Latest Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School News

Parkland students, activists registering voters in Chicago

Jun. 16, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago anti-violence activists and a group of Florida high school shooting survivors fanned out across the city's South Side on Saturday, knocking on doors and registering people to vote in a bid to build support for changing the nation's gun laws. Ryan Deitsch, 18, from Marjory Stoneman...

Grads forever changed by 2014 Washington school shooting

Jun. 16, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The note has hung on her bedroom wall since her friend was shot and killed at school. Nearly four years ago, Cheyenne Coe ripped it from her middle-school yearbook and pinned it there to remember. "Best friend for life, I love you, like your my sister," the then-preteen Zoe Raine Galasso...

Parkland students begin nationwide tour at Chicago rally

Jun. 16, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of Florida high school shooting survivors started their nationwide bus tour registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for stricter gun laws at a rally on Chicago's South Side. Kyrah Simon from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people died on...

Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'

Jun. 15, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Helena Ramsay was wise beyond her years, shy until you got to know her and discovered she had a wicked wit. She dreamed of seeing the pink dolphins in the Brazilian rainforest — a dream her mother said was cut short by the gunman who killed Ramsay and 16 others at...

Family: Massacre school's guard had harassed a victim

Jun. 14, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An unarmed security monitor who critics say could have stopped the Florida high school massacre was suspended last year for sexually harassing two female students, with one of them later dying in February's shooting, her family told The Associated Press on Thursday. The father and...

School shooting suspect's brother starts anti-bully campaign

Jun. 14, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The younger brother of the Florida school shooting suspect launched an anti-bullying campaign Thursday, saying he witnessed mistreatment of Nikolas Cruz that may have been a key factor in the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Zachary Cruz, 18, said the...

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

Jun. 14, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics. They don't agree on every issue— Tammy supports abortion rights, for example, while Sue Ann opposes them. Even so, the two agree on most issues and disapprove of the way...

Developer defends school-shooting game as victims complain

Jun. 13, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The developer of a school-shooting video game is vowing to continue selling it online as parents of slain children and other mass shooting victims work to get the game wiped off the internet. The "Active Shooter" game was created by Anton Makarevskiy, a 21-year-old developer from...

The Latest: Gov signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

Jun. 13, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's passing of tighter gun control laws (all times local): 12:15 p.m. New Jersey is enacting measures to tighten its already strict gun control laws. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the half-dozen bills Wednesday at the state's justice building in Trenton. The...

Governor signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

Jun. 13, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Wednesday enacted a half-dozen new gun control laws, tightening its already strict statutes as advocates applauded and critics questioned whether they will achieve their aims. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation in Trenton alongside Democratic legislative...