Norman High School

High school students pack into front row seats at the University of Oklahoma stadium in Norman on a muggy Thursday evening, set to watch the city’s biggest rivalry: the Norman High School Tigers versus the Norman North Timberwolves.

Norman Students Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence

Mar 14, 2018
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More than 400 students at Norman High School walked out of class to protest gun violence on Wednesday morning, joining thousands of young protesters from across the country, one month after a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Former Norman High School student Tristen Killman-Hardin
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An Oklahoma judge says a teenager accused of raping a former high school classmate cannot contact any potential witnesses.

Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin appeared in court Wednesday. He is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old Norman High School student police say was intoxicated and incapable of giving consent.

A judge entered a not-guilty plea on Killman-Hardin's behalf, set bail at $150,000 and ordered the 18-year-old to avoid anyone connected to the case.

A protester with a sign on the street outside Norman High School.
Kate Carlton Greer / KGOU

Prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Oklahoma man with rape in a case that sparked a protest at Norman High School.

Cleveland County prosecutors filed two counts of first-degree rape Tuesday against Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin. Police say he is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl who was intoxicated and incapable of giving consent.

District Attorney Greg Mashburn confirmed Tuesday that police were investigating rape allegations by at least two other girls and that additional charges are "an open possibility."

Kate Carlton Greer / KGOU

Norman schools Superintendent Joe Siano says a task force studying a comprehensive sexual assault curriculum will be expanded.

The announcement in a letter to The Norman Transcript comes days after hundreds of Norman High School students walked out of class to protest the alleged bullying of three girls who reported being raped.

Siano said students "sent a clear message" they will not tolerate sexual assault or "re-victimization of any victims."

Kate Carlton Greer / KGOU

Hundreds of Norman High School students and parents lined the streets in Norman Monday protesting the school administration’s response to three rape allegations. Protest organizers demanded school officials implement anti-bullying policies to protect future victims.

A protester with a sign on the street outside Norman High School.
Kate Carlton Greer / KGOU

Administrators and faculty at Norman High School are preparing for a protest by students upset with the handling of rape allegations.

Scott Beck, principal of Norman High School, said in a letter to parents that sexual assault victims' advocates were organizing the Monday protest after an alleged rape involving two students that occurred off campus two months ago.

Beck said in the letter the school "took the strongest disciplinary action against the alleged assailant" and the Norman Police Department was investigating.

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Members of the Norman High School band are OK after a charter bus they were riding in caught fire while on the way to a band competition.

The bus was on Interstate 44 in Comanche County when it had a mechanical problem on Tuesday that led to the bus catching fire. Officials say 43 students were aboard and all got out safely.

Lawton television station KSWO reports the students were on the way to Cameron University when the problem occurred.

Norman Students Treated for Apparent Drug Overdose

Apr 1, 2013
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Four Norman High School students have been taken to a Norman hospital after apparently taking prescription drugs at the school.

District spokeswoman Shelly Hickman says the students appeared under the influence of drugs late Monday morning. She said they did not appear to be in a life-threatening condition and were taken to Norman Regional Hospital as a precaution.