The alleged incident apparently happened during archery class. The district won’t go into detail, but high school principal Bob Dockendorf said, “the teacher was placed on paid administrative leave pending investigation.” Students told WCCO that they didn't think it was a big deal.
FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France
An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.
Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado
Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.
Man killed, woman seriously injured in Hastings boating collision
The incident remains under investigation.
Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M
A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.
Bloomington, Richfield districts tighten security ahead of weekend football
Enhanced safety measures will be in place this weekend.
Walz sends MN first responders to help with hurricane recovery in Florida
Eight members of the Minnesota All Hazards Incident Management Team will travel to Florida.
Eyota, Minnesota, losing its last bricks-and-mortar bank location
Bremer Bank is exiting the small city in December.
It was the driest September in Twin Cities modern history
Less than a quarter inch of rain fell in September.
Treadmill helps Minneapolis shelter dogs burn off steam
Puttin' the "go" in doggo.
Mercado Central board asks Jensen to remove its image from campaign ad
Mercado Central does not endorse candidates.
Sauk Rapids man pleads guilty to making, selling ghost guns
The 21-year-old would sell unserialized guns, silencers, auto-sears, and high-capacity magazines.
Squirrel blamed for Friday power outage impacting over 5,000 homes
There's no telling when or where the squirrels will strike next.
Teacher on leave after fire that hurt four students
A science teacher at Maple Grove Junior High has been placed on leave after an experiment went haywire and left four students with mild to severe burns. KARE 11 says the teacher will be on leave with pay until the district can wrap up its investigation.
North Dakota teacher arrested for sexting, sexual assault
Richard Laqua has been charged with sexually assaulting a student and sending her explicit text messages. School administrators say the girl was not in the teacher’s class and they don’t know how he got the student’s cell phone number.
Added stress may be culprit as more teachers take medical leaves
More Minnesota school teachers are turning to the leave of absence. A survey by the state's school boards shows a 27 percent increase in two years. The school boards think bigger class sizes and additional scrutiny are behind an increase in teacher mental health leaves.
St. Paul teacher on leave after accusations of racism
WCCO reports parents of some black students say their children have suffered racial discrimination and prejudice from a teacher at Heights Community School. An attorney for the families said the teacher has called the students "fat, black and stupid" and said things such as "You only have one parent."
3 officers placed on leave after Richfield fatal shooting
Three Richfield police officers were placed on paid administrative leave following the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Jeffrey O'Conner. Authorities say O'Conner was mentally disturbed and wielding a knife when an officer was forced to shoot him Friday.
Eagan High School basketball coach on leave as district looks into reported complaint
Details are sparse and no one is saying much. The Star Tribune says the school's longtime boys basketball coach is on paid leave after someone apparently filed a complaint against him. A spokesman tells the newspaper the investigation is internal, and the city's police are not involved.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers aim to show policy a lesson
The school district's proposed policy is a response to accusations of harboring anti-gay sentiment. The measure would bar teachers from taking a stance on "controversial topics." The language of the policy is similar to the district's current one, which has some teachers calling the effort "redundant" and "unnecessary."
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