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12 students and teacher killed in Columbine school shooting remembered at 25th anniversary vigil

Apr. 20, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A girl who wrote to God in her diaries, a boy with learning disabilities who was just learning to like who he was and a teen who would spend every free minute fishing were among the 13 victims of the Columbine High School shooting remembered during a vigil Friday on the eve of the...

Conditions improve for students shot in Maryland park on 'senior skip day'

Apr. 20, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Three of the five youths shot in a suburban Washington, D.C., park during a high school “senior skip day” gathering have been released from the hospital, while the condition of the most seriously injured has improved, authorities said Saturday. Police in...

Maryland teen charged with planning school shooting after police review writings, internet searches

Apr. 18, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — An 18-year-old Maryland high school student was charged with planning to commit a school shooting after investigators reviewed the teen’s writings and other material, including internet searches and messages, police said Thursday. The student was arrested...

Tennessee judge wants more information on copyright before ruling on school shooter's writings

Apr. 17, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge on Wednesday seemed ready to agree with an attorney for Nashville police that the writings of a school shooter could be released as public record once the investigation is officially closed. But the parents of children at the Covenant...

Tennessee judge set to decide whether a Nashville school shooter's journals are public records

Apr. 16, 2024 20:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some of the writings of a former student who fatally shot three 9-year-old children and three adult staff members at a private Christian elementary school last year can be released to the public without compromising the investigation, a lawyer for police said in court...

A criminal probe continues into staff at a Virginia school where a 6-year-old shot a teacher

Apr. 11, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A criminal investigation into staff members at a Virginia school where a 6-year-old shot his teacher could shift to why the troubled child’s disciplinary records disappeared after the violence. A special grand jury recently concluded its probe into the...

Tennessee Senate advances bill to arm teachers a year after deadly Nashville school shooting

Apr. 10, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee advanced a proposal Tuesday to allow some teachers to carry handguns on public school grounds, a move that would mark one of the state’s biggest expansions of gun access since a deadly shooting at a private elementary school last year. ...

Michigan school shooter's parents sentenced to 10 years in prison for not stopping a 'runaway train'

Apr. 09, 2024 19:56 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The first parents convicted in a U.S. mass school shooting were sentenced to at least 10 years in prison Tuesday as a Michigan judge lamented missed opportunities that could have prevented their teenage son from possessing a gun and killing four students in 2021. ...

Former assistant principal charged with child neglect in case of 6-year-old boy who shot teacher

Apr. 09, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A former assistant principal at a Virginia elementary school has been charged with felony child neglect more than a year after a 6-year-old boy brought a gun to class and shot his first-grade teacher. A special grand jury in Newport News found that Ebony...

The first parents convicted in a U.S. mass school shooting each sentenced to at least 10 years in prison in Michigan

Apr. 09, 2024 12:43 PM EDT
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The first parents convicted in a U.S. mass school shooting each sentenced to at least 10 years in prison in Michigan.