Latest School safety News

8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shooting

Aug. 24, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old girl has been killed and three others injured in a shooting near a high school in St. Louis, bringing the number of children killed by gunfire in the city to at least a dozen since June. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the shooting happened about 8 p.m. Friday...

12-year-old boy shot at Georgia elementary school

Aug. 24, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been wounded in a shooting at an elementary school in Georgia and another child is in custody. Rockdale County sheriff's deputies say deputies responded to Peek's Chapel Elementary School in Conyers at about 6:35 p.m. Friday and found the boy with a gunshot wound....

Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm

Aug. 24, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory. They expected some criticism but had less than six weeks to find rooms for 1,300 students after a July 5 gas...

Report: West, Central Africa violence closes 9,000 schools

Aug. 23, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Hussaini said he first heard screaming. Then people fired guns, shooting at and killing at least one of his teachers in his northern Burkina Faso village. It's been more than a year since Hussaini has been to school. "I used to love school, to read, to count and to...

Florida student accused of threatening to shoot up a school

Aug. 23, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested a Florida high school student they say posted that he wanted to shoot up a school on an app for video gamers. Davie police say the Nova High School student wrote a message saying he wanted to see people shake in fear and "blow their heads off." The teen's arrest...

Catholic school gets new slogan after racist videos, threat

Aug. 23, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A private Catholic high school is South Carolina has unveiled a new slogan after a student was accused of making racist videos and threatening his school. The State newspaper reports the new motto for Cardinal Newman was proposed by a group of seniors and revealed Thursday to say, "We...

The Latest: Neighbors shocked man arrested in stabbing death

Aug. 22, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing death at California State University, Fullerton (all times local): 4 p.m. Neighbors of the man suspected of fatally stabbing a co-worker California State University, Fullerton say they couldn't imagine he'd commit such a crime. The suspect, 51-year-old...

After Atlanta college shooting, ID of man in video is sought

Aug. 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are seeking information about a man seen on surveillance video around the time gunshots were fired into a crowd of about 200 people outside a college library, wounding four students. Investigator James White said Thursday that it's the main focus for police after the Tuesday...

Florida teen annoyed by group chat threatens school shooting

Aug. 22, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager faces a felony charge after getting so fed up with her little sister's noisy phone that she threatened to shoot up a school. Altamonte Springs police say the 16-year-old was arrested after several parents alerted officials at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic...

Atlanta college students fear for safety day after 4 shot

Aug. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The first day of fall semester brought fear to Clark Atlanta University, where students worried about their safety the day after gunshots were fired into a crowd of 200 people outside the school's library. Four students were wounded by gunfire after an argument broke out between two groups...