Latest School violence News

Sheriff: Shooting at football game unrelated to school

Aug. 18, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting outside a Florida high school football game in which two men were wounded had nothing to do with school or the game. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said at a news conference Saturday that the adult victims were not students and both happened...

New school year brings focus on security and safety

Aug. 18, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A more violent, harsh world is increasingly hard to ignore. Sadly, the first day of school in Durango reflects that. Durango schools continue a journey that increasingly emphasizes safety, security and meeting the social and emotional needs of students. The Columbine High School...

Officers recount arrest of suspects in student's slaying

Aug. 17, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer testified investigators were tailing a white auto for some time before arresting its driver, a suspect in the 2013 shooting of 15-year-old high school honor student Hadiya Pendleton. Kevin Kilroy testified Friday defendant Micheail Ward was taken into custody wearing...

Witnesses: No reason for Texas police to fire into car

Aug. 17, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman in Texas testified on Friday that there was no reason for the ex-officer to fire into the car carrying the victim and four other black teenagers. The testimony came during the second day of the murder trial for fired...

Professor says emails were 'gay-coded,' not sex harassment

Aug. 17, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York University professor who is being sued by a former student who accuses her of sexual harassment said that her relationship with him was not sexual and that affectionate emails they exchanged were just "gay-coded" correspondence. Professor Avita Ronell, a world-renowned...

Officer pleads no contest after accidental gun firing in gym

Aug. 17, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor after his personal gun accidentally fired into the floor of a high school gymnasium as he watched a wrestling tournament. Flint Police Lt. Mark Boudreau entered the plea Friday to the charge of reckless discharge of...

Student sues professor he says sexually harassed him

Aug. 16, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York University graduate student has sued a prominent professor, alleging she turned his dream of working with a world-class scholar "into more than three years of continuous and unabated sexual harassment, sexual assault and stalking." The lawsuit was filed by Nimrod Reitman...

State board fires University of Idaho athletic director

Aug. 16, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday fired University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear after an investigation into how his department handled sexual assault and harassment complaints. The Idaho Statesman reports the board voted unanimously at a meeting in Pocatello,...

Professors challenge to Texas 'Campus Carry' law rejected

Aug. 16, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three University of Texas professors have lost another legal round in their challenge to a Texas law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to revive their...

Oklahoma School for the Deaf closed after threat called in

Aug. 16, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma officials have closed a school for deaf students after the facility received a threatening phone call. A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services says officials believe Thursday's threat to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf is linked to threats...