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14 School Cafeteria Workers Hospitalized After Gas Leak

U.S. News

The Miami Herald reports that the Miami Springs Middle School workers noticed a suspicious smell and began complaining of dizziness and nausea around noon Wednesday. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay says 17 fire-rescue teams, including a hazmat crew, responded. The workers' conditions weren't immediately reported.

'Spoon bandit' bathes in 1,500 spoons he 'stole' from school


A self-described "spoon bandit" lavished in his hard work after claiming to heist 1,500 spoons from his high school cafeteria. Warning: The following tweet may be too badass for some readers. Over this past school year I have stolen over 1500 spoons from the Lincoln Way Central Cafeteria. I am the spoon bandit "Over this past school year I have stolen over 1500[sic] spoons from the Lincoln Way Central Cafeteria.

Cafeteria Workers at St. Paul Schools OK New Contract

U.S. News

The Star Tribune reports the proposed contract includes 2 percent wage increases at the start of 2018 and 2019. After cost-of-living adjustments, employees making less will move to $15 an hour starting June 22, 2019.

School: Child who punched teacher was restrained once before

FOX News

MIAMI – School district officials in Florida say a first-grader who had to be handcuffed and removed from his school for punching a teacher was restrained once before in the school year for aggressive behavior.

Teen Pleads Guilty in Mattoon School Cafeteria Shooting

U.S. News

The News-Gazette reports the 15-year-old boy was in a Coles County courtroom on Thursday. He'll be sentenced on Oct 11. His attorney says he expects the teen to remain in juvenile detention for four to five months.