Article 11: Curriculum
72-1128. Character development programs.
“(a) Upon request of a school district, the state board shall assist in the development of a grade appropriate curriculum for character development programs which may be offered to students in the school district. . . .”
“(2) ‘Character qualities’ means positive character qualities which include, but is not limited to, honesty, responsibility, attentiveness, patience, kindness, respect, self-control, tolerance, cooperation, initiative, patriotism and citizenship.” (Source)
Reported Animal Abuse Cases
Kansas.com reported that a 17-year-old girl had been charged with three counts of cruelty to animals after several guinea pigs were abandoned, one of whom—now named Rosita—was found in a mailbox. Another teenage suspect could also face charges, according to police. The other two guinea pigs had reportedly not yet been found.
KansasCity.com reported that two teens had been sentenced in connection with several cows who had been found dead of gunshot wounds. When questioned by deputies, the defendants allegedly admitted to the shootings.
KWCH.com reported that a teenager had been allegedly caught on video punching and kicking a dog. The video reportedly appears to show the teen yanking on the dog’s chain, punching him in the head, and kicking him repeatedly. The case was reportedly under investigation.