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Joseph Soares, chairman of the department of sociology at Wake Forest University, sits in his office on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Soares is disappointed that university leaders have yet to give a meaningful response after a series of anonymous and threatening emails were sent to his department last September. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)

Racist threats rattle students, faculty at university

Jan. 25, 2020 10:21 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Three months after a set of anonymous, threatening, racist, antisemitic and homophobic emails sent a wave of fear through the sociology department at Wake Forest University, the department chairman says he's still waiting for university leaders to announce a meaningful response....

Wyoming teen pleads guilty to bringing guns to school

Jan. 24, 2020 6:34 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming teenager told a judge his biological father had died just days before he brought two guns to his eighth-grade English class with what he said was an “intent to threaten others.” Dale Warner, now 15, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of possession of a deadly...

New Mexico State University suspends fraternity over hazing

Jan. 24, 2020 4:30 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University suspended a fraternity for five years after a student was shot in the leg during an initiation event, officials said. The Kappa Sigma fraternity held the November event at a campground in Cloudcroft, The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Thursday. Kappa...

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...

Alabama parents arrested after child fires gun at school

Jan. 24, 2020 2:36 PM EST

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — The parents of an Alabama first-grader were taken into custody after the child accidentally fired a gun at school Friday, officials said. The incident happened at J.E. Hobbs Elementary School in rural Wilcox County, where District Attorney Michael Jackson said a 6-year-old boy brought a...

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...

Student beaten with skateboards, 2 others stabbed in fight

Jan. 23, 2020 8:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A teenager was beaten with skateboards and two others were stabbed Thursday in an afternoon fight near a Los Angeles middle school, officials said. A boy, believed to be 12 or 13 years old, pulled out a pair of scissors and confronted a group of students near Mulholland Middle School in...

In this Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020, booking photo provided by the Tomball, Texas, Police Department is Mark Davis. Davis, a history and geography teacher at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball who authorities say brought a handgun to school and made threatening comments about colleagues was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Tomball police say Davis is charged with possessing a weapon in a prohibited place and threatening to exhibit or use a firearm at a school. (Tomball Texas Police Department

Texas teacher accused of bringing handgun to school

Jan. 23, 2020 5:53 PM EST

TOMBALL, Texas (AP) — A Texas teacher who authorities say brought a handgun to school and made threatening comments about colleagues has been arrested. Mark Davis, a history and geography teacher at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball, located northwest of Houston, was arrested Wednesday. Tomball...

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...