Latest School shootings News

Court: $300K total liability cap for school shooting victims

Sep. 24, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a school district can't be forced to pay more than $300,000 total to the victims or their families in the Parkland high school massacre that left 17 people dead and another 17 wounded. Justices unanimously sided with Broward County...

Police: Shooting leaves college student dead, 2 injured

Sep. 18, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, IND. (AP) — An 18-year-old Indiana State University student died early Friday from a shooting outside a college house party, police said. Valentina Delva of Indianapolis was pronounced dead after the 1:55 a.m. shooting, Terre Haute Police Chief Shawn Keen said. Two males at the party also were...

Suspect in killing of protesters listed in 'hero' assignment

Sep. 17, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas school district is investigating a high school English teacher who asked students to write about a modern-day hero and listed the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protests as one possible option. Kyle Rittenhouse has been accused of fatally shooting two...

European court: Finland failed to seize school shooter's gun

Sep. 17, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A European court ruled Thursday that Finnish authorities failed to perform their duty of diligence by not confiscating a 22-year-old man's gun before he had the chance to shoot and kill 10 people at a school, one of the worst homegrown attacks in the Nordic country’s history....

Illinois student arrested in dorm shooting, classes resuming

Sep. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Western Illinois University student suspected of shooting and wounding his roommate in their dorm room, prompting the school to cancel classes, turned himself into police on Wednesday afternoon, school officials said. The shooting occurred in a room at Thompson Hall on the Macomb campus...

Deputy fired over Florida school massacre to get job back

Sep. 16, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy who was fired for his inaction during a school shooting that left 17 dead has been reinstated with back pay by an arbitrator who ruled that the sheriff missed a deadline for dismissing the deputy. An arbitrator ruled this week that Broward...

Police respond to University Park Mall following a shooting on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Mishawaka, Ind. A shooting at the northern Indiana mall left one person dead and sent shoppers running for safety, authorities said. St. Joseph County Coroner Michael McGann said Saturday evening that one person was killed in the shooting about 3 p.m. at the mall. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Authorities: 1 dead in shooting at Indiana shopping mall

Sep. 12, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — A shooting at a northern Indiana mall left one person dead and sent shoppers running for safety, authorities said. St. Joseph County Coroner Michael McGann said Saturday evening that one person was killed in the shooting about 3 p.m. at University Park Mall in Mishawaka. He did not...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during a news conference in Kenosha, Wis. Evers said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 that he has

Evers has 'no regrets' about response to Kenosha shooting

Sep. 9, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he has “no regrets” about how the state responded to protests that broke out in Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Blake, who is Black, was shot seven times in the back by white Kenosha police officer Rusten...

Funding awarded to help survivors of school shooting

Aug. 31, 2020 5:20 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A state grant of more than $400,000 will help support survivors of a school shooting in western Kentucky, officials said. Two 15-year-old students, Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, were killed and more than a dozen others were injured when another student opened fire at Marshall County...

Police: Ohio State football player wounded in shooting

Aug. 30, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett was wounded in a weekend shooting in Columbus, police said. Officers responding to a report of a shooting just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday found blood in the street and one shell casing near the blood, police said. They said the officers...