BURLINGTON — A teenager who pleaded guilty to making a series of escalating threats against students and classmates at South Burlington High School in April is back in custody for violating the conditions of his release. The messages included threats of killings with guns and knives, and one contained a “murder list” with names of students and teachers. They led to three days of lockdowns at the high school and a one-day cancellation of classes districtwide.
A psychologist recently hired by the state created a hostile environment at his previous workplace through a pattern of intimidation, verbal abuse and sexual harassment, according to charges leveled by the Office of Professional Regulation. Dr. Charles Sprague Simonds was the clinical director for Maple Leaf Treatment Associates Inc., from May 2016 until the company closed unexpectedly in February, leaving state officials scrambling to fill the void left in drug treatment services.
BURLINGTON — A superior court judge set a timeline Wednesday for the Vermont Attorney General’s office to conduct a search in a pitched public records battle involving GOP Vice Chair Brady Toensing. Attorney General TJ Donovan will have until Nov. 29 to search the private email accounts of four current employees and to set a process for a similar search of five former employees.
Vermont hired a psychologist despite our reporting on sexual harassment and other allegations against him. Now regulators have brought charges against his license that mirror our reporting, and the state has fired him: https://t.co/CppPzWjAuH#vtpoli
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".