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  • 19-year-old accused of sexually assaulting two on Kentucky school bus

    March 22, 2017 1:44 PM

    STANFORD, Ky. - Authorities say a 19-year-old Kentucky high school student is facing charges, accused sexually assaulting two younger students on a school bus. Local news organizations report 19-year-old Ryan Rayburn was arrested Friday on two counts of sodomy involving a 14-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy on a bus in... more »
  • Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

    March 20, 2017 8:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court says a Texas school board can continue to let students offer public prayers at its meetings. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit against the Birdville Independent School District. It was filed... more »
  • Employee on paid leave following incident with Bernard Terrace Elementary student

    March 14, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An employee is on paid administrative leave following an incident with a student at Bernard Terrace Elementary School. According to East Baton Rouge Parish School System officials, the incident caused an injury to the mouth of a student. However further details about the incident have not... more »
  • 8-year-old left on school bus for hours after falling asleep Play Video

    March 14, 2017 11:27 AM

    ASCENSION – An eight-year-old boy was left on a school bus Monday for five hours after he fell asleep on his way to school, Ascension Parish School District confirms. The child was a second grade student at Donaldsonville Primary. The boy's aunt told News 2 that she was not... more »
  • Galvez Middle School opens temporary campus Monday Play Video

    March 12, 2017 11:09 PM

    ASCENSION - Students of Galvez Middle School are ready to return to class Monday morning. The students and staff have been displaced since the floods last August, and the temporary campus is finally ready for 500 students to fill its halls. "The Galvez Pirates are coming home. All... more »
  • Mishap forces Michigan college team's plane off runway

    March 8, 2017 4:30 PM

    YPSILANTI, Mich. - The plane carrying the Michigan men's basketball team slid off a runway during an aborted takeoff Wednesday, causing extensive damage. The team said everyone aboard was safe. Team spokesman Tom Wywrot emailed reporters describing the incident at Willow Run Airport, about 15 miles from the campus in... more »
  • Graffiti threatens 'Sandy Hook 2017' at East Jefferson High

    March 8, 2017 1:24 PM

    METAIRIE - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating spray-painted threats that appeared at East Jefferson High School Wednesday morning. Graffiti reading "#Sandyhook2017" and "Shooting the school up - Crazy white boy" were found on walls of the school as students arrived for class. Classes were not canceled,... more »
  • Science standards rewrite wins support, with evolution tweak

    March 7, 2017 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top school board is poised to back a rewrite of the state's science standards for public schools, the first revamp of the teaching benchmarks in two decades. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education gave preliminary support Tuesday to the standards. They were drawn up by... more »
  • On Louisiana's public schools' fees, report urges caution

    March 5, 2017 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's public school districts charge fees for everything from uniforms and school supplies to lockers and parking. A new report prepared for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education urges districts to use "extreme caution" in enacting such fees in a state where many students come from... 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 »
  • Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube

    February 21, 2017 5:27 PM

    NORFOLK, Va. - A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the video shows a white woman in an ODU sweatshirt using expletives and racial slurs in a rap rant against... more »
  • Baton Rouge area Catholic school responds to student's racist essay about Black History Month

    February 20, 2017 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Parents and students of a Catholic high school received a letter, apologizing after a student's essay that chastised African Americans circulated on the internet. The essay, assigned to a class at St. Michael the Archangel in Baton Rouge, was about Black History Month. Instead of writing... more »
  • Troopers: Wrong way South Carolina school bus driver charged with DUI

    February 20, 2017 2:44 PM

    NEWBERRY - South Carolina troopers say a bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence after officers saw him drive a school bus the wrong way down a highway. Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres said that 50-year-old Brent Carter was driving the Goose Creek High School bus east... 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 »
  • St. Amant High reopens for the first time since flood Play Video

    February 12, 2017 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Amant High School is ready to open its doors for the first time since the August floods. The school has been shut down for six months. In that same time, Principal Mia Edwards and much of the faculty have also been displaced by the flood.... 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 »
  • St. Amant High School to reopen February 13

    February 9, 2017 6:38 PM

    ST. AMANT - St. Amant High School will reopen on Monday, following months of repairs after the August flood. Ascension Parish School Board officials said the move-in date comes after a successful Fire Marshal inspection, completed Monday. "We are very excited that the Gators will get back to... 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 »
  • Temporary campus for Denham Springs Elementary to open on Feb. 6

    February 2, 2017 12:15 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston school officials, teachers, staff and volunteers are working to ready the new temporary campus for Denham Springs Elementary to welcome students on Monday, Feb. 6. The new temporary campus is located next to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Hatchell Lane. It will serve as the... more »
  • Dad: drive-by victim was to join Army Reserves

    February 1, 2017 9:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The father of an 18-year-old killed in a drive-by shooting in front of a New Orleans high school says his son was in Tulane University's culinary catering program and was planning to join the Army Reserves. Lawrence Williams Jr. said Lawrence Williams IV had never been in... 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 »
  • Justice Department reaches agreement to desegregate St. James schools

    January 31, 2017 12:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice has reached an agreement with the St. James Parish School District that will end court supervision of the district’s schools. The consent order, approved Monday by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, addresses all remaining issues in the school... 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 »
  • Report shows number of voided standardized tests down

    January 28, 2017 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A Jefferson Parish middle school threw out 145 of its students' state standardized LEAP tests in the 2015-16 school year, the highest number of tests tossed at a single school. Those were among the findings of the state education department's annual testing irregularity report. Overall, 186... more »
  • Unhinged man escapes ambulance, causes disturbance at school Wednesday Play Video

    January 25, 2017 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and paramedics had to deal with a patient that caused a disturbance near a school and then escaped from an ambulance Wednesday evening. A state trooper at St. Thomas More Catholic School was on the scene by coincidence at a time when some parents were picking... more »
  • Juvenile arrested for threatening to bomb East Iberville High School

    January 25, 2017 3:33 PM

    ST. GABRIEL – A juvenile was arrested on Wednesday after he threatened to bomb East Iberville High and Elementary School. The incident happened around 9 a.m. on Wednesday when a caller stated that he was coming to blow up the school. The students and teachers were evacuated while the... more »
  • Agents find drugs, weapons in home next to elementary school

    January 25, 2017 12:06 PM

    IBERIA - Agents from the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office and SWAT recovered several drugs, firearms and cash while executing a search warrant within 1,000 feet of an elementary school Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff Louis Ackal, agents searched a home on Ann Street occupied by 32-year-old Akia Celestine in... more »
  • Second student was wounded in Ohio school shooting

    January 22, 2017 1:05 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Authorities say a second student was wounded in a school shooting that left another critically injured. Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi says a 17-year-old student was struck but didn't have life-threatening injuries. The second youth injured wasn't identified immediately. Authorities say the 17-year-old shooter fired a 12-gauge... more »
  • 16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

    January 21, 2017 1:31 PM

    ROME - A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine people survived, though some were seriously injured. No other vehicles were involved in the crash,... more »
  • Student arrested after claiming to bring a gun to school

    January 19, 2017 6:31 PM

    PATTERSON - A high school student was arrested Thursday after he claimed to bring a firearm to school. A school resource officer received a tip early Thursday afternoon that a student had a gun at Patterson High School. Units responded and identified Jacob Bankston, 17, as the subject... 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 »
  • 23 stolen school bus batteries caused pickup delays in New Orleans

    January 17, 2017 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – Several school buses were delayed for students at two New Orleans charter schools Tuesday morning due to stolen batteries. WWL reports that 23 school bus batteries were stolen following a break-in from the First Student bus barn in east New Orleans. The break-in caused delays... more »
  • School buses to receive new engines in Volkswagen settlement

    January 13, 2017 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School buses in Louisiana will receive new engines that cut down on pollution as part of a settlement with Volkswagen. Volkswagen Group agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $4.3 billion for attempting to defraud the U.S. government by rigging more than a half-million... more »
  • Middle school placed on lockdown due to report of gun

    January 11, 2017 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A middle school is currently on lockdown Wednesday afternoon, according to the chief of communications for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. The school, North Banks Middle School of Excellence located at 5959 Cadillac Street, was placed on lockdown around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday due to a... more »
  • High school student arrested for bringing taser to school

    January 11, 2017 10:33 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A 16-year-old student at Assumption High School was arrested this morning for bringing a taser to school Wednesday morning. A school resource officer received information that a female student was in possession of a taser and tracked her down. The deputy seized the taser and took the... more »
  • Appeal ruling affects funding for over 30 charter schools

    January 10, 2017 4:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state appeal court ruling could endanger the funding of more than 30 of Louisiana's 150 public charter schools. The schools in question were all granted charters by Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. But they were funded through a state education formula that distributes... more »
  • Students to learn gun safety after teen's hunting death

    January 8, 2017 1:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A school district in northern Mississippi will teach students about gun safety after a 13-year-old boy was killed while hunting. The Commercial Dispatch reports that an assembly will be planned before the end of the academic year on each campus in the Lowndes County School District. Lynn... more »
  • Two more Livingston Parish schools ready to reopen Play Video

    January 3, 2017 10:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Teachers were putting the final touches on their classrooms Tuesday at Denham Springs Freshman High. Students are set to return for the first time since the flood. Principal Ken Magee said that even though it's not perfect, it's good to be back. "It might not look... more »
  • No one hurt when school bus overturns west of Charlotte

    January 3, 2017 10:08 AM

    BELMONT - Officials say no one was hurt when a school bus overturned in North Carolina, west of Charlotte. The wreck happened around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday near Belmont in Gaston County. Tuesday was the first day back to class after the holidays. School spokesman Todd Hagans said in an email... more »
  • Driver charged after school bus carrying 19 overturns

    December 16, 2016 10:49 AM

    MACCLESFIELD - Authorities in North Carolina say the driver of a school bus that overturned with 19 children on board will face charges. State Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mike Baker said 40-year-old Julianne Bridgers of Pinetops is charged with careless and reckless driving. The patrol says Bridgers told officers she... more »
  • Dad arrested for threatening to fight daughter's middle school teacher

    December 15, 2016 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a Baton Rouge dad has been arrested for threatening his daughter's middle school teacher Thursday. Marvin Edwards, 39, was arrested for assault of a school teacher and disturbing the peace. On Thursday, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office responded to Scotlandville Middle School... more »
  • Colorado district allows teachers to carry guns

    December 14, 2016 11:24 PM

    DENVER - A rural Colorado school district has decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students. The Hanover School District 28 board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to allow school employees to volunteer to be armed on the job after undergoing training.... 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 »
  • Lawyer: Driver likely to plead not guilty in fatal bus crash

    November 28, 2016 4:57 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The attorney for the driver in a Chattanooga school bus crash that killed six children says her client will likely plead not guilty. Amanda Dunn says she anticipates 24-year-old Johnthony Walker will plead not guilty if a grand jury indicts him. He's charged with five counts of... more »
  • Students complained about erratic driving before bus wreck

    November 25, 2016 6:22 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Students and administrators raised concerns about a Tennessee school bus driver's behavior behind the wheel in the weeks before a crash killed six children. Police have charged the driver Johnthony Walker with vehicular homicide after the Chattanooga crash. Federal authorities said Walker was driving off the designated... more »
  • 6 dead in Chattanooga school bus crash;6 in intensive care

    November 21, 2016 6:27 PM

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Kirk Kelly, the interim superintendent of Hamilton County Schools, says there are six students in intensive care Tuesday morning and six others still hospitalized after a school bus crash in Chattanooga that killed six children. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says the city is in mourning. The bus... more »
  • Community schools model draws interest in Lafayette

    November 19, 2016 11:28 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette officials are taking a closer look at the concept of community schools. The Advertiser reports Debbie Meaux, president of the Louisiana Association of Educators, and Karran Harper Royal, coordinator for the Louisiana branch of the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, presented the model to Lafayette school board... more »
  • Police identify suspect in Thursday shooting on Southern's campus Play Video

    November 17, 2016 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified the suspect arrested in connection to a shooting on Southern University's campus Thursday night. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean Mckneely Jr. identified the shooter as 20-year-old Larry McCray of Reserve, La. McCray will be charged with attempted first degree murder. He was taken... more »
  • Thibodaux High student arrested for bringing gun to school

    November 17, 2016 12:01 PM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish deputies say a 17-year-old student at Thibodaux High School has been arrested for bringing a hand gun to school. Sheriff Craig Webre said in a news release Brennan Garman of Thibodaux was arrested Wednesday. Webre said a school administrator learned a student possibly had a firearm... more »
  • State: School evaluation tools needs improvement

    November 17, 2016 9:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana education officials say the latest performance scores for public schools and public school districts show improvements in "nearly every measure of academic progress." However, the state Education Department says in a Thursday news release that the school performance grading system needs improvement. It says, for instance,... more »
  • Iberville Parish Schools consider updated security system Play Video

    November 14, 2016 11:32 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish School Board members considered updating the cameras and related equipment at all district campuses Monday. Officials say the current system is years overdue for an upgrade. "The resolution is poor so if you had to pull video it would be hard to make out a person,... more »
  • Three arrested in double-shooting on Valverda Road Play Video

    November 10, 2016 12:38 PM

    MARINGOUIN - Three men have been arrested after a double-shooting that took place Thursday on Valverda Road near Fontaine Road that caused an elementary school to be placed on lockdown. On Friday, the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office reported the arrest of 20-year-old Anthony D. Smith, 21-year-old Julian J. Thomas... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting outside Houston school

    November 7, 2016 10:24 PM

    HOUSTON - One student is dead and another is hospitalized after an argument erupted in gunfire outside a Houston school for dropouts seeking high school diplomas. The incident happened about 12:30 p.m. Monday in a parking lot outside the Houston CAN Academy Southwest. Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says two... more »
  • Baton Rouge schools to get new buses that run on propane

    November 4, 2016 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Environmental Protection Agency is giving the East Baton Rouge Parish school system $773,000 to replace 30 of its diesel school buses over the next two years with more eco-friendly propane-powered buses. The grant comes from the federal agency's National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The grant... more »
  • NAACP seeks federal probe into Miss. noose case

    October 24, 2016 10:06 PM

    WIGGINS, Miss. - The Mississippi NAACP president is calling for a federal hate-crimes investigation after the parents of a black high school student say some white students put a noose around their son's neck at school. President Derrick Johnson says the incident happened Oct. 13 near a locker room at... more »
  • Louisiana flooding delays school grades

    October 12, 2016 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - For the second straight year, Louisiana's public school performance scores will come out late. State education department spokeswoman Bridget Devlin says the department will release the grades toward the end of November, not in October as usual. New national exams for grades 3-8 held up the 2015... more »
  • Aug. flooding causes longer days for East Feliciana students

    October 6, 2016 10:22 AM

    CLINTON - Students in East Feliciana Parish will give up two holidays this semester and go to school an extra 15 minutes each day to make up for time lost because of the flooding in August. Superintendent Carlos Sam said the floods washed out seven days of the original school... more »
  • Architect develops plan for flood-damaged Ascension schools

    October 5, 2016 10:04 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish School Superintendent David Alexander has hired an architectural firm to design the setup of temporary classroom buildings for schools damaged by the August floods. School officials have said that the temporary classrooms will serve as a kind of bridge measure to get displaced students back on... more »

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