Latest School violence News

Man sentenced to prison in slaying near university campus

Mar. 30, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 22-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to 64 to 70 years in prison for shooting to death a Lincoln resident near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. Lancaster County District Judge Andrew Jacobsen sentenced Michael Dewey on Monday in connection with the shooting...

FILE - In this May 5, 2019, file photo, Thomas and Natalie Henry-Howell, third and fourth from left, arrive for the memorial service for their son, Riley Howell, one of two students killed in a campus shooting at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, in Lake Junaluska, N.C. Howell, a college student who died tackling a gunman at the university has been posthumously awarded one of the nation's highest civilian honors. Howell was honored with a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Citizen Award at wreath-laying ceremony live-streamed from Washington on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

Slain North Carolina college student awarded Medal of Honor

Mar. 26, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A college student who died tackling a gunman at a North Carolina university was posthumously awarded one of the U.S.'s highest civilian honors on Wednesday, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation announced. The family of Riley Howell accepted the Congressional Medal of Honor...

Lawsuit: Police bullet at New Mexico school harmed student

Mar. 24, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The family of a boy is suing a police officer who mistakenly fired his weapon inside a southern New Mexico middle school and nearly hit the student. The family recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against officer Francisco Estrada and the Las Cruces Police Department, the...

Jalen Grimes, 13, smiles as her 7-year-old sister, Sydney, prepares for a cartwheel outside their home in Chicago on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Both girls are now doing schoolwork at home because of the virus pandemic. Jalen is missing much of her 8th grade year, including a class trip. Usually 8th graders in Illinois have a graduation, a rite of passage into high school. But those ceremonies, which often happen in June, are a question mark, as well. Jalen says she is annoyed, sad and worried all at once. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Virus pandemic an unprecedented test for a young generation

Mar. 23, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For Jalen Grimes, the virus pandemic is stirring up a slew of emotions. “Annoyed" is the first one the 13-year-old Chicagoan mentions. “Scared, confused, worried.” She was supposed to be enjoying the end of her eighth-grade year, a rite of passage in states like...

UNC System cancels spring commencements

Mar. 20, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Commencement exercises at the 17 schools in the University of North Carolina System have been postponed because of the ongoing threat of coronavirus, the system's interim president said Friday. Interim president Bill Roper made the announcement during a special meeting of the UNC Board...

Jailed teacher charged with more student sex abuse counts

Mar. 17, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

WALKERTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina middle school teacher previously charged with sexually abusing a male student was charged Monday with additional sex crime counts involving other male students, authorities said. Carly Erin Kaczmarek, 32, was charged with one count of statutory rape, two...

Man shot, wounded while walking on Rutgers University campus

Mar. 16, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A man who was shot and wounded on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick was neither a student nor a school employee, authorities said Monday. The man was walking on the College Avenue Campus when he was shot once around 9:15 p.m. Sunday. The man, whose name was not...

To fight anti-Semitism, Jewish teens teach in classrooms

Mar. 15, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

VIENNA, Va. (AP) — Everything was in place: the silver kiddush cup beside the rolled-up Torah. The ceremonial candle, brushing braided challah. Twin boxes of Streit’s matzot, unopened. But this wasn’t a hushed synagogue readying for the holidays. It was a Northern Virginia high school...

The Latest: US military halting domestic travel amid virus

Mar. 13, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic: The U.S. Defense Department is planning to halt all domestic travel for military members after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. The Pentagon says Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist has approved new travel...

A gloved grocery shopper is dismayed over empty shelves at a local Ralphs supermarket in an attempt to stock up on supplies, Friday, March 13, 2020, in the Panorama City section of Los Angeles. Officials said Friday the  Los Angeles Unified School District and San Diego school districts will close starting March 16 because of the coronavirus threat. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

LA, San Diego, Oakland join California school closings

Mar. 13, 2020 11:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's largest school districts announced weeks-long closures, religious faithful were urged to watch services online and just about any event that could attract even a modest crowd was canceled or postponed as the state moved broadly Friday to slow the spread of coronavirus. The...