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Michigan man pleads guilty to Vermont school shooting threat

Sep. 26, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

CHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty to threatening to “shoot up” a Vermont high school in 2019. Jason Graham, 24, of Holland, Michigan, pleaded guilty Friday, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Vermont. Prosecutors said Graham was involved...

1 killed, WSU football player hurt in shooting near campus

Sep. 26, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that killed one person and critically injured another near the Washington State University campus early Saturday morning. Police in Pullman, Washington, later identified the...

Pittsburgh confronts wave of gun violence; more teens killed

Sep. 25, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For Winnie Evans, the spate of gun violence that has swept Pittsburgh in recent months struck close to home and shattered a generation of her family. The 79-year-old woman lost two great-grandsons, both 18, within one day of each other to shootings —...

11 indicted in fraternity pledge's alcohol poisoning death

Sep. 24, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eight Virginia Commonwealth University students have been charged with hazing in a fraternity pledge's death from alcohol poisoning after a party earlier this year, officials said Friday. The eight men arrested Friday range in age from 19 to 22,...

After threats, killings, no fans at rivalry football game

Sep. 24, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A football game between two rival Chicago schools will be played without spectators Saturday, capping a tumultuous week of threats and the fatal shootings of two students. Simeon Career Academy and Phillips Academy will play with empty seats at Gately...

Oregon school board ban on anti-racist, LGBT signs draws ire

Sep. 24, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school board has banned educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols, prompting a torrent of recriminations and threats to boycott the town and its businesses. Newberg, a town of 25,000 residents situated 25 miles (40...

Girl in custody after having gun at Idaho middle school

Sep. 23, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

RIGBY, Idaho (AP) — A 13-year-old girl has been taken into custody after having a firearm at Rigby Middle School in eastern Idaho, authorities said Thursday. It's the same school in May where a shooting injured two students and a custodian. After the latest incident,...

Court documents: Video shows fight, school shooting

Sep. 23, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Surveillance footage from inside a Virginia high school where two students were shot earlier this week shows a student opening fire in a hallway after a teacher broke up his fight with one of the shooting victims, according to court records. The...

Detroit-area high school student faces threat, gun charges

Sep. 23, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old Detroit-area student has been charged after allegedly threatening a high school security guard and being caught with a gun. The teen was to appear Thursday at a preliminary hearing for carrying a concealed weapon, an intentional threat...

2 students at same Chicago school killed just hours apart

Sep. 22, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two teenagers who attended the same Chicago high school were killed just hours apart, the latest violent tragedy involving young people in the city. “It’s heartbreaking. They call it the Simeon curse because we lose a student every year. When is it...