Ex-School Deputy Pushes Back on Charges of Inaction During Shooting

Former Parkland, Florida, school deputy Scot Peterson’s attorney says state officials were engaged in a “veiled attempt at politically motivated retribution” when they slapped Peterson with child-neglect charges for not confronting an assault rifle-wielding teenager during his attack on a local high school.

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Charter Schools

The founder and former CEO of Celerity Educational Group, a so-called nonprofit, was sentenced Monday to 2½ years in federal prison for conspiring to swipe $3.2 million in public money from the schools; Vielka Maritza McFarlane, 56, spent some of it on foreign vacations and “customized recreational bicycles,” prosecutors said.

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Visiting Michigan Schools, Kamala Harris Pledges Teacher Raises

Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris finished a two-day swing through Michigan on Monday with campaign events at two Detroit-area elementary schools in front of crowds of spirited supporters, calling teachers “superheroes” and promising to raise their wages.

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