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Upstate New York teachers put on leave after offensive texts

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Several public school teachers in Rochester were put on leave after exchanging text messages that made “racist and demeaning” references to students, officials said Friday. The Democrat and Chronicle reported the teachers worked at Enrico Fermi School 17, which has a large percentage of Black and Hispanic students in pre-kindergarten through […]

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Authorities: Teen sneaks loaded gun into SC holding facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 13-year-old arrested for having a loaded gun at a South Carolina mall apparently sneaked a second loaded weapon into the facility where he was taken, authorities said. A Columbia Police Department spokesperson called the incident “an egregious failure on many levels,” WLTX-TV reported. It started Tuesday when the boy and […]