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Police: Suspect in custody after school social media threat

Oct. 15, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Police say they've taken someone into custody after online threats were made against two South Florida schools. Davie police said on Twitter that officers will be present Monday on the campuses of Nova High School and Nova Middle School, following the social media threats posted on...

University of Minnesota sees spike in reports of sex assault

Oct. 14, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota report shows rising numbers of sexual assault reports on campus, but experts say that may be the result of increased awareness and not rising crime. The university's 2018 Safety and Security Report shows 19 reports of rape in 2017, up from 10 reports the...

Teacher says Cruz posed as student months before shooting

Oct. 13, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Records released by prosecutors reveal that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz trespassed on school grounds about six months before the massacre that left 17 dead. A Parkland computer science teacher says she saw Cruz on the first day of school in August 2017, carrying a...

New documentary on Parkland shooting shows graphic footage

Oct. 13, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The first full length documentary on the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead shows graphic cellphone footage from inside the school and much of it is not blurred. Charlie Minn is the director of "Parkland: Inside Building 12", a graphic, two-hour retelling of the Valentine's Day...

More than 100 films featured at 19th Woodstock Film Festival

Oct. 13, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) — The 19th Woodstock Film Festival is underway in the Hudson Valley, with more than 100 films, panel discussions and special events. The documentary "Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane" will be shown Saturday afternoon at the Woodstock Playhouse. It examines the 2012...

2 teens charged with threatening to shoot up school

Oct. 13, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say two Florida teens have been charged with threatening to shoot up a school. The Miami Herald reports the students, ages 13 and 14, were arrested Friday and charged with disruption of a school function and multiple counts of written threats to kill or do bodily injury. Miami-Dade...

Kaul goes on offensive in testy first AG debate

Oct. 12, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic attorney general candidate Josh Kaul went on the attack during his first debate with Republican incumbent Brad Schimel on Friday, hoping to make up ground after polls show him trailing the veteran prosecutor less than a month before Election Day. Here are the takeaways:...

AP WAS THERE: Matthew Shepard dies after being beaten

Oct. 12, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — On Oct. 12, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, died at a hospital in Colorado nearly a week after being beaten and lashed to a fence before being found by bicyclists. Shepard's death turned the college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for...

Oklahoma City student charged with felony in alleged assault

Oct. 12, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City high school student was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon Friday for allegedly using a broom handle to assault another student. Court records indicate the felony charge was filed against Dawson Michael McClain, 18, of Bethany in connection with...

Former teacher convicted of hiding gun at school

Oct. 12, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

HARDIN, Mont. (AP) — A former high school art teacher has been convicted of hiding a gun that a student brought to school in southeastern Montana. Nora Block was convicted Friday of felony tampering with evidence and misdemeanor obstruction of a police officer. Big Horn County prosecutors said a...