Latest School violence News

Residents look back on 1963 shooting that rocked Paterson

Jan. 19, 2019 11:02 AM EST

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The rifle he chose to shoot the children was a .22-caliber Mossberg 151k. With a narrow barrel and tapered walnut stock, the gun looked like an antique. In fact, between its light weight, semi-automatic firing capability and the 14 bullets thumbed into its hidden magazine, the...

Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

Jan. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday demanded Cuba arrest 10 peace negotiators from the National Liberation Army after his government blamed the leftist group for a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded. In a televised address, the...

Suburban Philadelphia school district shut after gun threat

Jan. 18, 2019 1:19 PM EST

UPPER MERION, Pa. (AP) — Schools in a suburban Philadelphia school district are closed after someone threatened to bring a gun to a school. The Upper Merion Police Department says they were made aware of a threat on Twitter that "referenced an individual coming to school tomorrow with a handgun to commit...

Florida school shooting suspect's medical records an issue

Jan. 18, 2019 12:31 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said Friday that his confidential medical records were improperly disclosed to a state investigative panel by someone in the Broward Sheriff's Office. The attorneys asked Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer to hold another...

Police: Bullying reported to officials before girl's suicide

Jan. 18, 2019 10:54 AM EST

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say school officials were told weeks before an 11-year-old girl killed herself that she was being bullied. Anjelita Estrada's death two days before Christmas was ruled a suicide. The sixth-grader began attending Doolittle Elementary School in Cheshire in...

Lawsuit: School district mishandled harassment complaints

Jan. 18, 2019 10:07 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A federal lawsuit says a suburban Detroit school district mishandled numerous complaints from a teenage girl who eventually tried to kill herself to escape harassment from an ex-boyfriend. The Detroit Free Press reports the lawsuit Thursday against Plymouth-Canton Community Schools says the...

Recordings: Mother reported concerns before daughter slain

Jan. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a University of Utah track athlete who was killed in October by an ex-boyfriend can be heard telling campus police that she was worried for her daughter's safety in audio recordings released Thursday. Jill McCluskey called on Oct. 10 to request a police escort for her...

Student removed from school after online comment about guns

Jan. 17, 2019 7:37 PM EST

NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — Police responded to North Bend High School and contacted a student in the cafeteria after receiving a report that the 14-year-old boy had responded to a discussion about cyberbullying with "I'll bring the guns." North Bend Police Chief Robert Kappelman said in a statement that no...

California man charged with threatening college shooting

Jan. 17, 2019 7:03 PM EST

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A California man has been charged with threatening to shoot up a college that was locked down for hours as police searched the campus. Thirty-year-old Terrell Lee Bennett of Pomona is charged with making criminal threats and illegally possessing ammunition. It's unclear if he has an...

Mississippi university: Shooter was trying to kill himself

Jan. 17, 2019 1:33 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi university president says a man who fired a gun and wounded himself on campus earlier this month was trying to kill himself. Mississippi University for Women President Nora Miller told College Board trustees Thursday in Jackson that no charges are planned against the...