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JCPS sued over bathroom assault at Iroquois High School

Jefferson County Public Schools is being sued after an assault left an Iroquois High School student bleeding on a bathroom floor last fall.A string of assaults last fall, including one student-teacher fight that went viral, caused officials to put more security in Iroquois. ...

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Cop puts student in chokehold: Camden, Arkansas, Police Officer Jake Perry relieved of duty after altercation at Camden Fairview High School​

A police officer in Arkansas has been placed on leave following an "altercation" in which the cop put a student in a chokehold, officials said.The footage, which has since been taken down from Facebook, shows Camden Police Officer Jake Perry standing behind a student at Camden Fairview High School in the cafeteria. ...

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Louisville high school basketball: St. Xavier beats DeSales

Special to Courier Journal



Published 10:59 PM EST Feb 7, 2020






DeSales and St.The visiting Colts had won five of their last six contests, while the Tigers had lost six of their last eight. ...

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Kentucky bill arming school resource officers heads to Beshear

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 5:34 PM EST Feb 7, 2020






A bill requiring Kentucky school police to carry guns is the first piece of education legislation to head to Gov.Among a handful of tweaks to last year's school safety law, SB 8 requires all school resource officers to carry a handgun — an idea opposed by many Louisville Democrats and some Jefferson County school board members. ...

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Three Kentucky school districts closed for widespread illnesses

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 6:09 PM EST Feb 5, 2020






The Fayette County Public School District joined two other Kentucky school districts in cancelling classes this week.The district posted to Twitter on Wednesday that it was cancelling classes for Thursday and Friday at all schools "due to widespread illness. ...

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Meet the man who scored a Kentucky high school record 114 points

This is the second installment of veteran high school sports reporter Jason Frakes' tour of the commonwealth.Sixty-six years later, the performance still stands as a single-game state record and is tied for fourth place nationally, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations' record book. ...

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Kentucky school, American Conservative sued

Other defendants are Bruce Jacobson, head of school at Whitefield Academy; Rod Dreher, author of The American Conservative article; and the American Ideas Institute, which publishes the magazine.Alford posted the photo to her Facebook page and said an unknown person later shared the photo with officials at Whitefield Academy. ...

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Trump, border wall decorations taken down at Kentucky high school

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 6:16 PM EST Jan 24, 2020






A high school in Western Kentucky ordered the removal of some spirit week decorations related to President Donald Trump's policies toward Mexico, including his plan to build a border wall.The display was part of a "Trump the Aces" theme in advance of the schools' basketball teams playing Frederick Fraize High School, whose teams are called the Aces. ...

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LeBron James slams 'disrespectful' fan who was ejected for throwing garbage at Bronny James during high school game

On Monday, a spectator threw something at LeBron James' son, Bronny James, during his high school basketball game.The fan was ejected from the game and LeBron James, who was sitting courtside, later posted about the "disrespectful" move on social media. ...

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Dallas school bus attack: Video shows 5-year-old being violently bullied

The video shows the 5-year-old girl being assaulted multiple times.At some point, the girl screams for the bus driver to help. ...

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JCPS may build new middle school deep in East Louisville

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 11:19 AM EST Jan 15, 2020






Jefferson County Public Schools is eyeing a plot of land deep in the East End for a new middle school.The school may be located at 2605 Echo Trail, a spot east of the Gene Snyder Freeway. ...

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School police would be armed under new bill

Last year's school safety law did not clarify whether school police needed to carry a weapon.Earlier: 'Surprise,' 'disappointment' follow JCPS board move to drop SROs



Under JCPS' most recent proposal, though, officers would have handguns in shoulder holsters hidden under a jacket. ...

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Rand Paul calls Ben Sasse's reaction 'grade-school'

However, Paul's sentiment differs from several of his colleagues in the nation's capital.Among the legislators celebrating Soleimani's death was Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska. ...

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Andy Beshear's big error was angering state Senate over school board

The problem is that Beshear didn’t appoint a single Republican to his 11-member school board.That ladies and gentlemen, has riled up a Republican-led legislature that already wanted Beshear to be a one-term governor. ...

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Superstar singer Shakira once teased by school classmates for singing 'like a goat' - 60 Minutes

Grammy award-winning artist Shakira needs no introduction.As a renowned singer, songwriter and dancer, she has garnered global attention for her music, selling 80 million records worldwide. ...

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River Cities Academy charter school application rejected by board

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 8:26 PM EST Dec 26, 2019





















A mere two months after a group of Northern Kentucky parents became the first to apply to open a charter school in Kentucky, the same group became the first rejected charter school application in the state.Newport Independent Schools' board, which would have been the school's authorizer, rejected Thursday night River Cities Academy's charter school application. ...

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JCPS school discusses race to strengthen trust for students, teachers

“I've been here 25 years," Ricky Owens, the school's youth service center coordinator, told the audience.That's because the school, "TJ" Middle, had been laying the groundwork — and bridging racial divides — for months. ...

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Graphic video: Vance County, North Carolina middle school officer is seen slamming student to ground, twice

Henderson, North Carolina — Surveillance video from a North Carolina middle school shows a school resource officer walking a student down a hallway then suddenly stopping, slamming him to the ground twice, then dragging him, reports CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN-TV.It was recorded Thursday in Vance County Middle School. ...

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Nominate your high school for Top Team

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 6:34 AM EST Dec 13, 2019

























Your team is the best team.Here's your chance to share what makes your team the best team. ...

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Kentucky high school football championships: Somerset beats Mayfield

It was Mayfield's (13-2) third straight loss in the state title game.Jayden Stinson’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Tate Puckett and 2-point conversion pass to Nathan Watkins pulled Mayfield within 28-25 at the 7:07 mark. ...

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