Monthly Archives: January 2012

NY. More youth violence and injured staff at NY OCFS facilities

Less than a week after Griffo called for better safety measures at a state-run detention facility for young females in response to union claims of injuries to 18 of 33 of its aides, another staff member was assaulted. Troopers said … Continue reading

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PA. Boy charged after headbutting a youth caseworker

Boy charged after head-butting a caseworker A 15-year-old South Lebanon Township boy was charged with aggravated assault after he head-butted a male Lebanon County Children & Youth caseworker while they were traveling in a van at Route 322 and Butler … Continue reading

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TN. Police and city school officials say shooting at Central High ‘isolated’. Commentators share a different story.

The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Terrance Wilkins outside Central High School on Friday was an isolated incident, but also a sign of youth gun violence targeted for greater attention, Memphis police and school officials said Tuesday. Wilkins died over the … Continue reading

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Scotland. Teacher attacked by primary school pupil wins damages

A TEACHER who sued for £100,000 after she was attacked by a pupil with Down’s Syndrome at a city primary school has won her court battle for damages. Jacqueline Cuthbertson was working at a school in west Edinburgh when the … Continue reading

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Self-empowerment not victimization is the key to fighting back against bullies.

As reports continue to surface of gay teens taking their own lives — even among those who are trying to help others — we focus on passing laws, pressuring school administrators, challenging teachers and letting kids know that it gets … Continue reading

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IL. 7 teens arrested in brutal beating of Chicago boy

A 15-year-old girl who is one of seven teens charged in the vicious gang beating of a 17-year-old boy in Chicago lured the victim into a snowy alley and shot the sickening video that later went viral on YouTube, police … Continue reading

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GA. Juvenile Justice is facing full blown riots and dangerous conditions

Problems with rising violence and riots and violence in classrooms led to Georgia’s 4th commissioner on juvenile justice. The increase in violence arose from a change of policy in Georgia’s juvenile justice policy to a “sanctuary” policy where staff were … Continue reading

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UK. Prison staff walk out over attacks by inmates

More than 100 prison staff have staged a walkout at Nottingham Prison in protest at a rise in the number of assaults against officers by inmates. The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) union said 10 members at HMP Nottingham had been … Continue reading

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UK. Nottingham boy, 13, seriously injured in school fight

A Nottingham teenager who was left fighting for his life after being seriously injured in a school fight. Callum Massey, 13, was knocked unconscious at the National Church of England Academy in September 2011. Nottingham boy, 13, injured in school … Continue reading


GA. Two high school students charged after school fight

Two Newnan High School students were arrested for fighting at the school and booked at the Coweta County Jail. According to Coweta County Jail records, Brandi Tiara Johnson and Ashley Woods were both charged with affray, a legal term for … Continue reading