A memo from Education Superintendent Molly Spearman said districts now have "discretionary authority to require masks."
"We could have driven him, but he wanted to do something different and something unique," said the student's father Jason Smith.
The prosecutor in charge of the case said his office believed "these to be the appropriate charges under the fact of the investigation."
"I had to make it believable enough without raising any red flags," said Laura Janke, a former assistant women's soccer coach.
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and the Department of Education (DOE) have announced that any New York public school staff that hasn't received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be removed from payroll.
"I'm sorry these students did not follow our repeated admonitions and warnings, and I hope they will make the correction necessary," a school official said.
Students were evacuated from the building as authorities used pepper spray to break up the fight. No weapons were reportedly used during the melee.
Viral videos on TikTok of students destroying school property and fighting each other have sparked copy-cat behavior as schools return to classrooms.
[We are] "deeply dismayed that this behavior and activity was exhibited by someone from our community," Newberg (Oregon) High School Principal Tami Erion said.
The Hudson, Ohio, mayor said he has already discussed the writing prompts with a judge, whom he said agreed that they were "essentially" child pornography.
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A student at Washington University removed nearly 3,000 flags placed to commemorate those killed during the Sept. 11 attacks.
"I've got six, now five, critically ill pediatric COVID patients. Two of them have breathing tubes inserted to basically breathe for them," Dr. Benny Joyner said.
"With a stay in place, students, parents and teachers are back in harm's way," attorney Charles Gallagher said in a tweet.
Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said the students, aged 13 and 14, were "extensively studying" the Columbine massacre in preparation.
The Los Angeles Unified School District serves more than 600,000 students, nearly 60 percent of which have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
The fourth-grade teacher in North Carolina said she was notified about her termination on the second day of school.
"Despite what you may hear online, Vermont is in a better position than any other state to deal with COVID," Governor Phil Scott said.
The woman in the video was attending a meeting for the Lee County School Board. The meeting was pertaining to potential mask mandates that may be administered during the 2021-2022 school year.
A petition urging the school board to keep Dr. James Whitfield, the school's first Black principal, has received over 1,500 signatures.
Last week's numbers were the highest recorded since schools began tracking data a year earlier.
"We've got to follow the mandates that we're given or we'll be swimming in this sea forever," Lebanon (Oregon) Community School District Superintendent Bo Yates said.