‘Hero’ Indiana Teacher Says Confronting School Shooter Was ‘the Only Acceptable Action’

An Indiana science teacher being hailed as a hero for tackling a school shooter last week spoke out on Monday and said he took “the only acceptable actions” on that day. Jason Seaman, 29, was shot three times on Friday when he tackled a student who opened fire in his classroom at Noblesville West Middle(…)

Charter School Backers Outspending Teachers In 2 Key Races

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – In the battle for the future of California’s schools, charter school advocates are far outpacing teachers unions in spending to support candidates for governor and state schools chief. Wealthy donors who support charter schools and education reform have poured more than $ 22 million into independent committees to support former Los(…)

Texas school shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis hid firearms under long coat – USA TODAY

USA TODAY Texas school shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis hid firearms under long coatUSA TODAYSANTA FE, Texas —The 17-year-old suspect in Friday's Texas high school mass shooting wore a long coat to get his firearms into the school without anyone noticing and sketched out plans for the grisly attack ahead of time in his journal and(…)

8-Year-Old Boy Slashes 3 Classmates With Kitchen Knife at Minnesota Elementary School

(SAUK RAPIDS, Minn.) — Authorities say an 8-year-old student took a kitchen knife to a central Minnesota elementary school and attacked three other children. Chief Perry Beise says the victims aged 8, 9 and 13 suffered “superficial wounds” requiring stitches in the attack before classes started Monday at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids. No one(…)