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Senate Passes No Child Left Behind Overhaul

Senate Passes No Child Left Behind Overhaul | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The Senate Thursday passed a bipartisan rewrite of No Child Left Behind, the nation’s education standards extending the federal reach into public schools.
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Supreme Court will decide when Facebook threats become criminal threats

Supreme Court will decide when Facebook threats become criminal threats | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that will decide whether posting violent fantasies on your own Facebook wall can count as a criminal threat to others. Today, the court said that it...
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excerpt: "An FBI agent became aware of his posts and visited him, and he subsequently posted detailed lyrics about slitting her throat, which was apparently the final straw. He was arrested and charged with threatening his coworkers, his wife, police officers, kindergarteners, and the agent, under a law that bans using interstate commerce (in this case, the internet) to send "any communication containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure the person of another." In late 2011, he was sentenced to 44 months in prison, which he concluded in February, and three years of supervised release."

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The Legal Ramifications of a Bomb Threat

The Legal Ramifications of a Bomb Threat | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Threats at work or school cause real panic -- hoax or not. As a result, perpetrators can face real legal consequences.

 

Criminal charges or not, any student playing such a prank will end up with a permanently tarnished academic record. And youngsters aren’t exempt: kids under 18 can still be tried as an adult in most states, depending on the seriousness of the crime and the judge’s discretion. Youngsters playing pranks could face juvenile detention or other penalties. Parents should make children aware of the ramifications of such pranks or actual threats.

 



Cited from: The Legal Ramifications of a Bomb Threat http://nakedlaw.avvo.com/safety-2/the-legal-ramifications-of-a-bomb-threat.html#ixzz2qHnEQVe3

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We should explore ways to instruct students regarding the consequences of hoaxes and pranks. Students often have few experiences interacting with local or federal law enforcement, so may not have a clear sense of the seriousness of some of their actions. Apparently, some adults do not have this clear sense as well. 


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In some states, a conviction under a state or federal charge for making a school bomb threat can also:

Get a student’s drivers license or learner’s permit revoked,Make parents liable for their child’s actions in civil court, andResult in an automatic suspension from public school.



Cited from: The Legal Ramifications of a Bomb Threat http://nakedlaw.avvo.com/safety-2/the-legal-ramifications-of-a-bomb-threat.html#ixzz2qHnQpwjS

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U.S. Drones Flying in a Legal Gray Area

U.S. Drones Flying in a Legal Gray Area | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Forget predators. Most drones are big toys that shoot only pictures. But when and where they can do that — and what happens if they crash — is still a mystery.
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2012's Most Significant Legal Events - NakedLaw by Avvo.com

2012's Most Significant Legal Events - NakedLaw by Avvo.com | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Another year is almost over and, in looking back at 2012, a great many legal events stand out. Here’s a look at the biggest legal events of 2012.
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The 7 Most Absurd Lawsuits of All Time - NakedLaw by Avvo.com

The 7 Most Absurd Lawsuits of All Time - NakedLaw by Avvo.com | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

exerpt: "A ridiculous lawsuit is like a train wreck. You don’t want to see it, but you just can’t help but stare. Below are seven of the most famous, absurd, ridiculous, and (insert your adjective of choice here) lawsuits of all time."

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U.S. Supreme Court Weighs School Threats on Social Media

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with threats made on social media, with some justices worried about when school administrators might need to respond to such content, and others wondering whether the "reasonable teenager on the Internet" should be the standard for evaluating whether threats are serious.
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A Wonderful Free Classroom Poster on Digital Citizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Free Classroom Poster on Digital Citizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

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simple picture with many implications for health, security, safety, and education

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Bar Exam Study 101: Study Tips for Passing the Bar

Bar Exam Study 101:  Study Tips for Passing the Bar | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
If you took the bar exam this past summer, then you have probably found out if you passed the bar exam. And, while others are jumping for joy, there are invariably some, who are not celebrating. It's time to break...
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Instagram Isn't the Only One Selling Your Stuff - NakedLaw by Avvo

Instagram Isn't the Only One Selling Your Stuff - NakedLaw by Avvo | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Plenty of people have pointed out that nobody should be surprised by Instagram's predatory-sounding terms because most social media terms contain similar language.
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Here Come the Stand Your Ground Debates - NakedLaw by Avvo

Here Come the Stand Your Ground Debates - NakedLaw by Avvo | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Another Florida African-American teenaged boy shot, another tragic “Stand Your Ground” case.
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Top 5 Legal Mythbusters - NakedLaw by Avvo.com

Top 5 Legal Mythbusters - NakedLaw by Avvo.com | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Rumors and urban myths impact our decision making more often than we would like to admit.

 

exerpt: "Sure, frivolous lawsuits occur sometimes—people are greedy jerks and will take advantage of the system if they can—but in reality, they are few and far between. And most of the ones bandied about by tort reformers are actually completely untrue, or important information that makes them justifiable was left out. Here are a few you might not know about."

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