Latest School violence News

Air vent contractor accused anew of spying on schoolgirls

Sep. 25, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A former heating and air conditioning contractor who was charged with recording girls in bathroom stalls at a Camden County school now faces additional charges for the same crime at a different school, authorities said. Cape May County prosecutors and Middle Township...

HBCU president: Student's BB gun suspension should be voided

Sep. 25, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — The president of a historically Black college has asked a Louisiana school superintendent to revoke the punishment of a fourth grader who was suspended from school because his teacher saw a BB gun in his room during a virtual lesson. Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough urged...

School, teen agree to end lawsuit over sexual assault note

Sep. 25, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Cape Elizabeth School Department has agreed to remove any record of discipline against a student who posted a note about sexual assault in a bathroom last year, ending an almost yearlong lawsuit. Aela Mansmann, 16, sued the district when her high school suspended her for posting...

Teen relative charged in killing Miami High football coach

Sep. 25, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 15-year-old relative of a high school football coach has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting him and stealing money from his home, Miami-Dade police said. The teen, who has a history of mental issues, faces second-degree murder and armed grand theft charges, according to an...

Court: $300K total liability cap for school shooting victims

Sep. 24, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a school district can't be forced to pay more than $300,000 total to the victims or their families in the Parkland high school massacre that left 17 people dead and another 17 wounded. Justices unanimously sided with Broward County...

4th grader suspended for moving BB gun during virtual class

Sep. 24, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — A fourth grader at a Louisiana elementary school was suspended from school after he picked up a BB gun his younger brother tripped over and placed it in view of his computer's camera while taking a virtual class, officials said. Woodmere Elementary student Ka Mauri Harrison was...

LSU police investigate reports of hazing at fraternities

Sep. 22, 2020 3:54 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University police were called to investigate two complaints of hazing at campus fraternities last week, according to police reports. A complaint detailing “criminal hazing” at Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the university in Baton Rouge on Sept. 13 was...

Nevada joins federal lawsuit against campus Title IX changes

Sep. 21, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has joined 17 other states and the District of Columbia in a federal lawsuit arguing that U.S. Department of Education changes to university Title IX regulations weaken student protections against sexual harassment and violence. State Attorney General Aaron Ford announced...

Man claims self defense in fatal shooting of basketball star

Sep. 21, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man charged with murder in the midday shooting of a college basketball star on a Hartford street claimed self defense at his arraignment on Monday. Jason Stone, 33, of East Hartford turned himself in to police after 24-year-old Jaqhawn Walters was shot shortly after noon on...

This undated combination of photos made from video provided by the New York City Police Department, shows a man New York City police are seeking in connection with anti-Black and anti-Semitic graffiti found on a Manhattan college campus. The graffiti, including a swastika and racist statements, was scrawled on the side of New York University's Silver Center For Arts & Science around 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 police said. (New York Police Department via AP)

Anti-Black, anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on NYU building

Sep. 18, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A state hate crimes task force will assist a New York City police investigation into anti-Black and anti-Semitic graffiti found on a Manhattan college campus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. The graffiti, including a swastika and racist statements, was scrawled on the side of New York...