There Have Been 74 School Shootings in the U.S. Since Sandy Hook

Yesterday morning, a gunman opened fire at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon, killing one and injuring many. This marks the 74th school shooting to occur in the United States since 26 people (20 of them children) were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, CT. The average number of… » 6/11/14 10:40am 6/11/14 10:40am

School Terrifies Kids With Fake Masked Gunman as Part of a Lesson

Have you ever heard of a bad idea so sublimely tasteless and terrible that you fall to the ground and mutely curse the gods who have forsook you and all of your wretched mortal companions? No? Here's one! A North Carolina public school decided to provide its sixth-graders with an "enrichment lesson" by having someone… » 10/16/13 3:20pm 10/16/13 3:20pm

Kindergartner Suspended for Telling Classmates That She Was Going to…

The Sandy Hook Elementary shooting has certainly heightened everyone's sensitivity to gun violence in schools, which can be a good thing if teachers and parents maintain their sense of proportion when they spot a sulking, disaffected student, and a pretty bad thing if they start sending kids to juvenile detention… » 1/20/13 1:00pm 1/20/13 1:00pm

A Third-Grader Brings a Gun to School. You Sadly Know What Happens Next.

Sadly, shootings at high schools and colleges have come to seem all too common, but in a disturbing development, yesterday there was one at an elementary school near Seattle. A boy apparently brought a gun in his backpack to his third grade class, and it accidentally went off and wounded an 8-year-old girl. The… » 2/23/12 10:00am 2/23/12 10:00am

Harvard Senior Accused Of Involvement In Murder Accuses School Of Racism

Chanequa Campbell, 21, is a Harvard student and sociology major who has won scholarships through Goldman Sachs, Coca Cola and The New York Times. She planned to graduate June 4th, but because of her alleged involvement in the murder of a local drug dealer, Campbell has been ordered off campus. » 5/27/09 9:30am 5/27/09 9:30am

John McCain's Totally Hot Great Grand- Er, Son!

Hottie alert! Meet John McCain's son Jack McCain. He enjoys surfing, cooking, poetry, some weird Japanese drag racing subculture they made into a Fast & Furious sequel you definitely didn't see, and being in the U.S. American armed forces like dad. He's momentarily taking over campaign blogging for his sister Meghan,… » 2/15/08 10:00am 2/15/08 10:00am