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Oakland Technical High School teen Ahmed Muhammad is the school's new history-breaking valedictorian, becoming the first Black male in his school's 106-year history to rank top honors.

A video has gone viral of students at a California High School chanting  a xenophobic phrase during a basketball game. Righetti High School students were taunting the St. Joseph High School basketball team, which has three players from Puerto Rico, which is a U.S. territory, and one from France, according to the Santa Maria Times. The […]

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CAMAS, Wash. (AP) — A high school principal in Washington has apologized for a post on her personal Facebook page that suggested former NBA star Kobe Bryant’s death was deserved. Liza Sejkora, the principal of Camas High School, wrote on the day of Bryant’s death: “Not gonna lie. Seems to me that karma caught up […]

A fight between students at North Atlanta High School escalated Wednesday when one student let her mother on campus during the lunch break, school officials said. The mother and daughter allegedly attacked the other student, a 14-year-old girl, in a school bathroom. The victim is the daughter of reality star Sierra Gates, according to Channel […]

A Texas school district is receiving a heap of criticism for its hairstyle code. Senior, Deandre Arnold was reportedly told that in order to graduate he would have to cut off his locs. Now, his family, community members and activists are standing by his side, calling out the outrageous policy. “The dress code is designed […]

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A Maryland teacher has been arrested on several counts of assault and child abuse, after a video emerged showing her punching and kicking a 17-year-old student in her classroom at Largo High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The teacher, Vivian Noirie, 36, was taken into custody on Friday and booked into jail. According to a news […]

A High School cheerleader in Rockwall, TX  is being called a hero after her quick actions saved a little boy’s life last week. Senior Tyra Winters told local news that she was sitting on a float waving at the crowd during the Rockwall High School’s homecoming parade when she heard a woman call for help. […]

A white police officer in Indiana has been charged with battery, false informing and perjury after hitting a Black high school student and lying about it. Robert Lawson, 43, was caught on video punching a 17-year-old teen at Shortridge Highschool, yelling, “You want to go to jail? You want to go to jail? Let’s go!” […]

A disturbing Facebook video shows a white Indiana police officer aggressively punching a 17-year-old during a verbal altercation. According to a statement from the police department, the officers were called to the scene to assist with a “large fight” after an unidentified male student was placed in the custody of an Indianapolis Public School officer. […]

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HONOLULU (AP) — Bidding was drawing to a close Friday for a basketball jersey believed to have been worn by President Barack Obama. Peter Noble was a student at a prestigious and elite Honolulu prep school when he grabbed a basketball jersey that was destined for the trash. Years later he saw an old photo […]

A Tennessee high school student has been accepted in to at least 40 colleges and received more than $3 million in college scholarships. But, what makes his story even more incredible is that he managed to do it while being homeless. Tupac Moseley, 17, and his mother became homeless earlier this year. “After my father passed, […]