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‘So I raped you.’ Facebook message renews fight for justice for former Gettysburg College student

Eight years later, Shannon Keeler still hopes to persuade authorities in Adams County to make an arrest, armed now with perhaps her strongest piece of evidence: his alleged confession, sent via social media.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Upper Adams School District releases anti-racism plan

The district describes its approach to “ensure [it is] educating all students in a safe, healthy and non-discriminatory learning environment” while keeping the community up to date on its progress.

By Alanna Elder

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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

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
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