Latest School shootings News

Florida site of school massacre to get a therapy dog

Jul. 20, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting is getting a therapy dog to help students who need emotional support. River, a 3-month-old female Bernese mountain dog-poodle mix, has been adopted by Ray and Diana Haneski. Diana is a library media specialist at...

Governor says he'd reject NRA endorsement

Jul. 20, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Republican governor told a group of students at a school where a teen fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and himself that he'd reject a National Rifle Association endorsement if it were offered. The Washington Post reports that Gov. Larry Hogan met Thursday with students...

Florida school shooting survivors' dad killed during robbery

Jul. 20, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The father of two survivors of a Florida high school shooting where 17 people were killed was shot to death during a robbery of the convenience store he owns. The Broward County Sheriff's Office says 61-year-old Ayub Ali was killed Tuesday during the robbery. The South Florida Sun...

Kentucky board approves tax increase to make schools safer

Jul. 19, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky school board has approved a property tax increase to fund a $13.5 million initiative to help prevent school shootings. The Fayette County Public Schools board voted 4-0 Wednesday to add a 5-cent property tax for every $100 of property values, The Lexington Herald-Leader...

Lawyers for teen accused in shooting plot want case moved

Jul. 18, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Lawyers for a Vermont teen accused of planning a mass shooting at his former high school have asked that his case be moved to family court. The Rutland Herald reports that the defender general's office on Monday filed a motion to transfer the remaining misdemeanor charges to the family...

Man charged in shooting plot seeks youthful-offender status

Jul. 18, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Attorneys for an 18-year-old man accused of planning a mass shooting at his former high school in Vermont have requested the court grant him youthful-offender status. A motion filed Monday by the Office of the Defender General on behalf of Jack Sawyer asks the court to move charges...

District wants more funds for security after school shooting

Jul. 18, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis school district where a 13-year-old girl and a teacher were shot in May is asking voters to approve more money to improve security. Noblesville Schools announced Tuesday it wants to expand its operating referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. The Indianapolis Star...

2-year sentence for teacher who fired gun in classroom

Jul. 18, 2018 2:38 AM EDT

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A teacher who fired a gun inside a Georgia classroom has been sentenced to two years behind bars. News outlets report that 53-year-old Jesse Randal Davidson was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in a Whitfield County courtroom to multiple charges, including criminal damage to...

Report: Texas saw increase in student arrests for threats

Jul. 17, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new report shows a sharp increase in arrests of Texas students for threatening violence in the wake of the deadly high school shooting in February in Parkland, Florida. The report was released Tuesday by Texas Appleseed, a social justice advocacy group, and other organizations. It...

Florida school, Las Vegas shooting survivors host town hall

Jul. 17, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Survivors of a high school shooting in Florida joined with teenagers affected by the Las Vegas Strip massacre during a town hall in Nevada addressing school safety and gun laws. Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg says the two groups who met Monday at a Las Vegas...