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Scores of Graduating High School Students Suspended After Harmless Senior Prank

A small group of seniors at Cascade High School in Clayton, IN celebrated their upcoming graduation with a prank, covering school doors, offices and windows with more than 12,000 colorful Post-It notes.

But the school superintendent apparently didn’t think it was so funny — he suspended almost 60 students, and a janitor accused of helping during the prank could lose her job.

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School Bans Kids from Using Acronyms When Signing Yearbooks

For the past few years, language purists have bemoaned the way “text speak” like LOL and OMG has wormed its way into written communication.

But according to parents, a Georgia elementary school went too far when it made students sign a pledge stating they wouldn’t use acronyms when signing each other’s yearbooks.

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Should Pizza Be Considered a Vegetable in School Lunches? Politician Says ‘No Way’ [VIDEO]

As a way to help promote healthy eating among children, US Rep. Jared Polis has introduced legislation which would redefine the Department of Agriculture’s classification of pizza as a vegetable in school lunches.

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Teacher’s Aide Fired for Refusing to Let Employers Access Her Facebook Account

A few schools have made the news lately for over-policing students’ social media accounts.

Now it seems to be happening to employees, too, because a Michigan teacher’s aide claims she was fired for refusing to give her bosses access to her Facebook page.

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Reports: At Least Six Dead After Gunman Opens Fire at California’s Oikos University [VIDEO]

Oikos University, a small Christian nursing school in Oakland, Calif., became the tragic locale for the nation’s latest school shooting on Monday when a gunman opened fire at about 10:30 a.m.

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School Forces Students to Delete Facebook Pages

Schools these days seem to have no compunctions about policing students’ use of social media. An Indiana teenager was recently expelled for swearing in a tweet, and now a Brooklyn, New York school is forcing its charges to delete their Facebook accounts — or face expulsion themselves.

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No Graduation for You! High School Senior Expelled After Swearing in a Tweet [VIDEO]

We may live in an era that many feel is dangerously approaching the Big Brother world depicted in the book ’1984,’ but after a high school student was expelled for using profanity in a tweet, lots of people cried foul.

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Mother Sues Teacher for Stealing Son’s Lunch Money

When Baltimore mom Lynsai Green found out her second-grader had a negative balance with the school cafeteria, she was confused — until her son told her one of his teachers was routinely stealing his lunch money.

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