Latest Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 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...

'Wake-up call': 9/11 prompted some to move away to new lives

Sep. 10, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On 9/11, Stephen Feuerman saw the World Trade Center aflame through the window of his Empire State Building office and watched, transfixed, as a second fireball burst from the twin towers. He ran through the 78th floor urging everyone to get out, thinking their skyscraper could be next....

Parkland survivor urges Congress to reject Trump court pick

Sep. 7, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A student who survived the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, urged senators Friday to reject the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Aalayah Eastmond said that if Kavanaugh doesn't have the decency to shake hands with the...

Deputy fired for sleeping on job after Parkland shooting

Sep. 7, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida deputy has been fired for sleeping while on duty at a Florida school where 17 people had been killed a month earlier. Broward Sheriff's officials say 40-year-old Deputy Moises Carotti was fired last week. He had been suspended pending an internal...

Before massacre, Florida schools skimped on security tests

Sep. 6, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Few Florida schools conducted security assessments before February's campus massacre and most grossly underreported student crimes, the state panel investigating the shooting learned Thursday. Of the state's approximately 3,900 public schools, only 116 completed an optional security...

Cruz biological mother's past a factor in school shooting

Sep. 5, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The extensive criminal and drug abuse history of Parkland school suspect Nikolas Cruz's biological mother could be a key factor in whether he is sentenced to die for the massacre that killed 17 people, legal experts and officials say. The mother, 62-year-old Brenda Woodard,...

Presentation shows deputy stayed outside as students died

Sep. 5, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre saw a presentation Wednesday demonstrating the inaction of the sheriff's deputy assigned to the campus, showing he stayed outside the building where the shooting happened as students and teachers were gunned down. The...

The Latest: Panel sees deputy's inaction during massacre

Sep. 5, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida school massacre (all times local): 4:40 p.m. The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre saw a presentation showing that the sheriff's deputy assigned to the school stayed outside the building where students and...

A look at companies embroiled in recent political debates

Sep. 4, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly being pulled into the country's political and cultural wars. Here's a look at other companies that...

Parkland victim's father seeks handshake with Kavanaugh

Sep. 4, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose teenage daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting tried to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday's confirmation hearing. Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie died in the February 2018 attack, approached Kavanaugh...