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Survey: 1 in 5 Colorado high school students has access to a handgun

Survey: 1 in 5 Colorado high school students has access to a handgun

Health
March 29 (UPI) -- Roughly one-fifth of high school students in Colorado report having access to a handgun, according to the results of a survey published Monday by the Journal of Pediatrics. Advertisement Students were 24% more likely to report easy handgun access if they felt sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks, the data showed. In addition, they were about 30% more likely to report easy handgun access if they had attempted suicide or had been in a physical fight in the past year, the researchers behind the survey said. "Our findings highlight that it is relatively easy to access a handgun in Colorado for high school students," study co-author Ashley Brooks-Russell said in a press release. "This finding, combined with the high prevalence of feeling sad or depressed and suicid...
Watch: Virginia school finds student’s lost wallet after 70 years

Watch: Virginia school finds student’s lost wallet after 70 years

Business
March 24 (UPI) -- Officials at a Virginia school where a wallet was found during a remodeling project are returning the item to the woman who lost it as a student nearly 70 years earlier. Poquoson City Public Schools officials said a contractor working on the renovation project at Poquoson Middle School was going through the rubble of the building's demolished gym when he found a wallet in some duct work. Advertisement The wallet's contents included 85 cents, some Santa Claus stamps from 1951, a 1951 calendar and a pair of photos. Information found in the wallet identified the owner as Ester French, 85, who moved to Connecticut in 1957. School officials were able to contact French through a relative who still lives in the area, and the woman said she remembered losing her wallet during th...
Covid-19: False test results ‘ruining’ return to school

Covid-19: False test results ‘ruining’ return to school

Health
PA MediaChildren in England are being unfairly punished by the insistence they must abide by "incorrect" positive results from rapid Covid tests, experts say.Reports have emerged of pupils having to isolate after testing positive at school using the on-the-spot checks - only for a more reliable follow-up lab-based PCR test to find them negative.Parents said it was "ruining" the return to school.Rapid tests at home or in workplaces can be overruled by a lab test.But the government has insisted this cannot happen for tests done in school - although it has been unable to explain why.Pupils at secondary schools - of which there are around four million - are being offered three lateral-flow tests following their return to school.But because infection rates are so low, the Royal Statistical Soci...
Nigeria school attack: Hundreds of boys freed, local authorities say

Nigeria school attack: Hundreds of boys freed, local authorities say

World
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Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school

Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school

Health
Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality school after “significant outbreaks” of COVID-19 that are suspected to be the byproduct of off-campus partyingBy NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE and JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressSeptember 24, 2020, 9:44 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for a staggering 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality management school in the city of Lausanne after “significant outbreaks" of the coronavirus that are a suspected byproduct of off-campus partying.Authorities in Switzerland's Vaud canton, or region, said all undergraduates at the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, known as the Lausanne Hospitality Management Univ...