Latest School shootings News

Ohio attorney general backs release of gunman school records

Aug. 22, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General is siding with media organizations suing for the school records of the gunman who killed nine people earlier this month. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools has denied media requests for access to the high school files of gunman Connor Betts, who was shot dead...

After Atlanta college shooting, ID of man in video is sought

Aug. 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are seeking information about a man seen on surveillance video around the time gunshots were fired into a crowd of about 200 people outside a college library, wounding four students. Investigator James White said Thursday that it's the main focus for police after the Tuesday...

Florida teen annoyed by group chat threatens school shooting

Aug. 22, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager faces a felony charge after getting so fed up with her little sister's noisy phone that she threatened to shoot up a school. Altamonte Springs police say the 16-year-old was arrested after several parents alerted officials at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic...

Atlanta college students fear for safety day after 4 shot

Aug. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The first day of fall semester brought fear to Clark Atlanta University, where students worried about their safety the day after gunshots were fired into a crowd of 200 people outside the school's library. Four students were wounded by gunfire after an argument broke out between two groups...

LSU officials issue all-clear after report of armed intruder

Aug. 20, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University officials issued an all-clear Tuesday evening after a report of an armed intruder on campus. LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard said a shelter-in-place order was lifted and the university returned to normal operations after police conducted a room-by-room search...

It's no joke, mom: Florida teen arrested in school threat

Aug. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have posted a video of their arrest of a 15-year-old Florida boy who allegedly posted an online threat to kill at least seven people at a high school. Volusia County Sheriff's officials interviewed the boy and his mother outside their home near Daytona Beach last...

The Latest: LSU gives all-clear after armed intruder report

Aug. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on reports of an intruder at Louisiana State University (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Louisiana State University officials have given the all-clear after a report of an armed intruder on campus. LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard says a shelter-in-place order is over and...

Attorneys argue to toss school shooting suspect's statements

Aug. 20, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at a high school have asked a judge to suppress his statements to investigators. News outlets report 13 witnesses including several police officers and the mother of the suspect...

Sheriff: Investigation closed in racist videos, threat case

Aug. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff said Monday that no one else will be charged after last month's arrest of a Catholic high school student accused of making racist videos and charged with threatening to shoot people at his private school. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced at a news...

Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns

Aug. 18, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. "Sometimes I do think about the school shootings," said...