Latest Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School News

Judge's biggest case: the Parkland school shootings

Aug. 19, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Before she found herself presiding over one of the highest-profile cases in the country, Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer did little to draw attention. Her rulings tended to be non-controversial. Appellate judges found fault with only two of her decisions — an...

High school student flees random search, prompting lockdown

Aug. 16, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school student fled when selected for random metal detector search, prompting officials to place the school on a temporary lockdown. Orlando police spokeswoman Sara Au tells news outlets that officers quickly found the University High School student Thursday morning and...

Parkland students start school year with tightened security

Aug. 15, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus on Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they still won't feel protected despite $6.5 million in security...

The Latest: Levine compares Tallahassee to the Kremlin

Aug. 15, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida governor candidates speaking to the state's mayors (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine compared the Legislature's control over the state's cities to the control the Kremlin had over the Soviet Union before it...

Judge: Paper 'shameful' for printing shooting suspect's info

Aug. 15, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has branded a newspaper "shameful" for publishing educational material about Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz that was supposed to be kept private. But Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer stopped short Wednesday of finding the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

AP Photos: Anxiety evident as Marjory Stoneman year begins

Aug. 15, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Shebes had too much anxiety to sleep the night before the first day of his junior year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. He wants to forget but not be forgotten. Returning to the campus where 17 people were shot to death, he says he's tried not to relieve the past: "I saw...

The Latest: Florida to launch new school safety app

Aug. 15, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the start of a new school year at a Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 students and faculty (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Florida will soon launch a new app that will allow people to anonymously report suspicious activity in the state's schools. Damien Kelly,...

Author of book on Columbine writing an account of Parkland

Aug. 14, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a best-seller about the Columbine school shooting is working on a book about Parkland. Harper announced Tuesday that Dave Cullen's "Parkland" is scheduled to come out in February, timed to the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

Library axes 3-D printers amid concerns over printing guns

Aug. 13, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county is halting the use of 3-D printers at public libraries amid concerns they could be used to make guns or other dangerous weapons. Broward County libraries made the decision Monday a week after a man was shot outside a downtown Fort Lauderdale library. The Sun...

Students from Newtown, Parkland march together

Aug. 12, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Students from Parkland, Florida, and Newtown, Connecticut, teamed up for the final leg of a nationwide bus tour to protest gun violence and the policies of the National Rifle Association. Supporters gathered Sunday afternoon in Newtown near the site of the December 2012 massacre at...