Latest School shootings News

The Latest: Boy suspected of firing BBs at California school

Nov. 15, 2019 10:22 AM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at the Southern California high school (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Police say a 9-year-old boy is suspected of shooting three other students with a BB gun at a Southern California elementary school around the same time a student carried out a fatal...

Student opens fire in California high school, killing 2

Nov. 15, 2019 9:55 AM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said. The attacker was hospitalized in critical condition,...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

LA suburb mourns student victims after school shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 7:04 AM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A boy described as bright, quiet and “normal” pulled a gun from his backpack on his 16th birthday and opened fire at his high school before saving the last bullet for himself, authorities said. The shooting that killed two teenagers and wounded three others...

California school shooting suspect described as quiet, smart

Nov. 15, 2019 1:09 AM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — People who knew the 16-year-old boy suspected of killing two students in a burst of gunfire at a high school outside Los Angeles described him as a quiet, smart kid who they’d never expect to turn violent. One fellow junior at Saugus High School said the suspect is a Boy...

Student opens fire in California high school, killing 2

Nov. 14, 2019 11:35 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said. The attacker was hospitalized in critical...

The Latest: Officials: 5 California students shot in seconds

Nov. 14, 2019 11:06 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Southern California high school (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities say the biography on an Instagram account believed to belong to the gunman who killed two students at his California high school said, “Saugus, have fun at school...

Teen SC school shooter gets life for killing 1st grader

Nov. 14, 2019 7:19 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A school shooter who was 14 when he killed a first grader on a school playground in South Carolina after killing his father in their home was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. Jesse Osborne targeted Townville Elementary School because he had spent seven years there....

Florida gun activists rally amid California school shooting

Nov. 14, 2019 5:55 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of students from across Florida descended on their state Capitol demanding action on gun control Thursday, a day when a deadly school shooting in California prompted panic, helplessness and determination. Two students were killed and three others were wounded when a fellow...

The Latest: School shooter gets life without parole

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for a teenager in a South Carolina school shooting (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A school shooter who was 14 when he killed a first grader on a school playground in South Carolina has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Judge Lawton...