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Hendersonville crime spree. HENDERSONVILLE, TN (WSMV) - . Two teens are being charged as adults for their alleged roles in a crime spree in Hendersonville.
Sixteen- year- olds Lamerious Collins and Lewis Dawson are both charged with aggravated robbery and two counts of theft over $1,0. Bond amounts for both teens have been set at $2. They are being held at the Sumner County jail and are scheduled to appear in court Sept. Two other suspects, Deion Boyd and Traivon Bohannon, were arrested back in June. Back on June 7, a police officer noticed a car driving suspiciously on West Main Street.
The officer realized the car had been reported stolen in Nashville back in May and followed the vehicle until the suspects stopped on Molly Walton Lane and ran into the woods. About 4. 0 minutes later, a man was carjacked on Chipwood Drive.
The victim told police four teens held him at gunpoint and stole his phone and vehicle. Police said the suspects then drove the stolen Honda Civic into Nashville. The suspects are also believed to have been involved in several car burglaries around the same timeframe. Copyright 2. 01. 7 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
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Audubon Branch Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System. John J. Audubon Pkwy.
Amherst , NY 1. 42. Map. Phone: 7. 16- 6. Fax: 7. 16- 6. 89- 6. Roseanne Butler- Smith. CHECK OUT OUR FIRST BOOK SALE OF 2.
January 1. 0- 1. 6click here for details. Location. One mile north of the University at Buffalo North Campus on John James Audubon Parkway between North Forest Road and Dodge Road. We are in the same complex as the Amherst Police Station, Courthouse and Senior Center. Plenty of parking is available. Features. Wheelchair accessible. Wi- fi available. Public Access Computers: For Adults, 1.
Microsoft Office Applications (2. Internet Access, etc.; Flatbed scanner available; 3 computers dedicated for Catalog; 8 computers dedicated for children; Printing charges: B& W 1. Self check- out machines using RFID technology. Meeting Room, with capacity for 1.
Library Programs; available for use by nonprofit organizations (registration required)3 Study Rooms are available for small groups (reservations recommended)Children's Playroom - - for children 6 and under with adult supervision. Copy machine, black & white only, 2. Outdoor Drop Box attached to building, for returned library material, open 2. This is the first automated drop box in Western New York, discharging materials as soon as they are inserted. Display Cases - - large showcase, 8. Optelec Clear. View Video Magnifier - - is easy to use and will help the visually impaired maintain their independence in everyday tasks such as reading books and magazines, viewing photographs and writing.
Thanks to the Amherst Lions Club for donating this to us. Programs To see all currently scheduled library- sponsored programs held at all four Amherst Public Libraries, click here for our chronological Facebook Event listing. For events specific to just this branch, click on the calendar to the right on this page. Programs for all ages are offered throughout the year, including: FOR CHILDREN We offer seasonal Story Times for babies, toddlers & preschoolers, along with other special programs to promote reading. For School- Age Children we offer reading, crafts, LEGO club, and other special programs. Snow Slime & Sand - - for ages 5- 1. Saturday, January 2.
Story Times Winter- Spring 2. Frozen Story Time and Play Time - - Saturday, February 3rd at 1. Lunar New Year Story & Crafts - - for ages 4- 1. Saturday, February 1. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Friends - - for ages 3 to 6 - - Saturday, March 1. Indoor Kids Games - - for ages 8- 1.
Wednesday, February 2. Craft & Lego Clubs - - click here for flyer- - Drop In Lego Club - - Tuesday afternoons at 3: 3. FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTSVolunteer opportunities throughout the year depending on availability. Applications are available in the library and must be returned in- person.
Applicants under 1. Priority given to students who need community service for school. FAMILY PROGRAMS PROGRAMS FOR ADULTSCOMPUTER CLASSES FOR ADULTS- - Computer Classes - Group Classes - January- April 2. Family History Research with Ancestry Library, Friday, January 1. Computer Classes - one- on- one instruction by appointment, Wednesday and Friday afternoons (click here for more info); Registration required. BOOK CLUBS AND AUTHORS- - Audubon Library Book Club - - click here for Fall flyer - - click here for January- May 2.
Book Club. HOLISTIC LECTURE SERIES Our first program of the year will be the return of Cassandra Butler, talking about: 2. The Year of Grounding our Power, Tuesday, January 2.
Additional programs are scheduled for the series from February through April, and a flyer will be posted in time. Send questions & suggestions about this series, or request to join the e- mail list, by contacting: audubonholistic@gmail. OTHER PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS- - BPO Presents The Evolution of the Modern Orchestra - - Monday, February 1. Wellness Program: Bringing Back Family Meals - - Tuesday, February 6 at 3: 3. Yoga Class with Kandy - - Sunday afternoons at 3pm, starting January 2. March 2. 5 - - click here for flyer- - Knitting Club - - PROGRAM FULL- - Crochet (for adults) - - PROGRAM FULL- - English as a Second Language Class - - Conversation & Reading for ESL students with trained Literacy Volunteers - - free, no registration required - - drop in classes on Friday mornings from 1.
Study Room 2- - ESL with BOCES - - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1. Study Room 2 - - Call (7. Adult Coloring Club - - Saturday morning from 1. December 3. 0 - - click here for flyer- - Jewelry Workshops. Daisy Chain Bracelets - - Thursday, January 2.
Spring Plant Swap - - Saturday, May 1. The Collection. Audubon has a wide assortment of materials, housing books and other materials for all ages. Local Dating 13669. We offer an extensive collection of nonprint materials, including popular and family movies on DVD and Blu- Ray, a large foreign film and documentary collection, and all genres of music CDs.
Social Media and Student Discipline in Public Schools. If there is a boundary, count on high school students to test it. And with the advent of social media, now the entire world–not to mention their school administrators and the rest of their student body–can watch them do it. Best Beginner Guitar Book For Adults. Hundreds, probably thousands, of public middle and high school students have been disciplined for material they posted online. Some of them have filed lawsuits in response, resulting in a rapidly growing body of case law defining the boundaries between students’ free speech and legitimate disciplinary action in a socially networked world. After a few years of student social media cases, courts are still all over the map.
There are no bright- line rules for determining when schools can and can’t punish a student for statements made online. A review of the most notable reported cases, however, does shed some light on what the issues are and what factors the courts find most important in reaching their decisions.
Bold Statements, Bad Words, and Bong Hits. First, a quick background on students’ free speech. The leading case on this subject remains.
Tinker v. Des Moines Ind. Cmty. School District. In that 1. 96. 9 decision, the U. S. Supreme Court held that the First Amendment protected the right of students to wear black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. This case established the precedent that “students [do not] shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”At the same time, however, Tinker also made clear that students do not enjoy the same breadth of free speech rights that adults do–at least, not when that speech could “materially and substantially disrupt the work and discipline of the [public] school.” So, for example, subsequent Supreme Court decisions have upheld the right of schools to punish a student for making graphic sexual references during a commencement speech, to censor an article on teen pregnancy from a school newspaper, and to remove a student banner reading “BONG HITS 4 JESUS” from a school event.
Lower federal and state courts have filled in the gaps between these precedents even further. Blurring the Boundaries of Schools’ Jurisdiction.
But one of the things that make social media cases so vexing is trying to figure out where the behavior occurs. If a student writes about her school or people in it, but posts it while outside the school building, did she do it in her role as a student or merely as a kid? Put another way, does it fall within the school’s jurisdiction, or is it something only her parents can address? It didn’t used to be hard to figure out whether something happened in or out of school.
You just looked to see which side of the “schoolhouse gate” you were on. Not that physical boundaries were ever the only determining factor; the 2. BONG HITS 4 JESUS” case allowed the school to remove the sign even though the student was standing across the street from school property. But whether a student posting to Facebook is standing inside or outside the school when she does it hardly makes a difference to what impact the post will have. In most cases, the statements are posted after school hours–but the posts remain accessible thereafter, including while at school, and could easily influence student behavior during class. At the same time, as one federal court recently put it, “[i]t would be an unseemly and dangerous precedent to allow the state, in the guise of school authorities, to reach into a child’s home and control his/her actions there to the same extent that it can control that child when he/she participates in school sponsored activities.”Hence the courts’ dilemma.
Free Speech on Facebook. Several of the reported decisions involving public schools have reversed the disciplinary actions taken against students, on the grounds that the student’s online posts were speech protected by the First Amendment. The highest- profile cases on this topic to date are Layshock v. Hermitage School District and J. S. v. Blue Mountain School District. These cases arose out of separate Pennsylvania school districts, and were both decided on June 1. U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
In Layshock, the court overturned the suspension and other discipline imposed on a high school senior who created several fake profiles for his principal on My. Space, all of which contained crude, “unflattering” content. Although the student showed the profiles to a few other students while in school, he created them at home. Most importantly, the school district could not show that the profiles disrupted the school environment in any meaningful way, and the court “reject[ed] out of hand any suggestion that schools can police students’ out- of- school speech by patrolling the public discourse.”The student plaintiff in JS, a middle schooler, was also suspended for creating a fake My. Space profile with “sexually explicit content” for her principal.