Latest School shootings News

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...

School board sues over decision blocking armed staffers

Jan. 16, 2019 11:43 AM EST

JONESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia county school board is suing the state after the superintendent was denied a designation allowing him to carry guns on school property — part of a plan to allow armed staffers at schools. News outlets report the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Lee County Circuit Court....

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...

Student, teacher unveil school massacre memorial garden

Jan. 14, 2019 3:38 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida school where 14 students and three staff members were killed in a shooting nearly a year ago now has a garden honoring their lives. News outlets report the memorial garden at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland was unveiled Sunday. The colorful flowers bloom in front...

NJ mayor reports 'good progress' in probe of mall shooting

Jan. 12, 2019 1:53 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An official reports progress in the investigation of a shooting at the food court of a New Jersey mall that wounded two people, one of whom was wanted in an earlier shooting. The Newport Centre mall reopened at 1 p.m. Saturday, three hours later than scheduled, after authorities...

Police kill armed man at Oregon school amid custody dispute

Jan. 11, 2019 7:03 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who showed up Friday with a gun at an Oregon middle school amid a custody dispute, authorities said. No one else was injured. The man had been escorted from Cascade Middle School in Eugene when he began struggling and pulled a gun, police Lt. Jennifer Bills...

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...

The Latest: Police shoot, kill man outside Oregon school

Jan. 11, 2019 5:22 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting outside a middle school in Eugene, Oregon (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Authorities say police shot and killed a man outside a middle school in Eugene, Oregon, after they responded to a custodial dispute. No students or staff members were harmed in the Friday...

Sandy Hook families can have access to InfoWars' financials

Jan. 11, 2019 5:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ruled that families of the victims killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting can review the financial documents of the conspiracy theory site Infowars that called the shooting a hoax. Six Newtown families filed a lawsuit in April against Infowars publisher and...