Recognizing the Signs of Human Trafficking in Schools

A Guide for Texas Educators

In Irving, Texas, a teenager was charged with human trafficking and prostitution after police discovered that he had drugged a fellow classmate, and held her for three days while he sold her to several men for money and drugs in exchange for sex7. In another case, a teenage student in League City, Texas, was charged with prostitution after local authorities discovered that the 17-year-old male suspect was driving female students (ages 14 to 17) to a man's house for illegal sexual activity. In the process of the investigation, authorities also found nine other girls had been lured into the same prostitution ring6. Under Texas and Federal Law, "human trafficking" is the buying and selling of people for forced labor and/or sexual exploitation5.

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Sahuaro HS given ‘all-clear’ following bomb threat, evacuation

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Sahuaro High School students and staff were placed on lockdown and subsequently evacuated following a bomb threat, Monday.

According to a spokesperson for the Tucson Unified School District, the school received an anonymous bomb threat shortly before noon Adminsitration called Tucson Police, who brought in the bomb squad.

Per the advice of TPD, students were initially evacuated to the school's footbal field and later bussed to nearby Magee Middle School, where parents were able to pick up the students.

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Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that illustrates the complexity of bullying, Dutch researchers report that obese boys are more likely to bully and be bullied than their thinner peers and the vicious cycle begins before these children ever step foot inside a school.

Past research has shown an association between bullying and weight, but most of those studies focused on older children or teens. The average age of the children in this new study was 6.

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Cal State University San Marcos Investigates Alleged Sex Assaults Involving Fraternity

A series of alleged sexual assaults and date rape cases believed to be linked to a college fraternity are being investigated at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), officials revealed Friday.

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