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Ilion Schools Lockdown Has Ended [UPDATE]

UPDATE: 03/25/2013 11:44am The lockdown has ended.  

 

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Girl, 12, Makes Waves By Showing Up to School with $20,000 in Cash

They say you’ll have more earning power if you stay in school.

Never has that theory been proven more than it was this week in Taylor, Michigan.

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Continuing Coverage Of The Herkimer Shooting Incident: New Videos And Interviews After Kurt Myers Was Shot Dead By Police [UPDATES + EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

**NOTE** This story is being constantly updated.  (The last update was 19 March 2013.)  Please see below for the latest information.

Herkimer, Mohawk, and Utica schools are on modified lockdown at this hour.

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Bizarre New Rule Bans Kids from Blowing Out Birthday Candles in School

Australia has decided to blow out the candles on a birthday tradition.

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Colorado Students Serve Classmates Pot Brownies as Prank

Just because it's legal to do it on your own time in Colorado, doesn't mean you can drug your whole class. Two University of Colorado students in Boulder thought it would be funny to bring pot brownies to a morning class to share. Then a bunch of people who ate them had freak-

outs. Suddenly it was not so fun.

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Russian Kids Find Lion Cub, Naturally Bring It to School

Here in the United States, a kid might spot a turtle during their walk to school. And if he or she is the curious sort, they might pick it up and bring it in for show-and-tell.

Things are little different in Russia, where apparently lions roam free. School children in a Southern Russian village ran into one of these beasts -- a cub -- and brought the furball in to their teacher.

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Five States Set to Expand Classroom Hours by 300 Hours

Earlier this week, five states announced plans to add a minimum of 300 extra hours to molding young minds in the classroom next year in hopes of strengthening the American student performance.

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Bullying Can Lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Bullying does not have to result in suicide for it to have serious, long-term effects. A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Psychology discovered that nearly 33 percent of all bullying victims suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Parents Get All Bent Out of Shape Over School’s Yoga Program, Cite Religious Objection

Over the last couple decades, yoga has gone from being thought of as a mystical ancient Indian discipline to a mainstream exercise practiced the world over.

In fact, all students in the Encinitas Union School District, which is in the San Diego area, now do yoga twice a week as part of their physical education curriculum. But this isn't sitting well with some parents, who are worried that the Hindu philosophy on which yoga is based is seeping into these lessons.

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Heated Debate Erupts on Facebook Following Herkimer County School Merger Vote

And then there were two.  Voters in the Herkimer School District followed a path first blazed by those in Frankfort by defeating a measure that would merge school districts in The Valley.  In a vote conducted today that involved the districts of Ilion, Mohawk and Herkimer, voters in Herkimer blocked the proposed three district merger.

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Herkimer, Ilion, Mohawk Residents Vote On Merger, Polls Open At Noon

Herkimer, NY (WIBX) - Do residents of the Ilion, Mohawk, and Herkimer School Districts have the urge to merge?

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Mohawk Valley Counselors Association’s Annual “College Night” Happening Tonight

Do you know someone looking to go back to school and grab their degree? Well prospective college students are invited to visit over 120 colleges at the Mohawk Valley Counselors Association’s annual “College Night" tonight. 

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