Police To Conduct Training With Simulated Weapons At School In Port Chester Police To Conduct Training With Simulated Weapons At School In Port Chester
Police To Conduct Training With Simulated Weapons At School In Port Chester A police department in Westchester is advising residents that it will be conducting training with simulated weapons at a school in the county.  The Port Chester Police Department will be conducting the training on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Park Avenue School, authorities said.  The training exercises will include the use of simulated weapons, but there is no concern to the public, the department added.  "We thank the Port Chester School District for use of the building," the department said. 
These Byram Hills HS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists These Byram Hills HS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists
These Byram Hills HS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists Half a dozen high school seniors from Northern Westchester have been selected as finalists in a prestigious national program.  Six seniors from Byram Hills High School in Armonk have been named as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, the Byram Hills Central School District announced on Thursday, Feb. 15.  The six students are:  Cyrus Aly; Samara Brown; Aaron Lestz; Daniel Ndocaj; Alexander Woodworth; Yicheng Yang. All six students entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT as an initial screening. They were then announced as among the 16…
Teen Arrested For Bringing Handgun To Central PA High School Teen Arrested For Bringing Handgun To Central PA High School
Teen Arrested For Bringing Handgun To Central PA High School A 17-year-old boy is in police custody for bringing a gun to Central Dauphin East High School on Thursday, Feb. 15, the Lower Paxton Township Bureau of Police announced on Friday night. The unnamed minor was arrested "in cooperation with the Central Dauphin School District Police," as stated in the police release around 9 p.m. on Feb. 16.  The gun he allegedly brought into the school forced a massive "systematic search" involving numerous police agencies including the Pennsylvania and Maryland State Police, as Daily Voice previously reported.  Police explained that the gun was st…
School Van Involved In Lititz Crash, Police Say School Van Involved In Lititz Crash, Police Say
School Van Involved In Lititz Crash, Police Say A roadway briefly closed following a two-vehicle crash involving a school transportation van, the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police announced on Friday afternoon.  First responders were called to the crash at the intersection of East Sixth Street and Seigrist Farm Road in Warwick Township, Lititz shortly before 2 p.m. on Feb. 16, as detailed in the NLCRPD release.  The crash blocked the intersection and closed the roadway, but was expected to clear within an hour.  "One person with [a] minor injury was trapped in the vehicle for a short time," the police said, "the t…
Pennsauken Middle Schoolers Hospitalized After Eating Marijuana Gummies Pennsauken Middle Schoolers Hospitalized After Eating Marijuana Gummies
Pennsauken Middle Schoolers Hospitalized After Eating Marijuana Gummies Four Camden County middle school students were treated at a hospital after they ate marijuana gummies, authorities said. A student at Phifer Middle School in Pennsauken brought the gummies from home on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14 and shared them with other students, Pennsauken Schools Superintendent Ronnie Tarchichi said in a letter to parents.  Staff noticed the students seemed to have erratic behavior and sent them to the nurse, the superintendent said. The nurse sent four students to the hospital. Three of the students were back at school Friday, while the fourth stude…
Threat Of Gun Violence At Spring Ridge Middle School Investigated By Sheriff's Office Threat Of Gun Violence At Spring Ridge Middle School Investigated By Sheriff's Office
Threat Of Gun Violence At Spring Ridge Middle School Investigated By Sheriff's Office Deputies from the St. Mary's Sheriff's Office were called to investigate reports of a threat against an area school after a social media post circulated among students who were cautioned not to go to class on Friday, officials say. Spring Ridge Middle School students were warned "not to go to school tomorrow" in a message that indicated a student would be bringing a gun into the building on Feb. 16.  According to the sheriff's office, deputies learned that a student had also been asking others how to obtain a gun, which prompted the social media post. Investigators were able to identi…
Whooping Cough Case Reported At Sussex County High School Whooping Cough Case Reported At Sussex County High School
Whooping Cough Case Reported At Sussex County High School A member of the High Point Regional High School community in Sussex has been diagnosed with pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, Superintendent Scott Ripley said in a letter to parents and staff on Thursday, Feb. 15. Ripley did not say if it was a student or staffer who was diagnosed with the highly contagious disease but urged parents to keep their children home from school if they come down with a cold followed by a cough. New Jersey mandates all children entering 6th grade who are 11 years or older get vaccinated against whooping cough, Ripley said.  According to the M…
Handgun Found In Central PA High School Forces Closure For Days Handgun Found In Central PA High School Forces Closure For Days
Handgun Found In Central PA High School Forces Closure For Days Following a "systematic search" of a Central Pennsylvania school — with help from Pennsylvania and Maryland State Police — administrators have announced a full closure until Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to a press conference on the evening of Feb. 15.  The gun was shown in a photo to an assistant principal at Central Dauphin East High School by a male student around 8:45 a.m. on Feb. 15, police were immediately contacted and a lockdown was initiated, according to the school administrators and Pennsylvania State Police.  Until the handgun was located in the Harrisburg…
Harrison High School Cheerleading Team Wins National Title: 'Hard To Put Into Words' Harrison High School Cheerleading Team Wins National Title: 'Hard To Put Into Words'
Harrison High School Cheerleading Team Wins National Title: 'Hard To Put Into Words' A Westchester high school cheerleading team's hard work has paid off with some spectacular results.  After a long journey, the members of the Harrison High School Cheerleading Team are now national champions after competing in the Universal Cheerleaders Association's 2024 National High School Championships.  The team emerged as the top victors in the Small Varsity Division II Game Day championship along with Union-Endicott High School from Endicott, New York.  In an Instagram post celebrating the win, the team thanked everyone who lent their support along the way.&…
Yonkers Public Schools Name New Superintendent Yonkers Public Schools Name New Superintendent
Yonkers Public Schools Name New Superintendent A school district in Westchester has named its next leader after an extensive nationwide search.  The Yonkers Board of Education unanimously voted to confirm Anibal Soler Jr. as the city's next superintendent of schools, Yonkers school officials announced on Friday, Feb. 9.  Soler, who was selected as part of a "rigorous national search process" that began in July 2023, will begin serving in the role on Wednesday, May 1.  Yonkers school officials said that Soler will bring plenty of experience to the role, as he has served as Superintendent of Schenectady City Scho…
‘Hero’ Bus Driver Who Saved Student From Speeding Van In Pittstown Gets Special Honors ‘Hero’ Bus Driver Who Saved Student From Speeding Van In Pittstown Gets Special Honors
‘Hero’ Bus Driver Who Saved Student From Speeding Van In Pittstown Gets Special Honors A quick-thinking school bus driver who saved a 12-year-old student from a near tragedy received special honors for his heroic actions. Rensselaer County Executive Steven McLaughlin presented Barry Sullivan with a county commendation and a county challenge coin on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Sheriff’s officials said Sullivan was transporting students from the Brunswick-Brittonkill Central School District home on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 30, when his bus was nearly struck by a speeding van on Route 7 in Pittstown. Earlier report: 'Not All Heroes Wear A Cape': Bus Driver Saves Student From Near …
Middlesex County Schools Delayed Due To Major Winter Storm Middlesex County Schools Delayed Due To Major Winter Storm
Middlesex County Schools Delayed Due To Major Winter Storm Some South Jersey school districts are canceling classes or delaying the start of school before a winter storm that's expected on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Mercer, Middlesex, and Monmouth Counties. There is also a coastal flood warning in Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. The NWS predicts four to six inches of snow in Trenton, three to four inches in Long Branch, and one to two inches in Toms River. Southern Jersey Shore places like Atlantic City, Cape May County, Long Beach, Ocean City, and Vinela…
North Jersey Schools Closed, Delayed Due To Major Winter Storm North Jersey Schools Closed, Delayed Due To Major Winter Storm
North Jersey Schools Closed, Delayed Due To Major Winter Storm New Jersey school districts are announcing closures and delays ahead of a winter storm expected Monday night into Tuesday, Feb. 13. Between 6 and 18 inches are expected across North Jersey, but the National Weather Service "the Tuesday morning commute will be either snowy, slushy, or wet for our entire area." The following districts have announced closures Tuesday, Feb. 13: Belleville Bergenfield Bloomfield Butler Clifton Closter Cresskill Demarest Denville Dover Dumont Englewood  Englewood Cliffs Elizabeth Elmwood Park Fair Lawn Fort Lee Franklin Lakes Fredon Garfield Glen Rock Hack…
Sheriff Responds To Incident Near Great Mills High School (DEVELOPING) Sheriff Responds To Incident Near Great Mills High School (DEVELOPING)
Sheriff Responds To Incident Near Great Mills High School (Developing) There was an increased police presence around a St. Mary's County school as the sheriff's office investigated an incident. Shortly before 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon, deputies from the sheriff's office responded to an undisclosed incident in the area of Great Mills High School, though investigators stressed that there is no direct danger to students or threats to the building. There will be police activity in the area "for an extended period."  12:52 p.m., SMCSO is responding to an incident in the area of Great Mills High School. There is NO direct danger to students or threat to th…
Clarksburg High School Placed On Lockdown For Trespassing Person (DEVELOPING) Clarksburg High School Placed On Lockdown For Trespassing Person (DEVELOPING)
Clarksburg High School Placed On Lockdown For Trespassing Person (Developing) UPDATE: The shelter-in-place order was lifted shortly before 10:30 a.m., police said. UPDATE: The shelter-in-place at Clarksburg High School has been lifted.#mcpnews pic.twitter.com/51VGvOUgTZ — Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) February 12, 2024 ------------------------------ A Maryland high school has been placed on lockdown for an apparent trespasser on Monday morning, Feb. 12, according to developing reports. Montgomery County Police responded to Clarksburg High School on the 22500 block of Wims Road after the trespasser was reported around 10 a.m., the department …
US Presidential Scholar: Irvington HS Senior Nominated For Prestigious Honor US Presidential Scholar: Irvington HS Senior Nominated For Prestigious Honor
US Presidential Scholar: Irvington HS Senior Nominated For Prestigious Honor A high school senior from Westchester has been named a nominee for one of the country's top honors for students.  Christopher Zorn, a senior at Irvington High School, has been nominated for the 2024 US Presidential Scholars Program, the Irvington Union Free School District announced on Friday, Feb. 9. The prestigious program, which was established in 1964, recognizes the country's most distinguished graduating seniors for their impressive accomplishments, including leadership, academic success, and community service.  Zorn is one of the more than 5,000 students nationwide to be n…
Middletown HS Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault For Rubbing Student In Leggings: Affidavit Middletown HS Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault For Rubbing Student In Leggings: Affidavit
Middletown HS Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault For Rubbing Student In Leggings: Affidavit A teacher and coach has been charged with sexual assault for a series of bizarre incidents — including one where a girl wore leggings in his class, court documents obtained by Daily Voice detail.  Zachary Agustin Cerrone, 33 of Wellsboro, was charged on Thursday with two counts each of institutional sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and corruption of minors, as well as three counts of indecent assault related to incidents at Middletown Area High School, the Lower Swatara Township police announced on Friday, Feb. 9.  The charges stem from an investigation in the …
Monmouth Regional High School Educator Nominated For National Teacher Of The Year Monmouth Regional High School Educator Nominated For National Teacher Of The Year
Monmouth Regional High School Educator Nominated For National Teacher Of The Year A Monmouth County educator who was named New Jersey's teacher of the year could also get the same recognition nationally. Joe Nappi, a history and social studies teacher at Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls, is one of four finalists for the 2024 National Teacher of the Year award, The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced. Nappi won the state's Teacher of the Year award in September 2023. The other finalists are Cat Walker from Alaska, Christy Todd from Georgia, and Missy Testerman from Tennessee. Nappi is the third Garden State educator to be a nati…
Students Evaluated For Injuries After Overturned School Bus Crash In Howard County (DEVELOPING) Students Evaluated For Injuries After Overturned School Bus Crash In Howard County (DEVELOPING)
Students Evaluated For Injuries After Overturned School Bus Crash In Howard County (Developing) Several students reportedly suffered minor injuries when a school bus overturned in Howard County on Thursday afternoon. A bus full of students were evaluated for injuries on Feb. 8 when the bus crashed and landed on its side in the 7300 block of Old Columbia Road in Columbia. Police are on the scene of an overturned school bus in the 7300 block of Old Columbia Road in Columbia. @HCDFRS is evaluating students for injuries; preliminarily none appear to be life-threatening. — Howard County Police Department (@HCPDNews) February 8, 2024 Two boys and two girls between the ages of 11 and 14…
Stomach Virus Closes Middlesex County Elementary School Stomach Virus Closes Middlesex County Elementary School
Stomach Virus Closes Middlesex County Elementary School An elementary school in Middlesex County will be closed Friday, Feb. 9 due to a gastrointestinal outbreak, authorities said. The Irving School in Highland Park, which enrolls 310 students in pre-kindergarten through first grade, also canceled Thursday’s aftercare program due to the spreading stomach virus. Superintendent Kristina Susca announced the closing on the Highland Park School District's website. Workers will be giving the school building a deep cleaning before it reopens, Susca said. In a message to parents, Susca said the borough’s other three public schools, which include Highl…
Elderly Driver Crashes Into La Plata School After Medical Emergency: Firefighters Elderly Driver Crashes Into La Plata School After Medical Emergency: Firefighters
Elderly Driver Crashes Into La Plata School After Medical Emergency: Firefighters An elderly driver apparently suffering a medical emergency sent their vehicle into a school in La Plata on Tuesday, Feb. 6. The patient was extricated following the crash at Grace Lutheran Church and School, according to photos shared by firefighters. Great job by those on scene of this unfortunate medical emergency. We wish a speedy recovery to the elderly driver of this incident, so thankful school children and staff were inside. Posted by Charles County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 The patient was hospitalized by EMS. Want breakin…
Monroe Township Sup't Chari Chanle Reprimanded For Recommending Son For Sub Teaching Job Monroe Township Sup't Chari Chanle Reprimanded For Recommending Son For Sub Teaching Job
Monroe Township Sup't Chari Chanle Reprimanded For Recommending Son For Sub Teaching Job The superintendent of a Middlesex County school district broke a pair of school ethics rules by approving a list of substitute teachers that included her son, officials said. Monroe Township Superintendent Chari R. Chanley’s “failure to recuse herself on the recommendation of her child’s employment constitutes using her position as superintendent to secure an unwarranted privilege, advantage, or employment for her child,” prompted action from the the New Jersey School Ethics Commission, according to a Jan. 23 decision. Chanley was reprimanded for recommending approval of a list of more…
Loaded Semi-Automatic Found In PA Middle School Student's Bag: Officials Loaded Semi-Automatic Found In PA Middle School Student's Bag: Officials
Loaded Semi-Automatic Found In PA Middle School Student's Bag: Officials A loaded semi-automatic handgun was found in the backpack of a middle school student in Central Pennsylvania, school officials and police announced on Tuesday evening.  A 15-year-old boy was found with the weapon at Eagle View Middle School, according to Cumberland Valley School District Superintendent Mark Blanchard and the Silver Spring Township police. The boy was taken into police custody.  Parents were notified about the incident in an email after the school day ended.   "The weapon was never displayed and threats of harm were never made. The weapon…
Hawthorne Elementary School Student Walks Out Of Her Classroom, Building: Officials Hawthorne Elementary School Student Walks Out Of Her Classroom, Building: Officials
Hawthorne Elementary School Student Walks Out Of Her Classroom, Building: Officials A school district in Northern Westchester is implementing additional safety protocols after a young student was able to walk out of her classroom and leave the building, officials said.  The incident happened on Monday afternoon, Feb. 5, when a student at Hawthorne Elementary School walked out of her classroom and then the building, Mount Pleasant Central School District Superintendent Peter Giarrizzo said in a letter to families on Tuesday, Feb. 6.  Luckily, the girl was soon found and safely returned to the school by staff members, and Mount Pleasant Police, distinct offici…
Teen Charged For Making Bomb Threats To Get Friend Out Of School In Maryland, Sheriff Says Teen Charged For Making Bomb Threats To Get Friend Out Of School In Maryland, Sheriff Says
Teen Charged For Making Bomb Threats To Get Friend Out Of School In Maryland, Sheriff Says An 18-year-old who made bomb threats targeting a Maryland middle school to get his friend out of class for a day has been charged, the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday. Tre'Quan Worthy is facing multiple charges following a January incident that caused chaos for police and school officials following the investigation into the phony claims. In Wicomico County, the Mardela Middle/High School was on high alert on Wednesday, Jan. 10, when a series of threats directed at the building were reported, prompting emergency measures. The threats were ultimately unfounded, an…
Stabbing With False 'Gunshots' Leads To Elementary School Lockdown In Lancaster County: Police Stabbing With False 'Gunshots' Leads To Elementary School Lockdown In Lancaster County: Police
Stabbing With False 'Gunshots' Leads To Elementary School Lockdown In Lancaster County: Police  A false report of "gunshots" at what turned out to be a stabbing led to a lockdown at an elementary school and a shelter-in-place order, the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department announced on Tuesday.  Officers with the NLCRPD were called to a stabbing in the 2300 Block of Lawnwood Court in East Petersburg at 9:03 a.m. on Feb. 6.   Arriving officers found a 42-year-old had been stabbed and the 36-year-old man who allegedly stabbed her fled on foot before the police came.  The woman was taken by EMS to an area hospital with "non-life-threatening inju…
Guilderland Student's Hit List Leads To Criminal Charges Guilderland Student's Hit List Leads To Criminal Charges
Guilderland Student's Hit List Leads To Criminal Charges A middle school student from the region is facing criminal charges after allegedly threatening to harm fellow students or teachers. In Albany County, administrators at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland contacted police on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 1 saying a student had been found with a list threatening “serious harm” to school members. Following an investigation by Guilderland Police, the school district, and the student’s family, the teen was arrested and charged with making a threat of mass harm, a misdemeanor. The student was taken to a crisis center under the state’s Mental Hygi…
US Presidential Scholar: Byram Hills HS Senior Named Candidate For Top Honor US Presidential Scholar: Byram Hills HS Senior Named Candidate For Top Honor
US Presidential Scholar: Byram Hills HS Senior Named Candidate For Top Honor A senior at a Northern Westchester high school has been nominated for one of the nation's highest honors for students.  Daniel Ndocaj, a senior at Byram Hills High School in Armonk, has been selected as a candidate for the US Presidential Scholars Program, the Byram Hills Central School District announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30.  The federal program, created in 1964, recognizes the country's most distinguished graduating seniors and is one of the nation's highest honors for a high school student.  According to district officials,  Ndocaj was one of the more than 5,000…
Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Monifa McKnight Agrees To Step Away Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Monifa McKnight Agrees To Step Away
Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Monifa McKnight Agrees To Step Away Embattled Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Monifa McKnight has reached a mutual agreement with the Board of Education to part ways with the district, effective immediately. An announcement was made on Tuesday, Feb. 2 advising the community that McKnight would no longer be at the head of schools, with COO Brian Hull stepping in as the acting superintendent. "The Board is grateful to Dr. McKnight for her many years of service to MCPS and public education," officials wrote in a statement. "We wish her well in her next chapter (and) the Board will work together with staff to ensure a sm…
Banneker Middle School 'Sheltered In Place' Following Assault Involving Students (DEVELOPING) Banneker Middle School 'Sheltered In Place' Following Assault Involving Students (DEVELOPING)
Banneker Middle School 'Sheltered In Place' Following Assault Involving Students (Developing) There will be a staggered dismissal at a Montgomery County middle school on Thursday following an incident that led to a "shelter in place order."  Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police were called to the Benjamin Banneker Middle School at around 2 p.m. on Feb. 1, where there was an incident involving students that sounded alarm bells for some. Shelter in place at Benjamin Banneker Middle School. The school doors are closed, but normal operations following an assault involving two students.#MCPD #MCPNews pic.twitter.com/nHsoH9KQm6 — Montgomery County Department of…
Teen Stabbed At Kenwood High School; Students Detained (DEVELOPING) Teen Stabbed At Kenwood High School; Students Detained (DEVELOPING)
Teen Stabbed At Kenwood High School; Students Detained (Developing) A student was hospitalized on Thursday afternoon after a stabbing was reported in a Baltimore County high school.  Shortly after noon on Feb. 1, Baltimore County Police Officers were called to Kenwood High School in Essex to investigate a reported disturbance involving students. Upon arrival they found one teen suffering from multiple stab wounds, and he was rushed to an area hospital. Police say that the incident led to a temporary lockdown at the school and at least one student has been detained. A second student has been detained in reference to this investigation. A temporary …