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Infowars host Alex Jones moves to dismiss Sandy Hook lawsuit

Jul. 23, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is moving to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by the families of some of the 26 people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. In written arguments filed Friday, Jones' lawyers argue he was acting as a journalist in...

Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

Jul. 23, 2018 2:48 AM EDT

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers. It could be...

Florida site of school massacre to get a therapy dog

Jul. 20, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting is getting a therapy dog to help students who need emotional support. River, a 3-month-old female Bernese mountain dog-poodle mix, has been adopted by Ray and Diana Haneski. Diana is a library media specialist at...

Governor says he'd reject NRA endorsement

Jul. 20, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Republican governor told a group of students at a school where a teen fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and himself that he'd reject a National Rifle Association endorsement if it were offered. The Washington Post reports that Gov. Larry Hogan met Thursday with students...

Kentucky board approves tax increase to make schools safer

Jul. 19, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky school board has approved a property tax increase to fund a $13.5 million initiative to help prevent school shootings. The Fayette County Public Schools board voted 4-0 Wednesday to add a 5-cent property tax for every $100 of property values, The Lexington Herald-Leader...

Man charged in shooting plot seeks youthful-offender status

Jul. 18, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Attorneys for an 18-year-old man accused of planning a mass shooting at his former high school in Vermont have requested the court grant him youthful-offender status. A motion filed Monday by the Office of the Defender General on behalf of Jack Sawyer asks the court to move charges...

District wants more funds for security after school shooting

Jul. 18, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis school district where a 13-year-old girl and a teacher were shot in May is asking voters to approve more money to improve security. Noblesville Schools announced Tuesday it wants to expand its operating referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. The Indianapolis Star...

2-year sentence for teacher who fired gun in classroom

Jul. 18, 2018 2:38 AM EDT

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A teacher who fired a gun inside a Georgia classroom has been sentenced to two years behind bars. News outlets report that 53-year-old Jesse Randal Davidson was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in a Whitfield County courtroom to multiple charges, including criminal damage to...

Florida school, Las Vegas shooting survivors host town hall

Jul. 17, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Survivors of a high school shooting in Florida joined with teenagers affected by the Las Vegas Strip massacre during a town hall in Nevada addressing school safety and gun laws. Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg says the two groups who met Monday at a Las Vegas...

Gillesby, Laub appointed to AP leadership roles

Jul. 17, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has appointed an experienced video manager and a longtime foreign correspondent to key leadership roles overseeing all journalists in two critical news regions. Sara Gillesby, a New York-based video manager who led coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Sandy...