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Police: Officers involved in teen's shooting followed policy

Aug. 18, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police department's internal investigation of four officers involved in the fatal shooting of a high school student found that they followed procedures. The investigation concluded that the force used by Knoxville police when 17-year-old Anthony...

School shooter's attorneys drop contentious brain exam

Aug. 17, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz reversed course Wednesday and said they will not present at his ongoing penalty trial results of a highly contentious brain exam they had said supports their contention the mass murderer suffers from fetal alcohol...

Ex-Vegas teacher, pastor gets prison time in child sex case

Aug. 16, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas elementary school teacher and church pastor has been sentenced to six to 15 years in prison and lifetime supervision as a sex offender after pleading guilty to a child sex crime. Reynaldo Cruz Crespin, 59, apologized Monday before a Clark County...

Testimony continues in sentencing of Freeman school shooter

Aug. 16, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Testimony resumed this week in the sentencing hearing for a man who killed one classmate and wounded three others at Freeman High School five years ago. In September 2017, then 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe brought several firearms to school and opened fire on his...

Student disarmed after pulling out gun at California school

Aug. 15, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A student was taken into custody after pulling out a loaded gun during a fight Monday at a central California high school, authorities said. The fight broke out during lunch at Lincoln High School in Stockton, police said in a statement. ...

Funeral set for Virginia college student shot to death

Aug. 14, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A funeral service was scheduled for Monday for a Virginia university student whom police said was shot to death earlier this month. Zhykierra Zhane Guy, 22, of Henrico County was found in the passenger seat of a car that had been struck by gunfire in the...

School shooter's brain exams to be subject of court hearing

Aug. 14, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A defense mental health expert in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz can pinpoint when he realized the 23-year-old mass murderer still has “irrational thoughts” — the two were making small talk when Cruz began describing plans for an...

Arizona parents arrested trying to get in locked-down school

Aug. 13, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police arrested three Arizona parents, shocking two of them with stun guns, as they tried to force their way into a school that police locked down Friday after an armed man was seen trying to get on campus, authorities said. The parents were arrested as they tried...

EU diplomats visit West Bank school slated for demolition

Aug. 12, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

KAFR MALIK, West Bank (AP) — European representatives on Friday visited a small schoolhouse serving an impoverished Bedouin community in the occupied West Bank that is under threat of demolition by Israel. The EU funds such construction in order to help Palestinians maintain their...

Man enters plea in fatal shooting of high school athlete

Aug. 11, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting a West Virginia high school athlete a month before he graduated has agreed to a plea deal in the case. Dekotis Elijah Thomas, 20, entered a Kennedy plea Wednesday, which means he did not admit guilt but agreed that the...