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March 11, 2014 | By Howard Blume
More than half the teachers at a Compton high school called in sick Tuesday, leaving students unattended and forcing district officials to scramble to bring order to the campus. The Compton Unified School District blamed labor action for the absence of teachers at Dominguez High. District spokesman Ron T. Suazo said 55 of 86 teachers called in sick Tuesday. The lack of student supervision immediately disrupted the campus. Unable to proceed normally, "students remained at school until they were picked up by their parents," Suazo said.  Supt.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
It was supposed to be the grand finale of the Red and Gold show, a decades-long tradition for the students of Rosary High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Fullerton. Instead, the raucous and creative performance showcasing school spirit ended in a blur when the stage collapsed Saturday night, sending two dozen students to the hospital with minor and moderate injuries. Investigators are now reviewing building permits to determine what restrictions applied to the stage. The performance took place at Servite High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Anaheim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A video posted to YouTube begins with scores of students onstage, some in headdresses and others holding what appear to be pompoms, swaying to the right and left before jumping up and down and dancing in place. That's when the stage at an Anaheim high school collapsed Saturday night, injuring about two dozen students. Some suffered broken bones, and most of the other injuries were minor to moderate, officials said. Still, questions remain about why the stage collapsed and whether anyone knew about a weight limit or other issues with the structure.
SPORTS
March 9, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Rank; School (Record, Division); Comment (previous rank) 1. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (3-0, SS-D1). Jack Flaherty faces Chatsworth on Tuesday. (2) 2. LOS ALAMITOS (2-0, SS-D1). Griffins are hitting better than expected. (3) 3. HUNTINGTON BEACH (1-1, SS-D1). No problem with the hitting. (1) 4. MATER DEI (1-1, SS-D1). Charlie Vorsheck delivers as expected. (6) 5. JSERRA (1-1, SS-D1). Brady Shockey is off to good start. (8) 6. LOYOLA (2-1, SS-D1). Cubs didn't like losing opener.
SPORTS
March 8, 2014
CITY SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS BOYS Division I El Camino Real 58, Westchester 56 Division III Eagle Rock 68, L.A. Hamilton 56 Division V View Park 85, Douglass 59 GIRLS Division I Fairfax 47, Narbonne 37 Division III Eagle Rock 60, Garfield 51 Division V View Park 74, Douglass 51   SOUTHERN SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS BOYS Open Division ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Emily Foxhall
A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he sold pot brownies to Newport Harbor High School students, sickening them. Isaac Adam Greer, 33, a self-described gang member, appeared in Orange County Superior Court on two felony counts of selling marijuana to a minor and a third felony count of possessing marijuana for sale, the Daily Pilot reported . Costa Mesa police arrested Greer on Tuesday, but the case stretches back...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Five suspected White Power gang members were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of breaking into Eastside High School in Lancaster and stealing more than $15,000 in property and causing about $22,000 in damage to classrooms. In a statement, Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators said they arrested David Van Rossum, 18, and four others between the ages of 15 to 17 on suspicion of burglary and felony vandalism. Rossum is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail. One 17-year-old juvenile was taken to Sylmar Juvenile Detention Center.
NATIONAL
March 6, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A North Dakota Catholic high school principal has been charged with setting fire to the building, forcing classes to be canceled for the week and rendering the half-century-old schoolhouse unusable until at least summer. Thomas Joseph Sander, 30, is accused of torching the contents of a file cabinet in Trinity High School's office vault early Monday with the intent to burn down at least part of the structure, which is in Dickinson. Sander is charged with arson and endangerment by fire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Tony Barboza, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Police quashed a demonstration Wednesday at Inglewood High School after hundreds of students attempted to walk out of their classrooms in protest of school administrators, authorities said. Dozens of officers responded to a disturbance call from the school at 231 S. Grevillea Ave. about 1 p.m., Inglewood Police Lt. Jacqueline Layne said. KCAL-TV Channel 9 reported the students were upset over a news report that the financially troubled Inglewood Unified School District recently sent principals and administrators to a retreat at a luxury hotel in La Jolla at a cost of more than $38,000.
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