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Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 7, 2019 7:07 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack were...

Florida man faces prison for defying 'red flag' gun law

Dec. 7, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces up to five years in prison for refusing to surrender his weapons to authorities under the state's “red flag" law. It took a Broward County jury less than an hour to find 33-year-old Jerron Smith guilty last week, the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

Dec. 6, 2019 9:29 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism. The assault,...

Correction: California High School Shooting story

Dec. 6, 2019 1:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Nov. 21 about the unregistered gun used in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, The Associated Press did not include the first name of one of the two victims killed. She was Gracie Anne Muehlberger. A corrected version of the story is below: Teen used...

Lawyer: Accused Texas school shooter sent to mental hospital

Dec. 5, 2019 7:01 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school was moved to state mental health hospital Thursday after a judge ruled last month that he was mentally incompetent to stand trial. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 19, has been transferred from the county jail in...

Governor: Wisconsin must 'step up' after school shootings

Dec. 4, 2019 5:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that after shootings on consecutive days at Wisconsin high schools, the state must increase funding for mental health services at schools — a shift from his past insistence on passing gun control measures that Republicans legislators...

Colorado school shooting suspect to be tried as adult

Dec. 4, 2019 5:21 PM EST

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — The younger of two students charged in a fatal school shooting in suburban Denver will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Wednesday. In a written order, District Judge Jeffrey K. Holmes said lawyers for Alec McKinney, 16, failed to prove that it would be better for McKinney or...

Officials ID police involved in Wisconsin school shootings

Dec. 4, 2019 3:05 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Investigators on Wednesday released the names of the police officers who injured students in back-to-back shootings at two high schools in Wisconsin this week. State Department of Justice officials said Oshkosh West High School Resource Officer Mike Wissink shot and wounded a...

Wisconsin officers on front lines in 2 student shootings

Dec. 3, 2019 6:29 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin high school resource officers have found themselves on the front lines in two student shootings in the past two days, underscoring how police in schools can face life-or-death situations and likely adding to the debate over the best ways to respond to school threats. An...

Latest: Governor has personal ties to school shooting site

Dec. 3, 2019 4:41 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the second shooting at a Wisconsin high school in two days (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has a personal connection to the high school where a 16-year-old student was shot by a resource officer after stabbing him. Evers said Tuesday that two of his...