Latest Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School News

Florida school shooting suspect due back in court

Jan. 17, 2019 10:55 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is due back in court for more motions from defense lawyers. Cruz's lawyers want Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Friday to hold the Broward Sheriff's Office in contempt of court for improperly providing the suspect's medical...

Horror movie release moved from school shooting anniversary

Jan. 16, 2019 8:39 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A horror movie called "Happy Death Day 2U" is getting a new release date following complaints its original release date coincided with the Florida school shooting anniversary. Universal Pictures released a statement Wednesday saying the film's North American release would be moved from Feb. 14...

Hearing delayed on school shooting suspect's guard contact

Jan. 16, 2019 2:12 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A hearing has been delayed on whether Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should still be supervised by a corrections officer he's accused of assaulting. The hearing set Wednesday was postponed because a court reporter became ill. It was reset for Friday. Cruz's...

Defense seeks evidence from school shooting commission

Jan. 15, 2019 3:03 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz sought Tuesday to pry loose evidence for his defense from a state commission that investigated last year's Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The commission did dozens of interviews and...

Student, teacher unveil school massacre memorial garden

Jan. 14, 2019 3:38 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida school where 14 students and three staff members were killed in a shooting nearly a year ago now has a garden honoring their lives. News outlets report the memorial garden at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland was unveiled Sunday. The colorful flowers bloom in front...

New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

Jan. 11, 2019 6:59 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, saying he "repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership." The Republican governor flew...

The Latest: Florida sheriff says he'll fight suspension

Jan. 11, 2019 5:29 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the suspension of a Florida sheriff whose deputies were assigned to protect the school where 17 died in a February massacre. (all times local): 5:23 p.m. The Florida sheriff who was suspended for his office's handling of a Feb. 14 school massacre says he's...

New Florida gov to 'hold government officials accountable'

Jan. 10, 2019 8:14 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's new governor has scheduled a news conference in the county where the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre occurred and where some victims' parents are pushing for the removal of the local sheriff. Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to speak at Broward County's public...

New Florida governor pushed to remove sheriff over massacre

Jan. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — With Florida's new governor taking office, some parents of students killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre are pushing for the removal of the local sheriff. Gov. Ron DeSantis in his inaugural address Tuesday said he would hold local officials accountable for any...

Prosecutors want trial date in Florida school shooting

Jan. 8, 2019 3:38 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors pushed a judge Tuesday to set a trial date this fall for Nikolas Cruz in the 2018 Valentine's Day Florida school massacre that killed 17 people. At a hearing, Assistant State Attorney Jeff Marcus said the case is fairly uncomplicated despite its notoriety and...