| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Students, teachers and staff at Baltimore Highlands Elementary teamed up last week to start a chain reaction of kindness in hopes of diminishing bullying in school.
Their efforts, which began Sept. 16, are part of a year-long program called Rachel's...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Shortly after public school students returned to classes last week in Harford County, the optimism that comes with a new year was darkened by tragedy in a neighboring community.
The story is familiar to just about everyone in the Baltimore area: A...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Ten Maryland schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Friday.
Six elementary schools received the honor: Crofton Meadows in Anne Arundel County, Woodholme in Baltimore County, Ring...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:17 PM
— Students in the Friends of Rachel Club will host their second annual pancake breakfast and Day of Kindness on Saturday.
The free pancake breakfast will run from 8 to 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 64 Pearl St. Santa Claus will make an...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The parents of a Colorado high school student who critically wounded a classmate before fatally shooting himself apologized Monday and said they were praying for his victim's recovery.
"We are shattered by the tragic events that took place on Friday...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Roslyn Road Elementary in Barrington is buttoned down about as tightly as a school can be these days, with a video surveillance system, buzzer-equipped doors and a driver's license scanner that checks visitors against a sex offender database.
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:18 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Supporters of a statewide student safety hotline patterned after one established in Colorado in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre hope to clear a final hurdle once schools are back in session.
Gov. Rick Snyder...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:54 PM
It was the "worst-case scenario," according to notes recovered by police in western Oregon.
In that plan, according to newly revealed court documents, Grant Acord wrote that he was going to go to his first-period class at West Albany High School, duck...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Utah bomb plot: A boy arrested on suspicion of planning to blow up his Utah high school had visited the principal at Columbine High School to ask about the 1999 massacre there....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:37 PM
Lawyers say the darnedest things.
"Isn't taking the license a presumption of guilt?" asked Jason Jenkins, the attorney for a woman charged with drunken driving, as quoted in The Morning Call on Sunday.
At issue was whether Northampton County Judge...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:42 AM
Official: Shooting suspect was former med student
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A former medical student in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight showing of the Batman movie on Friday, hurled a gas canister and then...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 12:49 PM
AURORA, Colorado (AP) — A gunman wearing a gas mask and black SWAT gear hurled a gas canister inside a crowded movie theater during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie Friday and then opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding nearly 60...