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Sad, false alarm in Mexico: reports of girl trapped in quake rubble denied

Mexico - A young girl supposedly trapped in the rubble of a Mexico City school toppled by a powerful quake this week never existed, officials said Thursday, denying accounts that had gripped all of Mexico and spurred international media attention.

Desperate parents, missing children at quake-hit Mexico City school

Mexico - Adriana Fargo nervously bites her lip as she waits for news on the fate of her seven-year-old daughter, feared buried in the earthquake-hit remains of a Mexico City elementary and middle school.

Malaysia arrests suspects in deadly school fire

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police have arrested seven suspects accused of intentionally starting a fire that killed 23 children and teachers at an Islamic school, an official said Saturday.

Malaysia buries victims of deadly school fire

Kuala Lumpur - Victims of a fire at an Islamic school in the Malaysian capital that killed 23 boys and teachers were buried Friday, as hundreds of mourners looked on in stunned silence.

One dead, three wounded in northwest US school shooting

Los Angeles - A student shot and killed another student and wounded three others Wednesday at a high school in the northwestern state of Washington before being disarmed, authorities said.

Malaysia school fire kills 23 children and teachers

Kuala Lumpur - Twenty-three people, mostly children, were killed Thursday by a blaze that tore through a Malaysian religious school, trapping them in a dormitory with metal grilles barring its windows.

25 people, mostly students, killed in Malaysia school fire

Kuala Lumpur - Twenty-five people, most of them students, were killed when a fire tore through a religious school in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, an official said.

Haiti's failing school system: 'like in a country at war'

Port-au-prince - Schools with classes of 80 students, parents unable to afford even modest fees, thousands of unqualified teachers -- as students in Haiti return to school, the country's badly underfunded education system seems headed for a failing grade.

Schools are looking to digital security solutions

Schools and colleges need to be safe environments where students can study and interact with each other safely. Such education institutions also need to be safe from break-ins or from dangerous events, like fires. There are several digital solutions.

Court orders Dutch govt to finance new Islamic school

Den Haag - The Dutch government on was Wednesday ordered, by the country's highest court, to approve funding for a new Islamic school in Amsterdam which it had sought to ban.

Ex-worker kills two staff at Saudi school: chairman

Riyadh - A "disgruntled" ex-employee of a Saudi private school shot dead two staff members and injured a third on Wednesday, the school's chairman said, but no children were present.

Ex-worker kills two staff at Saudi school: chairman

Riyadh - A "disgruntled" ex-employee of a Saudi private school shot dead two staff members and injured a third on Wednesday, the school's chairman said, but no children were present.

Ex-worker kills two staff at Saudi school: chairman

Riyadh - A "disgruntled" ex-employee of a Saudi private school shot dead two staff members and injured a third on Wednesday, the school's chairman said, but no children were present.

Pollen can impair performance of school kids

Oslo - Hay fever is an unpleasant allergy, varying in severity. The allergy affects many people as they go about their lives and this includes school children. The extent of the problem has been examined in a new study.

Outcry in Sweden as Muslim school segregates boys and girls

Stockholm - A Muslim elementary school in Sweden, which separated boys and girls on a bus and during sports lessons, sparked controversy on Tuesday with the prime minister condemning it as "despicable".

In Iraq's Mosul, a school becomes a field hospital

Mosul - Fifteen-year-old Mohammed enthusiastically helps the staff of a makeshift hospital set up in the bullet-scarred school in west Mosul where he himself studied before jihadists seized Iraq's second city.

Schools on the frontline of Honduras gang turf battles

Tegucigalpa - The clatter of bullets piercing the school's roof sent pupils running for safety. Four of them and their teacher were wounded.

Second person held over French school shooting

Marseille - A second person was being held Friday over a shooting at a French school where a heavily armed teenager opened fire, slightly wounding three fellow pupils and a teacher, a judicial source said.

French teen school shooter tackled by 'hero' teacher

Grasse - A disturbed teenager with guns and grenades opened fire in a school in southern France on Thursday, slightly wounding four people, officials said, rattling nerves in a country scarred by jihadist attacks.

Le Pen, Fillon blast French gov't over school violence

Bobigny - Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and right-wing Francois Fillon on Wednesday lashed out at the French government a day after a mob of school children in a Paris suburb assaulted police and smashed public property.

School makes millions from Snapchat investment

Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California made a wise investment a few years ago: its investment in Snap, the company behind Snapchat. The canny decision has raised millions for the school.

High unemployment may fuel US school shootings: study

Paris - Surges in US school and university shootings strongly overlap with periods of economic insecurity, said researchers Monday, offering a partial explanation for a phenomenon experts have been grappling to understand.

California student forced to pee in bucket gets $1.25 mn

Los Angeles - A former high school student in California has been awarded $1.25 million for having been forced to urinate in a bucket after being denied a bathroom break.

Pupil shoots, injures classmates in Mexico school

Monterrey - A 15-year-old boy shot at his classmates at a high school in northern Mexico on Wednesday, injuring at least five people including himself, officials said.

Five killed as air strike hits Yemen school: medics

Sanaa - An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on a primary school in rebel-held northern Yemen on Tuesday killed five people including two children, medical and military sources said.

Internet use in class leads to lower test scores

New research provides a warning to school children who like to use the Internet in class. Surfing the Internet in class has been linked to poorer test scores.

In Iraq village, children reclaim their school after IS

- "One bullet plus one bullet equals? Two bullets!" This is how the children of the small Iraqi village of Jaraf were taught mathematics during two years of jihadist rule.

Female student killed in Canada school stabbing attack

Montr - A young man stabbed two female students at their high school in western Canada on Tuesday, killing one and wounding the other, who was hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Children 'forget Ukrainian' as schools drop classes in rebel area

Donetsk - Valeriya Turbay says she's forgetting how to speak Ukraine's official language as schoolchildren in the bastion of the pro-Russian rebels get fewer lessons after two years of war and an onslaught of Kremlin-inspired instruction.

Canada schools evacuated over unsubstantiated bomb threats

Montr - Some 60 schools and universities in eastern Canada were evacuated Wednesday over a series of bomb threats, including one received by police, that appeared to have been bogus.
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The abandoned Mae C. Jemison Academy in Detroit, Michigan
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