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Arson Suspected in Fire at Former Oklahoma City High School

Authorities suspect arson in a fire that damaged four classrooms in a former Oklahoma City high school building. Fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland says arson investigators are looking into the cause of the fire Saturday at the empty John Marshall …

West Virginia School’s Grandstands Closed Due to Safety Concerns

The grandstands at Parkersburg High School’s Stadium Field are closed because of safety concerns. West Virginia media outlets report that an engineering inspection last month found cracking in the aging grandstands’ concrete. The report urges the school district to further …

$150,000 Settlement in Indiana School Bullying Lawsuit

A former student at a central Indiana high school has agreed to a $150,000 settlement of her lawsuit claiming school officials failed to stop bullying by a male classmate. Neither the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. nor the male student admit …

Lawsuit Alleges ‘Fight Club’ at Louisiana School

Parents of a student at a junior high school in Gray, La., say in a lawsuit that their son was taunted into fighting a fellow student in what amounted to a “fight club” at the school. The Houma Courier reports …

Bus Fuel Spill Sickens Northern Calif. Students

Authorities say a fuel leak on a bus carrying dozens of Northern California high school students sickened or injured at least 11 youths who were taken to hospitals complaining of skin irritation and difficulty breathing. California Highway Patrol Officer Alex …

Engineer, Insurance Investigator to Probe Mich. Wall Collapse

A structural engineer and an insurance investigator will help determine why an 8-foot wall collapsed in a Michigan high school locker room, killing a 14-year-old student. Police said Williamston High School freshman Gabriel Corbett was buried under cement blocks from …

Louisiana High School Family Sues Principal, Officials

No matter what the language, school officials cannot punish students for what they say about teachers from home on Facebook, the American Civil Liberties Union says in a lawsuit filed for a Brusly High School student and his family. The …

14 Hurt When Car Hits North Carolina High School Band Buses

Fourteen people have been hurt after a car hit two buses carrying members of a high school band in Winston-Salem. Police say the wreck happened late Saturday night after a car crossed the centerline of a road and hit an …

Fire Causes $400,000 Damage to Kansas High School

Topeka fire officials say a blaze at the city’s public high school caused $400,000 damage. No one was injured in the Tuesday evening fire at Topeka High School. WIBW reports that police say the fire originated in an area of …

Florida Student Sues School Board after Car Crash

A central Florida high school student is suing the school board, claiming officials should have intervened before his teacher gave him alcohol and then let him drive home drunk. Nineteen year-old Dylan Ferguson said his teacher gave him alcohol because …