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School District Fires Marine Vet Over Medical Marijuana Use

OCALA, Fla. — A Florida high school dean has been fired after he tested positive for marijuana, even though it had been prescribed for him by a doctor to treat post-traumatic stress disorder he incurred in the Marines. The Marion …

District Settles For $475K After Teacher Punched Boy, 9

ESPANOLA, N.M. — A New Mexico school district has agreed to pay $475,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a boy who was punched by a music teacher. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports a copy of …

Hackers Get $150K From Wisconsin School District

A school district in western Wisconsin says hackers have stolen nearly $150,000 after breaking into its payroll system. A La Crosse Tribune report says the hackers targeted the Stanley-Boyd School District in Chippewa County. Superintendent Jim Jones says the hackers …

Mississippi Schools’ Legal Tab Rises With Enrollment

DeSoto County schools are seeing an expensive side effect of rapid enrollment growth in recent years. The Commercial Appeal reports the district spent $1.26 million for lawyers’ work between 2009 and 2011. DeSoto County has the largest school district in …

Mississippi School District Part of School Bus Safety Project

Hattiesburg Public School District is among a handful of school districts nationwide testing a guard designed to push any student who falls in front of the passenger-side rear wheels out of the bus’s path. District transportation director Audrae Barnes told …

Bus Vandalism Closes Indiana School District

Authorities say thieves stole the batteries from more than two dozen buses belonging to a suburban Indianapolis school district, leading it to cancel classes for the day. The damage to the Warren Township district buses was discovered about 5:30 a.m. …

Virginia School Officials Face $31.5M Lawsuit

Another local school district in Virginia is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over allegations of a child being assaulted on a school bus. The Daily Progress reports that an Appomattox County mother and her 10-year-old son filed a $31.5 million lawsuit …

Indiana Couple: School Didn’t Shield Son from Bullies

A couple is suing their northwest Indiana school district, claiming school officials failed to protect their son from prolonged bullying over his Middle Eastern background that culminated in an attack this month that left him with a brain injury. In …

Vermont Family Sues School District Over 2007 Accident

The family of a former elementary school student in Bennington, Vt., has sued the school district over a 2007 accident that has left the child with a neurological disorder. The lawsuit by Amy and Gary Thomas filed in Bennington Superior …

Trial Delay for Nebraska Woman in School District Fire

A trial has been delayed for a former Lincoln Public Schools worker accused of starting a fire that destroyed the district’s headquarters. The Lincoln Journal Star reports a Lancaster County district judge has granted a delay in Sharon Brewster’s case. …