Latest School shootings News

Prosecutors rest case against 1 suspect in Chicago shooting

Aug. 21, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case against one of the suspects in the 2013 death of a Chicago student who was shot just days after she performed with her high school band at President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate juries hearing the cases against Micheail Ward and Kenneth...

Shooting prompts officials to move football game start times

Aug. 20, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is making security changes after shots rang out during a high school football game, injuring two people on the outskirts of the stadium. The incident happened Friday night during the game between Palm Beach Central and Dwyer high schools near West Palm...

School year to begin at Texas school where gunman killed 10

Aug. 19, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Students in Santa Fe, Texas, will begin a new school year Monday with additional security measures in place following a mass shooting in May that left 10 people dead. The school district had metal detectors installed at entrances and hired five additional police officers, as well as...

Sheriff: Shooting at football game unrelated to school

Aug. 18, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting outside a Florida high school football game in which two men were wounded had nothing to do with school or the game. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said at a news conference Saturday that the adult victims were not students and both happened...

2 shot during South Florida high school football game

Aug. 18, 2018 3:35 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — A high school football stadium was evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida on Friday night in what authorities say stemmed from an altercation between students. Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials said two people were injured in the...

Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in defamation case

Aug. 17, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was accused in court filings Friday of destroying evidence relevant to the case of families from Sandy Hook Elementary School who are suing him for claiming the massacre was a hoax. Attorneys for two Sandy Hook victims noted that Jones said during a...

Parkland students start school year with tightened security

Aug. 15, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus on Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they still won't feel protected despite $6.5 million in security...

Judge: Paper 'shameful' for printing shooting suspect's info

Aug. 15, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has branded a newspaper "shameful" for publishing educational material about Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz that was supposed to be kept private. But Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer stopped short Wednesday of finding the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

AP Photos: Anxiety evident as Marjory Stoneman year begins

Aug. 15, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Shebes had too much anxiety to sleep the night before the first day of his junior year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. He wants to forget but not be forgotten. Returning to the campus where 17 people were shot to death, he says he's tried not to relieve the past: "I saw...

The Latest: Florida to launch new school safety app

Aug. 15, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the start of a new school year at a Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 students and faculty (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Florida will soon launch a new app that will allow people to anonymously report suspicious activity in the state's schools. Damien Kelly,...