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School Janitor Accused Of Peeping At Boys In Bathroom

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.

03/20/2014

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Official: Student Accidentally Discharges Gun Outside Elementary 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.

05/28/2013

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Nearly 50 Elementary Students Fall Ill After Camp Pepin Trip

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.

05/17/2013

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Lakeville School Closed For The Year After Water Main Break

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.

05/13/2013

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Arrest Made In Wis. Elementary School Arson Investigation

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.

05/02/2013

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Wis. School Flooded With Books, Support After Devastating Fire

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.

05/01/2013

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$5K Reward Offered In Wis. Elementary School Arson

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.

05/01/2013

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Promise Of Pink Hair Promotes Respect At Elementary School

There’s something different about the students at Cherokee Heights Elementary these days.

03/20/2013

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Talking Points: The Gun Laws Discussion After A Shooting

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.

12/16/2012

America Mourns Elementary School Massacre

Minnesota Mental Health Expert On Connecticut Shooter

We may never know why Adam Lanza went on a shooting rampage that killed 26 people including 20 children inside a Connecticut school.

12/16/2012

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Pig Exposure At State Fair Linked To Three Human Cases Of Influenza

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.

08/31/2012

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Back To School Prep: For Elementary, Middle & High School Students

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.

08/01/2012

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Jordan School Hosts Memorial For Jessica Kerber

A mother says her son did everything he “could to save 13 lives” when the motor home he was driving crashed on April 1.

04/12/2012

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Iowa 3rd-Graders Shown Racy Video

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.

03/16/2012

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Community Spotlight: Orono School’s Chores For Charity

For WCCO-TV’s final Community Spotlight award, we went to Schumann Elementary in Orono.

12/02/2011

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