Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
After several months, a statewide probe conducted by the Ohio Department of Education into school attendance tampering has come to an end.
State Auditor David Yost found evidence of attendance scrubbing in eight schools from the Toledo Public Schools district. In the summer, TPS brought forward its own practices to the attention of the department when it thought it may have been against the rules.
The following schools were examined during the attendance scrubbing probe:
-Rogers High School
-Scott High School
-Start High School
-Byrnedale Middle School
-Leverette Elementary School
-East Broadway Elementary School
-McTigue Elementary School
-Samuel M. Jones at Gunckel Park Elementary School
-Fulton/Kobacker at Robinson School
Yost determined most of the evidence was found due to a lack of documentation. The district had been retroactively dropping chronically truant students from their attendance records at the end of the year and would be later re-enrolled. The auditor said a lack of documentation accounted for a portion of these findings.
District officials said they are still hunting themselves.
"Our people now are trying to backtrack and review what our auditors have done. They are going to continue the search to try to establish firmly what kind of documentation we have on students that auditors weren't able to find," explained superintendent Dr. Jerome Pecko.
Yost made some recommendations to the Ohio Department of Education to keep these practices from resurfacing. Among the suggestions are basing attendance funding in the state to a time period of a year, instead of basing it on count days.