A mother has been charged by police in the US after putting a recording device in her daughter’s backpack to catch alleged bullying. Sarah Sims, from Virginia, admitted to local news website WAVY she placed the electronic recorder in her nine-year-old daughter’s bag to record classroom conversations after suspecting she was being bullied. She claims her emails and calls to Ocean View Elementary school, Norfolk, about the alleged bullying in September went unanswered and so she decided to intervene. However the recorder was discovered and Ms Sims was later charged with the use of a device to intercept oral communication, which carries a maximum five-year prison sentence, and a misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor. “I tried to be fair, but it’s not fair,” she told WAVY. “There is nothing fair about this. “The thing that bothers me the most is that I am yet to get a response from anyone in the administration. “If I’m not getting an answer from you what am I left to do?” Ms Sims said she was “mortified” after being charged by police, adding: “The next thing I know I’m a felon. Felony charges and a misdemeanor when I’m trying to look out for my kid.” Her solicitor, Kristin Paulding, said the school “aren’t making this about that classroom”, adding: “There are charges that carry jail time. “Instead of comforting her she’s going to a magistrate and being handcuffed.” Ocean View Elementary told WAVY it could not comment on an ongoing investigation. The school district said recording devices were banned in elementary schools. Ms Sims is due in court for a preliminary hearing on January 18.
North Korea reportedly replaced all border security guards after a North Korean soldier dashed across the demarcation line at the heavily guarded Joint Security Area in the demilitarized zone (DMZ). According to the source, the border guards may have been punished for their failure in stopping the defection. "Signs were detected that North Korea has replaced all border security officials following the defection.
Earlier this month, Nick Saban went on a rant about his disdain for wearing ripped jeans, and Lane Kiffin has the perfect response.
The Baltimore police detective who was fatally shot in the line of duty last week was scheduled to testify in a federal case against officers indicted earlier this year, the Baltimore Police Department confirmed Wednesday.
DEAR MISS MANNERS: We received an invitation to visit our neighbors and have dinner with them. We received it by voicemail. I returned the call to let them know we would be there. I did not actually reach them, but left a response on their voicemail telling them we would love to accept their invitation and would see them later. When we arrived, we were welcomed and introduced to their other guests. The husband was surprised to see us, which confused me, but we stayed and had a wonderful visit. When it came time to have dinner, the husband asked if we were staying. I looked to his wife and she indicated we should stay, which we did. Later on, the husband told us his wife had forgotten that she
The value of the British monarchy stands at $88 billion, give or take, according to a report released this week, as Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The business consultancy Brand Finance calculates the worth of the British Monarchy each year by tallying the crown’s concrete assets as well as the “value impact” of its brand among other, less tangible contributions That doesn’t include the specific finances of the queen and her relatives, the Windsor family, as private citizens. The queen’s name, for example, appeared in the recently leaked Paradise Papers, among the list of companies controversially, but legally, using offshore accounts
Mystery booming sounds have left people baffled all over the planet. The terrifying noises have been recorded everywhere from the Middle East to the Midwest this year - with the majority heard on the US east coast. The latest boom came to light this week scaring residents in Alabama. Cops say they were notified of a “suspicious sound” that was described as a “loud boom” at around 9 p.m. on November 20. The boom dubbed “Bama Boom” shook multiple houses and was heard statewide, according to WBMA. But cops and experts can’t seem to figure out what caused the mysterious noise. Some experts say causes could range from supersonic aircrafts to meteors exploding in the atmosphere. But this isn’t the
Malia Obama's boyfriend has been revealed to be a former British public schoolboy who met the former first daughter at Harvard University. Rory Farquharson, a former head boy at the prestigious Rugby School, was linked to Barack Obama's eldest daughter after footage emerged appearing to show them kissing during the Harvard v Yale American football game. Miss Obama started at the Ivy League university this Autumn, following in the footsteps of her parents, who both attended Harvard Law. Mr Farquharson began his studies at the university last year after completing his A-Levels, posting a picture of himself at the campus with the caption: "So it begins". The 19-year-old, who attended the £11,584-a-term boarding school, was also a member of its chemistry club the Blue Bunsen Society. Rory Farquharson, far right Mr Farquharson was selected 'head of school' at the private school for the school year 2015 to 2016 and was described as popular and "quite a catch" according to one school friend. He appears to be a talented sportsman as well as academically gifted, representing his school in both golf and rugby matches. He even took part in a rugby video played at the World Cup Opening ceremony in 2015, in which Prince Harry also made an appearance. Lydia Norton and Rory Farquharson, head boy and girl at Rugby School, in 2016 Credit: Andrew Fox Mr Faquharson spent the summer as an intern with the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building in Northern Ireland. His father Charles, 57, who has a degree in law from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, is the chief executive of Insight Investment Management Limited based in London. His mother Catherine, 58, is a qualified accountant who sits as a lay person on financial and legal tribunals in London's Upper Tribunal. The Obama family The family live is a six bed detached £1.6m home in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The teenager's Twitter account suggests he has an interest in following his father's career path as he follows several banking-related accounts. His Twitter account also suggests he is a vocal critic of current US president Donald Trump, retweeting a post which suggested Mr Trump's "populism" was unlikely to last more than a year. It is likely Miss Obama, who is also 19, only met and began dating Mr Farquharson within the last few months when she joined for her first year. He was identified as the tall, dark-haired man kissing Miss Obama by the Mail Online. Rory Farquharson Credit: Twitter A video shows Miss Obama smoking a cigarette and smiling before putting her arms around the young man. Last year her father revealed that Malia and her younger sister Sasha had already started dating, but joked that he was "pretty relaxed" about the prospect because the family still have secret service protection. "They've had Secret Service. There's only so much these guys can do," he said.
The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) beheaded more than a dozen of its own fighters in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, according to officials. The killings happened in the eastern province of Nangarhar, where ISIS has grown in influence and jostled with the country’s largest militant group, the Taliban. ISIS made no official claim to have killed its own members, and Afghan authorities provided no additional details about the ISIS beheading of its own fighters, or the context of the incident.
Tiffany Trump attended the White House turkey pardoning, but some are taking issue with the outfit she wore at the event.
Riverside Country District Attorney's Office has filed a charge of theft against University of California student Edith Macias, after she was allegedly filmed brandishing the red hat and condemning racism. Ms Macias said the message on the hat represented genocide. It was never f****** great, never," she says in the footage captured by fellow student Matthew Vitale.
On a fundraising page she has since set up for the man, Kate McClure, 27, wrote that she pulled off an exit ramp on I-95 near Philadelphia late one night when she realized her car was running out of gas. A homeless man, Johnny Bobbitt, 34, spotted her vehicle and approached to offer her assistance, she said. Bobbitt, who McClure said she later learned is a Marine Corps veteran and a former firefighter, had used his last $20 to buy her gas.
An Oklahoma woman says she couldn't believe it when she returned home last week to find all of her family`s belongings, including furniture, in a dumpster.
A man was murdered by MS-13 gang members who stabbed him more than 100 times, removed his head, and ripped out his heart, Maryland police say. The body was discovered on Tuesday in Wheaton Regional Park, on the outskirts of Washington DC, in a grave that had been dug before the killing. Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after detectives received information it was committed by MS-13 members.
On Wednesday, the Liberal government rolled out a national housing strategy to help curb Canada-wide real estate affordability issues. The strategy is focused on reducing homelessness and supporting low-income households. While it does support a vulnerable population of Canada, it doesn’t do much to cool the country’s hottest housing markets, beyond what the provinces have already enacted. So for now, it looks like these are the kinds of homes you’ll see selling for $1 million in some of Canada’s largest cities. Here’s what a $1 million home looks like in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto this week. Download the Yahoo Finance app, available for Apple and Android .
Flight attendant Caroline Bright was kicking off her last shift of the day when she realized one of the pilots on board reminded her of someone.