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4th-graders sell pot in northern Colo.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:15

GREELEY, Colo. – School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth-graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said Wednesday that the students involved, three 10-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl at Greeley's Monfort Elementary School, faced tough discipline but not suspension or expulsion.

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4th grader sells pot in northern Colo.
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:02

GREELEY, Colo. – School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth-graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said Wednesday that the students involved, three 10-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl at Greeley's Monfort Elementary School, faced tough discipline but not suspension or expulsion.

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The family of a second-grade student at a Texas elementary school says their daughter's teacher took her Bible away during a "read to myself" session.

The Liberty Institute, a nonprofit legal group specializing in religious liberty cases, says the family reached out for assistance after a teacher at Hamilton Elementary in Cypress allegedly told the girl not to bring the Bible back to school again.

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The teacher reportedly said the Bible is inappropriate reading material.

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LAS VEGAS – Nevada's state superintendent says children are the victims in a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school.

Superintendent Dale Erquiaga spoke briefly about the matter Thursday at a Nevada Board of Education meeting, saying it was unfortunate that 2011-2012 test scores for students at Matt Kelly Elementary School would be invalidated.

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A report released Wednesday concluded at least one adult altered standardized test answer sheets in Spring 2012, leading to a dramatic increase in test scores at the traditionally low-performing school.

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Dec. 17, 2012: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C), along with survivors and family members of gun violence victims, addresses the media as part of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns group.reuters

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend $50 million this year to build a nationwide grassroots network on gun control in a direct challenge to the National Rifle Association, The New York Times reported. 

The new lobbying group, called Everytown for Gun Safety, will encompass other gun control groups funded by Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the report said.

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ORDWAY, Colo. – An expected effect of drought has caught parts of the West off guard.

Mini-storms of tumbleweed have invaded the drought-stricken prairie of southern Colorado, blocking rural roads and irrigation canals, and briefly barricading homes and an elementary school.

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The invasion of the tumbleweed, an iconic symbol of both the West's rugged terrain and the rugged cowboys who helped settle it, has conjured images of the Dust Bowl of 80 years ago, when severe drought unleashed them onto the landscape.

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A Houston first grader was reportedly found Monday carrying a loaded gun inside his elementary school.

The gun was brought to the teacher's attention after a fellow student apparently saw the firearm, the MyFoxHouston.com report said. The quick-thinking teacher took the boy out of the classroom, secured the weapon and called police.

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The boy admitted that he brought the gun from his home, the report said. The school district told the Fox affiliate that the boy's parents will likely be charged for failing to secure the firearm.

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In this Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, crime scene tape surrounds the home of Nancy Lanza in Newtown, Conn.AP/File

Some Connecticut residents say in a survey that they want the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter's home destroyed and the property turned into a park or nature preserve.

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation received more than 1,600 responses to the survey it released Monday on town residents' unmet needs in the wake of the December 2012 shootings.

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Police dive teams combed the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., Saturday in a search for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, who was last seen March 1 with a janitor from a homeless shelter who police think abducted her, the Washington Post reported.

Relisha was last seen with Kahlil Malik Tatum, the janitor from the shelter at the old D.C. General Hospital, where Relisha was enrolled in the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. She was living at the shelter with her mother.

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Police dive teams combed the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., Saturday in a search for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, who was last seen March 1 with a janitor from a homeless shelter who police think abducted her, the Washington Post reported.

Relisha was last seen with Kahlil Malik Tatum, the janitor from the shelter at the old D.C. General Hospital, where Relisha was enrolled in the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. She was living at the shelter with her mother.

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