Student charged with sexual assault won't go to prison, be 'burdened with the stigma'


A former Massachusetts high school student charged with sexually assaulting two other students while they were unconscious will not spend time behind bars. He was instead given two years of probation in a recent district court decision, after which legal evidence of the assault may disappear from his record. The case is being compared to that of Brock Turner, a former Stanford University student who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman after a party and received a six-month jail sentence, which was later cut in half. Just as Turner's case did, this one from Massachusetts is sparking outrage online. David Becker, 18, was a senior when he and other students were at a party in April with no parents around.

Teacher who bought nude photos of boys gets prison time

FOX News

A Bronx High School of Science teacher was sentenced to seven years in federal prison on Thursday for purchasing nude photos from teenage boys, the New York Daily News reported. Former Bronx teacher gets 7 years in prison in child porn case Jon Cruz, 34, already had pleaded guilty last fall to a count of receiving child pornography. He searched for the boys on social media and the chat app KIK in order to obtain explicit photos in exchange for money, according to reports. Federal officials said they had found 40 naked photos of underage victims on Cruz's home computer.

Records: Orlando gunman talked about violence in 3rd grade

Associated Press

For elementary and early middle school, Mateen attended class in neighboring St. Lucie County, where teachers said he was disruptive and struggled academically. Mateen attended high school and part of middle school in Martin County, spending time on three campuses in all, including one alternative facility. After high school, Mateen attended Indian River Community College, graduating in 2006 with a degree in criminal justice technology. The tone of Mateen's Facebook messages made LaSalla uncomfortable, she said, but she never filed a criminal complaint.

Facebook bans advertising gun holsters, firearm accessories to children

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The bloodshed in Florida was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular occurrence at U.S. schools and colleges. Below are some of the worst U.S. school shootings in the last 20 years. BENTON, Kentucky, Jan. 23, 2018 - Gabe Parker, 15, kills two fellow students, both also 15, at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky with a pistol and wounds 14 others. Four other high schoolers suffered non-gunshot wounds in the ensuing panic. AZTEC, New Mexico, Dec. 7, 2017 - William Atchison, a 21-year-old man, disguised as a student enters the local high school, kills two students and then shoots himself to death.

High school football player killed over YouTube music video, mom says

Los Angeles Times

The mother of a Northern California high school football player said her 19-year-old son was fatally shot during a disagreement over a YouTube music video he posted recently. On Monday, 23-year-old Fredrick Marshall was scheduled to appear in court in connection with the slaying of his friend, Deston Garrett. On Friday, Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies booked Marshall on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter, according to sheriff's department records. Marshall has been ordered held on 100,000 bail. Garrett's family said the victim was hanging out with Marshall about 9 p.m. on June 9 and listening to music at his family's home in the 3900 block of 45th Street in South Sacramento when a disagreement erupted over the video.