Related News: Boy, 13, shoots neighbor after Facebook dispute

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Between three and five juveniles confronted the suspect in a wooded area as a result of a dispute police believe started on Facebook, according to the Taunton Gazette. They allegedly made comments that frightened the 13-year-old.

Police say the suspect then went to his home, unlocked a gun safe and retrieved a rifle. He returned to the scene where he shot the 12-year-old.

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Related News: Greenville bus driver arrested over texts to 15-year-old

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A Greenville bus driver has been arrested after police say he had “inappropriate text conversations” with a 15-year-old boy who rode on his bus.

Investigators have identified the driver as 29-year-old Leo Bowen. He was taken into custody on Oct. 3.

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Related News: Montgomery Police investigating department’s first human trafficking case

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A human trafficking suspect was arrested and two victims were recovered in Montgomery Monday night, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

Theon Dontray Smith, 27, of South Carolina, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree human trafficking.

It is the first human trafficking case that the Montgomery Police Department has investigated since the state law was passed in 2010.

MPD Chief of Staff, Bryan Jurkofsky says the department received a call from out-of-state parents, which is what triggered the investigation.

“They received contact from their daughter, who said she was in Montgomery and asked for a welfare check,” Jurkofsky said. “Patrol units responded and identified two minor females and one adult male.”

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Related News: Max Credit Union employee accused of sharing customer info on social media

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A social media firestorm involving a River Region credit union is burning after an alleged breach of customer privacy by a credit union employee. Max Credit Union customers are demanding answers after they claim an employee shared a customer’s personal information on Facebook.

The Senior VP of Marketing at Max Credit Union confirmed the credit union was alerted to the alleged incident last Thursday and that there is an investigation underway led by “legal authorities”. The Max employee has been placed on leave.

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Related News: Trial underway for former Stanhope teacher accused of having sex with student

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The trial for former Stanhope Elmore High School teacher and track coach Jeffrey Stanton began on Wednesday.

“All the state of Alabama has to prove is that he was a teacher at Stanhope Elmore and she was a student and they had sexual intercourse, it specifically says consent is not a defense,” said Assistant District Attorney Mandy Johnson.

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Related News: Bill would make cyber-bullying criminal act in AL

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An Alabama state senator wants to charge students with a crime if they’re caught cyber-bullying. State Senator Arthur Orr is sponsoring Senate Bill 104. The legislation also requires teachers and other school employees to report any cyber-bullying they’re aware of.

According to SB 104, if you’re caught cyber-bullying, then you could face a Class-C misdemeanor.

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Related News: Official: Teacher secretly taped kindergartners in bathroom

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An Ohio teacher secretly recorded his kindergarten students using a tiny spy camera hung inside his classroom’s bathroom, prosecutors said Saturday.

Dozens of videos of students were found on the computer of Elliot Gornall, 32, a former teacher at the elementary school in Loudonville who resigned last year after being charged in another case, Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said.

“The thought that a previously trusted kindergarten teacher would take advantage of young children in this way is horrifying,” Tunnell said in a statement announcing the charges.

Gornall faces 25 felony charges: 23 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and two counts of attempting the same crime. Twenty-five kindergartners were recorded, Tunnell said.

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