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Teachers unions speak out about alleged sexual misconduct, toxic culture involving McKinley high principal  WAFB

Representatives with the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) spoke out Tuesday afternoon with ...

McKinley High principal 'rules by fear,' teacher unions say amid investigation demands  The Advocate

Leaders of two teacher unions are going public with their complaints about the principal at McKinley High, saying he rules by fear, retaliates against those who ...

McKinley High student shot while walking home after school  KPLC

A male juvenile was shot near McKinley High School on Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Police Department.

'Difficult process' begins at some East Baton Rouge schools where job cuts are possible  The Advocate

McKinley High School started this school year with a staff of 125, one of the largest of any public school in Baton Rouge. Next year, that staffing level likely will.

Custodian arrested after fight with high school bullies at McKinley High Friday  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – A school custodian was arrested after an altercation with high school bullies at McKinley High School Friday morning. Authorities said several ...

McKinley High School student injured in shooting near campus

Update: The EBR Parish School System released the following statement:

Deputies: McKinley High employee stole nearly $5,000 in school money  WBRZ

Investigators say a local high school employee spent nearly $4000 of her school's money on uniforms possibly intended for another business she worked at.

Teen arrested, accused of bringing gun onto McKinley High School campus  The Advocate

A McKinley High School student was arrested Thursday after he was accused of bringing a gun onto school property, authorities say. Deputies with the East ...

3-year-old dies in Baton Rouge duplex fire  KTAL

A 3-year-old girl has died after a duplex fire Wednesday night in Baton Rouge.

McKinley High hires new head football coach  WAFB

McKinley High has hired veteran coach Richard Oliver to lead the Panther football team moving forward.

New principal at McKinley High tries to ease parents' concerns after LHSAA audit  WBXH

Monday night, McKinley High School's new principal called a meeting to try to ease some of the concerns of parents and students.

Couple donates $62k to McKinley High athletics department  WAFB

The administration, faculty, staff, and students at McKinley High School are thanking a very generous couple after they donated tens of thousands of dollars to ...

LHSAA hits McKinley with massive fine and postseason ban; Robert Signater interim football coach/AD  The Advocate

The LHSAA hit McKinley High School with an unprecedented and massive all-sports penalty ruling Wednesday, including nearly $42000 in fines and a two-year ...

Community: LSU Kiwanis honors five at annual awards luncheon  The Advocate

The Kiwanis Club of LSU presented five awards and announced two scholarship recipients at its annual awards luncheon on April 16 at the Club at Union ...

All McKinley High coaches suspended after major LHSAA sanctions; school scrambles to fill jobs  The Advocate

Esrom Pitre hit the ground running on his fifth day as principal at Class 5A McKinley High School. Pitre and jack-of-many trades Robert Signater began their ...

Apologies issued to former McKinley band member hospitalized after push-up punishment  The Advocate

A former McKinley High School assistant band director who ordered several students to perform push-ups for showing up late to a 2014 marching band practice ...

McKinley High School announces Royal Court | Mid City  The Advocate

Malik Anderson and Shekinah Escort were crowned as Mr. & Miss McKinley High School during the homecoming parade Sept. 30.

McKinley High grad, other Yale students develop app to protect people during school shootings  WBRZ

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Multiple Yale University students, including a McKinley High School graduate, developed an app to help protect people during school ...

McKinley hires veteran coach Richard Oliver as its head football coach  The Advocate

Veteran coach Richard Oliver is now a head football coach in a new place.

Ex-McKinley band member awarded $185,000 in push-up punishment case, jury decides  The Advocate

A former McKinley High School student who spent five days in the hospital in 2014 after he was ordered to do 200 push-ups for being tardy to marching band ...

Edward Pratt: How important are young people to Baton Rouge? This McKinley High project is a good example  The Advocate

“I'm proud of myself because, at first, I didn't want to do this topic, but afterward, I was happy to be put in this group. And I was happy to have had this opportunity.

20 years later, staff and alumni reflect on historic fire at McKinley High  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Twenty years ago, a fire caught the eyes of everyone in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana's McKinley High handed unprecedented two-year all-sports playoff ban, massive fine  USA TODAY High School Sports

A Louisiana high school has been handed an unprecedented two-year all-sports postseason ban, fine of more than $40000.

Student-athletes reinstated, fines substantially cut after McKinley High appeals sanctions  WBRZ

UPDATE: The LHSAA has reinstated the eligible student-athletes affected and the $41000 fine has also been cut in half.

Supporters of McKinley High plan to press case for new school at Tuesday forum  The Advocate

McKinley High School will play host Tuesday to the last of 10 community forums as the East Baton Rouge Parish school system races to nail down a list of up.

McKinley High supporters push for new school as good as Lee and Baton Rouge high schools  The Advocate

As they have at previous community forums, East Baton Rouge Parish school officials finished their presentation Tuesday night on proposed long-term ...

Edward Pratt: Instead of punishing the McKinley High School vandals, we should educate them on its history  The Advocate

Sometimes our young people don't understand that profanity and paint can be an evil mixture. The wicked combination, depending on where and how it is used, ...

Ex-McKinley band member testifies 200 push-up punishment caused major medical scare  The Advocate

A former McKinley High School student who spent five days in the hospital in 2014 after he was ordered to perform 200 push-ups for being late to marching band ...

LHSAA's compliance work involves more than high-profile cases with consistency being the goal  The Advocate

Three high-profile rulings in July and August made causal observers take notice of the LHSAA, but there's more to the LHSAA's governance than major rulings.

LHSAA issues bans against McKinley High; school to be fined more than $40k  WBXH

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has issued bans against McKinley High School, citing "required paperwork and its adherence therein in disarray ...

McKinley High officials to discuss LHSAA sanctions  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - McKinley High School officials are set to meet with parents Monday night to address concerns about the recent LHSAA sanctions.

EBRSS releases new renderings of future design for McKinley High

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System presented a proposed future design for the McKinley High School campus. The renderings are provided by ...

McKinley coach Robert Signater seeks best effort in season finale  The Advocate

One more time with feeling? McKinley High School interim football coach Robert Signater is hoping for that very thing Thursday night. The Panthers (2-7, 1-3) ...

McKinley High School vandalized overnight  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Profanity spray-painted on McKinley High School buildings has led to a school and law enforcement investigation.

East Baton Rouge schools: McKinley athletic programs on probation for 2 years; no suspensions for coaches  The Advocate

While the LHSAA has not publicly released a ruling, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system released a statement regarding rumored sanctions given to ...

Canton, Ohio high school student loses over 100 pounds by walking to school each day  WAFB

A senior at McKinley High School in Canton will be graduating soon looking a lot different than he did at the beginning of the school year.

McKinley High student belatedly named National Merit scholarship winner  The Advocate

Add Robin Gilman of McKinley High School to the list of 2018 recipients of National Merit scholarships.

Vandals spray-paint graffiti on McKinley High outside walls  WBXH

Cleanup is underway at a Baton Rouge high school after vandals spray-painted graffiti on the exterior walls. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System ...

'We just want to pray': McKinley High alumni, locals call for end to violence after 4 killings over weekend  The Advocate

McKinley High School alumni and are residents joined hands, sang and prayed Sunday afternoon as they walked the south Baton Rouge neighborhood, ...

Students, faculty at McKinley High fighting for more resources  WBRZ

Students and teachers at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge held rallies at both lunch periods Friday. They're trying to get some help to replace the school's ...

McKinley High School continues fight for more resources  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night, students, teachers parents, faculty and staff of McKinley High will come together to discuss their desperate need for ...

LHSAA ruling: McKinley cited for lack of administrative control  The Advocate

The LHSAA released its penalty ruling against McKinley High School on Tuesday afternoon, citing a lack of administrative control as the reason for its sanctions.

McKinley High School quarterback fatally shot, coroner confirms  The Advocate

A McKinley High School senior on the verge of graduating who had quarterbacked the school's football team died of a gunshot wound Saturday, according to ...

McKinley High School to test 'blue box' security system

A public school in East Baton Rouge Parish will be the first in the area to have new technology on its campus aimed at helping police zero in on suspected ...

Humanities focused program at McKinley High in Baton Rouge shows promise  The Advocate

In education these days, science, math and technology dominate headlines and attract the bulk of the money from politicians and private donors, relegating the ...

Students, teachers ask Baton Rouge school board candidates about pay, teacher vacancies and school conditions  The Advocate

Before McKinley High student Digby Stridiron Jr. asked candidates for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board what they would do about teacher shortages, ...

Our Views: Obama's visit to Baton Rouge, McKinley High School shows progress  The Advocate

Welcome to Baton Rouge, Mr. President. We are glad to see you here again in Louisiana, in your first visit to the capital city since becoming president. We're ...

Horne drops 28 as McKinley girls top East Ascension  The Advocate

The McKinley Lady Panthers broke open a tight game between two District 5-5A leaders with a fourth quarter surge to defeat East Ascension 55-37 at McKinley ...

Photos: Governor's 'Blue Ribbon Commission on School Safety' provides update  The Advocate

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, school and public safety officials gathered at Baton Rouge's McKinley High School, to give an update on his the Blue Ribbon ...

Watch as McKinley students release balloons to remember slain student, quarterback Bryant Lee  The Advocate

Bryant Lee Sr. had always dreamed big for his son, and his son — Lee's namesake — had always exceeded the family's expectations. BJ, short for Bryant Junior ...

Photos: EBR Basketball Tournament Wednesday | Photos  The Advocate

Photos from Broadmoor's 80-65 win over Baker and McKinley's 51-41 win over Belaire from the EBR Basketball Tournament, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, ...

McKinley's Tyrese Radford is under the radar, but maybe not for long  The Advocate

Perhaps in any other year, McKinley senior point guard Tyrese Radford would be looked at in a different light.

McKinley High School announces Royal Court for homecoming week  The Advocate

McKinley High School recently announced its 2017-18 Royal Court, led by Miss McKinley Layla Lanehart and Mr. McKinley Tyler Thomas.

Former East Baton Rouge School Board member Darryl Robertson dead at 54  The Advocate

Former East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Darryl L. Robertson died of a heart attack Friday night at his Baton Rouge home, friends say.

Edward Pratt: For these high schoolers, their class project is changing a Baton Rouge neighborhood  The Advocate

It has been quite a learning experience for me and the 11th-graders I have been meeting with once a week over the past several months. I wrote about them ...

East Baton Rouge Superintendent Drake fills vacancies in top leadership positions  The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake has filled key vacancies in his senior cabinet as well as replaced the outgoing McKinley High School ...

High School located in 'Food Desert' gets a garden on campus  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A home economics class at McKinley High School is planting a garden on campus to learn the importance of growing their own fruits and ...

Former Baton Rouge police chief pledges $35K security system to McKinley High School for free to combat crime  The Advocate

A former Baton Rouge police chief and his son are taking aim at crime by providing, free of charge, a $35000 security and emergency alert system to McKinley ...

1-cent sales tax for EBR education faces more headwinds as it seeks third renewal in 20 years  The Advocate

The three previous times voters in East Baton Rouge Parish had the chance to consider a 1-cent sales tax to support public education, they approved it by wide ...

Family, friends grapple with killing of promising Baton Rouge teen Bryant Lee  The Advocate

In the last few months, Anthony Pierson and Bryant “BJ” Lee Jr. had a favorite topic of conversation: the future. The soon-to-be graduates of McKinley High ...

Friends say McKinley High student did not die in vain  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Hundreds filled church pews at a *service* held for Bryant Lee, a McKinley High School student who was shot and killed earlier this month.

Students shot at, attacked near McKinley High  WBXH

Two students were shot at near McKinley High School Friday afternoon.

Broadmoor builds big lead then holds off Baker; McKinley outlasts Belaire  The Advocate

Broadmoor High School looked like it had hit a wall in the fourth quarter of its East Baton Rouge Parish tournament game against third-seeded Baker, but the ...

Group repairing Memorial Stadium ahead of event commemorating Baton Rouge Bus Boycott  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – A community group in Baton Rouge is fixing up a site that nearly 66 years ago was the meeting spot for those seeking change. One Blood BR ...

Community column for Nov. 13  The Advocate

Olive Masonic Lodge 52 of Clinton honored high school students Jasmine Archuleta and Russell Hausey with Honesty and Integrity Awards on Oct. 23.

In killing of 17-year-old aspiring Baton Rouge rapper, a second teen arrested  The Advocate

The second teen suspect in a March killing of a 17-year-old was arrested Thursday, days after an accomplice was picked up by authorities, said Baton Rouge ...

Scotlandville cruises past McKinley 49-8 in opener; postgame marred by gunshots  The Advocate

LaVanta Davis got his head coaching career off to a good start. Scotlandville gave its new coach a 49-8 win over rival McKinley on Friday, thoroughly dominating ...

Collins trounces Lyles to retain District 4 seat on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board  The Advocate

Dawn Collins was re-elected on Tuesday to a full term representing District 4 on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, defeating her lone challenger, ...

McKinley High School art students' painted coconuts become a part of Mardi Gras history  The Advocate

Three hundred coconuts, and Layla Lamehart is hoping to nab one. But the 11th-grader will have to be really lucky to get one of the coconuts she and other ...

Teen accused of breaking into cars outside McKinley High, stealing copy of student's speech signed by President Obama  The Advocate

A 17-year-old was arrested Saturday, accused of breaking into cars outside of McKinley High School during a basketball game Friday night and stealing items ...

Lambda Alpha Foundation presents scholarship to McKinley High graduate  The Advocate

Recent McKinley High School graduate Jamia Schofield received a $500 scholarship from the Lambda Alpha Foundation during the school's annual senior ...

Photos: East Baton Rouge Tournament Tuesday | Photos  The Advocate

Belaire's Jerrel Bowman (5) and DJ Boyd (4) defend against Lee High's Josh Wilson (25) in the Bob Pettit/Coca-Cola East Baton Rouge Parish, Tuesday, ...

Brother of ex-LSU football star, two other men set for trial next month in 2016 drive-by shooting  The Advocate

A Baton Rouge judge left in place Wednesday a Sept. 24 trial date for the brother of former LSU football star Derrius Guice and two others accused in a 2016.

Big plays help Scotlandville wrestle away a 25-17 win over McKinley  The Advocate

McKinley High School won the battle of possessions with long drives. Scotlandville ultimately won the game with big plays.

One arrested, another wanted in shooting death of 17-year-old last month  The Advocate

Baton Rouge police have arrested one suspect and are searching for another in the shooting death of a 17-year-old last month.

McKinley High junior arrested, accused of bringing loaded gun to school, Sheriff’s Office reports  The Advocate

A McKinley High School junior was arrested Tuesday morning after bringing a loaded handgun to school, said East Baton Rouge Sheriff's spokeswoman Casey ...

East Ascension, McKinley, Zachary seeking history at LHSAA tourney  The Advocate

ALEXANDRIA — Three teams, each with a chance to make history for their respective schools, take their turn at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Girls basketball ...

17-year-old aspiring rapper gunned down blocks from his Baton Rouge home off Winbourne Avenue  The Advocate

Less than a block from where Mikeith Johnson — known to friends and family as "Keddy" — lived with his family off Winbourne Avenue, the 17-year-old was ...

Baton Rouge's javelin senior: At 90, Samuel Hughes still goes distance at LSU event  The Advocate

Lance Hughes got his love of sports from his dad. Not only did Samuel Hughes give him pointers, but he and his wife, Yvonne, never missed a game, from when.

Efficiency study suggestions could save a few million dollars for East Baton Rouge school system  The Advocate

As the East Baton Rouge Parish school system struggles to balance its books amid dwindling enrollment and growing competition from charter schools, the ...

Edward Pratt: Looking for ways to help troubled neighborhoods in Baton Rouge? Here are a few ideas...  The Advocate

I was just about to write my annual “There is too much violence in the low-income areas of south Louisiana” column when I happened to remember the lyrics of ...

Karnival Krewe de Louisiane party at 32nd annual ball  The Advocate

King Matt Saurage and Queen Wendy Haspel Lipsey reigned over the 32nd annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Raising Cane's ...

Researchers: Battling blight in Baton Rouge can play a key role in fighting crime  The Advocate

Mary Thomas used to admire the freshly painted houses overlooking green grass and trimmed hedges in her Fairfields neighborhood. She loved watching the ...

Supporters, opponents spread word ahead of Saturday's vote on 1-cent sales tax renewal for education  The Advocate

With just days to go before election day , supporters and opponents of propositions to renew a 1-cent sales tax for public education in East Baton Rouge Parish ...

Want to help your local schools with funding? Louisiana specialty license plates could help  The Advocate

At a time when state money is scarce, legislators are looking around for alternatives to help the organizations back home come up with funding.

Teen arrested after video of tryst in classroom shared among classmates  WBRZ

A teenager was arrested after video of he and his girlfriend's tryst was shared between classmates.

Baton Rouge's newest parade, Mid-City Gras, debuts

It's safe to say that the capital city's newest Mardi Gras parade in Mid-city did not disappoint.

Krystal Huggins Flowers, Valencia Wilson implore McKinley, Lee High to make the most of LHSAA tourney berths  The Advocate

Valencia Wilson had a simple message for her team before the fourth quarter.

South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade and toy giveaway slated for Saturday  The Advocate

The South Baton Rouge Christmas Parade rolls from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, starting and ending at McKinley High School. This year's theme is “A Christmas ...

Brother of ex-LSU football star sentenced to two years in prison in 2016 shooting  The Advocate

The brother of former LSU running back Derrius Guice has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to a weapons charge in a 2016 drive-by ...

Changes continue at McKinley as principal replaces volleyball, girls basketball coaches  The Advocate

Extreme makeover, the McKinley High School coaching edition, continued Tuesday. McKinley Principal Herman Brister announced two more key staff changes ...

President Obama Remarks in Baton Rouge, Louisiana  C-SPAN

Two days after giving his final State of the Union address, President Obama delivers remarks in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on his agenda for 2016.

'Believe in Redemption': A 17-year-old murderer's 2nd chance, and the team helping him succeed  The Advocate

Less than 36 hours after his release from prison, Steve Perkins sat in front of a class of law students, giving them advice.

Karnival Krewe de Louisiane  The Advocate

King Matt Saurage and Queen Wendy Haspel Lipsey reigned over the 32nd annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Raising Cane's ...

New principals named to 18 schools in Baton Rouge  The Advocate

Almost a quarter of the schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system have new principals as they approach the start of the 2014-15 school year in ...

See how 6 East Baton Rouge school board races turned out Tuesday night  The Advocate

Tuesday was a busy night for school board races in East Baton Rouge Parish. Below are recaps from each race.

English class offers lab at McKinley High School  LSU The Reveille

The Geaux Teach English program allows student-educators to get hands-on experience leading the English Amped class at McKinley High School, while ...

In school protests, Baton Rouge area students call for gun control: We're not 'clueless teenagers'  The Advocate

On a day when thousands of high school students across the country walked out of class or held rallies to remember those slain by a school shooter in Florida a.

Presenting the 2017-18 All-Metro girls basketball team  The Advocate

OUTSTANDING PLAYER. Alexius Horne • McKinley • 5-9 • Jr. Whether she drove to the basket, dished off the ball or shot long-range jumpers, Horne found ways ...

New initiative in Baton Rouge seeks to reduce gun violence by connecting past offenders with at-risk youth  The Advocate

Aaron "Red Bird" Brent was released from Angola on June 8 after 42 years behind bars, starting when he was 19.

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