Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:52:33 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
An inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student is under investigation by the Sylvania school system. Police have been notified, but as of now no charges will be filed.
The female teacher never had any authority over the student, meaning she was not his teacher or even a coach. The male high school student is over the age of consent, which is 16-years-old in Ohio, so no charges will be filed. But that is not stopping a school investigation.
"I think for high school, no teacher should be with a high school student even if you are not their direct teacher," said Joan Kitchen, Sylvania Township resident.
The teacher works as a special areas teacher at Stranahan elementary school. School administrators say they have put the teacher on paid administrative leave, and are investigating to find out if any policies have been broken. They say they hope to have a full resolution to the matter within a week. They say the two never had any type of interaction through the school system.
"If an adult is a coach, a teacher, a school leader, something like that and has direct authority over a juvenile, it can be a violation. However in this case the teacher does not teach in the same school, does not teach in a class with this student, doesn't have any contact officially as a student teacher relationship," said Rick Schnoor, Sylvania Police.
Police say other future charges are something they would look into.
"If any information comes out that we either need to file charges or investigate further we certainly will, but at this time the matter is being handled by the Sylvania school district," said Schnoor.
The school system has also notified child protective services about the matter.