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Safe schools: Week of 10/4/10 news wrap-up

Drugged teacher? A Montezuma-Cortez High School teacher reports that she was drugged by students, whom she believes sprinkled something in her smoothie. Police are investigating. Students say they did nothing of the sort. Read more in the Durango Herald.

Concerned about bullying? Here’s some good advice from a CNN expert on the signs of bullying that a parent is sure to notice.

Gunman at local high school arrested Parents and students at Mountain Range High School in Westminster want to know how a former student was able to get on campus with a loaded handgun on Wednesday.

6-year-old boy suspended for toy gun Watch this 9 News report about an incident involving a Nerf gun that has families and teachers talking.

Student injuredy stopping a bully? The mother of an elementary school student feels her son is the victim of a crime after he tried to stop a bully at his school. Eleven-year-old Matthew is now wearing a boot after he says a bully threw him to ground and broke his leg. See and read more at ABC 7News.

Bullied girl kills herself Watch this CNN video or read this story about 13-year-old Hope Witsell, a Florida middle schooler, who was brutally bullied after another girl got ahold of a personal photo the girl had sent to her boyfriend on her cell phone. “Sexting” is real, and the dangers obvious.

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