Latest School violence News

Florida teen charged after Instagram school shooting threat

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 AM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida 13-year-old who threatened to shoot up a school in a group chat on Instagram now faces a felony charge after another juvenile alerted adults. A Pembroke Pines police news release says the boy was arrested Monday on a charge of making a false report concerning the use...

Man at center of Nobel sex scandal remanded pending verdict

Sep. 24, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize was remanded in custody Monday, pending the verdict in his trial. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden and the husband of Swedish...

Virginia school district's bid to arm teachers rejected

Sep. 23, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state agency has rejected an application from a rural Virginia school district that voted to arm teachers and other employees as protection against a school shooting. The Washington Post reports that the Department of Criminal Justice Services turned down Lee County Superintendent...

AP Interview: UNESCO chief says schools must fight extremism

Sep. 23, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The head of the U.N. education agency says schools are ground zero in the fight against anti-Semitism and extremist violence — and she will push world leaders meeting in New York this week to invest more in teaching tolerance. "No one is born a violent extremist," Azoulay said in an...

Moore, Purdue hand No. 23 Boston College 1st loss, 30-13

Sep. 22, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm wants losing to hurt his players so much it makes them angry. After three straight close losses to start the season, the Boilermakers let off some steam on No. 23 Boston College. Rondale Moore caught two touchdown passes and Purdue had four interceptions,...

Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love." The trio — it's unclear if Fergie is still part of the group — released the videos Friday. They also announced proceeds from the song will benefit the...

Police arrest 2 in shooting near Los Angeles charter school

Sep. 21, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested two men and recovered a gun Thursday after a student and a teacher were wounded in a lunch-hour shooting at a fast-food restaurant across the street from a Los Angeles charter school, authorities said. One suspect was located shortly after police arrived, and the other...

The Latest: Second arrest made in shooting near LA school

Sep. 20, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a shooting near a Los Angeles school (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Police say a second suspect has been arrested and a gun has been recovered near the scene of a Los Angeles shooting that wounded a high school student and a school employee. Officials say the victims —...

The Latest: Sheriff: Shooting suspect in critical condition

Sep. 20, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Maryland (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Law enforcement officials say the lone suspect in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland is in custody in critical condition. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler says there is no...

Georgia's Kemp: School safety 'has nothing to do' with guns

Sep. 19, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has unveiled a $90 million proposal for school security focused on mental health and local control. But absent from his plan was any mention of the topic that has dominated the national conversation around school safety: guns. "This is...