Monthly Archives: December 2011

PA. 2 Scranton High students ID’d in fight video

Two Scranton High School students allegedly involved in a fight last week have been identified by police. The students, both juveniles, will be charged next week, Police Chief Dan Duffy said Friday. They were identified one day after police became … Continue reading

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WV. Recent fights at Pt. Pleasant High School shed light on social media effects

The videos of girls and boys kicking, punching and pulling hair has become a popular trend on sites like YouTube. Most videos show the fights happening in school hallways. Whether fights are real or staged, either way they have become … Continue reading

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NYT: Developmentally Disabled in New York Are Getting Too Many Antipsychotics

The New York Times continued on Friday its important, but distressing, series of articles on the maltreatment of the developmentally disabled in New York State and the lack of oversight of their care in the state’s group homes. Friday’s article … Continue reading

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OH. Teenager Seriously Injured in Assault at Group Home

About 11:30 p.m. Monday night, medics with the city of Fairfield were called to One Way Farm, a group home there. They were responding to a report of a juvenile male that had been assaulted. Initially, it did not appear … Continue reading

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U.S.: Anti-bullying classes found ineffective

Generic, cookie-cutter, anti-bullying curriculums are an ineffective substitute for student-focused engagement strategies, U.S. officials say. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, part of the U.S. Department of Justice, has issued a report in which bullying in schools is … Continue reading

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CA. California trigger cuts pose young inmate problem in Stanislaus County

The “worst of the worse” young criminals could return from state lockups to Stanislaus County under California’s projected “trigger cuts,” local authorities fear. Jill Silva, the county’s acting chief probation officer, said, “We’re not equipped to take them back.” Keeping … Continue reading

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CT. Panel: Cops shouldn’t handle school conflicts (finally a State showing some common sense)

Calling the police should not be the trigger response any time a kid gets caught fighting at school or stealing a candy bar at the store. That was the opinion of three juvenile justice experts who met Wednesday night for … Continue reading

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MD. Assaults, crowding plague Prince George’s Youth Detention Center

The Prince George’s County youth detention facility where a teacher was killed last year remains plagued by assaults, security lapses, crowding and understaffing, according to a new report. Maryland’s Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit, a watchdog for the state’s youth detention … Continue reading

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NJ. Teacher attacked at school by a 5th grader and his caretaker

A woman and a fifth-grader assaulted the student’s teacher in a Silver Run School classroom after staff barred the adult from signing the child out of school, police said Thursday. Authorities charged the 22-year-old woman, Samantha Phillips of the first … Continue reading

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FL. One injured, six suspended in school fight

Six Marianna High School students were suspended for multiple days after a dispute over a stolen I-pad led to a scuffle in a boys’ bathroom and a disturbance in a hallway of the school last Friday. MHS Principal Mary Sue … Continue reading

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