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Therapy pets visit students during Dragon Time

Therapy pets visit students during Dragon Time

Kara Green, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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Over the last three weeks of March and the first week of April, guidance counselor Lisa Boge has been hosting a therapy pets dragon time. This Dragon Time consists of a few therapy animals coming in and comforting the students at the high school. The program that comes in is called TheraPets and their...

Former teacher Dustin Mead sentenced

Former teacher Dustin Mead sentenced

Nick Irwin, Online Editor

April 9, 2018


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Former teacher Dustin Mead plead guilty to harassment in the first degree, a lesser charge taken from an Alford plea deal that reduced the charges from sexual abuse in the third degree and sexual exploitation by a school employee March 26. The sentencing was conducted April 9 at 8:15 a.m. Mead was...

Students make buttons to combat hate

Students make buttons to combat hate

Shabana Gupta, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


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Amra Smajlovic '18 gathered students to assist her with making buttons. She decided to do this in response to a hate message created in by people in the United Kingdom encouraging people to harm muslims. Smajlovic talked with administration to see what she could do to help other muslims feel safe during...

Former teacher Dustin Mead pleads guilty to harassment charges

Former teacher Dustin Mead pleads guilty to harassment charges

Nick Irwin, Online Editor

March 26, 2018


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Former teacher Dustin Mead's attorneys submitted an Alford plea regarding the charges of harassment in the first degree. "I plead guilty," The court documents read. "There have been no promises or threats to get me to plead guilty." Mead was charged with sexual abuse in the third degree, a class C...

Former teacher Dustin Mead’s trial scheduled for March 26

Former teacher Dustin Mead’s trial scheduled for March 26

Nick Irwin and Megan Walker

March 5, 2018


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It has been over a year since former teacher Dustin Mead was put on administrative leave for allegations he sexually assaulted one or more students during the 2015-16 school year. After the trial was continued twice, the case is set to be heard 9 a.m. March 26 at the Polk County Courthouse. After being placed on paid administrative leave beginning Jan. 18, 2017, the sc...