ABILENE, Texas (KETK) – Two students were stabbed in what police are calling a targeted attack Thursday morning at Abilene High School.  The suspect, who is also a student, attacked the victims in the cafeteria at 8 a.m. just before school began.  Police say the suspect had recently been suspended and likely targeted the victims due to a previous altercation he had with them.  Both victims were rushed to the hospital, and the extent of their injuries is currently unknown. view article arw

BELLAIRE, Texas — The first day of class since a 19-year-old student was shot and killed on campus was emotional for many Bellaire High School students.  "You know, I’m still trying to process the thing,” said student and JROTC cadet Andrea Carpinteyro.  She said she cried for most of the day and even broke down during our interview. view article arw

For the first time since 1999, someone In Travis county has rubella. Our students are becoming less vaccinated. For schools this means there will be a rise in absentees which directly influences a district’s financial and academic status as well as the obvious health problems that the disease can cause. read more arw

Students in Beaumont ISD, one of the state’s longest-struggling school districts, were suspended at a rate more than six times the state average and far exceeding any other district with at least 1,000 kids last school year, a Beaumont Enterprise and Houston Chronicle analysis shows. view article arw

Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge and Abilene ISD Superintendent David Young discuss stabbing of two students at Abilene High on Jan. 16, 2020.  TIMOTHY CHIPP, ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS   view article arw

FORT WORTH Two young suspects stabbed and shot a 17-year-old Polytechnic High School student a little before noon Thursday outside of a Texaco convenience store across the street from campus, leaving him with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.  There were several other students outside of the store who scattered after at least three gunshots were fired, according to Officer Buddy Calzada, a Fort Worth police spokesman.  The victim is an 11th-grader at the Fort Worth high school who was on his lunch break off-campus at the time of the assault, school officials confirmed. He was taken to a local hospital. view article arw

Administrators at a Houston-area school district have banned backpacks Thursday and Friday after a threatening Instagram post went viral among students and parents. Galena Park Independent School District notified parents of the decision in a letter home late Wednesday, saying backpacks would not be allowed at any middle school or high school campus in the district. view article arw

ELYSIAN FIELDS, Texas (KETK) One East Texas school district is canceling classes on Friday.  Elysian Fields ISD took to their Facebook page to announce the cancellation, due to illnesses.  The maintenance workers will sanitize all the campuses and buses on Friday. view article arw

Galena Park ISD announced it has banned students from bringing backpacks to school for the remainder of this week following a social media threat targeting several campuses started circulating online Wednesday evening.  The threat was aimed at the North Shore 10th Grade Center and North Shore Senior High School, according to a statement from the district. Additional security will be on campus until the threat is resolved. Until then, students are prohibited from bringing backpacks to school.  The incident is currently under investigation. view article arw

TYLER, Texas — The Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating severe lung disease among e-cigarette users.   According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 2,561 national cases of lung injury associated with vaping. There are 237 cases in Texas with three deaths associated with vaping.  view article arw

MISSION – A hazing incident connected to the Sharyland Independent School District left many parents and students with questions. So far, there aren’t many answers from the district.  Mission police informed CHANNEL 5 NEWS the hazing incident was reported to them last month and it was related to a case in November, but it's not Mission police handling the case, it’s actually Corpus Christi police. view article arw

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — A 6-year-old boy is in a hospital Thursday recovering from injuries his dad said happened at school.  Photographs of Jared Montelongo's injuries were shared on Facebook by his father, Andrew, in hopes the school district would act. view article arw

LORENA, TX — School administrators and the Lorena Police Department are investigating a potential threat made against Lorena ISD.  In a letter sent to parents, Superintendent Joe Kucera said a situation occurred on Thursday, January 16 at the middle school.  Kucera said school administrators were made aware of a picture, which showed a potential threat to Lorena ISD schools, being circulated among students at Lorena Middle School. view article arw

On Thursday morning, Jan. 16, the Lubbock High School campus was placed on a hold protocol due to a rumor that someone had brought firearm on campus.  Lubbock ISD police responded to the campus to investigate the rumor and found no evidence of a gun on campus. The hold was lifted and classes resumed like normal. Lubbock ISD has informed parents of the hoax and are currently investigating the source of the unsubstantiated rumor. view article arw

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Bellaire High School is implementing special conditions and security measures after a student was charged with manslaughter and released to juvenile authorities less than 24 hours after police say he shot another student to death.  According to an HISD email sent to parents, all students will have to enter the school through one single-entry point, beginning at 7:15 a.m view article arw

BELLAIRE, Texas (AP) — A 16-year-old student mistakenly shot his friend in their Houston-area high school's ROTC room before fleeing and being arrested several hours later, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said that based on evidence gathered so far, the Tuesday afternoon shooting does not appear to have been intentional. She said the two students, both 16, were part of Bellaire High School's ROTC program. view article arw

BELLAIRE, Texas — Some Bellaire High School parents called on the Houston Independent School District to increase security measures after a 19-year-old student was shot and killed Tuesday.  The Harris County District Attorney's office said late Wednesday afternoon that one student brought the loaded gun to school and accidentally shot the other student, identified as Cesar Cortes. view article arw

Galena Park ISD announced it has banned students from bringing backpacks to school for the remainder of this week following a social media threat targeting several campuses started circulating online Wednesday evening.  The threat was aimed at the North Shore 10th Grade Center and North Shore Senior High School, according to a statement from the district. Additional security will be on campus until the threat is resolved. Until then, students are prohibited from bringing backpacks to school.  The incident is currently under investigation. view article arw

AUSTIN, Texas — With at least 9.7 million flu illnesses in the U.S., health officials say flu season is in full swing. Nationwide, more than 4,800 people have died from the flu. Health officials report 32 pediatric deaths in the U.S. Eight of the kids were in Texas.   "We've had thousands of deaths nationwide when we look at all the deaths. And this was somewhat expected. We know that Australia had a bad flu season last year. We know they had an early rise two months earlier than usual," said Dr. Mark Escott with Austin Public Health. "So, we did expect this to happen this year, which is why we have been trying to get folks to get their flu shots." view article arw

The suspect, a fellow J.R.O.T.C. student who fled after the shooting, was charged with manslaughter. A small J.R.O.T.C. gathering turned deadly on Tuesday when a student brandished a handgun that he had brought to a Houston-area high school and pulled the trigger, unintentionally killing an upperclassman who had already enlisted in the Army, the authorities said.  On Wednesday, a Texas prosecutor announced that the 16-year-old suspect and fellow J.R.O.T.C. student at Bellaire High School had been charged with manslaughter. The suspect fled and was captured several hours later, prompting fears of another targeted shooting in a state that has endured a spate of gun violence. view article arw

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- With Bellaire High School closed Wednesday, a day after the shooting death of a 19-year-old student, HISD's interim superintendent acknowledged the district may not know for some time why the shooting happened.  Dr. Grenita Lathan provided a statement in the wake of the student's death. Friends of the victim identified him to ABC13 as Cesar Cortes. view article arw

MISSION – A hazing incident is playing out at Sharyland Independent School District. The alleged behavior reportedly happened during an athletic event in Corpus Christi.  Limited information was released. The school district says they were recently made aware of the incident.  Corpus Christi police are leading the investigation. CHANNEL 5 NEWS reached out to both Corpus Christi police and Corpus Christi ISD police for comment. They were not able to provide information on what we described.  On Wednesday night, a special board meeting was called where several resident spoke up, asking the board to do something about the issue. view article arw

A suspected shooter and a second person were arrested after a student was killed at Houston-area school Tuesday, police in Bellaire said. The shooter ran from Bellaire High School, a school of around 3,400, after the shooting at about 4 p.m., police said. Bellaire is in the Houston metropolitan area. view article arw

WACO, Texas – Educators and law enforcement from across Texas learned how to respond appropriately when threats are made.  This comes just days after the Mart Independent School District filed a complaint against the police department because of how a threat was handled.  To handle threats, instructor Lea Bauer suggests school districts should develop teams among themselves. view article arw

VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas — Martin's Mill ISD is taking steps to keep their students healthy by bringing in Germblast to clean their school. According to Phil Cotham of Germblast, a deep clean by the company creates a shield to protect to the school from the spread of germs for 90 days.  view article arw

Prosper ISD is investigating a racial slur that was posted inside the bathroom of Prosper High School on Monday.  In the days since, photos of the slur have circulated on social media.  “On my snapchat people were talking about how there is no need to be doing that and it’s really ignorant to be doing those things in 2020,” student Jaycie Roth said. view article arw

AISD Police say seventh grade student Avery Reynolds was last seen leaving Clint Small Middle School in Southwest Austin.  Reynolds, according to a letter to parents from Small MS principal Matthew Nelson, is a seventh-grader who was last seen on campus on Jan. 10 shortly after 4 p.m. She was last seen wearing a grey, Small MS sweatshirt, black pants, and teal sneakers. view article arw

The Dallas ISD put its new amped-up security plan in place last night to keep students and fans safe at sporting events. It was a quick response to the shooting during a basketball game last weekend that left a former student critically hurt. Corbett Smith from The Dallas Morning News joins us. view article arw

BELLAIRE, Texas — Classes will resume at Bellaire High School Thursday as police continue to investigate a shooting that left one student dead. There will be extra HISD police officers on and around the campus, HISD said in a statement. Crisis counselors will be available for students and staff for as long as they are needed. view article arw

After Saturday night's shooting, DISD added to its security plan, requiring everyone to go through metal detectors or be scanned by a wand at every venue.It was another reminder that no place is safe. Saturday night's shooting at a Dallas Independent School District basketball game gravely hurt one teen and scared hundreds of families whose loved ones we watched run for their lives. view article arw

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Bellaire High School parents are upset with the way HISD's interim superintendent handled a press conference moments after it was announced that a student was killed in an on-campus shooting. "I was hoping they would come out and give us more than, you know, thoughts and prayers," said a visibly frustrated Jonasu Wagsteaff, whose child attends Bellaire High. "Thoughts and prayers are not going to help anything in this situation. It's not going to make our children safe, and it's definitely not going to bring back this young man back to his mother."   view article arw

Mart Independent School District Board of Trustees formally filed a complaint Tuesday against Mart Police Chief Albert Cavazos, claiming the chief failed to protect and serve Mart schools last week after a social media threat against the school.Five of the seven school board members signed the letter of complaint Monday during a special school board meeting called to discuss a threat made against Mart schools on Jan. 7. The student accused of making the threat, Jerry Donald Shepherd, 18, was arrested Jan. 8, more than 24 hours after school officials reported the threat, the letter states. School officials complained that police failed to show up to guard the school during the day Jan. 8. view article arw

Program: CBS 11 News EveningCategories: Education, News, Crime, Local News, KTVTTV, Top Story, Google From now on, bags and purses will not be allowed into Dallas ISD sporting events and security will use wand metal detectors on attendees.   view article arw

AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Tuesday afternoon, KIPP Austin announced it would dismiss students early after a bomb threat earlier in the morning resulted in an evacuation.  According to the Austin Police Department, the call of the threat came in around 10:56 a.m. and officers and K-9 units reported on scene to perform a sweep. view article arw

A bomb squad from the Austin Police Department cleared all the school buildings in the McDade school district Tuesday morning after a note was found on the elementary school’s steps that read, “blow up the school,” according to district officials.  McDade Superintendent Barbara Marchbanks learned about the note around 8:30 a.m. after a parent found it folded up and reported it to a school administrator, she said. Marchbanks then called the Bastrop County sheriff’s office and evacuated all elementary school students and staff to the high school gymnasium. view article arw