Students Can’t Get Suspended For Talking Back

By Jayson Campadonia, KABC

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday which bans public and charter schools from suspending students for what called “willful defiance.” The term basically means a kid can’t get in trouble for things like talking back to a teacher, or falling asleep in class. Current law already prohibits suspensions for students up to the third grade, but the new law taking effect next July will extend the permanent ban to grades four and five.

Update from the Bahamas as heard on the Morning Drive

Update from the Bahamas as heard on the Morning Drive

Kimberly Mullings reporting from Freeport, Bahamas described the surreal conditions wrought by Hurricane Dorian on Grand Bahama Island. She told Jillian and John about “seeing people leaving literally in their underwear trying to seek shelter … Some people have three story homes and they had to hang out in their attics for over 24 hours.…Continue Reading

West Texas gunman was fired from job hours before massacre.

West Texas gunman was fired from job hours before massacre.

By Faith Karimi, Ed Lavandera and Christina Maxouris, CNN The 36-year-old gunman who left seven people dead in a West Texas killing rampage had been fired from his job hours before the massacre began, The New York Times reported, citing unnamed officials. CNN is working to learn more details, but authorities have repeatedly cautioned that they have yet…Continue Reading