Latest Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School News

Police: Girl threatened online 'all them teachers can die'

Oct. 16, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 12-year-old girl is under arrest after threatening to kill students and teachers at her middle school and a Florida high school. The Sun Sentinel reported Monday that the sixth grader at Nova Middle School first denied posting the Instagram messages, then...

Police: Suspect in custody after school social media threat

Oct. 15, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Police say they've taken someone into custody after online threats were made against two South Florida schools. Davie police said on Twitter that officers will be present Monday on the campuses of Nova High School and Nova Middle School, following the social media threats posted on...

Teacher says Cruz posed as student months before shooting

Oct. 13, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Records released by prosecutors reveal that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz trespassed on school grounds about six months before the massacre that left 17 dead. A Parkland computer science teacher says she saw Cruz on the first day of school in August 2017, carrying a...

New documentary on Parkland shooting shows graphic footage

Oct. 13, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The first full length documentary on the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead shows graphic cellphone footage from inside the school and much of it is not blurred. Charlie Minn is the director of "Parkland: Inside Building 12", a graphic, two-hour retelling of the Valentine's Day...

Pope's canonization of Paul VI, Romero personal, political

Oct. 13, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will canonize two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today. Sunday's ceremony is likely to be emotional for...

Portman calls for action at Hollywood women's luncheon

Oct. 12, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Natalie Portman took a flamethrower to the patriarchy. George Clooney admonished what he called the Trump administration's culture of fear. Emma Gonzalez implored people to vote. And host Jenifer Lewis spared no one, from Melania Trump and Kanye West to Supreme Court Justices...

Michael forces postponement of school shooting hearing

Oct. 8, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre announced Monday that it is postponing this week's scheduled meeting because of Hurricane Michael. Some members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission are law enforcement, education and state officials from...

The Latest: Hurricane delays Florida school shooting meeting

Oct. 8, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is postponing this week's scheduled meeting because of Hurricane Michael. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety...

Father's quest for truth draws crowds ahead of Bosnian vote

Oct. 6, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The protests he leads have drawn thousands of people for months and have become a symbol of resistance ahead of Bosnia's tense election on Sunday. But Davor Dragicevic says all he wants is justice for his son. When the body of 21-year-old David Dragicevic was found in...

Initiative 1639 seeks to curb gun violence

Oct. 5, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in Washington state will decide the fate of an initiative that seeks to curb gun violence by toughening background checks for people buying semi-automatic rifles, increasing the age limit to 21 for buyers of those guns and requiring safe storage of all firearms. Last year, Carla Tolle...