Scott Kologi (pictured before the shooting) has been ordered to remain in jail on Tuesday as he awaits his trial An autistic teenager who allegedly shot his parents, his sister and a family friend several times during a New Years Eve massacre, has been ordered to remain in jail as he awaits trial. Defense attorneys for Scott Kologi, 18, sought to have him transferred to a psychiatric ward on Tuesday, because they claim he suffers from hallucinations. The tragic incident took place on New Years Eve in 2017 at the Kologi family home in Long Branch, New Jersey. Kologi, then 16-years-old, is accused of opening fire on his parents, 44-year-old Steven and 42-year-old Linda; his 18-year-old sister, Brittany; and 70-year-old Mary Ann Schultz, who was the grandfather's girlfriend and lived with the family on December 31, 2017. At the time of the shooting, the family members were occupying different rooms of the house. Adrian, the boy's grandfather, … [Read more...] about Autistic boy, 18, who ‘killed his parents, sister and a family friend with a semi-automatic rifle on New Years Eve’ will remain in jail as he awaits trial
Parents at a public school district in Maryland have won a major victory for student privacy: tech companies that work with the school district now have to purge the data they have collected on students once a year. Experts say the district’s “Data Deletion Week” may be the first of its kind in the country. It’s not exactly an accident that schools in Montgomery county, in the suburbs of Washington DC, are leading the way on privacy protections for kids. The large school district is near the headquarters of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency. It’s a place where many federal employees, lawyers, and security experts send their own kids. As digital surveillance of American students expands rapidly in schools across the country, sparking new debates over tradeoffs between privacy and safety, Montgomery county is a revealing example of what protections some of the nation’s most well-informed, privacy-savvy parents think their … [Read more...] about Tech companies monitor schoolkids across America. These parents are making them delete the data
US authorities have warned parents that posting infected lollipops to other families who want their children to get chickenpox is against the law. But why are the parents doing it?The news that some parents have been apparently posting saliva-soaked tissues and licked lollipops to each other in an attempt to spread chickenpox among their children has been greeted with widespread condemnation.Doctors have cautioned that licking a supposedly infected lollipop is unlikely to pass on chickenpox - which is mostly an airborne virus - but could expose a child to other, more serious ailments. And Jerry Martin, US attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, warned that anyone attempting to send so-called "pox packages" through the mail would be breaking federal laws against shipping biohazards across state lines.The Facebook page on which parents were discussing "pox packages" - Find a Pox Party In Your Area - has now ceased to exist.The idea of allowing your child to catch chickenpox - … [Read more...] about Why do parents buy chickenpox lollies?
Nico Heugh Simone, 15, has autism, anxiety, and sensory and communication difficulties, which means he requires specialist help to attend mainstream school. But his family has struggled for six years to get his local authority to fund the cost of his education at his local state school. “Navigating the education system for children with special needs is soul-destroying,” said his mother, Lorraine Heugh, 57, from Robertsbridge, East Sussex. “These children deserve better.” Her fight to get Nico an education has taken its toll on her health and “many, many times” over the years she has sat down and cried about the lack of support for her son. She is now battling to prove that the government is unlawfully underfunding the education of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and earlier this month, along with two other families, won the right to have the government’s funding policy examined in a landmark judicial review in … [Read more...] about ‘Our children deserve better’: parents win right to judicial review of special needs spending
VILE paedo parents who raped and abused their two-year-old daughter while fantasising about abusing their unborn child have been caged for life. Gerrad Coddington, 25, and Christina Nelson-Coddington, 29, “fantasised about committing incest with their unborn baby” after they handcuffed, beat and raped their own child. The vile couple were sentenced by Judge Leah Edwards for 29 child sex crimes including rape, child abuse, incest and manufacturing child sex abuse images. Both paedophiles will never be given the chance to apply for parole. CAGED FOR LIFE Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter called the Coddingtons’ crimes are the worst he has ever seen. He said: "These two individuals engaged in horrifying acts of abuse and violence with innocent children."The actions of these two individuals, with regard to the children who were subjected to these horrific acts, unconscionable, unforgivable. "These are evil people who presented a danger to society. I commend Judge … [Read more...] about Paedo parents who raped their toddler daughter, 2, and fantasised about abusing their unborn child are jailed for life