Monthly Archives: October 2011

IA. The unintended consequences of unduly restrictive and illegal regulations limiting teachers results in increased charges against juveniles and an increase in the severity of youth crime

In November, 2008 the Department of Education for the State of Iowa enacted a regulation banning prone restraint at its schools despite being noticed that the regulation was illegal as it violated the 5th and 14th amendment of the Constitution, … Continue reading

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NY. Juvenile officers claim OCFS Juvenile facilities are unsafe for staff and youth. OCFS officers also claim that Commissioner Gladys Carrion retaliated after employees spoke out about the dangerous conditions

Former OCFS employees are all firmly united in their claims that the root cause of the surge in violence can be traced back to the moment Gladys Carrion assumed the reigns of the OCFS. Many cited a marked increase in … Continue reading

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NJ. Six boys arrested in fights at Dickinson High School

Rioting joined reading and writing in the curriculum at Dickinson High School in Jersey City yesterday as seven students were charged, including at least one from Ferris High School, and one student was injured. One student, a 17-year-old Randolph Avenue … Continue reading

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IL. Chicago High School fight videotaped. Teacher backs away from the attack while victim is assaulted.

A no-holds-barred school brawl captured on cell phone video has led to the arrest and suspension of two teenage Chicago sisters for viciously beating a classmate, reports CBS station WBBM. The alleged assailants, Sara Mejorado, 17, and Aurelia Mejorado, 18, … Continue reading

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IL. 17 arrested after Gage Park High School Fights

Police arrested 17 students at Gage Park High School on the city’s Southwest Side, after a fight broke out. Officers stopped one fight at the school, at 5630 S. Rockwell St., only to see another one break out in the … Continue reading

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MI. 17 arrested in Middle School brawl

Police say they arrested 17 middle school students in Flint following a brawl that took place as school was starting for the day. The Flint Journal reports the fight broke out on a bus ride to McKinley Middle School Wednesday … Continue reading

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VA. 3rd incident of pepper spray in 7 days to break up middle school fight is deemed not excessive

Pepper spray was used to break up a student fight at Blair Middle School on Monday, the second such incident in a week in the city. Two students got into a fight at Blair Middle School during lunch, and a … Continue reading

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FL. Use of pepper spray to break up a fight is not excessive force

Authorities used pepper spray to break up a lunch-time fight between two girls at a St. Petersburg middle school. Principal Connie Kolosey told the St. Petersburg Times (http://bit.ly/sEsXtB ) that the fight broke out Thursday between the 13-year-old girls. Several … Continue reading

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OH. Student claims High School Fight was motivated by sexual orientation and school did nothing to stop the harassment

School and law enforcement officials still are evaluating evidence in the Oct. 17 beating of a Unioto High School freshman whose mother thinks the attack was tied to his sexual orientation. School and law enforcement officials still are evaluating evidence … Continue reading

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NC. Fights bring police to Charlotte school 3 times in 9 days

Police were called to a west Charlotte school three times in 9 days for fights between students. According to reports filed with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, the fights happened at Thomasboro Academy located at 538 Bradford Drive on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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