Latest School violence News

Suspended professor threatens to sue if he's not reinstated

Jan. 18, 2022 17:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan professor who was suspended after making a profanity-filled video for his students is threatening to file a lawsuit if Ferris State University doesn't quickly lift the sanction. An attorney for Barry Mehler warned the school in a letter Tuesday, saying...

3 officers charged in shooting death of 8-year-old girl

Jan. 18, 2022 16:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three police officers have been charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment after firing their weapons in the direction of a crowd of people exiting a high school football game outside of Philadelphia, killing an 8-year-old girl and injuring three people. ...

University of Kansas won't share hazing report with police

Jan. 16, 2022 13:29 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas suspended two fraternities for hazing earlier this month, but officials don't plan to share their investigation with police. Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta were both suspended from campus for five years because of the incidents...

Students rally for stronger school health, safety protocols

Jan. 14, 2022 18:44 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — About 100 Seattle students gathered outside the Seattle Public Schools district headquarters Friday seeking stronger safety protocols after increasing COVID-19 cases and safety threats recently shut some schools. Students want Seattle schools to be more transparent...

Vermont Supreme Court upholds order to close gun school

Jan. 14, 2022 18:18 PM EST

The Vermont Supreme Court upheld Friday a lower court order that the owner of an unpermitted firearms training school that has drawn complaints about noise and intimidation from neighbors demolish any unpermitted buildings on the Pawlet property and pay more than $46,600. In its...

Two teens dead, one injured in Utah shooting

Jan. 13, 2022 16:35 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two teenagers are dead and a third is critically injured after a shooting on a sidewalk in suburban Salt Lake City. Police say the shooting in West Valley City stemmed from a dispute between two groups of students associated with different schools. More than...

Spending, crime, conservative issues top Kemp's Georgia plan

Jan. 13, 2022 14:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Laying out a plan for “a safer, stronger Georgia” that includes more money for teachers and schools and an effort to crack down on crime, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp made his case for reelection Thursday. “By keeping our state open for business, bringing record...

Not-guilty plea entered for teen in Michigan school shooting

Jan. 12, 2022 15:24 PM EST

A Michigan teenager charged in a mass shooting that left four students dead at his high school made his first appearance in trial court Wednesday. Ethan Crumbley, 15, was arraigned in Oakland County Circuit Court via video from the jail where he is being held on first-degree murder,...

Parts of New England to see extreme cold, closures this week

Jan. 10, 2022 15:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The New England states are bracing for extreme cold that is already closing some schools and threatening the power grid this week. Boston, the state's largest public school district, announced Monday that schools will not open Tuesday because of expected extremely...

Grambling mayor concerned about GSU's proposal for barrier

Jan. 09, 2022 11:49 AM EST

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — A proposed $18 million security barrier around Grambling State University could kill the City of Grambling, Mayor Ed Jones said. “I know they don’t want the city to die, and if they’re just making a decision solely looking at the university, that’s...