Latest Parkland, Florida, school shooting News

'Turf wars' alarm Florida panel probing Parkland shooting

Dec. 12, 2019 12:31 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury looking into last year's Parkland school shooting chided schools, law enforcement and other local jurisdictions over continued "turf wars" that could hamper the response to another crisis. In a report released late Wednesday, the statewide grand jury said the...

As Newtown students grow up, some turn to activism

Dec. 11, 2019 9:27 AM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — They were children themselves when they lost siblings, friends, and schoolmates in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Too young to comprehend the massacre, they spent years in shock and denial. Seven years later, some young people in Newtown, still struggling with the...

Judge to consider delaying trial start in Parkland massacre

Dec. 10, 2019 4:26 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The judge overseeing the case of Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz said Tuesday she will consider a defense request to delay the start of trial beyond late January. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer set a Dec. 19 date for arguments on the motion by defense...

Wisconsin officers on front lines in 2 student shootings

Dec. 3, 2019 6:29 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin high school resource officers have found themselves on the front lines in two student shootings in the past two days, underscoring how police in schools can face life-or-death situations and likely adding to the debate over the best ways to respond to school threats. An...

Student in custody after shooting at Milwaukee-area school

Dec. 2, 2019 8:00 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A police officer shot an armed male student in a classroom at a suburban Milwaukee high school Monday morning after the teenager pointed a gun at officers, a police chief said. Officers performed life-saving measures on the 17-year-old Waukesha South High School student, who is in custody...

Ex-Florida sheriff in school shooting sues over ouster

Nov. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida sheriff ousted following the Parkland high school massacre is suing over his removal from office. Attorneys for ex-Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel say a federal lawsuit contends Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Senate deprived him of due process and failed...

Florida judge draws town’s wrath over school violence case

Nov. 16, 2019 3:13 PM EST

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — Anxieties multiplied quickly across Baker County, a mostly rural community of 28,000 in northern Florida, when news spread that a 15-year-old had planned a massacre at the county’s only high school. "MAKE SURE THE TEACHERS ARE DEAD," he ranted in a notebook. "Then rinse...

Secret Service study: School attackers showed warning signs

Nov. 7, 2019 4:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most students who committed deadly school attacks over the past decade were badly bullied, had a history of disciplinary trouble and their behavior concerned others but was never reported, according to a U.S. Secret Service study released Thursday. In at least four cases, attackers wanted...

Investigation clears assistant principal over mass shooting

Nov. 5, 2019 7:58 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A school district investigation cleared one of three assistant principals who were reassigned following the 2018 mass shooting at a Florida high school. The South Florida SunSentinel reports Winfred Porter Jr. and two colleagues at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were...

New Florida sheriff to run against ousted predecessor

Nov. 4, 2019 7:19 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff who took office after the previous sheriff was suspended over the Parkland high school massacre will run to keep his job. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony announced his campaign Monday for the 2020 election. Tony will face former sheriff Scott Israel in the...