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Could others be charged, liable in Michigan school shooting?

Dec. 06, 2021 19:04 PM EST

A prosecutor continues to criticize the decision to keep a teenager in a Michigan school before a shooting that killed four students last week, raising questions about whether staff and the school district will face liability — criminal or civil — in the tragedy. “We should...

Prosecutor criticizes school over run-up to mass shooting

Dec. 06, 2021 18:20 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The prosecutor overseeing the case against the student accused in last week's deadly Michigan school shooting and who took the rare step of charging his parents left open the possibility Monday that school officials could also face charges, saying “in this case, a lot...

Virginia State University student dies after shooting

Dec. 06, 2021 14:13 PM EST

ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia college student has died after a shooting at an apartment building, police said. Chesterfield County police said officers responded to a call of a reported shooting Sunday night at the University Apartments at Ettrick near Virginia State University,...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Dec. 06, 2021 09:11 AM EST

Detroit Free Press. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Wake up, lawmakers. No one supports Michigan’s gun status quo Our hearts are with the parents of the four students slain Tuesday in Oxford, a hell no parent should have to endure; and with the seven...

Lawyer: Artist didn't know Michigan parents stayed in studio

Dec. 05, 2021 19:39 PM EST

A Detroit-area artist whose studio was where the parents of the Oxford High School student charged in a deadly shooting were found by police is cooperating with authorities and didn’t know the couple had stayed overnight, his attorney said Sunday. James and Jennifer...

Third party to probe Oxford High's actions ahead of shooting

Dec. 05, 2021 14:49 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A third party will investigate events at Oxford High School that occurred before a school shooting that left four students dead and six other students and a teacher wounded, the Michigan district's superintendent said, with the Michigan attorney general responding...

Michigan prosecutor charges 7 juveniles with school threats

Dec. 05, 2021 12:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area prosecutor has charged seven juveniles in separate incidents recently for making threats against schools or having a weapon in school. The charges, issued Thursday and Friday, follow a school shooting at Oxford High School earlier in the...

Maryland tip line sees increase in concerns on campuses

Dec. 05, 2021 11:46 AM EST

WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Center for Student Safety is getting more reports of violence on school campuses through its tip line. WBAL-TV reports that very few school systems have been off-limits when it comes to incidents of violence since students returned to...

Teen shootings in Denver suburb renew focus on gun violence

Dec. 05, 2021 11:20 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — It was lunchtime on a mild day in the sprawling Denver suburb of Aurora when a truck full of teens pulled into a high school parking lot where students were gathered, and gunfire rang out. Three were wounded as others ran in fear. One...

Elementary school's new anti-bullying club making waves

Dec. 05, 2021 01:09 AM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Five students in Sara Burgener’s fourth-grade class at Bottenfield Elementary School stood in front of a class full of fifth-graders and read a creed. “I promise to never bully,” they said in unison. “I promise to be a friend.” ...