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Video: Lose the toys -- kids happy with boxes

A preschool teacher took away the toys in his classroom and was surprised to receive zero complaints.


Texas daycare owner gets 80 years for fire death of toddler

Jessica Tata

The owner of a Houston daycare center where four toddlers died in a fire that started after she left the children unattended to go shopping was sentenced on Tuesday to 80 years in prison for a felony murder conviction in one of the deaths.


Miami-area child hit by bullet on school bus

A child has been airlifted to a hospital after being shot on a school bus in South Florida. Miami-Dade Police are investigating the Tuesday morning shooting in Homestead on a private bus for a Miami-area charter school. It's unclear whether the student was shot by someone on the bus or hit by a stray bullet.


Egyptian train hits school bus, 49 children killed

Egyptian security officials say grieving families in the central province of Assiut have cut off roads and denied the prime minister access to the scene of a train accident that killed at least 49 kindergartners....


Fourth-graders who flunk reading have faces marked

A teacher is being criticized after having students use markers to draw on classmates who failed reading goals.


Elmo puppeteer accused of underage relationship

Kevin Clash

The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on "Sesame Street" is taking a leave of absence from the popular kids' show following allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Sesame Workshop says puppeteer Kevin Clash denies the charges, which were first made in June by the alleged partner, who by then was 23.


Toy trucks by the thousand honor mauled Pa. boy

Toy construction trucks are pouring into the funeral home handling arrangements for a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled when he fell into a wild dog exhibit at the Pittsburgh zoo....


Too Fast, Too Soon? Young Endurance Runners Draw Cheers and Concerns

Teens in Marathons

Two Texas sisters, ages 12 and 10, run in some of the most grueling races in the nation, but doctors say they are not in danger despite how young they are... The national championship trail run was held on a course both grueling and beautiful, more than 13 miles through the mountains near the Great Salt Lake. Most of it was an unrelenting up-and-down, the path often hugging ridges along a steep plunge, curling through a forest of scrub oak, white pine and red maple. The elevation hit a lung-busting 7,300 feet.


Homeland Security worker charged with soliciting kids on Facebook

A 43-year-old Department of Homeland Security worker allegedly used Facebook to solicit more than 70 area children for sexual acts, according to authorities. Robert B. Rennie Jr., a Loudoun County resident, was charged Oct. 24 with five counts of using a computer to solicit a child under the age of 15, after a school resource officer was tipped off to suspicious activity on a Mercer Middle School student's Facebook page.


Trick-or-treaters given cocaine

Trick or Treat

Children were handed packets of cocaine instead of sweets on a Halloween trick-or-treating trip, Greater Manchester Police say.


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