Latest Parkland, Florida, school shooting News

Jury selection set Jan. 27 in Florida school shooting

Oct. 17, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The trial of Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz is set to begin in January. A judge issued an order Thursday to begin jury selection on Jan. 27 in a trial involving the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people and wounded 17...

Florida commission says mental health system needs overhaul

Oct. 16, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's mental health system is underfunded and needs to be overhauled, with better coordination between providers, law enforcement and educators, the commission investigating last year's high school massacre recommended to the legislature Wednesday. The Marjory Stoneman...

Man convicted of posting threats in Florida school shooting

Oct. 9, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been convicted of posting online threats and sending malicious messages to relatives of victims of the 2018 Florida school shooting. Court records show 22-year-old Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, was found guilty on Tuesday by a federal jury of...

Man convicted of harassing Parkland victims' families

Oct. 8, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been convicted of using Instagram to harass the families of students killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school. Court records show that 22-year-old Brandon Fleury was found guilty in Fort Lauderdale federal court Tuesday of cyberstalking and...

Trial begins for man accused of harassing victims' families

Oct. 1, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has testified he thought he was being stalked by a California man accused of using Instagram to harass the families of students killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school. The Sun Sentinel reports Max Schachter took the witness stand Tuesday, the first day...

Judge: Florida school shooting prosecutor won't be removed

Sep. 26, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request by defense attorneys in the Florida high school massacre case to remove the state's prosecutors because they won't reconsider seeking the death penalty. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer ruled Thursday that she was denying the defense motion to...

Report critical of sheriff's post-Parkland suspension

Sep. 25, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The sheriff suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis over the Parkland high school shooting should be reinstated, a Florida Senate official said Wednesday, arguing the governor failed to show the sheriff's policies or alleged negligence were to blame for the massacre of 17 people....

Hearing on Florida school shooting prosecutor removal effort

Sep. 9, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has set a hearing on an attempt by defense attorneys in Florida's high school massacre case to remove the state prosecutors because they won't reconsider seeking the death penalty for the defendant. Attorneys for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz say in a court motion that...

Florida school shooting defense wants prosecutors removed

Sep. 4, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys in Florida's high school massacre case want a judge to remove the current prosecutors because they won't reconsider seeking the death penalty for the defendant. Attorneys for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz say in a court motion that Broward State Attorney Michael...

High-capacity magazines get new scrutiny as Congress returns

Sep. 2, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawmakers around the country are making a renewed push to ban high-capacity magazines that gunmen have used in many recent massacres, allowing them to inflict mass casualties at a startling rate before police can stop the carnage. Nine states have passed laws restricting magazine capacity to...