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Student detained after allegedly passing out THC brownies

Student was detained by the Weslaco police department after allegedly passing out brownies baked with marijuana. Weslaco ISD responded by issuing these two press releases about the arrest of a Weslaco east high school student after they supposedly passed out brownies with pot in them… Last Wednesday the district released a statement on the detention of the student but they did not specify the reason for the arrest. In the press release, they reaffirm their position in providing a safe environment for students. They have not released the details of the incident because the student is a minor and...

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Experts warn parents to watch for behavior changes in teens

Experts are urging parents to develop and keep open communication with their children after a high school student attempted to take his life in front of his classmates. It is still unknown why PSJA high school student attempted to take his own life. Experts say this can be prevented. There are warning signs that parents and teachers should always look for to decide if children are in need of help. “They need to pay attention to those kinds of behaviors that they didn’t present before to shed some light about what’s going on. What they are not telling them...

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Brownsville ISD Teacher Arrested for ‘Improper Relationship’

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — In Brownsville, a school teacher is behind bars tonight on a charge of improper relationship between educator and student. According to the BISD, Vicente Flores of the Brownsville Learning Academy was placed on administrative leave by the school district on February 15th, pending the results of the ongoing investigation. Flores was arrested by the school district’s police officers. The suspect’s bond was set at $17,000. We’ll keep you updated as more information is...

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UTRGV Put on Probation by Accreditation Agency

Edinburg (KFXV) — UTRGV is put on probation and may lose its accreditation. According to the accreditation agency’s policy, probation which lasts a year “is usually, but not necessarily, invoked as the last step before an institution is removed from membership.” Students who attend unaccredited schools might not qualify for financial aid, and many employers require that their applicants be graduates of accredited schools. UTRGV President Guy Bailey notified the campus community in an e-mail this morning and will receive more information in...

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Student Who Fell Out of School Bus Committed Suicide

Harlingen (KFXV) — New details in the death of a student who fell from a moving school bus. According to authorities in Edinburg, the 14 year old’s death is being considered a suicide. The identity of the victim will not be revealed. The young man was traveling with a group of fellow students on a field trip to UT-RGV when the incident happened Monday morning. Students and staff are receiving psychological support by the district to overcome this tragic...

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