A Pasadena ISD student was arrested for making terroristic threats on Instagram. The district said they received a call Thursday night from a parent regarding a message their child saw on the popular social media app, telling people to "stay away from Jackson Intermediate." Jackson Intermediate School is located on Thomas Avenue and close to several other Pasadena schools. view article arw

Two students are in police custody after a social media post threatening Duncanville High School prompted a police investigation and increased security measures when students return to school Monday. According to Duncanville ISD, school officials were notified about the social media post Sunday.  view article arw

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -- Neighbors are demanding change after a fourth grade boy they say was bullied at school killed himself earlier this week.  Britney Blackwell said the student, who we are not naming out of respect for his family's privacy, was like family.  "It just broke my heart because now I know that he is not going to come to my house again," Blackwell told WDEF-TV. "He is not going to give me a hug and say, 'Hey sister, hey family. I miss you.' I am not going to see (him) again." view article arw

A Santa Fe Jr. High student was injured when a classmate threw a pair of scissors at him Thursday, district officials said. Santa Fe Independent School District sent a letter to parents, making them aware of the incident.District officials said two students were involved in "horseplay" when one student threw the pair of scissors, injuring another student's leg. Officials said it was an isolated incident and no other students were involved. view article arw

There is an increased police presence at Duncanville High School after two students allegedly posted threatening statements online. School district police arrested two students for that social media threat. They have been charged with making a terroristic threat. view article arw

The Whitesboro Independent School District confirmed Friday that it sent home a letter to parents this week announcing the school had dealt with a student who had made statements about planning to use a map he had of Whitesboro High School to “shoot up the school” on Friday. “Today (Thursday) at approximately 1:00, it was brought to the attention of WHS administration that a student had created a “map” of WHS and had a plan to “shoot up the school” tomorrow, October 25, 2019,” WISD Superintendent Ryan Harper said in the letter. Harper went on to say the student was questioned and claimed he did make the statements, but they were made in jest. view article arw

A video has proved disgraceful to many in the community. Parents said the video was taken at Port Neches-Groves High School Friday. The video appears to show one student beating another girl in the head. However, the the one who was assaulted doesn't seem to fight back. view article arw

Officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies collected unwanted and unused prescription drugs Saturday morning in the 18th nationwide Drug Take Back Day. For the first time, the DEA accepted vapes and e-cigarettes as part of their officers' collection efforts. ”Like everyone else, we want to encourage a safe, healthy lifestyle," said Sammy Parks, a special agent for the DEA Houston Division. view article arw

NEW DUNCANVILLE ISD CLEAR BAG POLICY

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For anyone attending athletic events at Duncanville ISD facilities, here’s the new Duncanville ISD clear bag policy. Facilities include: Panther Stadium, Old Panther Stadium, Panther Baseball Complex, Natatorium and Sandra Meadows Arena. Effective November 1, 2019 view article arw

Midlothian Police are going door-to-door, asking homeowners for surveillance video after a middle schooler reported an attempted kidnapping Thursday. According to police, the girl told investigators that the black truck passed her while she walked westbound on Newgate and then pulled over. view article arw

West Oso High School went under lockdown Friday afternoon while officials investigated a threat written on a bathroom wall. Superintendent Conrado Garcia said an assistant principal notified him that someone had written “I’m shoot up the school” (sic) on a boys’ bathroom wall. The school went under lockdown from about 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. while Corpus Christi police officers conducted perimeter and interior checks for weapons and other contraband, Garcia said. view article arw

Rural school districts aren’t leaving safety up to chance. More and more, they are putting the guns they fear in the teachers’ hands. The Victoria Advocate the Edna Independent School District implemented the Guardian program at the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year after about a year of planning. Through the program, a teacher can volunteer to be a guardian and receive training and evaluations before having their classroom fitted with a handgun locked in a small safe. view article arw

Students with Solutions was a project for students to address bullying by participating in an anti-bullying activity. Elementary teachers held a classroom discussion to help students generate ideas on steps they could take on their own to stop bullying or encourage inclusion and how they plan to spread their message. The students then created a message through art, writing, drawing or coloring that focused on intentional acts of kindness, acceptance and inclusion or anti-bullying. view article arw

A local high school conducts a new safety initiative which prompted concern from both parents and students. These drills are known as "Safety Check Thursdays,” however district officials say these searches can happen at any time at all United ISD schools. Thursday morning, United ISD Police Officers and security guards conducted a safety check at Alexander High School and the Alexander 9th grade campus. view article arw

A showdown between conservative and liberal state activists over the district’s proposed sex education curriculum is expected at Monday night’s Austin school board meeting. Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region is advocating for the district’s new curriculum, and on Wednesday asked supporters to join it in the board room to advocate for the new lesson plans, describing them as “LGBTQ inclusive, science-based, and much-needed.” view article arw

A Facebook post sparked concern after someone noticed a woman watching children enter a San Angelo elementary school Tuesday. The school district said it is looking into the matter and has alerted police. A red Dodge crew cab pickup with pink duct tape on the passenger side window was seen outside of Goliad Elementary, 120 E. 39th St., during morning drop offs for several mornings, according to the Facebook post. view article arw

Silsbee Elementary and Laura Reeves Primary campuses were placed on lockout at approximately 12:45 p.m. due to a shooting that occurred near 8th St. in Silsbee. Police reported to the 400 block of south 8th street in Silsbee at approximately 11:33 a.m. due to a report that a man had been shot. Police say the victim, a 25 year old male of Silsbee, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont by Crossroads. view article arw

A Jackson Intermediate School student was arrested Thursday night and charged with a felony terroristic threat, according to a statement from administrators. Pasadena Independent School District received a report from a parent of an Instagram post that warned students to stay away from the campus, according to the school’s statement. view article arw

If you listen closely, you can hear music floating through the halls of Eduardo Villarreal Elementary School. Kevin Vazquez picked up his violin Thursday to practice with his substitute teacher, Erik Garcia.  As they went through the chords string by string, Garcia encouraged Kevin through his mistakes. view article arw

A Jefferson ISD student is soon to be taken off of life support a family friend said on Saturday, following injuries sustained in a car wreck earlier in the week that also left his two older brothers hospitalized. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the Anderson family of Jefferson after mom Kim Anderson and her three sons were involved in car wreck while driving to a football game on Thursday, family friend Heather Branyan said on Saturday.  view article arw

A bitter child custody dispute became a flashpoint in the state’s culture wars this week as Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urged state involvement. view article arw

If passed, Proposition 6 on the Nov. 5 ballot would allow the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to take out an additional $3 billion in debt, doubling its initial bonding authority since its creation in 2007.  Karlee Steele was diagnosed with an aggressive type of melanoma in 2015. Within weeks of the skin cancer forming, it spread to the lymph nodes under her right arm and looked like it might be deadly. view article arw

A Denton teacher’s attention to detail turned into a race against time to save a little girl’s life. Taryn Hope is a pre-Kindergarten teacher at Gonzalez School for Young Children and being credited with saving the life of one of her students, 5-year-old Gia Garza. view article arw

Corpus Christi Independent School District police are investigating a student’s social media video allegedly involving weapons and drug use. The student did not make a threat, but he appeared to have weapons in the video, school district police Chief Kirby Warnke said. The school notified parents of the investigation Thursday afternoon. District spokeswoman Leanne Libby said the incident “has been addressed according to the Student Code of Conduct.” view article arw

In a statement initially shared with the Kirbyville Banner, the Kirbyville CISD said a junior high football player was injured Thursday night. The seventh grade student had to be taken to a hospital by medical helicopter after being injured in the fourth quarter of the game. The player's name is not being released at this time.  view article arw

Senate Republicans have proposed a plan to reduce school shootings in part by incentivizing schools to surveil students and monitor their online activities. The bill, introduced by Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, advocates for a number of disparate proposals aimed at deterring or preventing shootings, such as expediting death penalties for people who commit mass murder, cracking down on unlicensed firearms dealers, and increasing funding for local and state authorities to partner with mental health providers. view article arw

Suicide rates in teens have risen 56 percent nationwide according to a recent CDC report, making suicide the second leading cause of death, following death by accidents. When it comes to Amarillo, the suicide review team typically reports about 40 deaths by suicide per year. With three months left in the year, there are currently 42 deaths recorded. “When you have you know, kids that are 14/15 years old up to young adults at 24 that are in a high teen suicide rate that has a high mental health rate of seeking mental health, courses, aid, doctors or psychiatrist, you’ve got a real problem. You hate to use the phrase, ‘It was different in my day than it is now,’ but it is,” said Dave Clark, Chairman of Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance. view article arw

In our community, children have varying experiences. Some which are classified as ACEs, or adverse childhood experiences. ACEs can include neglect, significant loss, abuse or a variety of other things. These adverse childhood experiences can lead a child to act out in school, or even experience physical pain. view article arw

Thursday October 24, 2019: The Midlothian Police Department is investigating a possible attempted abduction that occurred today at approximately 4:30pm. A female student from Walnut Grove Middle School was walking home in the Kensington subdivision. She was walking west on Newgate St. and observed a black in color pickup truck, possibly a Toyota, pass her going east on Newgate St. view article arw

Boerne Police Officer and School Resource Officer Michele Van Stavern, along with several other first responders who also served as special guests, rushed the football field with the team on Thursday night. Van Stavern was struck and nearly killed by a suspected drunken driver while she was directing traffic following a football game in late August. view article arw

Each day on average, nine drivers are killed and more than one thousand are hurt in crashes linked to distracted driving, according to the Centers for Disease Control. view article arw

Mildred Athletics continues the tradition of giving back to the community. Each October, Mildred ISD works to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Mildred Pink Out t-shirt honors and remembers all those who have faced cancer. Their Pink Out t-shirt provides the community the opportunity to put someone's name on the back of the t-shirt to honor someone who is currently facing cancer or who has survived their battle, or as a way to remember someone who lost their battle with cancer. Each name is a $5 donation. view article arw

During this month’s Mesquite ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting, Sgt. Mark Bradford with the Mesquite Police Department presented proposed changes to the district’s lockout and lockdown procedures. Bradford said he approached Superintendent David Vroonland over a month ago about specific ideas the department wanted to implement to make it a safer community for the school staff and students. view article arw

A seventh-grade Tennyson Middle School student was detained after police found a BB gun in the student's locker Thursday morning, Waco Independent School District spokesman Kyle DeBeer said. view article arw

Twenty million families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid every year, but members of Congress say many others give up because the form is too complicated. A Republican from Tennessee and a Democrat from Alabama say college isn’t for everyone, but they want to make sure students who want to enroll can afford it. “This is the FAFSA.” view article arw