The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Thursday to prevent bullying in Minnesota schools. But even though lawmakers support the idea of the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, it is still among the most controversial bills of the year at the Capitol. Minnesota has been in the national spotlight because of a rash of students committing suicides because of bullying.
The superintendent of Minnesota’s largest school district is clarifying a statement he made more than a year ago about a string of student suicides and apologizing to those he might have offended.
The teachers union in Minnesota’s largest school district urged its school board Monday night to drop a proposed policy on handling controversial topics in the classroom, saying educators should be trusted to mediate student discussions about sexual orientation and other issues.
A former Minnesota nurse convicted of aiding suicides by trolling Internet chat rooms and encouraging depressed people to kill themselves could see little or no time behind bars when he is sentenced Wednesday.
Once a week, Deborah Chevalier makes the short trip from her home in Canada to the cemetery where her daughter is buried, tenderly clears the snow from her grave and sits down to remember.
A former Minnesota nurse accused of going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves is maintaining his innocence, but has decided to give up his right to a jury trial.
Administrators of Minnesota’s largest school district say they’ve found no evidence that bullying caused six students to commit suicide in the past 15 months.