Latest School shootings News

Prosecutor won't charge security officer in college shooting

Aug. 23, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors won't bring charges against a security officer who shot and killed a North Carolina college student. WRAL-TV in Raleigh reported Friday that Durham District Attorney Satana Deberry found no evidence to support charges against 41-year-old guard Lavar Mitchell in the death of...

Campus detective fired for lacking response to teen's case

Aug. 23, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Documents show that a University of Utah police detective who was criticized for mishandling a plea for help from a student who was later killed was fired after she failed to take action on a different girl's report. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday that Detective Kayla Dallof...

Florida student accused of threatening to shoot up a school

Aug. 23, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Police have arrested a Florida high school student they say posted that he wanted to shoot up a school on an app for video gamers. Davie police say the Nova High School student wrote a message saying he wanted to see people shake in fear and "blow their heads off." The teen's arrest...

Mom: 12-year-old shooting victim may never walk again

Aug. 23, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old shooting victim says her son is paralyzed and may never walk again. Allison Wood told WSB-TV that her son Isaiah Payton was shot through his spine Saturday near an Atlanta high school football stadium. Wood says Payton dreamed of playing high school football and...

Police: 2 boys in custody for alleged school shooting threat

Aug. 22, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Police in Juneau say two 13-year-old boys were arrested after allegedly threatening a school shooting. The Juneau Police Department in a release say the boys were taken to a local youth detention center on felony charges of second-degree terroristic threatening. The release states...

Shots fired at Omaha officers serving warrant; no injuries

Aug. 22, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say officers serving a search warrant in north-central Omaha had shots fired at them, but no one was injured. The shooting around 3:30 p.m. Thursday sent two nearby schools into lockdown and prompted a standoff. That standoff was still underway by late Thursday afternoon....

Ohio attorney general backs release of gunman school records

Aug. 22, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General is siding with media organizations suing for the school records of the gunman who killed nine people earlier this month. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools has denied media requests for access to the high school files of gunman Connor Betts, who was shot dead...

Missouri man charged with threatening mass shooting

Aug. 22, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jefferson City police say a 26-year-old man has been charged with making a terrorist threat. Brian Groner, of Jefferson City, was charged Thursday with posting the threats on his Facebook page. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports a probable cause statement says Groner's posts...

1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near school in Mississippi

Aug. 22, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (AP) — One person is dead and another hurt after a shooting near a Mississippi elementary school. WLIN-FM radio reports the shooting happened about 2 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Highway 43 North and 4th Avenue in Kosciusko. Officials say Kosciusko Upper Elementary was placed on...

After Atlanta college shooting, ID of man in video is sought

Aug. 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are seeking information about a man seen on surveillance video around the time gunshots were fired into a crowd of about 200 people outside a college library, wounding four students. Investigator James White said Thursday that it's the main focus for police after the Tuesday...