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Secret Service goes on the road to help curb school violence

Feb. 18, 2020 4:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is taking its effort to curb school violence on the road to help thousands of educators, law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals and others learn how to identify people who may be threats. The latest stop in the Secret Service tour is this week in Miami,...

Wisconsin guard Brad Davison (34) makes a lay up against Nebraska forward Kevin Cross (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/John Peterson)

Davison, Badgers send Huskers to 10th straight loss 81-64

Feb. 15, 2020 5:28 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Brad Davison couldn’t hit a shot in practice the last two days, but that changed Saturday when he scored 30 points on 8-of-11 3-point shooting to lead Wisconsin to an 81-64 win and send Nebraska to its school-record tying 10th straight loss 81-64 on Saturday. “I’ve...

Northeastern defeats Coll. Of Charleston 65-51

Feb. 15, 2020 2:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Maxime Boursiquot scored 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Northeastern topped College of Charleston 65-51 on Saturday. Jordan Roland had 17 points for the Huskies (13-13, 7-7 Colonial Athletic Conference) and Bolden Brace 13. The game was tied at 33 at the half but Boursiquot had two layups...

Ohio teen accused of planning explosion at school indicted

Feb. 14, 2020 3:25 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A teenager who planned to set off an explosive device at an Ohio high school and called police about a hoax hostage situation at a Kansas elementary school has been indicted on federal charges, prosecutors said Friday. Allen Martin Kenna, 18, has been charged with attempted use of an...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. A Florida law that allows judges to bar anyone deemed dangerous from possessing firearms has been used 3,500 times since its enactment after the 2018 high school massacre. An Associated Press analysis shows the law is being used unevenly around the state. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Florida 'red flag' gun law used 3,500 times since Parkland

Feb. 14, 2020 11:49 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old man who posted on Facebook, “I don't know why I don't go on a killing spree." A West Palm Beach couple who shot up their home while high on cocaine. A 31-year-old Gulf Coast man who pointed a semiautomatic rifle at a motorcyclist. All four Florida...

Not guilty plea by suspect accused of making game threat

Feb. 14, 2020 9:52 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team. An indictment unsealed late last year in federal court in Columbus accuses Daniel Rippy of making the “electronic...

Newtown families in lawsuit get access to shooter's computer

Feb. 13, 2020 5:29 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Families of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting will have access to the shooter's computer as part of their lawsuit against gun maker Remington. A state Superior Court judge in Waterbury, Connecticut, signed off on a stipulated agreement Thursday between the...

Police: Father storms onto bus with pistol in Missouri

Feb. 13, 2020 2:31 PM EST

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A father who was upset that a student had been fighting with one of his children stormed onto a middle school bus with a loaded pistol in suburban St. Louis and threatened everyone onboard, authorities say. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Christian Goodson was charged...

FILE - In this Friday June 9, 2017 file photo, students are led out of school as members of the Fountain Police Department take part in an Active Shooter Response Training exercise at Fountain Middle School in Fountain, Colo. The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)

Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills

Feb. 13, 2020 9:51 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The American Federation of Teachers...

Lawmakers defend Michigan student charged over gun photo

Feb. 11, 2020 10:12 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State lawmakers and a gun rights group on Tuesday called for changes to Michigan's terrorism law after a Lake Superior State University student was charged for posting a photo of his rifle on social media and saying it would make “snowflakes melt.” Lucas Gerhard, 20,...