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Board Chair Paul Bates resigns

Mr. Bates,

I am sorry to see you go. However, thank you for speaking out strongly against underage drinking and drug use in our community. I wish you all the best.

Sincerely,

Ellen Mandeville

The Blaine County School District today announced the resignation of Paul Bates from the BCSD Board of Trustees:

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Police arrest 348 in global child porn investigation | Reuters

(Reuters) – More than 300 people, including teachers, coaches and doctors, have been arrested worldwide on child pornography charges after a Canadian-led investigation.

“Toronto police said on Thursday the arrest of 348 people, including 108 in Canada, 76 in the United States and 164 in other countries from Spain to Australia,¬†came after a three-year investigation of a Toronto company that distributed child porn.

“‘Of concern to the investigators was the number of people (arrested) who have close contact with children. The arrests included 40 school teachers, nine doctors and nurses, 32 people who volunteered with children, six law enforcement personnel, nine pastors or priests, and three foster parents,’ Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins, head of Toronto’s Sex Crimes Unit, told a news conference.”

Police arrest 348 in global child porn investigation | Reuters.

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School Violence in the News

US school violence is once again making international news this week. The first incident happened on Monday, October 21st in Sparks, NV. A twelve-year-old boy brought a gun to school. When he was done firing, two fellow students were critically injured, a teacher was dead and the perpetrator had taken his own life:¬†Sparks Middle School shooting: Shooter’s motive remains a mystery | Reno Gazette-Journal | rgj.com. Continue reading

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Maryville Case: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare : NPR

from NPR: “Tell Me More’s parenting roundtable talks about the Maryville case and how to keep teenagers safe.”
Read the transcript or listen to the discussion amongst parents regarding how to train our children to respond in difficult social situations and make good choices:

Maryville Case: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare : NPR.

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Mt Express analyzes McKinstry settlement

Idaho Mountain Express: Was McKinstry deal a financial bargain? – October 18, 2013.

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