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  • 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 »
  • Springfield HS reopens after flood Play Video

    October 3, 2016 7:20 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Students returned to Springfield High School Monday for the first time since the August flood. "It's not complete, like I said we got a lot of boxes laying around, we got some classrooms without doors on them some... but we're at home cause we're here," principal Spencer... more »
  • Boy, 6, dies days after South Carolina school shooting

    October 1, 2016 3:49 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A coroner says a 6-year-old boy has died days after he was critically wounded in a school shooting in South Carolina. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Jacob Hall died about 1 p.m. Saturday. Jacob had been fighting for his life at a hospital since the shooting... more »
  • Denham Springs High to return to original campus in January

    September 30, 2016 5:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON – Recovery teams are on schedule to return Denham Springs High and Freshman High schools to their campuses by the second semester, school officials said Friday. Superintendent Rick Wentzel said that temporary campuses will also be established for Denham Springs Elementary, Southside Elementary and Southside Junior High schools.... more »
  • Man walking with AR-15 arrested near elementary school

    September 28, 2016 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man seen walking near a school with an AR-15 slung across his chest was arrested Monday. Around 5 p.m. Monday, Baton Rouge Police officers were dispatched to S. 19 th Street after numerous complaints that a man was walking the area with an... more »
  • School employee arrested after beating student with belt

    September 28, 2016 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A school employee was arrested for cruelty to juvenile charges after beating a student with a belt. On Monday around 11 p.m., Baton Rouge Police officers responded to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in reference to a battery of a teenage boy that happened earlier... more »
  • Springfield High School to reopen on Oct. 3 following August flood

    September 23, 2016 12:49 PM

    SPRINGFIELD – School officials announced that Springfield High School will reopen to students on Oct. 3 since last month's flood. According to school officials, classes will resume to its usual schedule prior to the flood. Students of Springfield High School have been hosted by the by Springfield Middle School... more »
  • Damages to schools in EBR likely to exceed $10 million Play Video

    September 20, 2016 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Flood damage sustained by East Baton Rouge Parish schools is expected to exceed the district's multi-million dollar insurance policy but officials, right now, are more focused on getting flooded campuses up and running again than the price tag of destruction. At Glen Oaks High School Tuesday,... more »
  • Three teens arrested for attacking student on bus

    September 16, 2016 5:28 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested one teenage girl and two juvenile girls for attacking another girl while on a school bus. On Friday around 7 a.m., a fight between Donaldsonville High School students on a school bus occurred. A video of the fight later surfaced on social... more »
  • Woman arrested after shoving teacher against wall

    September 16, 2016 4:23 PM

    BELLE ROSE – Deputies in Assumption Parish say a woman was arrested after shoving a school teacher against the wall at Belle Rose Primary School Friday. According to Sheriff Leland Falcon, investigators learned that 50-year-old Darlene Jones confronted a school office worker “in an angry and aggressive manner.” Deputies... more »
  • Consultant to oversee Ascension Parish school rebuilding

    September 14, 2016 9:21 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board has picked CSRS, a Baton Rouge firm, to oversee rebuilding flood-damaged school buildings and seeking FEMA reimbursement dollars. Chad Lynch, director of planning and construction for Ascension Parish schools, told board members at a special meeting Tuesday, CSRS was recommended by a selection... more »
  • Livingston Parish School Board approves added class time to 2016 Academic Calendar

    September 8, 2016 10:19 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Revisions to the Livingston Parish Public Schools Academic Calendar were approved Thursday night. The school board voted to add class time due to time missed during the August flood. Along with the regularly scheduled classes that begin on Sept. 12, additional instruction time has been added. The... more »
  • Students use art to cope with flood Play Video

    September 8, 2016 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Student art has always lined the hallways at Woodlawn Elementary but Thursday's projects aren't typical. Rows of bright yellow faces, some smiling, some crying, are the creation of the second and third grade classes. "We have a lot of emotions going on right now," said teacher... more »
  • EBR students return for first day of school since flood Play Video

    September 6, 2016 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Tuesday was the first day of school for students in East Baton Rouge since the recent historic flooding. It was the second time students experienced a first day back to school since summer break. "We only came to school for two days, and then the... more »
  • Central schools head back to class Tuesday

    September 5, 2016 10:03 PM

    CENTRAL - Students head back to class tomorrow in Central and East Baton Rouge Parish, but for some things will be different. A number of schools flooded leaving school districts to move students to alternate locations. Parents of Tanglewood Elementary schools students, along with their children toured Central Middle... more »
  • EBR Schools won't reopen until after Labor Day

    August 22, 2016 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School System pushed the return of school back to September 6th, the district announced Monday. Originally, officials hoped to open schools this week but decided the stress on the system was too great. Numerous campuses were flooded and school buses took... more »
  • LSU students begin semester after flood Play Video

    August 22, 2016 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU students returned to campus on Monday and students have been sharing their experiences about last week's flood. Neighborhoods not too far from campus have been left in destruction. LSU Freshman Nick Danna is constantly remembering that. "My brother Taylor, he pretty much got three feet... more »
  • Classes to move after flooding damages Baker High School

    August 17, 2016 9:11 PM

    BAKER –School officials said Baker High School may be closed for the first semester after the school was flooded earlier this week. A spokesperson for Baker Schools, Ed Pratt, said the City of Baker schools will reopen Monday, but Baker High School will remain closed. Superintendent Herman Brister... more »
  • Schools closed due to inclement weather

    August 12, 2016 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Schools in the WBRZ viewing area have announced closure or early dismissal due to severe weather Friday morning. The following schools are closing early: St. Mary Parish public schools (closing at noon) Iberville Parish school (closing at 12:30 p.m.) The following parish schools... more »
  • Students in East Baton Rouge Parish return to school Play Video

    August 10, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – More than 41,000 students in East Baton Rouge Parish returned to school on Wednesday morning. Among them were 850 Lee High School students who got their first look at a brand new campus after two years of construction. The new campus took $55 million to build,... more »
  • Iberville board approves contract with new superintendent

    August 9, 2016 11:28 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School Board has unanimously approved a three-year contract for the district's new superintendent, Arthur Joffrion. Joffrion is set to earn a minimum base salary of $165,250 annually starting Wednesday until Aug. 8, 2019. The board also agreed Monday night to pay him an additional... more »
  • Livingston Parish students return to school Play Video

    August 4, 2016 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – On Thursday, over 26,000 students returned for the first day of school in Livingston Parish. Kelly Jones, Denham Springs High School principal, said that he missed seeing the students. "I do, I really do, were always excited when school lets out in May, but i... more »
  • Groundbreaking set for Walker High School upgrades

    June 19, 2016 11:29 PM

    WALKER – Workers will soon get started on million dollar improvements to Walker High School later this month. Officials are set to break ground on a $25 million capital improvement during a ceremony on June 27. The construction is part of a plan approved by voters in 2014. ... more »
  • Murdered school board member's brother selected to take his place

    June 13, 2016 11:40 PM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish School Board selected the brother of a murdered school board member to take his place. East Feliciana Parish School Superintendent Carlos Sam told News 2 Edward Brooks, Jr. will take Broderick Brooks' seat on the board. Broderick Brooks was found shot to... more »
  • Ascension Schools to re-advertise superintendent's job

    June 7, 2016 11:39 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board was expected to announce finalists for the vacant Superintendent position Tuesday night, but instead the board decided to start their search over again. The board interviewed four candidates for the position last week , and met Tuesday expecting to narrow that list... 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 »
  • Lawmaker shelves Declaration of Independence in schools bill

    May 26, 2016 12:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs lawmaker shelved her bill requiring Louisiana public school students to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, under pressure from her African-American colleagues. Republican Rep. Valarie Hodges pulled her bill from House debate Wednesday before lawmakers could vote on the proposal. The measure would have... more »
  • Central schools crack down on residency requirements Play Video

    May 24, 2016 7:53 PM

    CENTRAL - With just a day away until school is out for the summer, the central school board is cracking down on what some call "education freeloaders." "We have a responsibility to the taxpayers ... to ensure that the children we are educating live in Central," Central Superintendent Michael Faulk... more »
  • Mom convicted over Facebook post to get new trial

    May 14, 2016 2:59 PM

    ROSWELL, N.M. - A New Mexico woman convicted of creating a public nuisance by posting an online comment about the possibility of a shooting at her son's school will get a new trial. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1shygtF) that Jeanette Garza Alvarez of Roswell will have a jury trial... more »
  • EBR schools say equipment in compliance after player's injury Play Video

    May 5, 2016 11:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A high school football player remains in the hospital after a serious injury incurred during a practice Wednesday afternoon . Sources said Marcus Thomas, number 37, is in ICU at an area hospital. Thomas, who will be a junior in the fall at Scotlandville High, is... more »
  • Videos of school yard brawls cause concerns about student safety Play Video

    May 5, 2016 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Videos of teens in Baton Rouge brawling at school have been posted on the internet and are raising concerns about school safety. The head of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System told The Investigative Unit the videos are "unacceptable". The videos have all been uploaded... more »
  • Deputies say drunk man stole school bus

    May 4, 2016 2:41 PM

    CHACKBAY - A man from Thibodaux was arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing a school bus and driving it while intoxicated. Jordan Molaison, 21, is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, simple criminal damage to property and 2nd offense DWI. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a... more »
  • Driver arrested for hitting school crossing guard

    May 2, 2016 9:51 PM

    SLIDELL - A school crossing guard was hurt after she was intentionally hit by a vehicle. Slidell Police say it happened Monday about 8:15 a.m. near Abney Elementary School. Witnesses say a man, later identified as 33-year-old Francis Gras, disobeyed the guard's instructions and began to argue with her. During... more »
  • Student hospitalized after fight at school Friday

    April 29, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fight at a school required emergency personnel and police Friday afternoon. First responders were called to McKinley High School around 2:30 for a brawl involving students. The fight involved multiple people who were hurt, those who reported the incident advised authorities. Police cars and fire... more »
  • Florida school board votes to restrict transgender bathroom choices

    April 23, 2016 3:45 PM

    OCALA, Fla. - A school board in north Florida plans to restrict access to school bathrooms based on a person's biological gender. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the Marion County School Board reached a consensus on Thursday on a resolution to ban transgender students from using bathrooms for the gender... more »
  • Senators reject school funding formula amid budget concerns

    April 14, 2016 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators have rejected the public school financing formula proposed by the state education board for next year, at the request of Gov. John Bel Edwards. Lawmakers in the current budget year boosted funding for K-12 public schools by $44 million outside of the annual financing formula. The... more »
  • EBR Head Start Program to hold Recruitment Fun Day Play Video

    April 8, 2016 4:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Now is the time to sign your children up for the 2016-2017 East Baton Rouge Head Start Program. The Head Start Program helps children develop through comprehensive activities relating to health, education, disabilities and family services. It offers services for all children, including many of those with special... more »
  • Major expansion at Walker High moving forward Play Video

    April 4, 2016 5:28 PM

    WALKER - A major expansion is coming to Walker High School in Livingston Parish as the project is set to go out for bids this week. The $20 million project will add more than 30 new classrooms along with career and technology classrooms, a new band room, a new... more »
  • Squirrel hunters cause lockdown at Arkansas primary school

    March 30, 2016 3:02 PM

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - A report of armed men near an Arkansas elementary school led to a campus lockdown before police confirmed the three were actually pest control employees chasing squirrels. A teacher at Gardner STEM Magnet School in Hot Springs saw the men about 8 a.m. Wednesday and notified... more »
  • UPDATE: No foul play suspected in Friday morning fire at Capitol High

    March 18, 2016 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire investigators responded to an early morning fire on Friday at Capitol High School. According to Mark Miles with the Baton Rouge Fire Department, emergency crews responded to the scene and found classrooms on the second floor of the building on fire. Miles said the rooms suffered... more »

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