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Former Pearl High School basketball coach arrested for cyber sta …

The man accused of shooting and killing a Texas Tech Police Officer on the evening of Monday, October 9, 2017 has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer and is being held on a $5 million bond at the Lubbock County Detention Center.  The officer has been identified as Floyd East, Jr.

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In Columbia Falls, A Shaken School District Moves Forward from …

In a career spanning more than 40 years, as a teacher, principal and superintendent across Montana and Alaska, Steve Bradshaw has experienced the gamut of interactions and situations in the world of public education.

But nothing like the situation that played out last month across the Flathead Valley.

“In all honesty, it’s the first time in my career that I’ve ever moved a gun to my bedroom,” Bradshaw, the Columbia Falls school superintendent, said.

“I hate to put it that way. I’ve been in some tough situations in different school districts, but I never have moved a gun to my bedroom. This time the threat was serious enough.”

In mid-September, a series of ominous text messages directed toward Bradshaw and others escalated overnight into violent, graphic cyber threats targeting the valley’s schools, students and families. The bizarre saga shook the community and forced the closure of more than 30 schools across

Read more at: http://flatheadbeacon.com/2017/10/05/columbia-falls-shaken-school-district-moves-forward-cyber-threats/

In Columbia Falls, A Shaken School District Moves Forward from Cyber Threats

In a career spanning more than 40 years, as a teacher, principal and superintendent across Montana and Alaska, Steve Bradshaw has experienced the gamut of interactions and situations in the world of public education.

But nothing like the situation that played out last month across the Flathead Valley.

“In all honesty, it’s the first time in my career that I’ve ever moved a gun to my bedroom,” Bradshaw, the Columbia Falls school superintendent, said.

“I hate to put it that way. I’ve been in some tough situations in different school districts, but I never have moved a gun to my bedroom. This time the threat was serious enough.”

In mid-September, a series of ominous text messages directed toward Bradshaw and others escalated overnight into violent, graphic cyber threats targeting the valley’s schools, students and families. The bizarre saga shook the community and forced the closure of more than 30 schools across

Read more at: http://flatheadbeacon.com/2017/10/05/columbia-falls-shaken-school-district-moves-forward-cyber-threats/

Johnston school threats investigated as a cyber-crime; similar threats reported across country

Dennis McDaniel with the Johnston Police Department provides updates after anonymous, threatening text messages forced the closure of Johnston schools.
Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register

Read more at: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2017/10/04/johnston-school-threats-investigated-cyber-crime-similar-threats-reported-across-country/732974001/

Protecting our Children: Parents, school staff have options for …

Many children targeted by school bullies often keep it to themselves, but experts say it is important to involve adults.

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Johnstown leads anti-bullying programs across the state. Manager Shiryl Barto said parents and teachers can spot signs of trouble.

“Watch for change of habits,” Barto said. “They don’t want to ride the bus, or they don’t want to walk to school when they used to like walking. Any change in routine should be investigated.”

Parents can talk to teachers or their child’s friends to see if they noticed a change in behavior, she said.

Other signs may include loss of appetite, anxiousness, angry outbursts or coming home with torn clothing, damage to belongings or without belongings.

Cyber bullying through social networking and electronic messaging is a growing concern. Although studies show it still is not as prevalent as traditional bullying, the 24/7 nature of social networks

Read more at: http://www.sharonherald.com/protectingourchildren/protecting-our-children-parents-school-staff-have-options-for-addressing/article_05e74a0e-9992-11e7-bd2f-1702ae6fc0af.html

Protecting our Children: Parents, school staff have options for addressing suspicions of bullying by or against a child

Many children targeted by school bullies often keep it to themselves, but experts say it is important to involve adults.

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Johnstown leads anti-bullying programs across the state. Manager Shiryl Barto said parents and teachers can spot signs of trouble.

“Watch for change of habits,” Barto said. “They don’t want to ride the bus, or they don’t want to walk to school when they used to like walking. Any change in routine should be investigated.”

Parents can talk to teachers or their child’s friends to see if they noticed a change in behavior, she said.

Other signs may include loss of appetite, anxiousness, angry outbursts or coming home with torn clothing, damage to belongings or without belongings.

Cyber bullying through social networking and electronic messaging is a growing concern. Although studies show it still is not as prevalent as traditional bullying, the 24/7 nature of social networks

Read more at: http://www.sharonherald.com/protectingourchildren/protecting-our-children-parents-school-staff-have-options-for-addressing/article_05e74a0e-9992-11e7-bd2f-1702ae6fc0af.html

This Startup Adds “Digital Citizenship” To School Curriculums

As students punched in their answers, the tablets relayed the results in near real-time, anonymously, to their teacher. There to assist was Alex Springer-Post, who runs the school’s “discovery lab”–basically, she’s the in-house tech expert for digitally-enhanced lessons–who was shocked by the results: Turns out, 65% of kids thought marked ‘True.’ The saying might work for playground comebacks, but they’re not true at all, especially in the age of cyber-bullying, where the taunting can go wide and feel unrelenting.

“They can respond and they’re letting us know without having to come and say it.” [Image: courtesy Nearpod]

Next, the tablet offered examples of cyber-bullying on common apps that the kids might use like Messenger or SnapChat. Through the devices, Springer-Post surveyed who had seen that sort of abuse before and if they’d been individually exposed to it.

For Springer-Post, the lesson was

Read more at: https://www.fastcompany.com/40462371/this-startup-adds-digital-citizenship-to-school-curriculums

Lewd comments on server: CWC notice to school

GURUGRAM: Police have zeroed in on two Class 8 students of a leading private school in the city for allegedly posting lewd comments about three female classmates on the school’s main computer server. Cops have also asked the school management to join the probe.

“We have identified two suspects in the case. We are verifying their roles in the incident. One of them is the culprit. We will arrest him soon. We have also asked the school authorities to join the investigation,” a senior police officer said Wednesday.

The alleged incident took place in May this year, but it came to light on Monday when an FIR was registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the unidentified accused student at the women’s police station.

The FIR was lodged on a complaint by the

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/lewd-comments-on-server-cwc-notice-to-school/articleshow/60399812.cms