Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:00 AM EST2013-12-11 16:00:55 GMT
A few light snow showers today with minimal accumulations from a dusting up to 1'', mainly along the Ohio/Michigan border.More >
A few light snow showers today with minimal accumulations from a dusting up to 1'', mainly along the Ohio/Michigan border. Mostly cloudy and cold. Highs in the low to mid-20s this afternoon with wind chills in the teens.More >
Four people are facing charges after a massive fight broke out in the streets of Tiffin over the weekend.More >
NAPOLEON, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Parents in Napoleon are fed up with what they call a bullying problem in the schools.
"When I send my kid to school, I expect them to be safe," said Shianne Myers, in Napoleon.
But dozens of parents in the district say violent and physical acts of bullying have them feeling like their children are anything but safe.
Myers says her son has been bullied, and after hearing about another case of bullying on Toledo News Now last week, she realized he's not the only one.
"Then when I started talking to other parents, I realized that this is a huge deal and it happens a lot more than I expected it to," she said.
Myers connected with other parents on the WTOL 11 Facebook event about bullying, and created a report she presented to the school board. It includes stories and suggestions from parents of bullied children. Myers says the number of people reaching out to her to contribute has been overwhelming.
"Over 100 all together, and I got 50 testimonies or more so far," she said. "It's pretty heartbreaking to see how bad this is."
Napoleon Superintendent Dr. Steven Fogo says he plans to follow up on the concerns that were brought to the board.
"My administrative council and I will actually go through all the materials that parents presented," he said. "We also need to look at these individual instances."
Dr. Fogo said he does have a message for parents.
"We do care," he said. "We have great kids. We will get to the bottom of this and help the kids."
Click here to see more stories about bullying in area schools.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 10:27 PM EST2013-12-11 03:27:25 GMT
Family and friends are mourning a gifted athlete and a bright light taken too soon.Tributes poured in Tuesday for Rebecca "Becca" Lueke, 18, who was killed Monday morning in a crash on an icy highway inMore >
Family and friends are mourning a gifted athlete and a bright light taken too soon. Tributes poured in Tuesday for Rebecca "Becca" Lueke, 18, who was killed Monday morning in a crash on an icy highway in the Northland.More >
The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a...More >
The sign-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's globally broadcast memorial service was a faker who was just waving his arms around meaninglessly, advocates for the deaf said Wednesday.More >
Wednesday, December 11 2013 1:41 PM EST2013-12-11 18:41:15 GMT
Officials are incredibly tight lipped about a fire that claimed the lives of two children in Ray County.The fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 9600 block of Shach Creek Road, whichMore >
A distraught father described to KCTV5 Tuesday night his futile efforts to pull his two young sons from their burning bedroom. The children's mother was taken in for a mental evaluation after the fire occurred, authorities say.More >
Tuesday, December 10 2013 2:52 PM EST2013-12-10 19:52:31 GMT
Police are investigating after a man's girlfriend reporting him missing on Saturday. Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana's girlfriend called Lawrence police about 7 p.m. when she hadn't heard from him. PoliceMore >
Authorities in Lawrence confirm a body found in the backyard of a home is that of a missing University of Kansas student.More >
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:04 PM EST2013-12-11 01:04:08 GMT
Vandalism blocked a sewer line in Grain Valley, and that caused big issues for several homeowners.The city says someone poured concrete into the sewer line. As a result, several homes saw water seep throughMore >
Vandalism poured concrete into a sewer line in Grain Valley, and that caused big issues for several homeowners.More >
Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:25 AM EST2013-12-11 15:25:05 GMT
Police are searching for a missing Roeland Park woman who suffers from a mental condition. Sandra K. Herron-Burns, 43, was last seen Monday at a Price Chopper in Roeland Park. She is described as a whiteMore >
Police are searching for a missing Roeland Park woman who suffers from a mental condition.More >