Latest Parkland, Florida school shooting News

Florida school shooting suspect's medical records an issue

Jan. 18, 2019 12:31 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said Friday that his confidential medical records were improperly disclosed to a state investigative panel by someone in the Broward Sheriff's Office. The attorneys asked Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer to hold another...

Horror movie release moved from school shooting anniversary

Jan. 16, 2019 8:39 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A horror movie called "Happy Death Day 2U" is getting a new release date following complaints its original release date coincided with the Florida school shooting anniversary. Universal Pictures released a statement Wednesday saying the film's North American release would be moved from Feb. 14...

Hearing delayed on school shooting suspect's guard contact

Jan. 16, 2019 2:12 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A hearing has been delayed on whether Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should still be supervised by a corrections officer he's accused of assaulting. The hearing set Wednesday was postponed because a court reporter became ill. It was reset for Friday. Cruz's...

Defense seeks evidence from school shooting commission

Jan. 15, 2019 3:03 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz sought Tuesday to pry loose evidence for his defense from a state commission that investigated last year's Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The commission did dozens of interviews and...

New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

Jan. 11, 2019 6:59 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, saying he "repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership." The Republican governor flew...

The Latest: Florida sheriff says he'll fight suspension

Jan. 11, 2019 5:29 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the suspension of a Florida sheriff whose deputies were assigned to protect the school where 17 died in a February massacre. (all times local): 5:23 p.m. The Florida sheriff who was suspended for his office's handling of a Feb. 14 school massacre says he's...

New Florida governor pushed to remove sheriff over massacre

Jan. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — With Florida's new governor taking office, some parents of students killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre are pushing for the removal of the local sheriff. Gov. Ron DeSantis in his inaugural address Tuesday said he would hold local officials accountable for any...

Prosecutors want trial date in Florida school shooting

Jan. 8, 2019 3:38 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors pushed a judge Tuesday to set a trial date this fall for Nikolas Cruz in the 2018 Valentine's Day Florida school massacre that killed 17 people. At a hearing, Assistant State Attorney Jeff Marcus said the case is fairly uncomplicated despite its notoriety and...

Parents sue over district's policy to arm teachers at school

Jan. 4, 2019 4:50 PM EST

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — Parents are going to court to block a Pennsylvania school district from allowing teachers to carry guns in school, the latest flashpoint in a debate playing out in many states over whether it's wise to arm educators to protect students from mass shooters. The district in Tamaqua, a...

Deputy disciplined for failure to respond to school shooter

Jan. 4, 2019 7:52 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy has been placed on restricted duty following the release of a statewide commission's report on the handling of last year's mass shooting at a Florida high school. News outlets report Broward Sheriff's Deputy Joshua Stambaugh was informed of the decision on...