Latest School shootings News

Officer who shot school gunman gets ovation at graduation

May. 21, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A school resource officer who was hailed a hero for shooting and arresting a gunman at a northern Illinois high school received a standing ovation as he led students into their graduation ceremony. Officer Mark Dallas' 18-year-old son, Josh, was among the Dixon High School students...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 21, 2018 6:42 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP 'DEMANDS' DOJ INVESTIGATE FBI In response, the Justice Department asks its inspector general to expand an existing investigation into the Russia probe by examining whether there was any improper...

Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

May. 21, 2018 6:40 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn the knob and re-enter a world she worried would never feel safe or whole again. Then she crept down the hallway, toward the front porch where she stood the morning before to watch...

School shooting victims remembered as sweet, hardworking

May. 21, 2018 1:47 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — An outgoing and "really funny" student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom, an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service and a substitute teacher who frequently hosted gatherings were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high...

Police response to Texas school shooting remains unclear

May. 21, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Santa Fe High School had conducted active shooter drills, armed police officers patrolled the hallways and students went through a scare in February after a false report of a campus gunman. But in the aftermath of the deadliest public school shooting in Texas history, early witness...

Survivors of Texas massacre confront 'spiritual war zone'

May. 21, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Inside a packed church sanctuary, the seniors of Santa Fe High School and the prosecutor speaking to them confronted the challenges borne of the shooting that took the lives of 10 people at the school near Houston. The young graduates have to grieve their slain classmates and cope...

The Latest: Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

May. 20, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the Billboard Music Awards (all times local): 7:18 p.m. The youngest of the legendary Jackson musical family, Janet Jackson gave her first televised performance in nine years at the Billboard Music Awards. She was honored as the first black woman to receive the Billboard Icon Award on Sunday in Las...

Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

May. 20, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into a high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief "that none of us can comprehend." Just two days after the deaths of eight...

Police response to Texas school shooting remains unclear

May. 20, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Santa Fe High School had conducted active shooter drills, armed police officers patrolled the hallways and students went through a scare in February after a false report of a campus gunman. But in the aftermath of the deadliest public school shooting in Texas history, early witness...

The Latest: Prosecutor wont' release autopsies during probe

May. 20, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The Texas prosecutor handling a high school shooting that killed 10 people says autopsies won't be released while the investigation is underway. Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady declined to answer...