Latest Parkland, Florida school shooting News

Parkland students start school year with tightened security

Aug. 15, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus on Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they still won't feel protected despite $6.5 million in security...

Judge: Paper 'shameful' for printing shooting suspect's info

Aug. 15, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has branded a newspaper "shameful" for publishing educational material about Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz that was supposed to be kept private. But Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer stopped short Wednesday of finding the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

The Latest: Florida to launch new school safety app

Aug. 15, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the start of a new school year at a Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 students and faculty (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Florida will soon launch a new app that will allow people to anonymously report suspicious activity in the state's schools. Damien Kelly,...

Author of book on Columbine writing an account of Parkland

Aug. 14, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a best-seller about the Columbine school shooting is working on a book about Parkland. Harper announced Tuesday that Dave Cullen's "Parkland" is scheduled to come out in February, timed to the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

Students from Newtown, Parkland march together

Aug. 12, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Students from Parkland, Florida, and Newtown, Connecticut, teamed up for the final leg of a nationwide bus tour to protest gun violence and the policies of the National Rifle Association. Supporters gathered Sunday afternoon in Newtown near the site of the December 2012 massacre at...

NY street honors teacher killed in Florida school massacre

Aug. 12, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — A street in New York's Long Island has been named for a teacher killed after helping shield students from the gunman in last winter's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The street where Scott Beigel grew up in Dix Hills, New York, was dedicated as "Scott J. Beigel Way" on...

Paper: Judge must reject contempt effort over Parkland story

Aug. 10, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida newspaper urged a judge Friday to reject a school board's effort to have it and two reporters held in contempt for publishing a story on the educational background of Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. The Broward County school board sought the contempt...

The Latest: School district defends its response to massacre

Aug. 9, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of February's mass shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:50 p.m. School officials in a Florida county are defending themselves from criticism leveled by the parents and spouses of victims of February's high school massacre. The Broward...

Correction: School Shooting-Florida-Guardians story

Aug. 9, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 7 about Florida's school guardian program, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jim Norton is the school superintendent of Bay County. He is the superintendent of Gulf County. A corrected version of the story is below: APNewsBreak: Florida schools...

School massacre relatives want school board ousted

Aug. 9, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The parents and spouses of the Florida high school massacre's victims called Thursday for the ouster of their county's school board, saying the members haven't done enough to bolster security before students return to class next week. Tony Montalto, president of Stand With Parkland,...