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In Depth: Wisconsin schools welcome safety improvement funds

Jun. 24, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Peter Warning pointed to the "156-L" written above his office door to illustrate what's different about school safety in Portage. Portage Community School District received $213,082 in two rounds of safety grants from the Wisconsin Department of Justice beginning last summer. Warning,...

Iowa State sanctions sorority after hazing reported

Jun. 22, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University has sanctioned one of its sororities for hazing, but few details were disclosed. The Des Moines Register reports the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority has been given a deferred suspension through May 2021 because of the hazing reported by two of its members. University...

Civil rights lawsuit alleges anti-gay harassment of student

Jun. 22, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

NAVARRE, Ohio (AP) — A federal civil rights complaint alleges an Ohio high school student faced harassment from school officials and his basketball coach after they learned he was gay. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Akron says the student at Fairless Local Schools in northeastern Ohio lost virtually...

Louisiana officers cleared of wrongdoing in man's slaying

Jun. 21, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

BASTROP, La. (AP) — A Louisiana grand jury cleared two officers of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a gunman outside a former elementary school. A press release sent Thursday to news outlets says the actions of both officers were reasonable and justified by law. Callers alerted Bastrop Police in March...

Colorado shooter says he targeted kids over gender taunts

Jun. 21, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A high school student charged in a classmate's death during a Colorado school shooting told police that he planned the attack for weeks and intended to target classmates who repeatedly mocked his gender identity. Written summaries of police interviews with the two suspected shooters portray...

Colorado shooter says he targeted kids over gender taunts

Jun. 20, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A high school student charged in a classmate's death during a Colorado school shooting told police that he planned the attack for weeks and intended to target classmates who repeatedly mocked his gender identity. Written summaries of police interviews with the two suspected shooters portray...

The Latest: Police say Colorado school guard shot student

Jun. 20, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a school shooting in Colorado (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Newly unsealed court records say a hired security guard responding to a school shooting in Colorado shot a student on campus. The document says several officers responding to the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands...

Shooting survivor meets source of encouragement _ Tim Tebow

Jun. 20, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A survivor of a campus shooting in North Carolina has gotten to meet Tim Tebow, an athlete he has looked up to since the fourth grade. News outlets report that the Syracuse Mets minor league outfielder visited with 19-year-old Drew Pescaro before a game Wednesday at BB&T Ballpark...

Brother killed, Grambling football player hurt in shooting

Jun. 20, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A teen has been killed, while a Grambling State University football player and third unnamed person have been injured in a shooting at a suburban New Orleans playground. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Capt. Jason Rivarde tells the News Star of Monroe that deputies found 19-year-old...

Wyoming Supreme Court hears oral arguments in UW gun case

Jun. 20, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in a legal challenge over whether the University of Wyoming has the right to regulate firearms on campus. The Laramie Boomerang reports attorneys on both sides of the case were stumped by questions from justices during the hour-long...