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Prosecutor, Philando Castile's mom develop crisis tool kit

Mar. 18, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile and the prosecutor who charged the officer who killed him have teamed up with others to develop a tool kit for law enforcement to use in times of crisis, including police shootings. Valerie Castile and Ramsey County Attorney John Choi spoke about the...

Driver gets 5 years for shooting at white nationalist speech

Mar. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to five years in prison for serving as the getaway driver for a man convicted of shooting at an anti-white-supremacist protester. The Gainesville Sun reports 30-year-old Colton Fears was sentenced Monday. He had pleaded guilty in August to a reduced...

DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

Mar. 18, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002. The justices said they will take up the state's appeal in the case...

Brazil school reopens after deadly shooting

Mar. 18, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Teachers and some students returned to a Brazilian school in Sao Paulo Monday, less than a week after two armed men raided it, killing seven people and injuring nine others. Staff members gathered to discuss when classes should resume, while students were invited to pick up any...

Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy

Mar. 17, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Three students from Cashmere High School were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers when a gunman started shooting. When classes resume Monday, none will be there. Two of the students are presumed dead, and the third is in the hospital with gunshot wounds suffered during...

Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?

Mar. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face with the magazine cover. It showed the two gunmen who had carried out one of the deadliest school shootings in...

Balloons may have caused "shooter" alert at U of Michigan

Mar. 16, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says popping balloons may have sparked an "active shooter" alert at a building in the middle of campus. In a statement late Saturday, the university says authorities received up to 20 calls about shots being fired at Mason Hall. The reports came during a...

Juvenile arrested following school shooting threat

Mar. 16, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A juvenile was arrested in New York in connection to a school shooting threat received by a school in Georgia. The U.S. Department of Justice said the juvenile suspect was arrested Friday night in Tonawanda, New York. Authorities did not release the juvenile's name because of his age,...

Teen who killed family, held classroom hostage up for parole

Mar. 16, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

UNION, Ky. (AP) — Clay Shrout has been in jail for the past 25 years, all of his adult life. This month, the man who killed his entire family and took a classroom full of students hostage could be released on parole. Shrout was 17 in 1994. By all accounts, he was smart, gifted even. He excelled as a...

Florida school shooting suspect said he heard 'demons'

Mar. 16, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in last year's Florida high school massacre told officers moments after his capture he was hearing demons, a statement that could be used if his attorneys mount an insanity defense. Body-camera video released by prosecutors begins with Nikolas Cruz handcuffed and...