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Category: Education
February 19, 2015 at 10:27 AM

School District: Magnolia luring accusation a ‘misunderstanding’

A minivan driver who allegedly tried to lure a child in the Magnolia neighborhood on Wednesday was actually a contract employee for the district and the incident was a misunderstanding, Seattle Public Schools said Thursday morning. Police were notified Wednesday by a woman who said she was waiting with her elementary school-aged child near 34th Avenue…

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February 18, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Parkland teacher accused of having sex with student

A high school science teacher in Pierce County has been charged with four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student Andrew McKay, 30, a teacher at Washington High School in Parkland, is alleged to have been having sex with the student since April, according to a news release…

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| More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Franklin Pierce School District, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, sexual misconduct with a minor

February 13, 2015 at 9:19 AM

International School in Bellevue closed after Internet threat

UPDATE, 10:45 a.m. | Closed Friday after receiving a threat on social media, the International School in Bellevue will be open again on Monday, Feb. 23, principal Jennifer Rose said. The school will be on a planned vacation for midwinter break next week. ORIGINAL POST | The International School in Bellevue was closed Friday after the school…

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February 12, 2015 at 6:38 AM

Police increasing patrols after students targeted in West Seattle

UPDATE 1:48 P.M. Seattle police say they have increased patrols in West Seattle in reaction to a spike in crimes targeting middle- and high-school students. Police say that since January thieves have stolen backpacks, cell phones and cash from victims. One 15-year-old has been arrested in connection with a robbery near California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Lander…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Chief Sealth International High School, Denny International Middle School, West Seattle

February 7, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Seattle loses bid to put downtown school in federal building

Seattle Public Schools lost its bid Saturday to buy a vacant downtown building for a school. The former Federal Reserve Building, a 90,000-square-foot structure, at Spring Street and Second Avenue, has been vacant since 2008.  In a Tweet, school officials said, “Confirmed: the district did not win auction for former Federal Reserve Building re: downtown school.” Officials…

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February 6, 2015 at 3:47 PM

5 Juanita High students charged with attempted rape of classmate

Five Juanita High School students have been charged with second-degree attempted rape in an attack on a special-education student. The five students are accused of participating in a bullying incident that occurred in a student locker room of the Kirkland school on Oct. 22, 2014, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The five, who are 14…

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February 5, 2015 at 6:07 PM

Highline School District teacher accused of raping former student

A sixth-grade teacher who won awards for her work at a SeaTac elementary school is accused of raping one of her former students over the course of several years. Darcy M. Smith, 41, of Renton, was charged in King County Superior Court with three counts of third-degree rape of a child for allegedly having sex with her former…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Darcy M. Smith, Highline School District, SeaTac

January 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Oregon college: no degree for Saudi royal

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Lewis & Clark College says Saudi Arabia’s new deputy crown prince did not graduate from the private school as the Saudi Embassy said last week, although he did attend classes. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was named deputy crown prince earlier this month after the death of Saudi Arabia’s king. After the…

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January 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Snohomish County schools to use ‘panic button’ smart phone app

The Associated Press EVERETT — School districts in Snohomish County are planning a “panic button” system at more than 80 schools. It’s a smart phone application that — with the push of the button — automatically dials 911 and notifies designated people about an emergency. The Daily Herald reports two schools in Everett started testing the panic button in…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Everett School District, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, panic button

January 29, 2015 at 10:22 PM

Seattle-area Boys & Girls clubs challenge Boston clubs to fundraising contest

“DON’T LET OUR CLUB KIDS WEAR PATRIOTS COLORS!” says the headline on a website set up by the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. The clubs have challenged their Boston-area counterparts to a fundraising challenge called “Boys & Girls Clubs Bowl II.” The organizations are trying to raise $49,000 apiece (since the Seattle-New England game is Super…

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Comments | More in Education, General news, Sports | Topics: fundraising; Boys & Girls Clubs, Super Bowl

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