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Parkland suspect allowed to skip hearings ahead of trial

Jul. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Parkland school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz will be allowed to skip many future court hearings as his planned trial draws closer in the 2018 massacre that left 17 people dead, a judge ruled Wednesday. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer granted the hearing waiver...

2 more deputies fired for inaction after school shooting

Jun. 26, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two additional deputies have been fired as a result of an internal affairs investigation into the response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that killed 17 people, the Broward County sheriff said Wednesday. At a brief news conference, Sheriff Gregory Tony said...

FBI got tip about Dallas courthouse shooter in 2016

Jun. 20, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The FBI received a call about three years ago about the U.S. Army veteran who opened fire on a courthouse in downtown Dallas, a federal law enforcement official said Thursday. Brian Isaack Clyde was shot and killed Monday by security officers after he began shooting at the Earle Cabell...

Prosecutor: Charges against ex-deputy no threat to police

Jun. 7, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor says the decision to charge a former sheriff's deputy with child neglect and culpable negligence for failure to confront the Parkland school shooter is unique and would generally not apply to law enforcement officers or other first responders. Broward...

Ex-deputy in Parkland shooting out of jail on reduced bail

Jun. 6, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre was released from jail Thursday after a judge reduced his bail and lifted some restrictions. Scot Peterson walked out of the Broward County Jail with his...

The Latest: Ex-deputy in Parkland shooting out of jail

Jun. 6, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on School Shooting-Florida (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts for failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre has been released from jail after a judge reduced his bail and lifted other...

Florida deputy charged for inaction during Parkland shooting

Jun. 4, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida deputy who knew a gunman was loose at the Parkland high school but refused to go inside to confront the assailant was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his inaction during the massacre that killed 17 people. Scot Peterson was on duty as the resource officer at...

Florida school shooting prosecutor not seeking re-election

Jun. 4, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the Florida school shooting case says he is not seeking re-election in 2020 after more than four decades in office. Broward County State Attorney Mike Satz said in a news release Tuesday that he wants to focus on the case against Parkland shooting...

School's plan for facial recognition system raises concerns

Jun. 3, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A New York school district has finished installing a facial recognition system intended to spot potentially dangerous intruders, but state officials concerned about privacy say they want to know more before the technology is put into use. Education Department spokeswoman Emily...

Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings

May. 31, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

A longtime city worker opened fire Friday in a building that houses Virginia Beach government offices, killing 12 people and wounding six others. A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years: — Feb. 15, 2019: Gary Martin killed five co-workers at a manufacturing...