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This week’s safe schools snippets

Obama: I was bullied for my big ears

President Obama said Thursday at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention that even a future president doesn’tescape the taunts of bullies. “I have to say that with big ears and the name that I have, I wasn’t immune. I didn’t emerge unscathed,” the president said. Watch the CBS News report.

Anti-bullying bill passes first vote in House

For every 10 parents reading this story, a Colorado survey says at least six parents believe bullying is the single biggest problem facing their children in schools. Bullying ranks as one of the top subjects of news tips sent to 9NEWS. Follow the 9News story.

Alamosa teen arrested for allegedly pointing gun at bus

An  Alamosa High School student faces charges for allegedly waving a handgun at a school bus carrying elementary and middle school students. 

The teen, whose name was not released, was taken into custody Friday morning. Learn more from this Fox 31 report.

Stories of children eating med-pot food spurred ban proposal


When she introduced a bill that would have banned the manufacture of edible marijuana products, Rep. Cindy Acree was thinking of the children. Read more in the Daily Camera.

Teacher accused of threatening students still on leave

COLORADO SPRINGS – A Sand Creek High School science teacher accused of threatening students is still on leave. Richard Wasserman, 49, was put on paid leave on Jan. 25 after students told police Wasserman threatened to shoot, stab and run them down with his car, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette. Learn more on 7NEWS.

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