A Southern California high school acknowledged Tuesday that one of its students uttered “inappropriate and inflammatory racist” taunts during a boys basketball game last week. The ugly scenes unfolded Friday during a game between the Laguna Hills HS Hawks and visiting Portola HS Bulldogs from nearby Irvine in southern Orange County. The Saddleback Valley Unified School District, which includes Laguna Hills, said it was a student of the host team who shouted the slurs. "Inappropriate and inflammatory racist comments were made by an attendee during the game," schools Superintendent Crystal Turner said in a statement . "After a thorough fact finding process that included review of the entire game footage and interviews with each individual verified as being near the attendee, it was determined that the unacceptable comments were made by a student who attends LHHS." An apology from the school and district wouldn't lessen the impact of Friday's incident, according to the … [Read more...] about California schools speak out against student’s ‘racist comments’ during basketball game
By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Today, teachers and staff were welcomed back to Oliver Citywide Academy. READ MORE: Killing Of Marquis Campbell Is Latest Tragedy In A Local Epidemic Of Youth Gun Violence They returned to the classroom for the first time in a week. One week ago today, someone shot and killed 15-year-old Marquis Campbell right outside of the school. Since then, students and staff have worked remotely. The school plans to take a “trauma-informed approach” in their return. READ MORE: Marquis Campbell: Teen Shooting Victim With 'Contagious' Smile Likely Was Targeted, Police Say When teachers returned this morning, faith leaders from around the city were on hand to greet them. That support was organized by the JCC’s Center For Loving Kindness, Christian Associates of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and Calvary United Methodist Church. The spiritual communities wanted to show teachers their work is supported and appreciated in a dark time. … [Read more...] about Oliver Citywide Academy Teachers And Staff Welcomed Back By Faith Leaders
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The killing of 15-year-old Marquis Campbell is the latest tragedy in a local epidemic of youth gun violence. Not since the early 1990s, when gangs and crack came to Pittsburgh, have we seen such gun violence on our streets. What’s different today is the age of those involved. Street outreach workers say now when some kids turn 14, they get a gun. READ MORE: Marquis Campbell: Teen Shooting Victim With ‘Contagious’ Smile Likely Was Targeted, Police Say “We’re seeing a surge in youth gun violence because it’s easier for them to get a hold of them,” said counselor and interventionist Dr. Staci Ford. In Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, this resulted in 29 homicides of young people between the ages of 11 and 20 last year. On Wednesday, Campbell became the second teenage homicide victim this year. The rampant murder of teenagers has shocked the region, coming to head last September with the senseless shooting death of Central Catholic student Steven Eason at a … [Read more...] about Killing Of Marquis Campbell Is Latest Tragedy In A Local Epidemic Of Youth Gun Violence
Pleasanton | News | 1d Former Pleasanton Police Sergeant Charged In Fatal DUI Crash A retired California police sergeant is facing second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter charges while intoxicated. Kat Schuster , Patch Staff Thank Share Pleasanton | News | 1d Pleasanton Home 'Uninhabitable' Following Monday Morning Fire A garage fire spread to the living quarters of a Pleasant Hill Road home early Monday morning. Autumn Johnson and Michael Wittner , Patch Staff Thank Share Pleasanton | News | 4d Piglet Lost In Pleasanton: '#BringBaconHome' Bring home the bacon. No, seriously. He's waiting for you. Courtney Teague , Patch Staff Thank Share Pleasanton | News | 6d Pleasanton … [Read more...] about Pleasanton Crime & Safety News
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl , whose body was dumped alongside the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles, has increased to $110,000. An undated photo of Tioni Theus, who was found shot to death at the side of the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles on Jan. 8, 2022. (Credit: Nafeesah Kincy) READ MORE: Firefighters Battling Blaze At Abandoned Hawthorne Mall Tioni Theus’ body was discovered Jan. 8 on the side of the freeway on the Manchester Avenue on-ramp near South Figueroa Street. During a news conference Wednesday, Assistant California Highway Patrol Chief Jesus Holguin said that California Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a $50,000 reward, which brings the total possible reward money being offered for the capture of Theus’ killer to $110,000, which includes another likely $50,000 pledged by the L.A. City Council , and $10,000 from L.A. County Board of … [Read more...] about Reward In Murder Of Compton Teen Tioni Theus Jumps To $110K
3 BEIRUT (AP) — A distressing series of voice notes sent by an Australian teenager from a prison in northeast Syria underscores the plight of thousands of forgotten children who remain trapped in detention facilities in Syria and Iraq. Hundreds of minors are believed to be holed up in Gweiran Prison, which has been at the center of an ongoing violent standoff between Islamic State group militants and U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that began a week ago. IS fighters stormed the prison on Thursday, aiming to break out thousands of comrades who simultaneously rioted inside. The attack is the biggest by IS militants since the fall of the group’s “caliphate” in 2019. Dozens from both sides have been killed in the clash, which has drawn back in U.S.-led coalition forces who have come to the aid of their Kurdish allies. Thousands of civilians living nearby have been displaced. The fighting appears to have left multiple child inmates killed or wounded, … [Read more...] about EXPLAINER: Who are the kids trapped in Syria prison attack?