Here is the March edition of Teenagers in The Times, a roundup of the news and feature stories about young people that have recently appeared across sections of NYTimes.com. We publish a new edition on the first Thursday of each month.
Darnella Frazier, who was 17 years old when she filmed video of George Floyd’s arrest, testified on Tuesday in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in Mr. Floyd’s death.
The bill, which characterizes sex between adults and minors under 15 as rape, was adopted by the National Assembly after a series of sexual abuse scandals and may become law by April.
Despite the agreement with the FARC, Colombia’s conflict is far from over. This month, the government bombed a rebel camp full of young people.
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted by armed men from their boarding school last week have been released, officials said. Mass kidnappings of children have become a growth industry amid Nigeria’s economic crisis.
“The harrowing injustice I suffered as a boy should never happen to another child in this country,” writes the author of this Opinion essay.
The events were recorded on video by an eyewitness and came as residents had been protesting another teenager’s arrest in connection with what police said was a “violent felony carjacking.”
A former New Orleans officer drove a 14-year-old girl to a hospital for a rape evaluation in May. For months afterward, he groomed her and eventually raped her, the girl’s mother claims in a lawsuit.