Fired teacher acquitted of student assault settles lawsuit for $950G

News

SCRANTON, Pa. — A former middle school teacher in Pennsylvania who was fired despite being acquitted of assaulting a student in 2015 has settled his lawsuit against the district for $950,000. The Times-Tribune reports 35-year-old William Yellund will receive $640,000, and the rest will go toward… Source link

Cops seek panhandler who blasted pepper spray at Brooklyn subway riders

Crime

A panhandler asking for food blasted a cloud of pepper spray on a No. 2 train in Brooklyn on Saturday, sickening about 20 people, police said. Cops released a surveillance picture of the alleged attacker Sunday night. The man was begging for food aboard a southbound No. 2 train at about 9:05 p.m…. Source link

UMass fraternity charged after student got alcohol poisoning

News

The Northwestern district attorney’s office says the Theta Mu chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was charged this week with hazing and procuring alcohol for a minor. Office spokeswoman Mary Carey tells the Boston Globe the charges come after a fall 2017 incident in which a student was hospitalized with alcohol poisoning. Source link