Teen Cites Protection As Reason For Having Loaded Gun At St. Paul High SchoolA student who brought a loaded gun to his high school in St. Paul told police he was trying to protect himself from gang members. The 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty Thursday in juvenile court to felony possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.
Edina Hosts 4th Annual Races 4 ACES 5KThe 4th annual Races 4 Aces 'Jersey Jog' is taking place this weekend! On Saturday, join in as people help to raise money and awareness for ACES.
Good Question: How Much Do We Spend On Students?How much do we spend on students? And where does all that money go? Good Questions.
Outdoor Sporting Events Brace For Severe WeatherFans heading to the Minnesota Vikings preseason game at TCF Bank Stadium are being urged to prepare for stormy weather. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Saturday afternoon for many Minnesota counties -- including Hennepin -- until 11 p.m.
Former St. Paul Schools Custodian Gets 10 Years For Child Sex AbuseA former St. Paul Public Schools custodian was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing several young children, including members of his family. Walter Johann Happel, 63, struck a plea deal in March after pleading guilty to one count of surreptitious invasion of privacy, after he spied on an 11-year-old boy in Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School student bathroom.
St. Paul Superintendent Withdraws From Florida Job ConsiderationThough she made it to the final four candidates, the superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools says she is withdrawing from consideration for a job in Florida. Valeria Silva was one of 72 to apply for a superintendent job in Palm Beach County, Florida.
St. Paul Schools Superintendent Applies For Florida JobThe superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools has applied for another job. Valeria Silva is one of 72 applicants listed as a candidate for a superintendent job in Palm Beach County, Florida. Finalists will be announced Wednesday.
Fmr. School Worker Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Abuse A former St. Paul elementary school custodian pleaded guilty Thursday to charges connected to the sexual abuse of several children – including family members – and the invasion of student privacy. Walter Johann Happel, 63, appeared tired in court Thursday, where he pleading guilty to five charges.
Payroll Problems Irk Employees Of St. Paul Public SchoolsFriday was supposed to be payday for thousands of Minnesota teachers and school employees But St. Paul Public Schools says there was a miscommunication with U.S. Bank.
St. Paul Superintendent Apologizes For Ferguson TweetThe superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools has apologized for a tweet she sent out after the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
Public Weighs In On Changing St. Paul School Starting TimesSt. Paul Public Schools is considering a later start time for high school and middle school students. "Studies have been shown that they have different sleep patterns than smaller children and adults and they are better performers later on in the day," Creative Arts High School teacher Lora Healam said.
School Officials Try Healthier Cafeteria Options Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.