Latest Parkland, Florida school shooting News

Families of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker

May. 24, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of two students killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shootings are suing the gun manufacturer that built and the store that sold the weapon used in the attack that killed 17. The families of Jaime Guttenberg and Alex Schachter are suing American Outdoor Brands...

District docked pay for Parkland principal who lost daughter

May. 22, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An elementary school principal whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre says her school district lacks empathy and transparency. April Schentrup's daughter Carmen was one of 17 killed. She told school board members that the district tried to dock...

The Latest: Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

May. 20, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the Billboard Music Awards (all times local): 7:18 p.m. The youngest of the legendary Jackson musical family, Janet Jackson gave her first televised performance in nine years at the Billboard Music Awards. She was honored as the first black woman to receive the Billboard Icon Award on Sunday in Las...

Gunman blasted through door, lingered for about 30 minutes

May. 19, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said. Dmitrios Pagourtzis fired again through the wooden part...

The Latest: Wounded student attends school baseball game

May. 19, 2018 8:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A Santa Fe high school baseball team member who was wounded in the shooting attended the school's playoff game Saturday. Team member Rome Shubert had a bandage on his neck and was still wearing his...

Parkland students on Texas: "They're part of this now"

May. 18, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are expressing outrage and heartbreak after authorities said a student killed 10 people Friday at a high school in Texas. The attack at Santa Fe High School is the deadliest school shooting since a former student was arrested in...

Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

May. 18, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control....

Texas governor vows to look at school safety after attack

May. 18, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The mass shooting at a Texas high school Friday led to promises from the state's top Republicans to look for ways to improve school safety, but none of them suggested that substantial gun restrictions could be on the table. Gov. Greg Abbott, a staunch advocate for gun rights, said at a...

Houston teams; athletes offer support after school shooting

May. 18, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rockets star Chris Paul is among many in the Houston sports world offering condolences to the families affected by an area school shooting that left 10 people dead. Paul says: "It's tough, man. It's scary that that's become the norm here. We've got to do something about it." The shooting in...

After Texas attack, a look at other US school shootings

May. 18, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

Authorities say a teenager killed 10 people and wounded 10 others, most of them students, in a mass shooting at his high school in Santa Fe, Texas, about 30 miles southeast of Houston. The suspected assailant, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was taken into custody and was being held on a capital murder charge....