Latest School violence News

Driver gets 5 years for shooting at white nationalist speech

Mar. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to five years in prison for serving as the getaway driver for a man convicted of shooting at an anti-white-supremacist protester. The Gainesville Sun reports 30-year-old Colton Fears was sentenced Monday. He had pleaded guilty in August to a reduced...

R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo

Mar. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys and...

Brazil school reopens after deadly shooting

Mar. 18, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Teachers and some students returned to a Brazilian school in Sao Paulo Monday, less than a week after two armed men raided it, killing seven people and injuring nine others. Staff members gathered to discuss when classes should resume, while students were invited to pick up any...

Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy

Mar. 17, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Three students from Cashmere High School were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers when a gunman started shooting. When classes resume Monday, none will be there. Two of the students are presumed dead, and the third is in the hospital with gunshot wounds suffered during...

Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?

Mar. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face with the magazine cover. It showed the two gunmen who had carried out one of the deadliest school shootings in...

Florida school shooting suspect said he heard 'demons'

Mar. 16, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in last year's Florida high school massacre told officers moments after his capture he was hearing demons, a statement that could be used if his attorneys mount an insanity defense. Body-camera video released by prosecutors begins with Nikolas Cruz handcuffed and...

The Latest: Ruling against gun-maker draws mixed reaction

Mar. 14, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Connecticut court reinstating part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by victims of the Newtown school shooting against gun maker Remington (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Gun control advocates and gun rights supporters have conflicting opinions about a Connecticut...

Brazil police: school attackers imitating Columbine massacre

Mar. 14, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

SUZANO, Brazil (AP) — Two young men who stormed their former school in southern Brazil armed with a gun, crossbows and axes, killing seven people, were trying to emulate the 1999 Columbine attack in Colorado and had been planning the assault for months, police said Thursday. Friends and former classmates...

Florida governor wants suspended sheriff's lawsuit dismissed

Mar. 14, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the sheriff who he suspended and accused of failing to prevent the Parkland school shooting. DeSantis filed the new motion Thursday. Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel filed the suit earlier this...

Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

Mar. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Gun control advocates touted the ruling as providing a possible roadmap for victims...