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Texas judge orders sheriff, school district to release Uvalde school shooting records

Jul. 15, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

The school district and sheriff’s office in Uvalde must release their records and documents related to the Robb Elementary School shooting — including police body camera footage, 911 calls and communications, a Texas district court judge ruled last week. A group of news...

Judge says Nashville school shooter's writings can't be released as victims' families have copyright

Jul. 05, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The writings of the person who killed three 9-year-olds and three adults at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville last year cannot be released to the public, a judge ruled. Chancery Court Judge I’Ashea Myles found that The Covenant School...

How charges against 2 Uvalde school police officers are still leaving some families frustrated

Jun. 29, 2024 01:37 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two indictments against former Uvalde, Texas, schools police officers are the first charges brought against law enforcement for the botched response that saw hundreds of officers wait more than an hour to confront an 18-year-old gunman who killed 19 fourth-grade students and...

Survivor of Parkland school massacre wins ownership of shooter's name in lawsuit settlement

Jun. 27, 2024 23:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The most severely wounded survivor of the 2018 massacre at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School now owns shooter Nikolas Cruz's name, and Cruz cannot give any interviews without his permission, under a settlement reached in a lawsuit. Under...

Judge stops parents' effort to collect on $50M Alex Jones owes for saying Newtown shooting was hoax

Jun. 27, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday stopped an effort by the parents of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to begin collecting on some of the $50 million they won in a lawsuit against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over his false claims that the massacre was a hoax. ...

US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis

Jun. 26, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday declared gun violence a public health crisis, driven by the fast-growing number of injuries and deaths involving firearms in the country. The advisory issued by Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation's top doctor, came as the U.S....

Teen sentenced after pleading guilty to 2022 shooting near Chicago high school that killed 2 teens

Jun. 18, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A teenager who pleaded guilty to a 2022 shooting near a Chicago high school that killed two teens and wounded two others has been sentenced to more than four decades in prison. A Cook County judge sentenced Christian Acevedo, 18, after he pleaded guilty Monday to two...

When violence and trauma visit American places, a complex question follows: Demolish, or press on?

Jun. 18, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Last week in Parkland, Florida, wrecking equipment began demolishing the building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman's rampage in 2018 ended with 17 people dead. As the rumble of destruction echoed, people in the community set to explaining exactly why...

Nashville court grapples with details on school shooter that were leaked to media

Jun. 17, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys fighting over the release of documents involving a 2023 Nashville elementary school shooting pleaded with a judge Monday to finally issue a ruling settling the matter, their request taking on a more desperate tone amid the recent publication of leaked records...

What we know about the fight between conspiracist Alex Jones and Sandy Hook families over his assets

Jun. 15, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Bombastic conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to liquidate his personal assets as he owes $1.5 billion for his false claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which killed 20 first graders and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax. ...