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Former Biglerville students form network of support against racism

At one point, each post on the Racism at Biglerville Facebook page carried several threads of comments. As more alumni added stories, the allegations grew in scope — from accounts of racist bullying to racially biased discipline to sexual harassment — and they spanned decades in time.

By Alanna Elder

Students’ allegations of past and present racism at Biglerville H.S. force a difficult conversation

About three weeks ago, accounts appeared on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter calling out a culture of racism at Biglerville High School, which enrolls just over 500 students in the heart of the Adams County fruit belt.

The accounts’ administrators say the school has allowed a pattern of “racially motivated child abuse” to go unchecked for years.

By Alanna Elder

Pa. Human Relations Commission ‘stands ready’ to investigate racism allegations at Adams County high school

The accounts have received roughly 100 stories from current students and alumni detailing what they claim racist encounters at Biglerville High School.
By Jana Benscoter/PennLive

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Gettysburg elementary teacher accused of child sexual abuse

State police are asking for tips if anyone believes there may be other victims.

By The Associated Press

GOP leadership silent after Pa. senator tests positive for COVID-19 following maskless election event

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are surging, making mitigation efforts like wearing masks and not gathering in small spaces more important than ever.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

A midstate county looks for community input on new sexual assault center

“This is an opportunity for us to explore what services are really needed and in what way those services should be offered to best meet the needs of survivors.”
By Julia Agos

Pennsylvania up to 185 coronavirus cases, including more in central Pa. counties

The latest data includes the first cases reported in Adams, Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Altogether, patients in 22 counties have tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

By Lisa Wardle

Man charged with tossing firebomb through the Adams County courthouse window

Investigators say the recovered device was filled with liquid and matches and had a cotton sock for a wick.
By The Associated Press