John Whitehead

Latest John Whitehead Items
  • Merida, the princess-heroine of "Brave," would rather perfect her archery than behave as her mother, the queen, wants. Their changing relationship brightens the film. (Associated Press)

    10-year-old Pennsylvania boy suspended for pretend bow-and-arrow shooting

    A 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy was suspended from school after pretending to shoot his friend with an imaginary bow and arrow, and now his parents are threatening legal action against the school district.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Safety trumps personal liberty in schools

    John Whitehead's Commentary piece "Turning public schools into forts" (July 30) cites the dangers to personal liberty he perceives from high-tech security measures. The greater danger is from the high technology used by drug traffickers to facilitate production and distribution of their poisonous products among innocent and vulnerable schoolchildren. When children's lives are protected from the very real threats of drugs and violence in schools, then I will become concerned about the perceived intrusion upon their freedom that Mr. Whitehead imagines.


  • Va. judge orders release of detained veteran

    A judge on Thursday ordered the release of a former Marine who was detained for psychiatric evaluation after posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook.


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