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July 15, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Trial begins in 2008 gang slaying of teen at Garfield High

Testimony is under way in the trial of a man accused of killing 15-year-old Quincy Coleman and wounding a second boy at Garfield High School nearly six years ago. Deangelo A. Saloy, 22, is on trial in King County Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on…

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October 18, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Nine Garfield High students disciplined for hazing, two get 20-day suspensions

Nine Garfield High School students have been suspended for their roles in a hazing incident last month, according to the Seattle school district. In a news release Friday afternoon, the district said six students received suspensions of from five to nine days and are already back in school. Another student was suspended for 15 day and two others for 20…

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October 7, 2013 at 2:43 PM

11 Garfield High students banned during hazing investigation

The Seattle school district banned 11 Garfield High School students suspected of participating in a recent off-campus hazing incident until officials decide if discipline is warranted. The students were told Friday not to return to class on Monday. Such “emergency expulsions” generally don’t last longer than two weeks, said Seattle Public Schools…

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October 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM

6 suspects identified in Garfield High hazing incident

Seattle police have identified six people suspected in a recent hazing incident involving Garfield High School students. Department spokeswoman Renee Witt said no arrests have been made and detectives are only in the investigative stages. She said parents of the suspected students are being contacted. Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman Teresa Wippel said district officials were notified Wednesday morning…

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October 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Seattle police investigating ugly hazing of Garfield High students

Seattle police are investigating the latest in what district officials say has become a “tradition” of hazing at Garfield High School. Around 100 students were gathered at the Arboretum, where students were being “paddled, had on diapers, eggs were being thrown at students and shoe polish was all over their body,” during the most recent incident…

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June 17, 2013 at 5:13 PM

7-year-old girl in critical condition after Central District car wreck

A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition following a car wreck near 23rd Avenue and East Jefferson Street late Monday afternoon, according to Seattle officials. The girl was apparently one of five passengers in a blue Honda that slammed into a pole while traveling northbound at around 4:10 p.m., officials said. She sustained life-threatening injuries and was…

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February 5, 2013 at 8:14 AM

After meetings with superintendent, MAP testing to start today at Garfield

From Staff Reporter Linda Shaw: Administrators at Seattle’s Garfield High School will begin giving the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests this morning, following meetings Monday between Superintendent Jose Banda and a group of teachers and one with the principal. Nearly the entire non-administrative staff will continue to boycott the test, said Kris McBride, Garfield’s academic dean and testing coordinator. McBride…

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January 14, 2013 at 4:49 PM

ORCA K-8 teachers join boycott of district-required exams

Eleven teachers and instructional assistants at ORCA K-8 have decided that they, too, will boycott district-required tests known as the MAP, according to ORCA teacher Matt Carter. The Orca staffers join the staff at Garfield High, where all teachers who were scheduled to administer the Measures of Academic Progress exams are refusing, with the backing of nearly all their colleagues,…

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January 10, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Garfield teachers refuse to give district-required test

Teachers at Seattle’s Garfield High School are refusing to give the district-required MAP tests to students, saying the tests are bad and waste time and resources. They think it may be the first time that all teachers at a single school have decided to protest a test by boycotting it. The Measures of Academic…

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November 30, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Garfield students walk out to protest education cuts

Hundreds of students from Seattle’s Garfield High School walked out of classes this afternoon to protest state budget cuts to education. The students began their walk to City Hall at 12:30 p.m. to “tell the world that we are fed up with the lack of funding for education,” according to a statement sent by protest organizer Mathis Watson…

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