Latest Parkland, Florida school shooting News

Teacher says Cruz posed as student months before shooting

Oct. 13, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Records released by prosecutors reveal that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz trespassed on school grounds about six months before the massacre that left 17 dead. A Parkland computer science teacher says she saw Cruz on the first day of school in August 2017, carrying a...

New documentary on Parkland shooting shows graphic footage

Oct. 13, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The first full length documentary on the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead shows graphic cellphone footage from inside the school and much of it is not blurred. Charlie Minn is the director of "Parkland: Inside Building 12", a graphic, two-hour retelling of the Valentine's Day...

Michael forces postponement of school shooting hearing

Oct. 8, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre announced Monday that it is postponing this week's scheduled meeting because of Hurricane Michael. Some members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission are law enforcement, education and state officials from...

The Latest: Hurricane delays Florida school shooting meeting

Oct. 8, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is postponing this week's scheduled meeting because of Hurricane Michael. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety...

AP: Lawmakers buy industry fix to protect schools from guns

Oct. 2, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

Security companies spent years pushing schools to buy more products — from "ballistic attack-resistant" doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to confuse a shooter. But sales were slow, and industry's campaign to free up taxpayer money for upgrades had stalled. That changed last February, when...

Cruz defense seeks more witnesses in Parkland shooting

Sep. 26, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz told a judge Wednesday they want to interview potentially hundreds of witnesses that prosecutors have placed off limits in the massacre that killed 17 people The Cruz lawyers asked Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer to...

AP: No widespread changes in gun laws after recent shootings

Sep. 26, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a panel to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure its members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, representing views across the...

AP: No sea change on gun laws in wake of mass shootings

Sep. 26, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich appointed panel members who supported the Second Amendment and came from across the political spectrum. Their work accelerated...

Florida teen charged after Instagram school shooting threat

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 AM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida 13-year-old who threatened to shoot up a school in a group chat on Instagram now faces a felony charge after another juvenile alerted adults. A Pembroke Pines police news release says the boy was arrested Monday on a charge of making a false report concerning the use...

Parkland survivor urges Congress to reject Trump court pick

Sep. 7, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A student who survived the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, urged senators Friday to reject the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Aalayah Eastmond said that if Kavanaugh doesn't have the decency to shake hands with the...