Latest School violence News

Early budget deal maybe a milestone for deficits, school aid

Jun. 23, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — WT Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature have wrapped up budget legislation a week before Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year starts, an about-face after three years of protracted partisan fights over spending. Besides that, the budget perhaps...

Pennsylvania governor OKs school safety hotline, grants bill

Jun. 22, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf signed school safety legislation that passed Friday as part of a response spurred by February's high school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people. Wolf signed the bill shortly after it passed the House and Senate overwhelmingly as part of a broader budget package....

The Latest: Governor OKs school safety hotline, grants bill

Jun. 22, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on xxxxxxx (all times local): 9 p.m. A brand new school safety law in Pennsylvania is designed to set up state-administered programs to distribute grants and take anonymous reports of dangerous activities or threats of violence in schools. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill in...

Student activists hold Florida bus tour after mass shooting

Jun. 22, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Student activists from a high school that suffered a mass shooting have kicked off a March for Our Lives Florida bus tour, where they plan to visit all 27 of the state's Congressional districts. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland was the site of a Feb. 14 shooting that...

Student: Cruz said 'get out of here' before school shooting

Jun. 22, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School told investigators he encountered shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz in a stairwell as he was loading his AR-15 rifle and was told, "you better get out of here," according to police interview transcripts released Friday. The...

Hearing delayed for boy charged in Indiana school shooting

Jun. 22, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has delayed the fact-finding hearing of a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting another student and a teacher at a suburban Indianapolis school. The Indianapolis Star reports that the boy's attorney asked Hamilton Circuit Court Judge Paul Felix to delay the hearing, which is...

Officer hurt in Texas school shooting released from hospital

Jun. 21, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area school district police officer who was wounded during a campus shooting that killed 10 people has been discharged from a hospital. John Barnes, 49, was released Wednesday but faces months of rehabilitation after a shotgun blast tore through his elbow during the May 18 massacre...

Hearing postponed in Florida school shooting case

Jun. 21, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A hearing has been postponed on motions by attorneys for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz asking a judge to order investigators to preserve most evidence in the case, except for the building where the Valentine's Day massacre took place. The hearing was reset until...

Police: 9 unrelated threats before Texas school shooting

Jun. 20, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Police records show a Houston-area high school received nine threats in the months leading up to a mass shooting that killed 10 people. The police chief for the Santa Fe Independent School District wouldn't detail the threats but says none was related to the May 18 shooting that...

Ohio schools can get aerial photos to augment safety plans

Jun. 20, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state crime lab is offering to use its drones to take aerial photos of Ohio schools that could help police if they had to respond to an active shooter or another emergency at those sites. Attorney General Mike DeWine says mandated school safety plans are required to include floor...