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August 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

7 students disciplined for Juneau hazing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Seven high school seniors in Juneau will be disciplined for hazing incoming freshman last May. Superintendent Mark Miller at a press conference Wednesday announced results of a school district investigation. The Juneau Empire reports the upperclassmen used a paddle to beat six freshmen. Miller says the school district will not release names of…


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June 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Deputy: Student, suspect dead in shooting at Oregon school

UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. |  A fuller story on the shooting is now available here. UPDATE: 10:07 a.m. |  TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon say a gunman fatally shot a student at a high school near Portland. Authorities said Tuesday the suspect also was dead and the situation is stabilized. The Multnomah County sheriff’s office said there were reports…


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April 9, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Woman pleads not guilty to sex with Tacoma student

TACOMA  (AP) — A woman accused of having sex with her students at Lincoln High School in Tacoma pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. The News Tribune reports it was a new accusation from a fourth student against Meredith Powell. The 17-year-old said she touched him inappropriately last…


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November 29, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Teen faces rape charge in Walla Walla County

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — A 17-year-old teenager is scheduled for a January trial on a charge he tried to rape a girl in the Waitsburg High School training room. The teen was a player for the Waitsburg-Prescott football team. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of second-degree attempted rape. Charging documents say the…


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November 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Student in Burlington arrested after bomb threat

By Kera Wanielista Skagit Valley Herald (MCT) BURLINGTON — A 17-year-old Burlington-Edison High School student was arrested Monday and booked into the Skagit County juvenile-detention center for investigation of felony harassment after a bomb threat allegedly was made at the school. Burlington police said in a news release that they responded to a bomb threat at the high…


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November 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Washington’s high school graduation rates below average

In a new, preliminary look at high-school graduation rates across the country, Washington state, at 76 percent, tied for 32nd along with California, Utah and West Virginia. This is the first time that all states have used the same method to calculate how many freshmen graduate four years after they enter high school.   In the past, different states…


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April 13, 2012 at 6:55 AM

UPDATE: Threats to shoot people prompted closure of Meadowdale High in Lynnwood

UPDATE | 3:52 p.m.: Lynnwood police have released a bit more information about the threat that closed Meadowdale High School in the Edmonds School District today. At about 9:30 Thursday night, Lynnwood police received information that somebody claiming to be a Meadowdale student was threatening, via the Internet, to bring a gun to school and shoot…


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April 6, 2012 at 9:17 AM

$200,000 in vandalism, losses at Omak High School

The Associated Press OMAK — Workers are using spring break at Omak High School to repair broken windows and other vandalism damage and losses estimated at $200,000. Surveillance video shows two vandals wearing hoodies and masks rampaging through the building one night last week for more than three hours. They got away with laptop computers. Superintendent Art Himmler…


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December 14, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Students walk out to protest cuts to education funding

UPDATE: 5 p.m.  Hundreds of students from Ballard, Roosevelt, Ingraham, Garfield and Nathan Hale high schools left classes Wednesday afternoon and walked or rode the bus to the University of Washington’s Red Square. There, they held a rally along with UW students, chanting slogans like “We’re the future of our nation, no more cuts to…


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