Tag: high school students

Caught on Camera: Science Students Jump Rope with Cat Intestines

A Texas school district says no one will face punishment after video surfaced of high school students using a cat’s intestines as a jump rope during a lesson. The district said the teacher felt the lesson was “effective” for demonstrating how long and tough intestines are. School officials say neither the students nor teacher will be punished because there is no “ill will.” but she says the teacher will change the lesson plan. “PETA” asked the school to replace “cruel and crude” dissection methods with animal-free...

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Clock starts for voters to reject new California tobacco age

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November. Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on Wednesday means, beginning June 9, it will be a crime in California to sell or give tobacco to anyone except military personnel under age 21. He did not say why he signed the measure along with four others restricting tobacco use in various ways. Tobacco interests have threatened to target the changes at the ballot box...

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HIV testing uncommon in teens despite recommendations: CDC

CHICAGO (AP) — Fewer than 1 in 4 high school students who’ve had sex have ever been tested for HIV, a troubling low rate that didn’t budge over eight years, government researchers say. Young adults fared slightly better, although testing rates have declined in black women, a high-risk group. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an influential preventive health panel recommend routine HIV testing at least once for teens and adults. They also advise at least yearly screening for high-risk patients including those with multiple sex partners, gay or bisexual boys and men and injection drug users....

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Two Die, Three Injured in Houston School Bus Crash

In Houston, two high school students are dead and three other people seriously injured in a school bus accident. Authorities say the bus was transporting students to an area high school when it was struck by a swerving vehicle. The bus driver attempted to get back into his lane, but over-corrected causing the bus to flip over the freeway overpass and land on the road below. Two other students and the bus driver were taken to hospital for treatment. The driver of the swerving car has been detained for questioning. No charges have been filed at this time. “There...

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