Latest School violence News

Mayor's request for release of school shooting video denied

Apr. 15, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

The mayor of the east Tennessee city of Knoxville requested the release of video footage of a high school shooting that left one student dead and a police officer wounded, but a local prosecutor said Thursday she denied the request amid the ongoing investigation. Mayor...

Officer wounded in school wasn't shot by student's gun

Apr. 14, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

A Tennessee police officer wounded during a confrontation with a student inside a high school bathroom was not shot by the student's gun, authorities said Wednesday, contradicting earlier law enforcement reports that the teenager fired and hit the officer. The new report...

Activist arrested after son accused of showing gun as threat

Apr. 14, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — An activist and member of Waterbury's Human Rights Commission was arrested after his middle-school-aged son allegedly showed a gun on social media and threatened to beat up another student. Fahd Syed, 41, was charged last week with risk of...

Biden faces long odds in push for more state 'red flag' laws

Apr. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden faces an uphill battle as he tries to revive a push for more state laws that would allow authorities to temporarily disarm people who are considered a danger to themselves or others. The political circumstances surrounding this...

Police: 1 mom threatens another with gun at school drop-off

Apr. 14, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Anyone who has ever negotiated the line of vehicles at a school drop-off zone knows how frustrating the daily process can be. But police in Kansas City, Kansas, say one mom took matters too far when she used a gun to threaten another mother in a school drop-off...

'Prime suspect' arrested in 1996 disappearance of student

Apr. 13, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime suspect in the 25-year-old disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder, and his father was booked in jail as an accessory to the crime. Paul Flores, 44, who was the last person...

Louisiana med school chancellor on leave after complaints

Apr. 13, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The head of a Louisiana medical school is on administrative leave while the university investigates allegations that he suppressed students’ complaints about sexual harassment and retaliated against faculty members who supported the students. ...

Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed

Apr. 13, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back and killed him, authorities said. The shooting wounded an officer and comes as the community reels from off-campus gun violence that has left three other...

Resource officer shot at Tennessee high school recovering

Apr. 13, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

A police officer wounded in a shooting at a Tennessee high school is a 20-year veteran of the force who worked at the school, authorities said Tuesday. Knoxville Police Officer Adam Willson was recovering from surgery after being shot in the upper leg at Austin-East...

Authorities: One person dead, officer wounded in shooting confrontation at a Tennessee high school

Apr. 12, 2021 17:30 PM EDT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities: One person dead, officer wounded in shooting confrontation at a Tennessee high school.