Latest School violence News

Uvalde schools' police chief resigns from City Council

Jul. 02, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

The Uvalde school district’s police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Chief...

Parkland jurors must manage trial stress on their own

Jul. 02, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The jurors chosen this past week to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is executed will visit a bloodstained crime scene, view graphic photos and videos and listen to intense emotional testimony — an experience that they will have to manage entirely...

Judge won't delay Florida school shooting sentencing trial

Jul. 01, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has refused to delay the sentencing trial of Nikolas Cruz in the 2018 shooting at a high school in which 17 people were killed. Cruz's lawyers had argued that recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, unleashed “a...

Texas orders districts to audit, fix school security issues

Jun. 30, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials on Thursday ordered local school districts across Texas to audit and correct security deficiencies at their schools before the start of the next school year. The Texas Education Agency issued directives requiring the districts “to support the...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 30, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Security should not include armed teachers We are pleased to see educators, administrators and state lawmakers taking school safety seriously. Active shooter drills and authentic conversations with...

Shop that sold gun in Oxford school shooting named in suit

Jun. 29, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a teenager wounded during a mass shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan are suing the shop that sold the handgun used to kill four students and injure six other people. The complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in Detroit on...

Supreme Court: Montana regents make campus gun rules

Jun. 29, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Board of Regents, not the Legislature, has the constitutional authority to regulate the possession and storage of firearms on public college campuses, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The unanimous decision upholds a lower court ruling that...

Florida jury sworn in to determine school shooter's penalty

Jun. 29, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The jury that will decide whether Nikolas Cruz should get the death penalty for killing 17 people in the 2018 shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida, high school was finally selected Wednesday, after a painstaking, stop-and-start process that took nearly three...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 29, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s senators failing us on gun reform If U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott can’t bring themselves to support even a watered-down, bipartisan first step toward easing gun violence amid a contagion of shootings...

Jury is chosen to decide Florida school shooter's sentence

Jun. 28, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was tentatively chosen Tuesday for a penalty trial to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be sentenced to death or get life in prison for the 2018 attack, capping a nearly three-month winnowing process that...