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Attorney: Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre

Oct. 15, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who killed 14 students and three staff members at a Parkland, Florida, high school will plead guilty to their murders, his attorneys said Friday, bringing some closure to a South Florida community more than three years after an attack that sparked a...

Teen charged in shooting at school held without bond

Oct. 15, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A 15-year-old charged in the shooting death of a classmate at a North Carolina high school last month will remain held without bond. Judge Athena Brooks denied a motion to release Maurice Evans Jr. on bond Thursday, news outlets report. Evans...

Hearing set abruptly in 2018 Florida school massacre case

Oct. 14, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A last-minute court hearing is set Friday in Florida for Nikolas Cruz, the man police said has confessed to the 2018 massacre of 17 people at a suburban high school. The hearing in Broward County Circuit Court was scheduled abruptly Thursday...

State police investigate deadly shooting at Grambling State

Oct. 14, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police investigators are looking for a suspect in connection with a shooting on the Grambling State University campus this week that killed one person and wounded three others. A university news release said the shooting happened...

4 students hurt in northwestern Minnesota school bus crash

Oct. 14, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Four children were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening Thursday after the school bus they were riding in crashed with a pickup truck in northwestern Minnesota's Clay County. Sheriff Mark Empting said the crash...

Charges filed in shooting death of Utah football player

Oct. 13, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 22-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe at a party was charged Wednesday with aggravated murder and other counts. Lowe, 21, died at a late-September house party just hours after the team...

Delaware student found unresponsive in prison cell, dies

Oct. 13, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A University of Delaware student who was accused of threatening people with a BB gun has died after what authorities described as a “medical emergency” in his prison cell, police said Wednesday. Delaware State Police said Quinn Annable, 20, was...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 13, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. October 13, 2021. Editorial: Hidden cameras don’t belong in schools It’s not uncommon for the rest of the state to look at Madison and react by wondering, “What were they thinking?” But the reaction is usually...

Food fight sparks brawls among students at Detroit school

Oct. 13, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Classes at an eastside Detroit high school were dismissed early Tuesday after a food fight sparked other fights involving students. The food fight started during a lunch period at East English Village Preparatory Academy, the Detroit Public Schools...

Girl critical, security guard also hurt in Chicago shooting

Oct. 12, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A girl was critically injured and a security guard also was wounded in a shooting at a Chicago high school, authorities said. The girl, a student at the school, was shot three times in the abdomen and was in critical condition at Comer Children’s...