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Prosecutor: Gun was 'freely available' to Michigan shooter

Dec. 02, 2021 14:59 PM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor considering criminal charges against the parents of a boy accused of killing four students at a Michigan school said Thursday their actions went “far beyond negligence” and that the gun “seems to have been just freely available” to the...

Police say teacher wrote notes threatening Iowa school

Dec. 02, 2021 11:51 AM EST

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Police in western Iowa have arrested a former high school math teacher accused of writing and planting notes threatening gun violence at the school. Katrina Phelan, 37, of Council Bluffs, turned herself in to police on Wednesday after an...

Cyprus pledges to protect schools after bomb attack

Dec. 02, 2021 10:06 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ education minister pledged on Thursday to protect the country’s teachers and schools from “bullying” following an overnight bomb attack against a primary school that is suspected to be the work of people opposed to compulsory mask-wearing at school. ...

Teen charged in shooting after high school basketball game

Dec. 02, 2021 10:03 AM EST

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) — A teenager has been charged in a fatal shooting following a pair of basketball games at a Tennessee high school, police said. Two men were shot, one fatally, Tuesday night at Humboldt High School outside the gym and another man was injured,...

Florida law school creates Ben Crump social justice center

Dec. 02, 2021 09:04 AM EST

A law school in South Florida will announce on Thursday the creation of a social justice center named after Ben Crump, the Black civil rights attorney who has gained national notoriety representing victims of police brutality and vigilante violence. The Benjamin L. Crump...

Dems renew push for gun-control bills after Oxford shooting

Dec. 01, 2021 23:34 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats vowed Wednesday to push new gun-control legislation and to try to revive stalled bills in Michigan's Republican-led Legislature following a mass shooting that left four high school students dead and others with serious injuries. But GOP...

EXPLAINER: Why was Michigan suspect charged with terrorism?

Dec. 01, 2021 19:50 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan prosecutors on Wednesday charged a teen with terrorism in a deadly mass shooting at his high school, a novel approach made possible by a law enacted after the 9/11 attacks nearly 20 years ago. The state's 2002 anti-terrorism law defines a...

Michigan teen charged in Oxford High School shooting

Dec. 01, 2021 19:21 PM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured more at a Michigan high school, authorities said Wednesday as they revealed additional details, including a meeting between troubled officials...

Who are the victims of Oxford High School shooting?

Dec. 01, 2021 19:04 PM EST

The four teenagers killed by a fellow student at Oxford High School in Michigan were being remembered Wednesday for their commitment to athletics, art and family. Here's what we know about those killed during the shooting on Tuesday: Madisyn...

Death of bullied Utah girl draws anger over suicides, racism

Dec. 01, 2021 17:28 PM EST

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — When her 10-year-old daughter tried spraying air freshener on herself before school one morning, Brittany Tichenor-Cox suspected something was wrong with the sweet little girl whose beaming smile had gone dormant after she started the fifth grade. ...