Latest Juvenile crime News

Florida nabs more teens for making school shooting threats

Feb. 24, 2018 3:19 PM EST

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities arrested two teenagers Friday for making shooting threats against two separate schools, days after the mass bloodshed in Parkland. The cases are the latest among dozens of threats involving students who express to other classmates or on social media networks...

Last teen pleads guilty in death of passenger hit by sandbag

Feb. 23, 2018 2:52 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The last of four teens charged in the throwing of a sandbag from an interstate overpass in Ohio that killed a Michigan man riding in a car has pleaded guilty. A 14-year-old boy from Toledo pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter and other charges in Juvenile Court in Toledo....

2nd exam finds teens competent for trial in fatal rock toss

Feb. 23, 2018 12:34 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Three Michigan teens who underwent a second mental exam in the case of a man who was killed when a rock crashed through his windshield have been found competent for trial. An earlier state evaluation found Kyle Anger, Mark Sekelsky and Trevor Gray competent, but their lawyers asked in...

Prosecutors: Victims in fatal shooting not intended targets

Feb. 23, 2018 12:30 PM EST

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a gunman who fatally shot a 10-year-old boy and wounded his mother at their New Jersey home was trying to hit someone else when he opened fire. But officials haven't disclosed a motive for Wednesday night's shooting in Asbury Park. Police arrested a 16-year-old...

Judge allows confession in Ohio school shooting trial

Feb. 22, 2018 1:07 PM EST

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ruled the confession of a teen accused of shooting two students at an Ohio high school can be used by prosecutors. The Columbus Dispatch reports a Champaign County judge ruled Wednesday that 18-year-old Ely Serna understood his rights and spoke freely to police after the...

Man pleads to hate crime for Nazi symbols at Jewish cemetery

Feb. 22, 2018 11:50 AM EST

WARWICK, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old accused of spray-painting swastikas and other Nazi graffiti at a Jewish cemetery in upstate New York has pleaded guilty to a hate crime charge. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that Eric Carbonaro pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of tampering with evidence...

The Latest: NRA protests minimum age hike for rifles

Feb. 21, 2018 8:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and guns (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The National Rifle Association says any legislation aimed at raising the age requirement for rifle and shotgun purchases would deprive young Americans their constitutional right to self-protection. Federal law...

The Latest: Police say 11-year-old planned to hurt students

Feb. 21, 2018 5:14 PM EST

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The latest on what authorities say is a thwarted shooting plot by a California student. 3:15 p.m. Northern California police say they've recovered a firearm from the home of a fifth-grader who was planning to hurt specific students. Santa Cruz police say officers were called to Bay...

The Latest: Media seeking open court proceedings in Florida

Feb. 20, 2018 10:44 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The Associated Press and other media organizations are seeking to ensure that court proceedings and documents remain publicly open in the prosecution of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. The...

12-year-old girl arrested after Indiana school threats

Feb. 20, 2018 4:43 PM EST

DUGGER, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old girl has been arrested after making online threats toward students and staff at a school in rural western Indiana. The Sullivan County sheriff says she's responsible for threats via Snapchat directed at Dugger-Union Community School. Sheriff Clark Cottom...