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Man arrested for threats that closed Kentucky school system

Oct. 19, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say they believe they saved lives by arresting a heavily armed man who allegedly threatened multiple schools, had a "detailed plan of attack" and was stopped while pulling out of his driveway shortly before the school day ended Thursday. The suspect, Dylan...

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

Oct. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — While Crimean authorities searched for clues that might help explain why a teenager gunned down 20 people at his vocational school before killing himself, the stunned city of Kerch prepared to say farewell to the victims. Thousands of residents were expected to attend the funerals of most of...

Ex-Newtown officials defend handling of shooter's education

Oct. 18, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former educators in the town where 20 children and six adults were shot to death in an elementary school submitted a sharply worded rebuttal Thursday to a state report that was critical of how the shooter's educational and mental health problems were handled. The two former Newtown...

The Latest: Data wiped from Crimea suspect's computer

Oct. 18, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Crimea school attack (all times local): 6:25 p.m. An official in Crimea says all information had been deleted from the computer of the teenager who killed 19 people at his vocational school. Russian state news agency Tass quoted Crimea's human rights ombudswoman as saying a...

Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

Oct. 17, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself. It wasn't clear what prompted Vladislav Roslyakov,...

The Latest: Toll in Crimean school shooting rises to 19 dead

Oct. 17, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Officials in Crimea say the casualty toll at a vocational school shooting in Kerch now stands at 19 dead and more than 50 wounded, many of them severely. Sergei Astrankin, the director of emergency medicine...

Teacher says Cruz posed as student months before shooting

Oct. 13, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Records released by prosecutors reveal that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz trespassed on school grounds about six months before the massacre that left 17 dead. A Parkland computer science teacher says she saw Cruz on the first day of school in August 2017, carrying a...

New documentary on Parkland shooting shows graphic footage

Oct. 13, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The first full length documentary on the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead shows graphic cellphone footage from inside the school and much of it is not blurred. Charlie Minn is the director of "Parkland: Inside Building 12", a graphic, two-hour retelling of the Valentine's Day...

Candidate resigns amid controversy over Parkland comments

Oct. 12, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Connecticut's General Assembly has withdrawn following criticism over comments he made online about victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Steven Baleshiski, a 22-year-old college student from Southington, had been challenging six-term...

Illinois teen sent to juvenile prison in classmate shooting

Oct. 11, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois high school student accused of shooting a classmate last year has been sentenced to juvenile prison, with the possibility of adult prison if he commits other crimes. The Journal Gazette and Times-Courier reports that the 15-year-old boy was sentenced Thursday by Coles...