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October 1, 2004 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A lunchroom encounter between students and a Lincoln High School administrator escalated into a scuffle - with about 100 students egging on the participants - and ended with the arrest of three students and the trashing of the administrator's car. It started about 12:30 p.m. yesterday when administrator Richard Brooks saw four male students who were supposed to be in class wrestling each other and banging into lockers in a hallway at the school...
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October 23, 1993 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tensions between teenagers in two neighborhood groups erupted in a small fracas inside the lunchroom of Martin Luther King High School in the Germantown section yesterday. John J. McLees, executive director of safety for the school district, said a 15-year-old female student was arrested inside the school and charged with disorderly conduct. While no students were hurt in what McLees characterized as a "pushing and shoving match," he said three school district employees received minor injuries.
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April 6, 2006 | By Kristen A. Graham and Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A plot by three Winslow Township High School students to massacre people has been thwarted, police said yesterday, and the boys spent last night behind bars. Township police said they had uncovered a scheme by the boys, ages 14, 15 and 16, to "threaten and assault" the Winslow High community. The teens were arrested Tuesday night and charged with making terroristic threats and conspiracy. The 14-year-old was also charged with a second count of making terroristic threats and one count of simple assault on allegations he grabbed a female classmate by the neck and telling her he would kill her. In all, police said, the juveniles specifically targeted about 25 students, teachers and others.
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November 20, 1996 | by Kevin Haney, Daily News Staff Writer
Ten Philadelphia School District police officers are trying to keep peace at Edison High School this week after a gunman fired shots at students Monday afternoon, then shot at a city police officer. The accused shooter, Robert Ostigoin, 18, of Darien Street near Somerset in Kensington, was being held under $25,000 cash bail on assault charges. Police said Ostigoin is the older brother of a student at Edison whom they believe was involved in a lunchroom brawl at the school early Monday afternoon.
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February 9, 2001 | By Frederick Cusick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Parents at the Disston Elementary School vented their anger at school district officials last night, saying they had allowed the sort of run-down, poorly disciplined operation that led to the accidental death of a kindergarten student in the school lunchroom last week. Occasionally breaking into tears, Eileen Young, who has two daughters, a seventh grader and a third grader, attending the school, told a meeting of school officials and the Home and School Association that she had observed the run-down condition.
NEWS
March 20, 1990 | By Kimberly J. McLarin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Student activism is alive and well at the Oliver Heckman Elementary School in Langhorne, where the kids still know how to throw a good protest. About two weeks ago, a group of fifth- and sixth-grade students began boycotting the school cafeteria to protest what they said was unfair treatment by one of the lunchroom aides, whom school officials decline to identify. "She's always mean and stuff," explained Michael King, a sixth-grade student. "Like ice cream - she won't give it out sometimes, and other times she won't give it out to sixth graders, only to the fifth graders.
NEWS
March 5, 1987 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Toxic chemical contamination at SEPTA's rail yard in Paoli is the worst ever found by investigators for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Scientists found PCBs, a suspected carcinogen, virtually everywhere in the train repair shop in Paoli, including on tables in a lunchroom, on floors, doors and benches in locker rooms and on a pay telephone, as well as in work areas. The NIOSH report, based on air, floor and other surface tests done at the rail yard Nov. 6 and 7, concludes that levels of contamination by PCBs "are the highest encountered by NIOSH during a health hazard evaluation.
NEWS
December 1, 1992 | By Laurie Hollman, Dale Mezzacappa and Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
One student was wounded and a second was grazed yesterday inside South Philadelphia High School when a teenager pulled a sawed-off shotgun out of his bookbag and opened fire in a crowded cafeteria, authorities said. The sound of the blast at 11:30 a.m. caused pandemonium in the lunchroom. Teenagers jumped over tables and benches to escape, spilling books, food and trays onto the brown linoleum floor. Calvin Saunders, 17, a junior, was hit in the left leg. He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was reported in satisfactory condition later, detectives said.
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May 17, 1998 | By Jan Hefler, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Sometimes, students in this public school district place beepers on their desks and do not try to mask the sound even when class is in progress. The teachers do not seem to mind - even when the shrill tones come in 10-minute intervals. That is because these pagers are part of a plan to get the thoughts of students who suffer attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) back to their tasks when they become distracted. This novel approach is one of the ways that educators, school psychologists and parents are being trained to teach children who have difficulty learning in standard classroom settings.
NEWS
February 26, 1986 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was billed as a taste test - a chance for students at Gateway Regional High School to critique new foods before they are added to the lunch menu. Platters laden with pork choplets, surf burgers, veal patties, three flavors of fruit squeezies, four kinds of granola bars and six kinds of pizza filled the cafeteria tables as about 20 student representatives gathered to offer their opinions last week. All this and missing chemistry class, too. Who could ask for anything more?
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January 28, 2010 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pop stars, particularly when they're on tour, follow a different schedule than the rest of us. It's 11 a.m., but for Jason Castro it feels like . . . well, it feels a lot like fourth period. That's because on this morning, the distinctively dreadlocked singer, a top-four finisher on American Idol in 2008, is performing three short sets in the cafeteria at Haverford High School for groups of students on their lunch breaks. Try the Sloppy Joe; don't forget to tip your hall monitor.
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April 6, 2006 | By Kristen A. Graham and Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A plot by three Winslow Township High School students to massacre people has been thwarted, police said yesterday, and the boys spent last night behind bars. Township police said they had uncovered a scheme by the boys, ages 14, 15 and 16, to "threaten and assault" the Winslow High community. The teens were arrested Tuesday night and charged with making terroristic threats and conspiracy. The 14-year-old was also charged with a second count of making terroristic threats and one count of simple assault on allegations he grabbed a female classmate by the neck and telling her he would kill her. In all, police said, the juveniles specifically targeted about 25 students, teachers and others.
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October 16, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. and Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
For the third time in recent weeks, an encounter between students at Lincoln High School or on nearby streets led to police converging on the campus and arresting students. Yesterday's disturbance left one student with a minor injury - a cut lip treated in the principal's office. Problems began with two "small fights" involving about seven students around 1 p.m. in a lunchroom, said Paul Vallas, the Philadelphia School District's chief executive officer. Then "about 100 students decided to turn it into a food fight.
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October 1, 2004 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A lunchroom encounter between students and a Lincoln High School administrator escalated into a scuffle - with about 100 students egging on the participants - and ended with the arrest of three students and the trashing of the administrator's car. It started about 12:30 p.m. yesterday when administrator Richard Brooks saw four male students who were supposed to be in class wrestling each other and banging into lockers in a hallway at the school...
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May 16, 2004 | By Devon C. Gordon-Lyles
A school is not just a set of laws - it's also a social environment. And it can fairly be said that "minority kids sitting together in the lunchroom" has become a great American tradition, now as old as Brown v. Board of Education. Some call this a shame in light of Brown and the great sacrifices made during the civil-rights movement. Others say students have every right to choose their peer group. Still others wonder whether any law, any social effort, could ever change our tendency to hang out with people like ourselves.
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May 31, 2002 | By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Family Court judge yesterday ordered three former George Washington High School students sent to juvenile facilities for a November attack that left another student with brain injuries. "You boys did a horrible act," Judge Abram Frank Reynolds told the three teens before sentencing them. Reynolds ordered that Tyrell Jones, 16, be sent to the George Junior Republic juvenile facility in Western Pennsylvania. The judge ordered Aaron Barksdale, 15, and Tony Allen, 17, sent to facilities to be determined later.
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February 9, 2001 | By Frederick Cusick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Parents at the Disston Elementary School vented their anger at school district officials last night, saying they had allowed the sort of run-down, poorly disciplined operation that led to the accidental death of a kindergarten student in the school lunchroom last week. Occasionally breaking into tears, Eileen Young, who has two daughters, a seventh grader and a third grader, attending the school, told a meeting of school officials and the Home and School Association that she had observed the run-down condition.
NEWS
May 17, 1998 | By Jan Hefler, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Sometimes, students in this public school district place beepers on their desks and do not try to mask the sound even when class is in progress. The teachers do not seem to mind - even when the shrill tones come in 10-minute intervals. That is because these pagers are part of a plan to get the thoughts of students who suffer attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) back to their tasks when they become distracted. This novel approach is one of the ways that educators, school psychologists and parents are being trained to teach children who have difficulty learning in standard classroom settings.
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November 20, 1997 | By Richard Jones, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. contributed to this article
A lunchroom fight at a North Philadelphia high school yesterday turned into a schoolwide melee that took more than 100 police officers to control, resulted in the arrest of 15 people, and was the most chaotic episode in a city school in recent memory. Students threw fists at each other, books out of windows, and at least one trash can at police officers in a series of skirmishes that began around 11 a.m. in the basement cafeteria of Strawberry Mansion High School. There were no serious injuries reported and no reports that weapons were used in the fracas, which prompted officials to close the school around noon.
FOOD
April 16, 1997 | by Robert Strauss, For the Daily News
As the typical American family sits around the typical American Passover Seder table, this fearsome thought goes through the mind of every attendee: Are those matzo balls going to be edible? "I've faced that dilemma many times," said bioscience philosopher Arthur L. Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, with an uncomfortable chuckle. "Let's face it, there are many, many nonedible matzo balls. " David Auspitz, owner of the Famous 4th Street Delicatessen, said it's never been a problem for him. "This is a tradition handed down many generations.
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