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Texas moves to arm more teachers to prevent school shootings

May. 23, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved a big step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings, under a bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott. The measure approved Wednesday night by the state Senate changes the 6-year-old school marshal program that had limited...

2 bullets strike bus after students taken to Chicago museum

May. 22, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say stray gunfire struck a suburban school bus after it dropped students at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Chicago police and Northbrook School District 28 officials said only the driver was aboard the bus Tuesday morning when two bullets struck the vehicle....

Teen charged in school threat to Santa with classmate's name

May. 22, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida teen has been charged with threatening a school shooting in a postcard to Santa and signing a classmate's name last fall. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday and charged with making written threats to kill or do...

Texas House advances school security bill after shooting

May. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers are gearing up to pass new measures aimed at increasing campus security, adding more armed personnel and boosting student mental health resources a year after a mass shooting at a high school near Houston killed eight students and two substitute teachers. The move marks...

Teacher charged with threatening to 'shoot up' her school

May. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teacher has been charged with threatening to "shoot up" her school. A news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office says Kristen Thompson was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of communicating a threat of mass violence. The sheriff's office says Thompson...

Florida school shooting defendant has brief court appearance

May. 21, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The defendant charged with killing 17 people in last year's Florida school shooting was back in court, but only to learn the next time he must show up. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Tuesday set new hearing dates for May 28 and July 17 for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz in the...

Colorado seniors graduate weeks after fatal attack at school

May. 20, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Seniors from a Colorado high school where a student was killed trying to stop a shooting nearly two weeks ago graduated Monday. STEM School Highlands Ranch held its commencement ceremony at a Denver Broncos training facility and honored 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, who was fatally...

The Latest: Colorado seniors graduate weeks after attack

May. 20, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the commencement ceremony for a suburban Denver school that was attacked two weeks ago. (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Seniors from a Colorado high school where a student was killed trying to thwart a shooting two weeks ago have graduated. The Denver Broncos hosted...

Correction: Gunman Tackled story

May. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 18 about a student who brought a gun to a school in Portland, Oregon, The Associated Press based on information from police reported erroneously the name of a person authorities say was tackled after bringing the weapon into a classroom. The student was Angel Granados...

The Latest: Capital murder charge filed in police shooting

May. 20, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on shootings of police officers in Auburn, Alabama (all times local): 11:27 a.m. A suspect is being charged with capital murder in the slaying of an Alabama police officer. Authorities say 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes could face the death penalty in the shooting death of...