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Uvalde shooting victims seek $27B, class action in lawsuit

Dec. 02, 2022 23:08 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Victims of the Uvalde school shooting that left 21 people dead have filed a lawsuit against local and state police, the city and other school and law enforcement officials seeking $27 billion due to delays in confronting the attacker, court documents show. The...

Mississippi college student found shot to death on campus

Dec. 02, 2022 18:43 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A suspect is in custody after the shooting death of a Jackson State University student in Mississippi, the university's president said Friday. The student was found dead Friday morning inside a Dodge Charger in a campus parking lot. Hinds County Coroner Sharon...

Uvalde sues local prosecutor over school shooting records

Dec. 01, 2022 17:44 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The city of Uvalde sued the local prosecutor's office Thursday seeking access to records and other investigative materials on the May shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 children and two teachers dead, a move that highlights ongoing tensions over the slow police...

Former student alleges abuse at Missouri Military Academy

Nov. 30, 2022 16:46 PM EST

MEXICO, Mo. (AP) — A former student at the Missouri Military Academy alleges in a lawsuit that school administrators did nothing to stop routine beatings he suffered at the school. The student filed a personal injury lawsuit this week against the school in Mexico, Missouri, which...

NMSU coach offers condolences to family of slain UNM student

Nov. 30, 2022 15:57 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State basketball coach Greg Heiar says he feels responsible for a fatal shooting that involved one of his players and has offered condolences to the family and friends of the deceased University of New Mexico student. Heiar gave a news conference...

Ohio House passes bill to make hoax emergency calls a felony

Nov. 30, 2022 14:07 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Intentional false reports about school shootings and other hoax emergency calls could be prosecuted as a felony under legislation passed by the Republican-led Ohio House on Wednesday. The bill would create a felony offense for “swatting,” which is when...

Oxford school shooting trial delayed by appeal by parents

Nov. 29, 2022 11:13 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed the January trial for the parents of the teenager who killed four students at his high school, a victory for defense lawyers who argue that involuntary manslaughter charges don't fit. The court ordered the state appeals...

Safety policy not enforced before Michigan school shooting

Nov. 28, 2022 18:30 PM EST

OXFORD, Mich. (AP) — Policies and procedures that could have prevented a mass shooting that left four students dead at a Michigan high school last year were approved earlier but never implemented, two former school board officials said Monday. Tom Donnelly and Korey Bailey, who...

Virginia football team to attend 3rd funeral in 5 days

Nov. 28, 2022 18:24 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's football team will travel to its third funeral in five days Wednesday to honor the life of Lavel Davis Jr., who was fatally shot on a bus along with two teammates after they returned to campus from a field trip. Davis, 20, and teammates...

Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre

Nov. 28, 2022 17:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last conversation Sandra Torres had with her 10-year-old daughter was about her nervous excitement over whether she’d make the all-star softball team. Hours later, Eliahna Torres was one of 19 children and two teachers massacred at their elementary school in Uvalde, Texas....