Shot fired inside East Portland school, police say; no injuries, 1 arrest

Police said they have arrested the mother of a student whose gun fired inside the cafeteria of Jason Lee Elementary School Thursday afternoon.

Police said they don’t believe the gun was fired with the intent to injure anyone. No one was injured.

Police were called to the school, located at 2222 N.E. 92nd Avenue, just after 4:30 p.m.

The 911 caller provided police with a description of the suspect. She had left the school before officers showed up. They found her near Northeast 92nd Avenue and Halsey Street.

Police said the suspect entered the school to pick up her child, and while she was inside the cafeteria, her gun discharged.

The school said the gun was in the person's bag when it went off.

Police said they don’t believe the school community or the neighboring community are in danger.

The school sent a message to school families, saying the school immediately went into lockdown when the incident happened.

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Gun Fired In Baltimore Elementary School Bathroom: Report

BALTIMORE, MD — A Baltimore elementary school was reportedly placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after gunfire was heard inside the building. The incident occurred at Maree Garnett Elementary School at 300 Pontiac Avenue near Brooklyn.

Two students came to school with a gun apiece, then went into the boys bathroom and fired a single shot, according to WBAL. Staff put the school into lockdown before recovering a shell casing and the weapons, the TV station reported, later stating the children — ages 9 and 12 — face weapons charges.

There were two arrests as the result of the incident, according to WJZ.

Any students experiencing anxiety as a result of the incident may receive assistance from school-based support team members and mental health professionals, according to a statement Baltimore City Public Schools provided to ABC 2 News.

According to WBAL, the PTA is calling for increased security such as metal detectors.



Teen arrested with loaded gun at Canton high school

Police arrested a 15-year-old boy with a loaded and stolen handgun at McKinley High School on Wednesday, according to Canton police.

The boy, who lives in the 1900 block of Eighth Street SE, had the .380-caliber Ruger LCP handgun at the school at 2323 17th St. NW at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, the reports show. Police reports listed the gun as stolen and worth about $300.

The boy was booked into the Multi-County Juvenile Attention Center on charges of having a weapon on school property, carrying a concealed weapon and receiving stolen property.

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Four more rape reports on or near Ohio University campus

Ohio University Police and Athens Police confirmed on Monday that since last week, four more rapes have been reported involving OU students on or near the city campus. The new reports bring the total number of rape investigations to six, just since students moved-in at the campus on August 23rd.

A further report of sexual imposition involving a student has also been made recently.

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Affidavit: 12-year-old points gun at teacher, pulls trigger

ELDRIDGE, Iowa — Court documents say a 12-year-old Iowa boy pointed a gun at his teacher's face and pulled the trigger, but the safety was on.

The Courier reports that court documents say the boy entered a North Scott Junior High classroom on Aug. 31 with a .22-caliber handgun and ordered everyone to the floor before he tried to shoot the teacher. Investigators say when the loaded gun failed to fire, the teacher wrestled it away from him.

The boy is charged with attempted murder, having a weapon on school grounds and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. He remains in the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center.

The Associated Press doesn't generally name juveniles charged with crimes.


Ex-teacher gets 15 years in prison for raping student

SARATOGA SPRINGS - A former Saratoga Springs fifth-grade teacher was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for raping a student, Saratoga County prosecutors said.

At the sentencing, the male victim addressed Elizabeth Barthelmas in Saratoga County Court directly to tell her that he is a survivor and is the strongest he has ever been, District Attorney Karen A. Heggen said in a news release.

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Virginia high school student shaken after brutal attack by bullies caught on camera goes viral

 - A heartbreaking case of bullying is made even worse after a brutal attack Monday morning at a Spotsylvania County school was caught on camera. And much to that student's horror, that disturbing video is now viral on social media.

Just days into the new school year, a video taken at Massaponax High School shows a student being viciously assaulted as other students were heard taunting and laughing at the student.

FOX 5’s Cori Coffin spoke exclusively with the victim, who didn’t wait to be named for fear of retribution.

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9-year-old kills himself after being bullied at school, mother says

DENVER - A Colorado boy took his own life during the first week of school, and his mom said bullying is to blame. The 9-year-old committed suicide just days after telling classmates he was gay.

"He was my sunshine because he was my only son," she said.

Myles started fourth grade at Joe Shoemaker School on Aug. 20. Weeks before, he worked up the courage to tell his mother that he was gay.

"And he looked so scared when he told me. He was, like, 'Mom, I'm gay.' And I thought he was playing, so I looked back because I was driving, and he was all curled up, so scared. And I said, 'I still love you,'" Pierce said. "He went to school and said he was gonna tell people he's gay because he's proud of himself."

On Aug. 23, Pierce found her son dead in their Denver home. She said he killed himself after being bullied.

"Four days is all it took at school. I could just imagine what they said to him. My son told my oldest daughter the kids at school told him to kill himself. I'm just sad he didn't come to me," Pierce said.

A letter was sent from Denver public schools to families saying they're providing extra social workers and their crisis team for students. In a statement, the district said it will continue to offer support to the family.

"I'm so upset that he thought that was his option," Pierce said.

Through the devastation, Pierce wants to spread awareness about the effects of bullying.

"We should have accountability for bullying. I think the child should, because the child knows it's wrong. The child wouldn't want someone to do it to them. I think the parent should be held (accountable) because obviously, the parents are either teaching them to be like that, or they're treating them like that," she said.

3 teens charged in fire that destroyed Matthew Jago School #28 handicap-accessible ‘Boundless’ playground

WOODBRIDGE - Three juveniles, two 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old, have been arrested and charged with setting the fire last week that partially destroyed the playground for special needs students at Matthew Jago School #28 in the Sewaren section.

Mayor John E. McCormac and Police Director Robert Hubner said the arrests were made Friday shortly after officials toured the site where fire caused more than $100,000 in damage to playground equipment and park facilities.

The teen boys were charged with aggravated arson and malicious mischief, officials said.

"I am gratified that the Woodbridge Police Department was able to make arrests within hours of the fire. These arrests send a strong message to anyone who thinks that setting a fire and destroying thousands of dollars of playground equipment is simply vandalism,” McCormac said. "I would like to thank neighborhood residents — and the media — for their assistance and cooperation in helping the Woodbridge Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office conduct a thorough and effective investigation."

McCormac said the arrests were made within 48 hours of the fire.

EARLIER: Woodbridge looks to replace school playground destroyed by fire

EARLIER: Woodbridge Matthew Jago School #28 playground destroyed by suspected arson

Hubner said the Woodbridge Police Department's Detective Bureau and uniformed police officers conducted an extensive investigation, speaking with neighbors and residents of the Sewaren neighborhood. Information developed that led detectives to the suspects, who were allegedly spotted at the playground in the late afternoon of Aug. 1.

About 5:45 p.m. that day, the fire was reported to the Woodbridge Township Police Department 911 Dispatch Operations Center and the Port Reading Fire Department after a neighborhood resident spotted the flames.

The Port Reading Fire Department responded to the scene within minutes of the report and found a large section of playground equipment fully engulfed in flames. The fire was deemed under control by 6:30 p.m., officials said.

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Student commits suicide at McKinney North High School

McKinney North High School was briefly placed on lockdown Friday morning after a student killed himself with a gun on campus.

McKinney ISD says the student was a tenth-grade boy. Police say he was found in an empty classroom by a teacher and a student. He was rushed to the hospital with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound and later died.

The school was immediately placed on lockdown following reports of a gunshot.

Students were moved to Boyd High School where their parents picked them up. Those who drove to school were allowed to drive home after being checked out, the school district said.

There were tears and hugs as students were released to their parents hours after the incident. Students described the terrifying moments.

“People didn't know what was going on,” said student Reece Cho. “I started crying. I was worried about my friends and my sister.”

“I'd just come from lunch walking up to my classroom. As soon as I got in, my teacher slammed the door, yelling at us to get to the back of the classroom, turned off the lights,” recalled student Aubrey Ferris. “We just sat there for an hour and 15 minutes. She told us not to get on our phones because it was illuminating our faces. We just sat there."

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