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Parents sue Virginia school district over racist 2017 video

Oct. 19, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — The parents of a Virginia student who say their son was assaulted and bullied by his middle school football teammates in an incident captured on video two years ago are suing the school system. The video, which showed football players simulating sex acts on black students in a locker...

Man shot and wounded at funeral on Minnesota reservation

Oct. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — One man was shot and a suspect was arrested after a shooting Friday on an American Indian reservation in northern Minnesota that prompted a lockdown of tribal offices and a school. The shooting happened at around 10 a.m. during a funeral at a Head Start building gymnasium on the Fond...

Chicago principal who watched boy's forced ejection retires

Oct. 17, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago elementary school principal who looked on as a security guard physically forced a fourth-grader out of the building on a cold day has retired. Cynthia Miller retired from her job at Fiske Elementary School on Friday. In a letter to parents, she wrote that leaving wasn't easy but...

Jury selection set Jan. 27 in Florida school shooting

Oct. 17, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The trial of Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz is set to begin in January. A judge issued an order Thursday to begin jury selection on Jan. 27 in a trial involving the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people and wounded 17...

No prison for officer in fatal citizens academy exercise

Oct. 16, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer who accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens academy exercise will serve no prison time. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 31-year-old Lee Coel pleaded no contest Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter as part of a deal with...

Deputy fired for gun discharge in Florida school cafeteria

Oct. 16, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they've fired a Florida deputy several months after his gun accidentally discharged in a middle school cafeteria. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco announced during a news conference Wednesday that Cpl. Jonathan Cross had been terminated for conduct unbecoming a...

Florida commission says mental health system needs overhaul

Oct. 16, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's mental health system is underfunded and needs to be overhauled, with better coordination between providers, law enforcement and educators, the commission investigating last year's high school massacre recommended to the legislature Wednesday. The Marjory Stoneman...

Wisconsin jury awards $450,000 in Sandy Hook defamation case

Oct. 16, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened. A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the amount James Fetzer...

Private Dallas university evacuates campus after bomb threat

Oct. 15, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A private university in Dallas canceled classes and evacuated its campus of about 4,800 students after receiving a threatening message that prompted a lockdown. Officials at Dallas Baptist University say a threat of a bomb and coordinated armed attack was received about 1 p.m. Tuesday by a...

Bomb scare at Montana school turns out to be false alarm

Oct. 15, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities evacuated an elementary school in Montana on Tuesday after officials found what they thought were the remnants of a homemade bomb that exploded, but it turned out to be a plastic bottle filled with nuts and bolts left in the schoolyard. School officials in Helena made the...