Latest School shootings News

New report details missed chances to stop Uvalde shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A police officer armed with a rifle watched the gunman in the Uvalde elementary school massacre walk toward the campus but did not fire while waiting for permission from a supervisor to shoot, according to a sweeping critique released Wednesday on the tactical response to the...

School shooter's use of swastikas is focus of court fight

Jul. 06, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors and attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz battled Wednesday over whether jurors at his upcoming penalty trial should learn about the swastikas carved on his gun's magazine, his racist, homophobic and threatening online posts, his computer...

A list of recent high-profile shootings in the US

Jul. 04, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

The latest high-profile shooting in the United States happened on July Fourth, when a gunman opened fire on parade-goers in a Chicago suburb. Other notable episodes of gun violence in recent weeks: VESTAVIA HILLS, ALABAMA At least two...

Uvalde schools' police chief resigns from City Council

Jul. 02, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

The Uvalde school district’s police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Chief...

Parkland jurors must manage trial stress on their own

Jul. 02, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The jurors chosen this past week to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is executed will visit a bloodstained crime scene, view graphic photos and videos and listen to intense emotional testimony — an experience that they will have to manage entirely...

Judge won't delay Florida school shooting sentencing trial

Jul. 01, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has refused to delay the sentencing trial of Nikolas Cruz in the 2018 shooting at a high school in which 17 people were killed. Cruz's lawyers had argued that recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, unleashed “a...

Texas orders districts to audit, fix school security issues

Jun. 30, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials on Thursday ordered local school districts across Texas to audit and correct security deficiencies at their schools before the start of the next school year. The Texas Education Agency issued directives requiring the districts “to support the...

Shop that sold gun in Oxford school shooting named in suit

Jun. 29, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a teenager wounded during a mass shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan are suing the shop that sold the handgun used to kill four students and injure six other people. The complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in Detroit on...

Florida jury sworn in to determine school shooter's penalty

Jun. 29, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The jury that will decide whether Nikolas Cruz should get the death penalty for killing 17 people in the 2018 shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida, high school was finally selected Wednesday, after a painstaking, stop-and-start process that took nearly three...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 29, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s senators failing us on gun reform If U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott can’t bring themselves to support even a watered-down, bipartisan first step toward easing gun violence amid a contagion of shootings...