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Teen SC school shooter gets life for killing 1st grader

Nov. 14, 2019 7:19 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A school shooter who was 14 when he killed a first grader on a school playground in South Carolina after killing his father in their home was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. Jesse Osborne targeted Townville Elementary School because he had spent seven years there....

US: Detective broke ranks, helped expose brutality cover up

Nov. 14, 2019 7:10 PM EST

For more than a year after a Long Island police chief slugged a handcuffed man who stole sex toys and other items from his department SUV, federal investigators found themselves up against a blue wall of silence - unable to get anyone beside the victim to say what happened. Then, a detective who was in the room...

California school shooting suspect described as quiet, smart

Nov. 14, 2019 6:59 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — People who knew the 16-year-old boy suspected of killing two students in a burst of gunfire at a high school outside Los Angeles described him as a quiet, smart kid who they’d never expect would violently snap. One fellow junior at Saugus High School said he was a Boy...

Florida gun activists rally amid California school shooting

Nov. 14, 2019 5:55 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of students from across Florida descended on their state Capitol demanding action on gun control Thursday, a day when a deadly school shooting in California prompted panic, helplessness and determination. Two students were killed and three others were wounded when a fellow...

Student opens fire in California high school, killing 2

Nov. 14, 2019 5:40 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said. The gunfire began around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus High...

The Latest: School shooter gets life without parole

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for a teenager in a South Carolina school shooting (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A school shooter who was 14 when he killed a first grader on a school playground in South Carolina has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Judge Lawton...

The Latest: School official says shooting lockdown smooth

Nov. 14, 2019 4:40 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Southern California high school (all times local): 1:40 p.m. A school administrator says lockdown procedures appear to have been followed properly during a shooting that left two students dead at a Southern California high school. Los Angeles...

Charlottesville suit seeks to link online talk to violence

Nov. 14, 2019 3:41 PM EST

The white nationalist rally that took a deadly turn in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 shocked Americans with its front-row view of hatred on the rise. But weeks before the violence, organizers were making preparations for the gathering in a corner of the internet. Using a private server on a...

Sheriff: A 14-year-old has died following a shooting at a Los Angeles high school, bringing number of those killed to 2.

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff: A 14-year-old has died following a shooting at a Los Angeles high school, bringing number of those killed to 2.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells KNX radio the suspect in a school shooting is in custody

Nov. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EST
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells KNX radio the suspect in a school shooting is in custody.