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Read: UPDATE: Richneck School Officials Downplayed Several Warnings About 6-Year-Old Who Shot Teacher

UPDATE: Richneck School Officials Downplayed Several Warnings About 6-Year-Old Who Shot Teacher

Previous incidents by the boy allegedly included threats to light a teacher on fire, throwing furniture, and barricading a classroom.

Read: Masks Can Be Required for Classmates, Teachers of 12 Virginia Students with Disabilities

Masks Can Be Required for Classmates, Teachers of 12 Virginia Students with Disabilities

The recent settlement also says schools must take reasonable steps to accommodate parents who don’t want their children to wear a mask.

Read: U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Reaches Agreement with California’s Davis Joint Unified School District in Investigation Regarding the Use of Restraint and Seclusion

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Reaches Agreement with California’s Davis Joint Unified School District in Investigation Regarding the Use of Restraint and Seclusion

OCR found that one of these students died after being subjected to a prolonged restraint that was preceded by at least four other restraints by the nonpublic school of which the district was aware.

Read: Education Department Issues New Guidance on Discipline for Students with Disabilities

Education Department Issues New Guidance on Discipline for Students with Disabilities

The new guidance was in part influenced by increasing mental health challenges during the pandemic, including among students with disabilities.

Read: Huntsville City Schools Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $250,000

Huntsville City Schools Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $250,000

On multiple occasions, three students held the eight-year-old down on the ground and punched him repeatedly, says the lawsuit.

Read: OCR Settles with Los Angeles Schools on Students with Disabilities During Pandemic

OCR Settles with Los Angeles Schools on Students with Disabilities During Pandemic

Office for Civil Rights Reaches Resolution Agreement with Nation’s Second Largest School District, Los Angeles Unified, to Meet Needs of Students with Disabilities during COVID-19 Pandemic

Read: Opinion: Did Michigan’s New Door Barricade Device Legislation Just Empower Bullies?

Opinion: Did Michigan’s New Door Barricade Device Legislation Just Empower Bullies?

Safety and security are a priority for schools and legislators, but life safety shortcuts, such as door barricade devices, may lead to even more tragedy.

Read: Editor’s Picks: Amy’s Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from 2021

Editor’s Picks: Amy’s Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from 2021

My top stories from this year include site assessment photos, a Clery crime quiz, and an unexpected delivery.

Read: GAO Releases Report on Increase in Student Bullying, Hate Crimes and Violence

GAO Releases Report on Increase in Student Bullying, Hate Crimes and Violence

The in-depth report breaks down the increase in hostile behaviors among students and how schools and the Education Department are addressing it.

Read: Federal Judge Blocks Texas Ban on School Mask Mandates

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Ban on School Mask Mandates

The judge ruled Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on school mask mandates violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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