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UConn fraternity to honor Parkland school shooting victim

Nov. 29, 2021 17:21 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of Connecticut is posthumously inducting one of the 17 people killed in the 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Alex Schachter had planned to go to UConn and was admitted...

Florida massacre families to get millions for FBI's inaction

Nov. 22, 2021 20:34 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of most of those killed and wounded in the 2018 Florida high school massacre announced Monday have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the federal government over the FBI's failure to stop the gunman even though it had received...

Is burgundy maroon? Gunman's lawyers argue they're different

Nov. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz told a judge Monday that detectives made false statements to get the search warrants allowing them to seize evidence from his cellphone and bedroom, including an argument over whether burgundy and maroon are...

Parkland activists heal over years while pushing gun reform

Nov. 13, 2021 10:46 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When the shooter in the 2018 Parkland school massacre finally pleaded guilty last month, it briefly revived attention and donations for the anti-gun violence March For Our Lives student movement birthed by the tragedy. It also dredged up...

Activist dad of school shooting victim joins anti-gun group

Oct. 21, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in the 2018 Florida high school shooting massacre announced Thursday that he's joining the top ranks of an anti-gun violence group to promote like-minded political candidates around the country ahead of next year's midterm elections....

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre

Oct. 20, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering 17 people during a rampage at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving a jury to decide whether he will be executed for one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings. ...

Florida school massacre families settle suit with district

Oct. 18, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of the 17 people killed in the 2018 Florida high school massacre, most of the wounded and others traumatized have reached a $25 million settlement with the Broward County school district in a lawsuit that had accused it of negligence. ...

Attorney: Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre

Oct. 15, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who killed 14 students and three staff members at a Parkland, Florida, high school will plead guilty to their murders, his attorneys said Friday, bringing some closure to a South Florida community more than three years after an attack that sparked a...

Hearing set abruptly in 2018 Florida school massacre case

Oct. 14, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A last-minute court hearing is set Friday in Florida for Nikolas Cruz, the man police said has confessed to the 2018 massacre of 17 people at a suburban high school. The hearing in Broward County Circuit Court was scheduled abruptly Thursday...

App designed to save lives not popular with Florida teachers

Oct. 11, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An app designed to help save lives by targeting the location of an emergency at a school is not popular with teachers and other eligible employees because they don't trust it. In the two months it's been available, only 16% of school staff...