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'1964, remember that?': NY private school slammed over plans to racially segregate students

A West Village private school is facing a severe backlash from parents over its policy of segregating students by race. The school has promised to review the practice, but also said parents had been told about it. The $ 45,485-a-term Little Red School House is facing outrage from parents who are appalled at the idea of segregating children based on ...

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2 children stabbed to death in attack outside Shanghai primary school

A knife-wielding man has attacked pupils at the entrance of a primary school, killing two children, and leaving two more people injured. A 29-year-old male attacked three students and one female parent with a knife at the Shanghai World Foreign Language Primary School around 11:30am local time on Thursday, according to police. The victims were immediately taken to hospital, where ...

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Promoting diversity? Teacher wears full face Muslim veil, reads from Koran in Swiss school

A teacher in Switzerland has made headlines after wearing a full face veil and reading passages from the Koran out loud during a lesson on Islam, local media reports. The stunt was apparently aimed at promoting diversity. “She [the teacher] came into class completely veiled without warning and started reading lines from [the] Koran out loud”, students from a vocational ...

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Bulletproof shields – best gift for US students? Pennsylvania school actually thought so

Eighth-graders at a Pennsylvania middle school were given a special gift to prepare them for high school: bulletproof shields. To Twitter, it was another depressing story from an America rocked by gun violence. The entire graduating class at St. Cornelius Catholic School in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, were given the $ 150 shields as a gift by local company Unequal Technologies, ...

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Child, 9, brings loaded gun to New Jersey school

A police investigation has been launched after a 9-year-old child reportedly brought a loaded gun to his elementary school in New Jersey, Tuesday morning. Read more Police were alerted to the incident after a fellow student informed security staff at Oak Street Elementary School that the boy was in possession of the weapon. Security guards identified the child “and did ...

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Police seal off primary school in Berlin due to suspected 'dangerous situation'

Officers have sealed off a Berlin primary school and its premises due to a potentially “dangerous situation”, the capital’s police wrote on Twitter. The incident happened in the Gesundbrunnen area of the German capital on Tuesday morning. “[Police] have been deployed because of the suspicion of a dangerous situation in a primary school,” police reported. Students and teachers were led ...

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Half of Afghan children miss out on school due to fighting, poverty & discrimination – UNICEF

Almost four million kids in Afghanistan are unable to attend school classes because of security and poverty issues, as well as discrimination against girls in the country, a new report by the UN agency for children reveals. Some 3.7 million children aged between seven and 17 are deprived of their right to education in Afghanistan, UNICEF’s Global Initiative on Out ...

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‘Beyond insane and sick’: Parkland parents lash out at school shooting simulator

Parents of students murdered in February at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have lashed out at a new video game that lets gamers play the role of a school shooter, stalking through classrooms to rack up kills. “Active Shooter” is billed as a “SWAT simulator’, and will be released on Steam, an online games marketplace. Players can assume ...

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Shots fired: Teacher & teen injured at Indiana middle school (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

An Indiana middle school went into lockdown on Friday after a student opened fire, injuring a teacher and a fellow pupil. Noblesville Police Department has confirmed that a teacher and child suffered gunshot wounds during an active shooter situation at West Middle School, near Morse Reservoir. The duo were taken to Noblesville Methodist Hospital, where their condition is unknown. In ...

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Moment of silence for ‘terrorists’? Outrage & misreporting as NY school honors Gaza victims

Some Jewish parents were outraged after a New York school decided to hold a minute of silence for the Palestinian protesters shot and killed by Israeli defense forces last week. Students at Beacon High School were asked to pause for one minute to pay tribute to the victims of the violence, but some parents were angered by the school’s decision ...

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