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Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Canadian Teen Commits Suicide After Alleged Rape, Bullying, CNN The family of a teenager who committed suicide after she was allegedly gang-raped and bullied is urging Canadian officials to reconsider filing criminal charges. Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old high school student from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was taken off life support on Sunday, three days after she […]

Texas Senate Approves Bill to Limit Ticketing Youth

Texas Senate Approves Bill to Limit Ticketing Youth, Education Week Faced with a documented pattern of teenagers pushed into the criminal justice system for acting out in class, Texas lawmakers on Thursday advanced a measure to start decriminalizing youthful misbehavior. The Senate unanimously approved a bill that would limit the practice of issuing tickets for […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Texas Investigator found 30+ Bruises, Cuts on Dead Boy Adopted from Russia, CNN A 3-year-old adopted boy — whose death in West Texas has drawn stern criticism from Russia — had more than 30 bruises, cuts and other marks on his body soon after he was pronounced dead, according to a report from a Texas […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Ex-TEA Chiefs Concede Too Much Testing, Houston Chronicle It was the first time these four men and woman had shared a single stage, at least in recent years. The Texas Tribune billed the event as “Ex-Commissioner Confidential.” Four of the five most recent commissioners of the Texas Education Agency had agreed to appear together for […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

When Bullying Goes High-Tech, CNN Brandon Turley didn’t have friends in sixth grade. He would often eat alone at lunch, having recently switched to his school without knowing anyone. While browsing MySpace one day, he saw that someone from school had posted a bulletin — a message visible to multiple people — declaring that Turley […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

‘More than Able to Hold her Own,’ Girl gets Boot from Catholic Football League, CNN Caroline Pla has been playing football since kindergarten, and for the past two years, the 11-year-old has been knocking opposing players on their butts. It never occurred to her that someone might need to protect her from the sport she […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Policy Excluding Gays, Houston Chronicle Caught in an ideological crossfire, the Boy Scouts of America is putting off until May a decision on whether to ease its policy of excluding gays. Whatever the organization eventually does, it’s likely to anger major constituencies and worsen schisms within Scouting. The delay, which […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juvenile Justice:  Changes Made in Laws Affecting Youths, Midland Daily News It’s been years in the making, but now some big changes have been made to laws pertaining to juveniles in court. “The predominant push is the idea that we need to have laws that are geared to juveniles,” Midland County Probate Judge Dorene S. […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Newtown Parents Learn Comforting Details About Son’s Death, CNN His parents remember Dylan Hockley as such a happy child. He was 6 and full of joy, his mother, Nicole Hockley, says. She said he was always smiling and described his laugh as infectious. When his dad would return to their Newtown, Connecticut, home each day, […]