Latest School shootings News

University, parents didn't settle lawsuit over slain student

May. 21, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah did not reach a settlement after two days of mediation with the parents of slain track star Lauren McCluskey who filed a $56 million lawsuit over her death in 2018. The McCluskeys' attorney Jim McConkie described the talks as frank but unsuccessful, The Salt...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, a photograph of University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was fatally shot on campus, is projected on the video board before the start of an NCAA college football game between Oregon and Utah in Salt Lake City. The parents of a University of Utah student killed on campus by an ex-boyfriend said Monday they feel a fresh sense of betrayal after new allegations surfaced that a police officer investigating her report kept explicit photos that were intended as evidence. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

New probe ordered of explicit-photo claims in student death

May. 19, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state will open a new investigation into allegations that a University of Utah police officer showed off photos in an extortion case reported by a woman who was later killed, a case that has roiled the institution. Officer Miguel Deras on Tuesday denied the allegations unearthed...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, a photograph of University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was fatally shot on campus, is projected on the video board before the start of an NCAA college football game between Oregon and Utah in Salt Lake City. The parents of a University of Utah student killed on campus by an ex-boyfriend said Monday they feel a fresh sense of betrayal after new allegations surfaced that a police officer investigating her report kept explicit photos that were intended as evidence. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Fresh misconduct claims surface in student's shooting death

May. 18, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a University of Utah student killed on campus by an ex-boyfriend said Monday they feel a fresh sense of betrayal after new allegations surfaced that a police officer investigating her report kept explicit photos that were intended as evidence. Jill and Matt McCluskey...

In these photos released Monday, May 18, 2020, by the Laramie County Sheriff's Office, is Cheyenne, Wyoming teacher Danelle Moyte. Moyte was charged with first-degree murder for the death of her boyfriend, 39-year-old Christopher Garcia. Garcia died after being shot in Cheyenne on Saturday, May 16. Moyte faces a charge of second-degree homicide and remains jailed. (Laramie County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Elementary teacher charged in deadly Wyoming shooting

May. 18, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man is dead and an elementary school teacher jailed on a charge of first-degree murder after a shooting in Wyoming's capital city. Deputies arrested 33-year-old Danell Moyte on Saturday for the death of her boyfriend, 39-year-old Christopher Garcia, according to the Laramie County...

Sergeant fired in school shooting response to get job back

May. 14, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's sergeant fired because he sat in a parked car during a 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will get his job back along with back pay, according to a statement from the union that represents deputies. The arbitrator dismissed the case...

Ex-security guard charged in shooting of teens on bus

May. 12, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former university security guard has been charged with aggravated assault and other counts in a shooting on a Philadelphia bus last month that wounded three teenagers and injured a woman. The Philadelphia district attorney's office said Tuesday 24-year-old Brandon Ferguson is facing...

Recent Missouri editorials

May. 12, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

The Jefferson City News-Tribune, May 7 We’re glad to see the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t affecting the state’s ability to test a backlog of rape kits. By January, various state agencies had a total backlog of more than 7,000 untested kits, according to a story we recently published. Last year, we...

Prosecutors clear Oshkosh officer in school shooting

May. 11, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday cleared an Oshkosh school liaison officer who shot a student during a fight last year of any criminal wrongdoing. Winnebago County Assistant District Attorney Anthony S. Prekop said a state Department of Justice investigation determined that Officer Michael...

In this May 14, 2019, photo shooting victim Josh Jones, arrives on crutches with his parents David, in back, and Lorie, left, before speaking to the media for the first time since the shooting at STEM school in Littleton, Colo. Jones along with fellow student Brendan Bialy helped disarm one of two gunmen that entered their school killing their classmate Kendrick Castillo and wounding others. Faith and a newfound sense of purpose have helped Jones cope over the past year, even as he ponders — without answers — why he and his friends have had to deal with this tragedy at their age and how others don’t have to know what it feels like. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

Colorado shooting victim now focused on helping others

May. 9, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Josh Jones sometimes reaches down to feel the scars on his legs, the skin still slightly numb to his touch. It’s the physical reminder of when Jones, then a high school senior, was shot twice in his English class on May 7, 2019, after leaping from his desk to disarm a classmate...

Ex-Florida sheriff's removal lawsuit dismissed

May. 7, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the due process rights of a former Florida sheriff ousted by the governor following the Parkland high school massacre were not violated when the state Senate refused to reinstate him. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker dismissed ex-Broward County Sheriff...