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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....

School board votes to postpone policy to arm teachers

Jan. 15, 2019 10:09 PM EST

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school board has voted to postpone a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school. The Morning Call reports the Tamaqua Area School District voted 7-1 to postpone the policy Tuesday night. Nick Boyle, who helped create the policy, provided the only opposing vote. The...

The Latest: Activists celebrate Confederate marker's removal

Jan. 15, 2019 9:52 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the debate over what to do with a Confederate statue that stood at North Carolina's flagship university (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Activists held a "victory party" on the campus of North Carolina's flagship public university to celebrate the removal of the last...

New Maryland gun law used in 5 cases involving schools

Jan. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new Maryland law that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people at risk to themselves or others resulted in more than 300 protective orders, five of which were related to schools, the sheriff of the state's most populous county told lawmakers Tuesday....

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...

Principal who banned Christmas from school won't return

Jan. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska principal placed on leave after a Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols has been moved into a different district job. Elkhorn Public Schools Superintendent Bary Habrock told parents and staff Monday evening that Jennifer Sinclair...

Furman suspends Tau Kappa Epsilon until 2023

Jan. 15, 2019 10:02 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Furman University says a fraternity has been suspended until 2023 for repeated hazing and alcohol violations. The Greenville News reports that the Tau Kappa Epsilon house has been closed, and its residents are to return to campus housing. A report on Furman's website notes that...

Filing: Kansas military school failed to supervise cadets

Jan. 14, 2019 6:18 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas military school failed to adequately supervise cadets entrusted to its care and intentionally inflicted emotional distress in 2014 on a bullied 11-year-old student who had been physically tied together with his harasser in public as punishment, according to an arbitration...

The Latest: Prosecutor lauds Jayme Closs for bravery, escape

Jan. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a kidnapped Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot and the man accused of committing the crimes (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Wisconsin prosecutors say they expect to release more information soon on the case against a man charged with kidnapping...