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Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that damaged or destroyed five Texas school buses parked in a transportation lot during spring break. A statement from the Coldspring-Oakhurst Independent School District says authorities do not suspect foul play in Wednesday night's fire. Nobody was hurt in the blaze in Colspring, a town of about 900 located 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Houston. view article arw

Members of the San Antonio Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team spoke to KSAT 12 on Thursday about the recent night they were called into action to save an 18-year-old student who got stuck inside a North Side cave. The Lee High School student was part of an earth, space and science class on a field trip to the cave at the Robber Baron Preserve. view article arw

A blaze broke out in the Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD bus barn on the night of March 14 and took five buses with it before firefighters stopped it from spreading. Firefighters from Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department and Coldspring Fire Department arrived on scene around 10 p.m. to handle the situation. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD school board members and Superintendent Dr. Leland Moore were also on the scene along with San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers and local law enforcement. view article arw

The Devine teen arrested after stabbing a 15-year-old girl multiple times and leading authorities on a four-hour manhunt has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Chase Skow, 17, is being held in lieu of a $500,000 surety bond after Medina County sheriff’s officials said he stabbed the girl Wednesday afternoon. view article arw

On Thursday night, a crowd of 200 or so students, faculty, parents and community members gathered outside Channelview High School  for a vigil for injured students and a driver who died  earlier in the week in a bus crash. For some who were on the bus, it was the first time they'd gotten to see the classmates for whom they'd feared the worst in the crash's immediate aftermath. view article arw

Police in suburban Oklahoma City say a 13-year-old student who participated in a walkout to protest gun violence now faces a criminal charge after making a threat at his school. Authorities in Del City say the student told a schoolmate Wednesday not to come to Del Crest Middle School the next day because he planned to "shoot up" the campus. view article arw

At least 11 members of the Channelview High School band remained in hospitals in Alabama and Florida receiving medical treatment Wednesday morning, after a tour bus carrying 46 students and teachers tumbled 50 feet down into a ravine the day before, killing the driver. The cause of the crash remains unclear, though investigators were considering the possibility that the driver had a sudden medical problem. Baldwin County Coroner Stanley Vinson said an autopsy will be performed Wednesday. Meanwhile, six federal accident investigators who arrived in Alabama late Tuesday have begun their work at the crash site, confirmed an agency spokesman. view article arw

Of the more than $125 billion in damages caused by Hurricane Harvey, Houston-area schools made up a sizable portion of that figure. view article arw

Vega ISD students are prepared once severe weather season arrives. Vega students had some upgrades when classes started this school year, including an F-5 tornado shelter. "We were excited to be able to incorporate a tornado shelter that would house all of our students in the event of inclement weather," said Dr. Paul Uttley the Superintendent for Vega ISD. Dr. Uttley says it was important to consider safety during severe weather when they were updating the school. A portion of one hallway, including six classrooms, has been changed into a shelter. view article arw

San Antonio fire crews have rescued an 18-year-old LEE High school student who got stuck in a cave during a field trip, reports the CBS affiliate there, KENS-TV. It happened just before midnight Thursday after she was trapped more than 10 hours. "She told her mom, 'I didn't want to die in there,'" San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. "We had a plan, and fortunately Plan A worked out for us. It was very difficult to chip away at that rock," he said. view article arw

Authorities have identified the 17-year-old suspect who is accused of leaving a threatening note on a bathroom stall that prompted Huntington ISD’s administration to evacuate the students and faculty at the high school campus to the football stadium Wednesday morning. David Edward Glawson, of Huntington, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a third-degree felony terroristic threat charge. No bond amount has been set for his charge yet. Huntington ISD Superintendent David Flowers confirmed Thursday morning that his district’s police department arrested Glawson Wednesday and took him to the county jail. view article arw

Corpus Christi ISD employees have until the end of March to complete an online course on active shooter training, Corpus Christi ISD chief of police Kirby Warnke said. The training covers facts about school shootings, understanding how to reduce the likelihood of active shooter situations, learning evidence-based methods to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event, and a list actions to take in the event of an active shooter situation. view article arw

A 17-year-old girl is dead and two other people are injured after shots were fired Wednesday at an Alabama high school, investigators said. Birmingham Interim Police Chief Orlando Wilson confirmed at a news conference that one female student, 17, died, and a male student, also 17, is in critical but stable condition. view article arw

HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - Huntington ISD Superintendent David Flowers has issued an "all clear" after a threatening word that was written on a bathroom stall prompted the district to evacuate the high school campus' students and faculty to the football stadium Wednesday morning.  "All clear," Flowers said. "We have a suspect in custody." Flowers said the suspect is a 17-year-old man. He didn't give any more information about the suspect. view article arw

Parkland's historians and city officials are aiming to save mementos left at the vast makeshift shrines in the aftermath of a Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people. Gifts have continued to expand these memorials along the fence of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and in a large green field in the bedroom city of Parkland. view article arw

More than 350 employees with Rockdale Independent School District had their personal information stolen. District officials said an employee responded to an email from a scammer pretending to be the superintendent. view article arw

After the Tuesday night regular school board meeting, Superintendent Cliff Gilmore said Perrin-Whitt Independent School District will extend school days by 13 minutes starting Monday, March 5. Because two instructional days were lost for weather and one to disinfect schools for flu, schools lost 630 minutes of instructional time, so school days will extend from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to 7:55 a.m. to 3:38 p.m. view article arw

Fort Stockton Police responded to a vehicle crash that caused minor damage to a school building early Sunday morning.  After midnight, officers arrived at Fort Stockton Intermediate School and discovered the damage.  view article arw

Huffman Independent School District unveiled plans for several projects to prevent future flooding during a board of trustees meeting Feb. 26. The projects will be funded by Huffman ISD initially while the district awaits reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Chief Financial Officer Tim Brittain said Huffman ISD is planning to do repairs and mitigation of outlying buildings, like the transportation facility and portable buildings at Huffman Middle School that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Other options include elevating the middle school buildings before rebuilding them or relocating the buildings to a place where flooding is less possible and rebuilding them there, he said. view article arw

Businesses are expected to reopen tomorrow after a cable explosion caused a power outage in Tulia today.  The Tulia city manager says a cable explosion near Highway 287 caused a power outage this morning.  view article arw

Thursday, Atmos Energy announced it will shut off gas service to about 2,800 homes in the northwest part of Dallas, so it can replace all main and service lines in that section of its system. Several gas leaks have been detected in that area over the past week. A gas explosion at one home killed a 12-year-old girl. view article arw

Huffman Independent School District unveiled plans for several projects to prevent future flooding during a board of trustees meeting Feb. 26. The projects will be funded by Huffman ISD initially while the district awaits reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. view article arw

ELYSIAN FIELDS, TX (KLTV) - Classes are canceled for one East Texas school district due to flooded roads. According to the Elysian Fields ISD website, schools will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 22, due to the flooded roads in the area. view article arw

ABILENE, Texas — After being criticized by angry parents for not closing during Wednesday's ice storm, both Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD have announced they will be closed Thursday.  "To ensure the safety of our students and staff, the Abilene Independent School District will be closed Thursday, (Feb. 22) due to inclement weather and poor driving conditions," said Scott L. McLean, Associate Superintendent of Operations. view article arw

Ice causes power outages

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As of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, 2,960 Oncor customers were without power in Wise County due to the ongoing icy weather. Oncor spokesperson Sabrina Easley said tree trimming crews were out trying to cut limbs away from lines and linemen were working to restore power.  Ice collecting on lines and trees were responsible for most of the outages. “The lines get heavy and droop into the trees or the trees get heavy, bend and break and fall into the lines,” Easley said. “They are usually cut seven feet away from the lines, but when they get heavy they bend toward the lines.” view article arw

To date, the 2017-18 school year has been fraught with weather-related closures, but the Spring and Klein ISD calendars have not been extended. KISD and SISD were each closed for more than a week in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in late August, but the Texas Education Commission granted a waiver of 10 days to districts affected by flooding. view article arw

Vidor ISD receives awards from CAS

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Vidor Independent School District will receive a $500 gift and two awards ​from CAS (Claims Administrative Services).  The funds will come from the Annie Ozella Jones Memorial Student Scholarship and the Billy E. Hibbs Safety Awards. Ozella Jones had a love for children and a love for education. She spent her life dedicated to the education of children. Her goal was to give each child she taught the drive to learn more. She taught thousands of children during her 25 years in education at the New Boston Independent School District in New Boston, Texas. view article arw

Classes at Sunray Independent School District are canceled until Wednesday due to high cases of flu.  view article arw

A 17-year-old Katy ISD student is facing a felony charge after he allegedly shot a pig in the head on campus grounds, according to authorities. Jacob Mullins was charged with a felony for carrying a prohibited weapon at the agricultural sciences facility Wednesday after school. "A high school student who was attempting to move a livestock project to a processing facility decided to terminate the animal on site prior to transporting it," the district said Friday in a statement to parents. "The student used a firearm to conduct this activity." view article arw

A Brownwood ISD employee was fired during an investigation into the disappearance of several student computers. District officials noticed the computers were missing in early December, prompting an internal investigation that involved the use of tracking software to find the computers on January 12, according to a press release from BISD. view article arw

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -It’s a phone call no parent ever wants to receive. “My heart was in my stomach, said Hudson ISD parent Amber Page. “It was very nerve-racking.” Page's daughter texted her around 11:30 a.m. and said they were evacuating the school due to a bomb threat.  “We stood in a line for 35 minutes in our vehicles to get up to school. We saw cops, Texas Rangers, and state troopers,” Page said.  According to Superintendent Donny Webb, the strong law enforcement presence is what helped them handle the whole circumstance. view article arw

CANTON, TX (KLTV) - The Canton ISD superintendent has released a statement in regards to a rumor circulating on campus that kids at the high school may be in danger. Mr. Jay Tullos released the following statement on Thursday.  Dear Parent, Earlier this week an individual made inappropriate comments on social media. The incident was handled swiftly and in accordance toDistrict Policy.  Campus Administration, in conjunction with local Law Enforcement Officials, have thoroughly investigated the situation.  It appears now on social media the facts have been exaggerated.  To be clear, the comments were not directed at a particular student and there was never any mention of bringing firearms to a school campus.  Obviously, being a student discipline issue, we cannot disclose details of the incident.  However, the individual involved is not on campus.  Please know that we have and will continue to take every precaution available to ensure the safety of each of our students at all times.   If you have concerns, please contact myself or CHS Principal, Mr. Dusty Spencer,  Respectfully, Jay Tullos Superintendent view article arw

A local community has come together for a group of students whose livestock was mauled to death by a pack of dogs. "It's devastating for these kids," said Tara Jurica, owner of Arcola Feeds, in Arcola. Three feral dogs burrowed under a fence Sunday, gaining access to the animals, which were housed at Fort Bend ISD's Ronnie Davis Agricultural in Missouri City, the school district confirmed. view article arw

Days lost to bad weather so far in Clear Creek ISD will only mean that elementary and intermediate students won't get to go home early on a few days that had been marked for early release. But the loss of more class days might mean the district would take additional steps, such as tacking more time to each school day. "In the event there is another weather closure, we will approach it with the same discipline and look at ways to restore instructional time so that our students are best-prepared for the next grade level," Superintendent Greg Smith said. view article arw

Newschannel 6 has confirmed Fowler Elementary will be closed on Tuesday due to a water main break at the campus.  WFISD officials made the decision Monday afternoon as work continued to fix the water main.  Attending school was optional for students Monday due to the early morning water main break. view article arw