October 1, 2004 |
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...
October 23, 1993 |
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.
April 6, 2006 |
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.
November 20, 1996 |
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.
February 9, 2001 |
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.
March 20, 1990 |
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.
March 5, 1987 |
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.
December 1, 1992 |
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.
May 17, 1998 |
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.
February 26, 1986 |
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?