A longtime school janitor has been charged with peeping at an 11-year-old student while he was in a bathroom stall, and the criminal complaint alleges a number of similar past incidents. Walter Johann Happel, 62, of Newport, Minn., was working as a janitor at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School.
No one was hurt after a Bethune student accidentally discharged a gun outside the school just before class got out Tuesday afternoon, a district spokeswoman said. According to Rachel Hicks of Minneapolis Public Schools, Bethune is home to first through fifth graders.
Nearly 50 elementary school students are sick following a trip to YMCA Camp Pepin earlier this week, officials say. Farmington Schools Superintendent Jay Haugen said a group of fifth graders from Akin Road Elementary brought the illness – which is reportedly acting like a norovirus – with them to the camp earlier this week.
Elementary school students and staff in Lakeville, Minn. had to evacuate to another school after a water main break caused “a considerable amount of damage,” according to a school official.
Authorities say an arrest was made Thursday night in connection to the arson fire that closed a Wisconsin elementary school for the rest of the school year.
Before firefighters had even put all of the flames out at St. Croix Central Elementary school, Paul Rode, owner of Agave Kitchen, put out the call on Facebook. He asked for books for his alma mater, which had been set on fire yesterday morning.
Authorities are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire that damaged St. Croix Central Elementary School located in Roberts, Wis.
There’s something different about the students at Cherokee Heights Elementary these days.
After each and every mass shooting, there is the inevitable discussion of changes in our gun laws. But with this tragedy and the loss of so many very young lives, it appears the discussion is one that may last beyond the news cycle of a few days, or even a week.
We may never know why Adam Lanza went on a shooting rampage that killed 26 people including 20 children inside a Connecticut school.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, three people are believed to have developed a strain of influenza known as variant H1N2 (H1N2v) after exhibiting pigs or spending time in the swine barn at the Minnesota State Fair.
The first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.
A mother says her son did everything he “could to save 13 lives” when the motor home he was driving crashed on April 1.
The West Des Moines school district says it won’t rehire a substitute teacher who showed third-graders a personal video that included brief scenes of nude adults.
For WCCO-TV’s final Community Spotlight award, we went to Schumann Elementary in Orono.