Latest School shootings News

Defense: preserve most evidence in Florida school shooting

Jun. 21, 2018 2:04 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz are asking a judge to order investigators to preserve most evidence in the case, except for the building where the Valentine's Day massacre took place. A hearing was set Thursday on motions seeking to preserve...

Police: 9 unrelated threats before Texas school shooting

Jun. 20, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Police records show a Houston-area high school received nine threats in the months leading up to a mass shooting that killed 10 people. The police chief for the Santa Fe Independent School District wouldn't detail the threats but says none was related to the May 18 shooting that...

PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

Jun. 20, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of "Active Shooter" were "temporarily disabled" as its representatives tried...

Parkland siblings detail #NeverAgain inception in new book

Jun. 19, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The polarizing survivor of the Parkland mass shooting has been falsely labeled a crisis actor, vilified by the NRA and called names by TV hosts. And David Hogg isn't avoiding self-criticism in his new book. In fact, he calls himself "arrogant," ''skinny" and details his...

Second person dies after shooting near Chicago university

Jun. 19, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A teenage shooting victim, whom Chicago paramedics covered with a sheet mistakenly believing he had been instantly killed, has died almost a day later. Six people were shot at a party near the University of Illinois-Chicago campus early Monday, including a 22-year-old woman who was declared...

17-year-old Chicago boy, still alive, is covered in a sheet

Jun. 18, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 17-year-old Chicago boy shot several times in the head was mistaken for dead and covered with a sheet until bystanders noticed him moving and told paramedics. Chicago Fire Department officials are trying to determine how the mix-up happened after the early Monday shooting that left one...

Parkland students, activists registering voters in Chicago

Jun. 16, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago anti-violence activists and a group of Florida high school shooting survivors fanned out across the city's South Side on Saturday, knocking on doors and registering people to vote in a bid to build support for changing the nation's gun laws. Ryan Deitsch, 18, from Marjory Stoneman...

Parkland students begin nationwide tour at Chicago rally

Jun. 16, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of Florida high school shooting survivors started their nationwide bus tour registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for stricter gun laws at a rally on Chicago's South Side. Kyrah Simon from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people died on...

Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'

Jun. 15, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Helena Ramsay was wise beyond her years, shy until you got to know her and discovered she had a wicked wit. She dreamed of seeing the pink dolphins in the Brazilian rainforest — a dream her mother said was cut short by the gunman who killed Ramsay and 16 others at...

Wisconsin high school censors student's graduation speech

Jun. 15, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

TOMAHAWK, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school valedictorian decided against speaking at commencement after school administrators required she not reference discrimination, school shootings and gender inequality. Instead, a local newspaper published her speech. Cait Christenson, who was among six...