Public Schools
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Police declare Los Angeles school shooting an accident

by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/02/18, 11:06 am

The shooting at a Los Angeles middle school that injured four students Thursday was an accident, police said after interviewing the 12-year-old suspect. The girl, who has not been identified, told investigators she brought the semi-automatic handgun to school in her backpack. It fired accidentally when she dropped the bag during class. The girl remains in custody at a juvenile facility and faces a charge of negligently discharging a firearm on school grounds.

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Pre-teen girl shoots four in Los Angeles middle school

by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/01/18, 05:33 pm

UPDATE: The female student accused of opening fire in a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning, injuring four classmates, could be as young as 12, according to investigators. Police have not identified the girl or confirmed her age. The victim with the most serious injuries sustained a gunshot wound to the temple. But doctors at Los Angeles County–USC Medical Center say the 15-year-old boy has a good medical prognosis. He remains in critial condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

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Mislabeled sex ed

Sex Education | In Hawaii, sex education programs go by different names—abstinence, comprehensive—depending on who’s doling out the money
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/07/17, 11:56 am

Forgive Hawaii parents for being confused about what sex education their children are getting in public school. Sex ed programs in the tropical state use different descriptors based on money and political power—a practice that sometimes occurs elsewhere in the country as well. And Hawaii parents don’t typically have access to sex ed curriculum beyond a description posted on school websites.

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