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A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
A Bossier Parish mom is speaking to KSLA News 12 after she says her daughter was sent home with an inappropriate homework assignment.
Her daughter is an 8th grade student at Haughton Middle School. She says her daughter was asked to write a thank you letter to Abraham Lincoln for freeing slaves, and to journal how it would feel to be a slave who worked in the house or field as a part of a Social Studies class assignment.
"How can a 14 or 13 year old child wrap their minds around a slave being on the outside or a slave being on the inside?" she says.
When we asked the Bossier Parish School officials about these two assignments they told us the teacher at Haughton High School did nothing wrong. They also said both of the assignments are approved by the Louisiana Department of Education.
However, only one of the assignments is listed on the state's list of approved writing assignments.
This is the response we received from the Louisiana Department of Education when we asked about these assignments.
"This assignment has been part of the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum for years. Currently, we are changing our approach to curriculum. Louisiana Believes is about putting power in the hands of teachers to lead this change. That's why we have ended the top-down curriculum and will instead equip educators with tools and let teachers use these tools to make decisions as to what's right for students. If we empower teachers to make choices about curriculum and lesson planning, they will show us the way."
The parent tells KSLA News 12 she is not upset about the topic, but is upset because she says her daughter has not been properly taught about the subject before being asked to write about it in this matter.
"If they are going to teach it, and it is in the curriculum that's fine, but teach it right," she says.