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Police: Eighth-graders arrested in school shooting threat

Dec. 10, 2018 3:52 AM EST

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say two eighth-graders have been arrested over a fake school shooting threat. The Baltimore Sun reports Aberdeen police say a parent told the school this month that a social media post warned students not to come to school because another student had threatened a...

Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'

Dec. 9, 2018 12:23 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting. The documents that a court ordered Connecticut State...

Sandy Hook group's new PSA to highlight warning signs

Dec. 8, 2018 6:08 PM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An organization formed by the parents of children killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is coming out with a public service announcement designed to help identify individuals planning mass shootings. Officials with Sandy Hook Promise say many such shootings followed...

New Mexico school marks year since deadly shooting

Dec. 8, 2018 10:52 AM EST

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — It's been a year since the community of Aztec in northwestern New Mexico was rocked by a deadly school shooting. Friday marked a year since a 21-year-old gunman entered Aztec High School and fatally shot two students — Francisco "Paco" Fernandez and Casey Jordan Marquez. He then...

Court rules for officer who used stun gun on deaf boy

Dec. 7, 2018 4:49 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who used a stun gun on a 12-year-old deaf boy at his school acted reasonably and cannot be sued by the boy's parents for excessive force because of government immunity, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New...

Teen in Washington state school shooting plot pleads guilty

Dec. 7, 2018 3:27 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A former Washington state student has pleaded guilty to criminal charges after his grandmother reported his plans to carry out a mass shooting at his school. On Thursday, 18-year-old Joshua Alexander O'Connor entered a new guilty plea to attempted first-degree murder, unlawful...

New Mexico high school students mark shooting anniversary

Dec. 7, 2018 12:48 AM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Students and teachers are marking the one-year anniversary of a shooting that claimed two lives at a New Mexico high school. Officials tell the Farmington Daily Times that the students at Aztec High School want to focus "on life and coming together" for the anniversary. They'll...

Parkland shooting victim's dad joins Trump for Hanukkah

Dec. 6, 2018 9:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a Florida school shooting victim helped the White House celebrate Hanukkah on Thursday and lauded President Donald Trump as a "fighter" who has "retaken Washington for the American people." Trump said the menorah was being lit in the East Room in memory of 18-year-old Meadow...

Parents of girl shot at Indiana school sue gunman's parents

Dec. 6, 2018 3:52 PM EST

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The parents of a 13-year-old girl who was shot seven times by a classmate at a suburban Indianapolis school are suing the young assailant's parents, seeking damages for their daughter's injuries. Ella Whistler 's parents allege that negligence by the boy's parents led to their...

Teen facing felony charge for prank phone call

Dec. 6, 2018 1:16 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old upstate New York boy is facing a felony charge for prank calling a suicide prevention hotline and threatening to shoot people at school. Syracuse.com reports the North Syracuse boy was charged Nov. 26 with making a terroristic threat. Police say the boy called...