Latest School violence News

The Latest: Suspected shooter still in critical condition

Nov. 15, 2019 11:53 AM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California high school in which two students were killed (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Officials say the 16-year-old boy suspected of killing two students at his high school outside Los Angeles remains in critical condition. Henry Mayo...

4 juveniles charged after planning to bring knives to school

Nov. 15, 2019 11:47 AM EST

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Four Connecticut high school students are facing breach of peace charges after allegedly planning to bring knives to school. Police say the male students from Fitch High School in Groton planned to bring the knives to school on Friday. Authorities received complaints from students and...

Officials looking for motive in California school shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 11:33 AM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators worked to figure out why a boy known as a “regular kid” opened fire outside a Southern California high school on his 16th birthday, killing two students and wounding more before turning the gun on himself. Investigators so far offered no motive for...

Sheriff: FBI called after 14-year-old threatens 2 schools

Nov. 15, 2019 11:03 AM EST

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff in South Carolina says a 14-year-old has been arrested after threatening two schools. Sumter County deputies said the threats were serious, but did not appear to be credible. Still, Sheriff Anthony Dennis was so concerned about them he called in the FBI and is considering an...

AP Photos: Hong Kong protesters resort to medieval weapons

Nov. 15, 2019 8:26 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters, including student, who barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong’s universities have tried to turn the campuses into armed camps, resorting to medieval weapons to stop police from entering the grounds. Their weapons include bows and arrows, catapults and hundreds of...

The Latest: Hong Kong highway blocked after deadline passes

Nov. 15, 2019 7:16 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8 p.m. Protesters in Hong Kong have once again blocked a highway in an outlying area after the government did not meet their demand that it pledge to go ahead with local elections later this month. Traffic was backed up Friday...

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...