LRN PM Newscall November 30

Louisiana teachers can expand their curriculum from the comfort of their office chair with a new resourceful website.  Michelle Southern has more…

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A Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana report finds kids in Louisiana face more stressful or traumatic experiences than in the rest of the country. Emelie Gunn has more…

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Baton Rouge Police say two people who were robbed at gunpoint outside the Radio Bar last night, ended up killing the suspect with their vehicle. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says after one of the robbery victims gave 33-year-old Corey Montgomery of Baton Rouge their wallet, they got into their vehicle and sped away…

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Investigators say from all indications, the victims didn’t try to hit Montgomery on purpose.

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The victims called police.  When they arrived, they found the Montgomery on the ground with the wallet he stole.  He was transported to an area hospital where he later died.  McKneely says this case is pretty much decided…

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A 17-year-old student at North Webster High School in Springhill has turned himself into police for the murder of his classmate. Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd says Josh Lewis of Cotton Valley confessed to police that he shot 17-year-old Jaylen Thomas. He says the murder sparked after a disagreement between two teens that Lewis and Thomas knew.

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Lynd says Thomas was working at Sonic and was killed during his 30 minute break. He says the teenagers went to another location in Springhill when the shooting took place.

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Thomas was a member of the North Webster High School football team. Lynd says this is a senseless homicide. He says crimes like this just don’t happen in Springhill.

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Louisiana teachers now have access to free teaching materials all with the click of a computer mouse and keyboard.  The Louisiana Federation of Teachers Share My Lesson is a free web based site teachers can use to enrich their skills.  LFT Spokesman Les Landon…

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Landon says the site offers much more than materials for teachers.   The site can also benefit parents and their children…

The American Federation of Teachers designed the site, assisting in the development and expansion of the information available. Landon says this makes it easy for Louisiana educators to add to their teaching plan without leaving the state…


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The site is at la-dot-aft-dot-org.  It is free for anyone to signup and get started.


A report from Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana finds 54-percent of children in the Bayou State have experienced traumatic or stressful occurrences in their life, compared to 46-percent nationwide. Executive Director Amanda Brunson says it’s a concern because adverse childhood experiences are traumatic or stressful occurrences that can lead to serious consequences with child development.

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Brunson says another trend noted is that kids who live in homes more prone to the adverse events typically don’t live in a neighborhood where they feel comfortable seeking the help of other adults. She says that’s a call to all people to be open and available to all children.

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Brunson says the original study took place in California and the majority of children who experienced these adverse events were white, with college educated parents and had private health insurance. She says in low income areas these numbers are even higher…

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