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Texas House advances school security bill after shooting

May. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers are gearing up to pass new measures aimed at increasing campus security, adding more armed personnel and boosting student mental health resources a year after a mass shooting at a high school near Houston killed eight students and two substitute teachers. The move marks...

Teacher charged with threatening to 'shoot up' her school

May. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teacher has been charged with threatening to "shoot up" her school. A news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office says Kristen Thompson was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of communicating a threat of mass violence. The sheriff's office says Thompson...

Florida school shooting defendant has brief court appearance

May. 21, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The defendant charged with killing 17 people in last year's Florida school shooting was back in court, but only to learn the next time he must show up. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Tuesday set new hearing dates for May 28 and July 17 for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz in the...

Wife of man tied to deaths in 2 states pleads to theft

May. 21, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The wife of a man convicted of gunning down a University of Utah student from China has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft. The Deseret News reports prosecutors dropped other counts in exchange for the Monday plea from 25-year-old Kathleen Boutain, including criminal solicitation....

Lincoln man charged with murder in campus area killing

May. 21, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been charged with second-degree murder and other offenses in connection with the killing of a man near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. The Lincoln Journal Star reports a judge on Monday set the bond for Michael D. Dewey at $2 million. Dewey is...

Colorado seniors graduate weeks after fatal attack at school

May. 20, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Seniors from a Colorado high school where a student was killed trying to stop a shooting nearly two weeks ago graduated Monday. STEM School Highlands Ranch held its commencement ceremony at a Denver Broncos training facility and honored 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, who was fatally...

The Latest: Colorado seniors graduate weeks after attack

May. 20, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the commencement ceremony for a suburban Denver school that was attacked two weeks ago. (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Seniors from a Colorado high school where a student was killed trying to thwart a shooting two weeks ago have graduated. The Denver Broncos hosted...

1 of 7 shot at off-campus house party in Indiana dies

May. 20, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A coroner says one of seven people shot at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana has died. Delaware County Coroner Rick Howell says 17-year-old Daymarr Kennedy was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. Monday at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. The (Muncie) Star...

Correction: Gunman Tackled story

May. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 18 about a student who brought a gun to a school in Portland, Oregon, The Associated Press based on information from police reported erroneously the name of a person authorities say was tackled after bringing the weapon into a classroom. The student was Angel Granados...

Police: Teen's shooting at football game likely gang related

May. 20, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the shooting of a 16-year-old boy during a spring football game in Florida was most likely gang-related. Jacksonville Sheriff's officials tell news outlets that the boy was shot Friday night during the game between Terry Parker High School and Ribault High School....