Latest School shootings News

Galveston repeals gun regulations to avoid city lawsuit

Jan. 24, 2020 3:16 PM EST

GALVESTON, TX (AP) — The Galveston City Council voted to scrap an ordinance that prevented gun shops and shooting ranges from being located near schools or places of worship. The City Council approved the amended land-use regulations in a unanimous vote Thursday to comply with state law and avoid a...

FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, police and others are seen outside a recreation center where students are reunited with their parents after a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo. The security guard who accidentally injured two students while shooting at a deputy whom he thought was a shooter will not be criminally charged, but he must complete community service and attend a diversion program for improper use of a weapon on school grounds, a special prosecutor said Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

STEM school security guard not charged for gun at school

Jan. 24, 2020 3:06 PM EST

A security guard who accidentally injured two students while trying to stop a mass shooting at a school in a Denver suburb will not be criminally charged, but must complete community service, a special prosecutor said Friday. “Although it was illegal for him to have a gun on the premises, our investigation...

9-year-old shot in drive-by outside California school

Jan. 23, 2020 11:57 PM EST

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl on a playground was shot by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting outside a Southern California elementary school, authorities said Thursday. The girl, who authorities initially said was 10 years old, was struck shortly before 11:30 a.m. during a car-to-car shooting...

Panel advances bill requiring armed officers at schools

Jan. 23, 2020 3:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to require police officers assigned to Kentucky schools to be armed won unanimous approval Thursday from the Senate Education Committee. The committee action, advancing the measure to the full Senate, came on the second anniversary of the shooting at Marshall County High School...

Oklahoma City man sentenced for hoax mass shooting threat

Jan. 23, 2020 11:26 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 43-year-old Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after admitting to making a hoax threat of a mass shooting at a community college. Court records show David Aaron Jacobs was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to conveying false or misleading...

Caprice Cortez, Faith Goodsell, Autumn Barton and Mykaylla Darrow, all teammates on the Grantsville High School girls soccer team that Alexis Haynie played on, stand together at a candlelight vigil for the Haynie family at City Park in Grantsville, Utah, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Police say four members of the Haynie family were killed and one injured after being shot by a teenage family member on Jan. 17. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Teen charged as adult in fatal family shooting in Utah

Jan. 22, 2020 8:55 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teenager shot and killed his mother and sister as they returned from school pickup, then waited for two more siblings to come home and killed them, prosecutors said Wednesday. Colin “CJ” Haynie, 16, tried to kill his father as well, but the older man managed to...

Houston ISD discuss metal detectors after Bellaire shooting

Jan. 22, 2020 4:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Independent School District officials are exploring options to increase security, including the addition of metal detectors, following a deadly shooting at one district high school. Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan wrote in a blog post Tuesday that adding metal detectors will...

Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz speaks with one of his defense attorneys, Gabe Ermine, before a hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Florida school shooting trauma affects young witness

Jan. 22, 2020 11:10 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A young student who witnessed the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school is still too traumatized by the experience to give a formal statement and possibly testify at trial, her lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Jay Cohen said the 17-year-old girl is still in mental health...

More North Carolina counties pass Second Amendment measures

Jan. 22, 2020 7:54 AM EST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — As more North Carolina counties pass resolutions supporting gun rights, one decided against calling itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” while another was urged by the mother of a school shooting victim to be careful. The Cabarrus County Commission unanimously passed...

School shooting victim's dad named to Florida school board

Jan. 21, 2020 3:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The father of a student slain in Florida's 2018 high school massacre is being appointed to the state Board of Education. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he has appointed Ryan Petty to the board that oversees education policy in the state. Petty's 14-year-old daughter...