Latest School violence News

Parkland siblings detail #NeverAgain inception in new book

Jun. 19, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The polarizing survivor of the Parkland mass shooting has been falsely labeled a crisis actor, vilified by the NRA and called names by TV hosts. And David Hogg isn't avoiding self-criticism in his new book. In fact, he calls himself "arrogant," ''skinny" and details his...

Bryant creates Mississippi school safety task force

Jun. 19, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's establishing a school safety task force to study shooting threats, prevention and response. Bryant signed the executive order Tuesday creating the task force. The Republican governor says Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher will lead the...

3rd ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

Jun. 19, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A third former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Samuel TeBos of Allendale, Michigan, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to one year of...

Teen said he took bomb to school to cause fear, police say

Jun. 19, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager told police that he tried to blow up a homemade device in his backpack at school because he'd been looking at Islamic State propaganda and wanted to cause fear, according to a video of the conversation shown in court Monday. The 16-year-old's interview with police...

17-year-old Chicago boy, still alive, is covered in a sheet

Jun. 18, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 17-year-old Chicago boy shot several times in the head was mistaken for dead and covered with a sheet until bystanders noticed him moving and told paramedics. Chicago Fire Department officials are trying to determine how the mix-up happened after the early Monday shooting that left one...

School groups, police, clergy back Kasich gun reform bill

Jun. 18, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coalition seeking to reduce gun violence across Ohio is urging lawmakers to act quickly to enact Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) proposed gun law changes. Groups representing students, teachers, school counselors, police chiefs, pediatricians and Catholic clergy joined a...

Oregon law seizes guns from those who may do harm

Jun. 18, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jason had but one item on his shopping list when he pulled into the store parking lot, rage seething within him: a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun just like his father's. Jason's life was coming apart. He was 35 and the previous day, his wife of eight months had told him she...

School shooting survivor emphasizes political pressure

Jun. 18, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A survivor of the deadly shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has told a St. Louis gathering that political pressure is the only way to change gun laws. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that David Hogg was among speakers who participated Sunday in a panel...

Ex-public safety director sues community college

Jun. 18, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The former head of public safety for a Massachusetts community college says he was fired for supporting a female police officer who sued the school for harassment and discrimination. The Herald News reports that Bristol Community College in Fall River is being sued by Wayne Wood,...

Parkland students, activists registering voters in Chicago

Jun. 16, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago anti-violence activists and a group of Florida high school shooting survivors fanned out across the city's South Side on Saturday, knocking on doors and registering people to vote in a bid to build support for changing the nation's gun laws. Ryan Deitsch, 18, from Marjory Stoneman...