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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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 .