in vain Play Video

    May 27, 2017 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds filled church pews at a service held for Bryant Lee, a McKinley High School student who was shot and killed earlier this month. Those in attendance Saturday said they don't believe Lee's death will be in vain. "There are pivotal moments in the life... more »
  • Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony

    May 22, 2017 2:14 PM

    BOONSBORO, Md. - A Maryland high school senior has been barred from participating in her school's graduation ceremony because she is pregnant. Media outlets report 18-year-old Maddi Runkles discovered she was pregnant in January. The teen attends Heritage Academy, a small private Christian school in Hagerstown. Upon Runkles' pregnancy announcement,... more »
  • McKinley High honors slain student with balloon release Play Video

    May 16, 2017 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Students at McKinley High School gathered for a ceremony and a balloon release to honor their senior quarterback who was killed at a graduation party. Bryant Lee was shot early Saturday and later died at a local hospital. Lee was set to graduate Wednesday night with... more »
  • Friends, family mourn McKinley High student killed just days before graduation Play Video

    May 14, 2017 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family and friends of an 18-year-old high school student are still reeling after he was shot and killed Saturday . "Today's Mother's Day, and a mom's dealing with the loss of her son," said Herman Brister, the principal at McKinley High School. Brister had... more »
  • Student enrollment on the rise as Livingston Parish recovers from flood Play Video

    May 9, 2017 8:59 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - As schools finally recover from flooding in Livingston Parish, another problem has reared its head. Student enrollment numbers have taken a considerable dip after last year's flood. "The flood element brings a lot of anxiety, because there are a lot of unknowns," Superintendent Rick Wentzel... more »
  • Commissioners association OKs December football signing day

    May 8, 2017 8:51 PM

    High school seniors can now sign football letters of intent in December in addition to the traditional signing period in February. The Collegiate Commissioners Association on Monday announced its approval of the new signing period, which is part of a package of reforms passed by the NCAA in April. The... more »
  • Destrehan woman not guilty in student-teacher sex case

    April 26, 2017 4:22 PM

    DESTREHAN - A former English teacher was found not guilty of carnal knowledge of a juvenile Wednesday. According to a report from WWL-TV, Shelley Dufresne faced up to 10 years in prison after she was accused of having sexual relations with a student. The mother of the teen... more »
  • BRPD: Man tries to eat all of his marijuana before traffic stop on I-10

    April 22, 2017 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after he tried to eat all of his marijuana before a traffic stop on I-10 Saturday. According to Baton Rouge Police, an officer spotted 36-year-old Cyrus Antoine drifting back and forth across multiple lanes around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The officer also... more »
  • Intoxicated driver charged with hit and run, trying to destroy evidence

    April 8, 2017 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man after he failed a sobriety test following a hit and run on LA 426 Friday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a reported accident on LA 426. Upon arrival, the victim said another driver rear ended her... more »
  • Baton Rouge snags record high ahead of April cool stretch

    April 4, 2017 5:36 PM

    The temperature gauge at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport topped out at 87 degrees this afternoon, setting a new record high for the date. Previously, that mark was 86 degrees set back in 2001. Tuesday's high temperature marks the second straight day with a weather record in the Capital City.... more »
  • Police: Maryland teen planned shooting at school

    March 27, 2017 1:44 PM

    THURMONT, Md. - Authorities in Maryland say a shotgun, ammunition and bomb-making materials were found at the home of an 18-year-old student planning an attack at her high school. The Frederick County sheriff's office said in a statement Monday that one of the teen's parents notified Catoctin High School officials... more »
  • Mississippi teacher charged with sexual battery

    February 26, 2017 12:09 PM

    PURVIS, Miss. - A teacher is behind bars in Forrest County for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a high school student. WDAM-TV reports that Amy Gore was arrested Friday for an incident that allegedly occurred when the 41-year-old worked last year at Hattiesburg High School. Gore is charged with... more »
  • Warren Buffett says don't waste money on investment fees

    February 25, 2017 12:05 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire Warren Buffett wants investors to be wary of the high fees Wall Street routinely charges because of the damage they do to investment returns, and he emphasized his confident outlook in the U.S. economy. Buffett devoted a section of his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders... more »
  • No classes for funeral after teen killed in weekend crash

    February 19, 2017 10:28 PM

    NEW ROADS – False River Academy in New Roads will cancel classes Wednesday to allow faculty and students to attend the funeral of a senior student. Louisiana State Police say 17-year-old Clayton Jarreau was killed while traveling southbound on LA 417 early Sunday morning. Troopers say he was not... more »
  • Former Zachary High student arrested for firing shots at school

    February 16, 2017 4:19 PM

    ZACHARY – The Zachary Police Department arrested a former Zachary High student for firing a gun at the school on Feb. 6 that prompted five schools to be placed on lockdown. The department received a tip that 19-year-old Morgan Hubert fired two shots at Zachary High School. Hubert was... more »
  • Shreveport student arrested, accused of having gun at school

    February 11, 2017 8:48 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A teen is facing charges after he was reportedly found with a gun at a Caddo Parish high school. KSLA-TV reports Shreveport police were called to C.E. Byrd High School just after noon Thursday on a tip in the investigation into the shooting death of 15-year-old Antonio Newsom.... more »
  • Student arrested, accused of bringing loaded gun to Baker High School

    February 7, 2017 11:06 PM

    BAKER – Police have arrested a 17-year-old Baker High School student accused of bringing a loaded pistol to class. Baker Police got a call from the school around lunchtime Tuesday. Chief Carl Dunn tells News 2, Trelvis Everson caused a ruckus in a classroom but when Everson was sent... more »
  • Drive-by near New Orleans school kills two; packed ball game locked down

    February 1, 2017 1:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a drive-by shooting killed two men in front of a high school during a basketball game. WWL reports that Edna Karr High School's auditorium was at capacity and was locked down for more than an hour Tuesday night. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said... more »
  • Ascension public schools delay installation of temporary buildings

    January 31, 2017 10:51 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Weather delays have officially pushed back Ascension Parish public schools' plans for temporary buildings. The buildings were intended to help schools cope with heavy flooding that occurred in 2016. According to Supertintendent David Alexander, the buildings originally slated for installation on Feb. 3, 2017 were delayed... more »
  • School shootings rise when economy struggles, study suggests

    January 30, 2017 12:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new study finds that school shootings rise when the economy tanks, even as violent crime in general appears to be unaffected. Researchers analyzed data from 379 shootings in schools between 1990 and 2013 and found a link between changes in national and local unemployment rates and the... more »
  • Man arrested for carrying gun, marijuana in Terrebonne neighborhood

    January 24, 2017 6:32 PM

    TERREBONNE - Terrebonne Parish deputies arrested a man after they found him in possession of a firearm, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in a neighborhood street. Deputies responded to a report of a man carrying a gun in the 400 block of Louis Dive Monday night. Upon arrival, deputies... more »
  • Tangipahoa program aims to help teens, young adults return to school

    January 18, 2017 1:11 PM

    HAMMOND - A program in Tangipahoa Parish will soon help teenagers and young adults who left school before earning a diploma. The Tangipahoa Parish Graduation Alliance is an initiative for people between the ages of 14 and 20 who don’t yet have a high school diploma or GED. Students... more »
  • Officials expect increased airport traffic due to Trump visit

    December 8, 2016 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials say that the Baton Rouge Metro Airport expects higher than normal traffic volumes due to President-Elect Donald Trump's visit on Friday . Travelers can expect high traffic volumes between 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. Airline passengers... more »
  • Riverside beats district rival for Division III state title Play Video

    December 2, 2016 11:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Riverside Academy has captured the school's first-ever Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division III state football championship with a 47-20 win over district rival St. Charles Catholic. The Riverside Academy Rebels (12-1) got on the scoreboard first Friday inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome when Trey Catoire stripped... more »
  • Southern Lab repeats at Division IV champions Play Video

    December 2, 2016 11:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Defending their state championship from a season ago, the Southern Lab Kittens have defeated Ascension Episcopal 36-9 to capture the 2016 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division IV title. The Kittens (12-1) got on the scoreboard in the first quarter Friday when Shannon Forman sacked Ascension Episcopal... more »
  • St. Thomas captures first state championship against Parkview Baptist

    December 2, 2016 11:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a rematch of the 2015 Division II state championship game, the St. Thomas More Cougars defeated Parkview Baptist 54-29 in the 2016 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division II state championship game Friday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The win for the Cougars (10-3) is the... more »
  • Edwards visits student who risked life in Sunday's Essen Lane shooting

    November 30, 2016 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 17-year-old Central High School student who risked his life to help a woman who was shot Sunday had some special visitors Wednesday. Daniel Wesley's family said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards visited Daniel's hospital room Wednesday to say that he was proud of him for... more »
  • Belaire football takes the field after head coach's suspension Play Video

    October 22, 2016 12:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Belaire High School's football team took the field Friday night, less than one week after their head coach was suspended for a plan to play an ineligible player. The scandal may have cost Belaire a chance at a championship, but as new head coach Kevin Jackson... more »
  • Removing the "Robert E." from "Robert E. Lee High School" Play Video

    May 31, 2016 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Before the new Lee High School opens, there's some controversy over the origin of its name. At a meeting Tuesday evening, a committee came up with recommendations for new names in an attempt to distance the school from its confederate namesake, Robert E. Lee. ... more »
  • WATCH: End of school year mayhem overshadows Hammond High's graduation Play Video

    May 19, 2016 7:31 PM

    HAMMOND - Videos surfaced on twitter Thursday afternoon showing several female students fighting in the hallways of Hammond High Magnet School. School Board President Brett Duncan told News 2 he had seen the videos and was frustrated it would take away from the accomplishments of students graduation Thursday night. ... more »
  • School board denies only bid for historic school

    May 10, 2016 11:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Feliciana Parish School Board will have to once again discuss what to do with the old Clinton High School after declining the only bid they received Tuesday night. Superintendent Carlos Sam told News 2 the bid for roughly $10,000. The school board had previously... more »
  • Committee suggests pursuing lease-purchase agreement for old Clinton High

    April 5, 2016 12:48 AM

    CLINTON - A buildings committee is recommending the East Feliciana Parish School Board use a different strategy to find a taker for the old Clinton High School. Superintendent Carlos Sam says the committee signed off on pursuing a lease-purchase agreement on the building that has been vacant since the 1980s.... more »
  • New concussion protocol for West Baton Rouge athletes being discussed Play Video

    February 16, 2016 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Questions about playing the rest of the game after a concussion could be a thing of the past for West Baton Rouge student-athletes. The school board and administrators from Port Allen and Brusly High have been discussing a new, baseline testing system for the students. ... more »
  • Fleeing driver escapes after overnight police chase

    February 3, 2016 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver managed to run and hide from State Police after a pursuit over the Mississippi River Wednesday night. The unidentified driver got away after abandoning the vehicle on Airline Highway near Plank Road. State Police said Thursday, the driver was not apprehended. The pursuit... more »
  • Reopening of Istrouma High School could be delayed

    January 25, 2016 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There could be a delay in the reopening of Istrouma High School after the school board encountered a snag trying to regain control of the school from the state and the Recovery School District. School board members are hoping to open the north Baton Rouge school in... more »
  • West Monroe High bans Confederate flag

    August 29, 2015 5:14 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. - A high school in Louisiana is restricting Confederate battle flags that have been displayed for decades at athletic events. West Monroe High School, where teams are called the rebels, has banned students from flying the flag from their vehicles on campus. Principal Shelby Ainsworth says clothing... more »
  • Police investigate three mojo overdoses at high school

    August 20, 2015 4:35 PM

    COVINGTON – Covington Police said they are investigating possible drug overdoses by three students at Covington High School Thursday afternoon. According to WWL's Ashley Rodrigue the Covington Fire Department was called to Covington High School after lunch over a report of an unresponsive student. When firefighters arrived on... more »
  • McKinley student accused of carrying gun in backpack

    August 18, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A McKinley High School junior accused of bringing a gun to school was arrested Tuesday after a gun was found in a backpack. Members of the School Drug Task Force booked Owen Salgado Galo, 17, into the Parish Prison for illegal carrying of a weapon on... more »
  • Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines

    July 29, 2015 11:21 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines following deadly mass shootings nationwide. Tuesday's 12-0 vote closes a loophole in state law that banned the manufacture and sale of magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition - but not... more »
  • Officials say school will keep 'Midget' name, mascot

    July 17, 2015 11:18 AM

    FREEBURG - Athletes at a southern Illinois high school will keep the nickname Freeburg Midgets, despite the objections of a group representing people with dwarfism who find the name offensive. About 500 people gathered at the Freeburg Community High School late Thursday to urge the school board not to dump... more »
  • WBR to consider boosting sales tax for sheriff

    December 20, 2014 7:55 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge residents could be handing over more money every time they make a purchase if they approve a half-cent sales tax headed to the March ballot. The tax hike would bring in about $3 million a year to benefit law enforcement. The proposed... more »
  • Police: 3 conscious after shooting outside school

    December 12, 2014 2:58 PM

    PORTLAND, OR - Police say a shooter wounded two boys and one girl outside an alternative high school in what may be a gang-related attack in Portland, Oregon. Sgt. Pete Simpson said Friday that the victims are believed to be students at Rosemary Anderson High School, which serves about 190... more »
  • US consumer confidence jumps to 7-year high

    October 28, 2014 10:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence has rebounded strongly this month, hitting a seven-year high as solid job gains raise expectations for economic growth. The Conference Board says its confidence index climbed to 94.5, the strongest reading since October 2007 and the start of the Great Recession a few months later. This... more »
  • U-High and Central win jamboree games Play Video

    August 29, 2014 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High school jamborees continuing on Friday in the Baton Rouge Area. At Olympia Park, U-High defeating McKinley 21-7 thanks to Nic Brossette, who scored a touchdown in the game. Also at Olympia, Northeast defeating Tara 8-6. In Zachary, Central getting the win over Baker 21-0, as James... more »

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