Latest Parkland, Florida, school shooting News

Sheriff removed after Parkland shooting running for old job

Jul. 1, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida sheriff who was removed by the governor from his elected office after a school shooting that left 17 people dead is running for his old job in 2020. Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel filed paperwork Monday stating his intention to run in the August 2020...

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...

Sheriff on Parkland: I can train but can't give out courage

Jun. 19, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff suspended by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the response to the Parkland school shooting testified Wednesday that he properly trained a deputy now criminally charged in the case, but he wasn't able to give him courage. Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott...

The Latest: Florida sheriff fights accusations of negligence

Jun. 18, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a Senate hearing reviewing the suspension of a Florida sheriff who oversaw the Parkland shooting response (all times local): 7 p.m. The Florida sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting is fighting for his job in front of state lawmakers....

Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job

Jun. 18, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics, not facts, a lawyer said Tuesday as a Senate hearing began on whether to uphold the suspension. The lawyer for suspended...

Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments

Jun. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A survivor of the Parkland school shooting announced Monday that Harvard University withdrew his admission over racist comments he made in a shared Google Doc and text messages nearly two years ago. In a series of posts on Twitter, Kyle Kashuv shared several letters he received from the Ivy...

20 years after Columbine, a debate on bulldozing the school

Jun. 14, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two decades after the name "Columbine" became synonymous with a school shooting, the suburban Denver community surrounding the school is debating whether it's time to tear down a building that also became a beacon for people obsessed with the killings. School officials said the number of...

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...

Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

Jun. 6, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will allow more teachers to have guns in school and will increase mental health services for students under bills that Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday as major parts of the state's response to a 2018 mass shooting at a high school near Houston. School districts will be...