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Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 7, 2019 11:46 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack...

Prosecutors in Georgia county expanding victim counseling

Dec. 7, 2019 2:23 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors in Cobb County are teaming up with Kennesaw State University to provide counseling for victims of felony crimes. A news release from the Cobb County district attorney's office says the program will allow alumni and students from the master of social work program at the...

School district, Department of Justice reach settlement

Dec. 7, 2019 2:07 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington School District has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice over complaints of sex discrimination at an elementary school. Superintendent Yaw Obeng said the complaints were related to student-on-student bullying and harassment, particularly...

Report: Minority, disabled students suspended more often

Dec. 7, 2019 11:49 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s most disadvantaged students, especially Native American students, have missed a disproportionate number of school days due to out-of-school suspensions, referrals and arrests, according to an ACLU of Montana report released Wednesday. The report found that students...

Thwarted gun purchase presaged fatal stalking of wife

Dec. 7, 2019 10:02 AM EST

In the weeks before Keland Hill killed his estranged wife in front of their children outside an elementary school in Vancouver, he had been arrested twice for domestic violence, tried to buy a gun and appeared to be tracking his wife’s movements with a GPS monitor placed on her car. Shortly before the...

Officer who accidentally fired gun at school charged

Dec. 6, 2019 6:52 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A police officer who fired his weapon inside a southern New Mexico middle school is facing a firearm charge. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Las Cruces officer Francisco Estrada was charged Friday with a misdemeanor count of prohibited use of a firearm. Authorities say Estrada...

Man arrested after alleged threat to shoot day care center

Dec. 6, 2019 3:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening to shoot at a West Sacramento day care center, authorities said. No one was hurt. Officers responded to reports that a man was threatening a shooting at the Academy 4 Kids preschool and day care, and the day care center was...

Correction: California High School Shooting story

Dec. 6, 2019 1:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Nov. 21 about the unregistered gun used in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, The Associated Press did not include the first name of one of the two victims killed. She was Gracie Anne Muehlberger. A corrected version of the story is below: Teen used...

Sheriff urges media to keep school stabber's name secret

Dec. 6, 2019 11:24 AM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old Wisconsin high school student who was shot after he stabbed a police officer could face attempted homicide charges, but authorities are asking media outlets to keep his name secret out of fear of sparking copycat incidents. Oshkosh West High School resource officer...

Training grenade at Vermont school brings bomb squad

Dec. 6, 2019 10:06 AM EST

ROCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State Police bomb squad was called to the Rochester Elementary School after officials learned a student had what appeared to be a hand grenade. Police bomb experts quickly determined after they were called Thursday that the device was a practice grenade that could not...