Latest School violence News

Parkland students, activists registering voters in Chicago

Jun. 16, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago anti-violence activists and a group of Florida high school shooting survivors fanned out across the city's South Side on Saturday, knocking on doors and registering people to vote in a bid to build support for changing the nation's gun laws. Ryan Deitsch, 18, from Marjory Stoneman...

Lawsuit challenges Wyoming guns in school policy process

Jun. 16, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP) — A lawsuit challenges a new policy allowing teachers and other trained employees in a western Wyoming school district to carry guns on campus. The lawsuit against Uinta County School District No. 1 contests the policy on procedural grounds. Monica Vozakis and Timothy Beppler claim the...

Nebraska to implement good behavior game in some schools

Jun. 16, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska schools may have students play a game next year that officials say help disruptive students behave and can potentially prevent violence, drug abuse and suicide. The Nebraska Board of Education has approved spending $2.5 million of U.S. Justice Department grant money to...

More than 200 Texas districts let school staff carry guns

Jun. 16, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There are now more than 200 school districts in Texas that have adopted policies allowing staff to carry firearms, a number that spiked in the weeks following a deadly high school shooting in Florida. Dax González with the Texas Association of School Boards tells the Corpus...

Indiana schools, communities take lead on school safety

Jun. 16, 2018 10:18 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After several school shootings across the U.S., Indiana communities and school officials say the issue of school safety is so important that they plan on taking matters into their own hands because state lawmakers may be slow to act. "We can't wait for the state or federal government,"...

Grads forever changed by 2014 Washington school shooting

Jun. 16, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The note has hung on her bedroom wall since her friend was shot and killed at school. Nearly four years ago, Cheyenne Coe ripped it from her middle-school yearbook and pinned it there to remember. "Best friend for life, I love you, like your my sister," the then-preteen Zoe Raine Galasso...

Parkland students begin nationwide tour at Chicago rally

Jun. 16, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of Florida high school shooting survivors started their nationwide bus tour registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for stricter gun laws at a rally on Chicago's South Side. Kyrah Simon from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people died on...

Schools prep for shootings with first-aid training

Jun. 16, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Amy Gage, the Harrisburg School District nursing supervisor, was one of the first on the scene when her former principal took a bullet to his arm in September 2015, after a student brought a gun to Harrisburg High School. The student had more than 50 bullets on him at the time of...

Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'

Jun. 15, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Helena Ramsay was wise beyond her years, shy until you got to know her and discovered she had a wicked wit. She dreamed of seeing the pink dolphins in the Brazilian rainforest — a dream her mother said was cut short by the gunman who killed Ramsay and 16 others at...

Professor resigns over inaction on alleged sex misconduct

Jun. 15, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A professor who was named one of Time magazine's 2017 Persons of the Year for outing a colleague accused of sexual misconduct has resigned from the University of Rochester over the university's handling of complaints against him. Celeste Kidd said Friday that the university had not...