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Funeral set for Virginia college student shot to death

Aug. 14, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A funeral service was scheduled for Monday for a Virginia university student whom police said was shot to death earlier this month. Zhykierra Zhane Guy, 22, of Henrico County was found in the passenger seat of a car that had been struck by gunfire in the...

School shooter's brain exams to be subject of court hearing

Aug. 14, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A defense mental health expert in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz can pinpoint when he realized the 23-year-old mass murderer still has “irrational thoughts” — the two were making small talk when Cruz began describing plans for an...

Arizona parents arrested trying to get in locked-down school

Aug. 13, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police arrested three Arizona parents, shocking two of them with stun guns, as they tried to force their way into a school that police locked down Friday after an armed man was seen trying to get on campus, authorities said. The parents were arrested as they tried...

EU diplomats visit West Bank school slated for demolition

Aug. 12, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

KAFR MALIK, West Bank (AP) — European representatives on Friday visited a small schoolhouse serving an impoverished Bedouin community in the occupied West Bank that is under threat of demolition by Israel. The EU funds such construction in order to help Palestinians maintain their...

Man enters plea in fatal shooting of high school athlete

Aug. 11, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting a West Virginia high school athlete a month before he graduated has agreed to a plea deal in the case. Dekotis Elijah Thomas, 20, entered a Kennedy plea Wednesday, which means he did not admit guilt but agreed that the...

Bus driver charged with stalking 8-year-old boy

Aug. 10, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — A school bus driver faces federal charges alleging he threatened and stalked an 8-year-old boy in New Hampshire. Michael Chick, 39, of Eliot, Maine, worked as a bus driver for First Student and drove routes in both Greenland and Rye, New Hampshire, the...

School dean who shot student pleads guilty to federal charge

Aug. 10, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston high school dean already in prison for shooting a student he recruited to deal drugs has pleaded guilty to a federal gang-related charge. Shaun Harrison, 63, who was known by students at The English High School as “Rev,” pleaded guilty in Boston...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 08, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

Toledo Blade. August 6, 2022. Editorial: Ohio Ethics Commission - Fix it or eliminate it Ohio’s financial disclosure law doesn’t work and must be fixed. That the Ohio Ethics Commission failed to see a violation in a widely reported example of...

North Carolina sheriff stocking schools with AR-15 rifles

Aug. 07, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

MARSHALL, N.C. (AP) — When schools in one North Carolina county reopen later this month, new security measures will include stocking AR-15 rifles for school resource officers to use in the event of an active shooter. Spurred by the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that...

Parkland shooter's prosecutor had bloody facts on his side

Aug. 07, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The prosecutor seeking to sentence Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz to death let the facts speak for themselves as he presented his case: terrifying witness accounts; heartrending statements from parents and spouses; chilling surveillance videos; gruesome autopsy...