Latest School violence News

School safety officer charged with murder in fatal shooting

Oct. 27, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A former school safety officer has been charged with murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman near a Southern California high school last month, prosecutors said Wednesday. Eddie Gonzalez, 51, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday...

Flouting White House, Florida penalizes school districts

Oct. 27, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida has withheld funding from two school districts over their coronavirus mask mandates, flouting threats from White House officials who warned that such penalties would violate federal law. School officials in Alachua and...

Kleefisch downplays threats targeting school board members

Oct. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch downplayed threats against school board members, saying recently that she would "love” for those targeted with anger during the pandemic to have experienced what she and former Gov. Scott Walker did during the Act 10 union protests a...

Garland defends school board memo amid Republican criticism

Oct. 27, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday defended a memo aimed at combating threats against school officials nationwide while Republicans insisted he rescind the directive. He signaled he had no plans to do so despite their criticism. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 27, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Florida Senate must reject Dr. Ladapo confirmation In Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Gov. Ron DeSantis not only hired a hardline sycophant but found a miscreant of a medical professional who apparently doesn’t care...

Second student arrested after gun found at SC high school

Oct. 27, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A second student faces charges after a firearm that was found at Richland Northeast High School. A 14-year-old girl has been charged with possession of a firearm on school property, possession of a pistol under 18, and unlawful carry of a pistol,...

Tuskegee band members threaten strike, demand more support

Oct. 26, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Members of the Tuskegee University marching band are threatening to quit performing at school events to protest what they say is a lack of resources and support. Concerned members of the Marching Crimson Pipers released a statement Saturday through...

Youngkin's school warnings intensify the GOP's suburban push

Oct. 25, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin wants voters in Virginia to hear an urgent message: Your children are in danger. In a speech in Northern Virginia's suburbs last week, the Republican candidate for governor highlighted the murky case of a student who allegedly...

School steps up security after students have gun, ammunition

Oct. 25, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Officials at Brockton High School imposed new safety measures Monday after a student was found with a gun earlier this month and another student posted a photo of himself with ammunition on social media last week. Students and visitors had to pass...

Student injured in shooting at Morgan State University

Oct. 24, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Morgan State University student who was injured in a shooting on campus is expected to make a full recovery, Morgan State University President David K. Wilson said in a statement Sunday. The Baltimore Sun reports that officers responded to reports of...