Latest Parkland, Florida school shooting News

Hearing postponed in Florida school shooting case

Jun. 21, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A hearing has been postponed on motions by attorneys for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz asking a judge to order investigators to preserve most evidence in the case, except for the building where the Valentine's Day massacre took place. The hearing was reset until...

Parkland siblings detail #NeverAgain inception in new book

Jun. 19, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The polarizing survivor of the Parkland mass shooting has been falsely labeled a crisis actor, vilified by the NRA and called names by TV hosts. And David Hogg isn't avoiding self-criticism in his new book. In fact, he calls himself "arrogant," ''skinny" and details his...

School shooting survivor emphasizes political pressure

Jun. 18, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A survivor of the deadly shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has told a St. Louis gathering that political pressure is the only way to change gun laws. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that David Hogg was among speakers who participated Sunday in a panel...

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...

Editorials from around New England

Jun. 15, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Cape Cod Times June 12 Young people often find themselves stereotyped as do-nothing, apathetic slackers with a keen sense of entitlement and an inversely low sense of personal responsibility. Some among this generation say they feel jaded because of the state...

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...

The Latest: Massacre school's guard had harassed a victim

Jun. 14, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a report that a Florida school security monitor who didn't stop a shooter was disciplined for sexually harassing students (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The family of one of the Florida high school shooting victims says she was one of the girls harassed last year by a...