Latest School violence News

New Mexico State hiring investigator to probe fatal shooting

Dec. 06, 2022 18:19 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University announced Tuesday that it will hire an external, third-party investigator to review the events surrounding last month’s fatal shooting of a student from a rival school. NMSU Athletic Director Mario Moccia said Monday night that...

Iowa school district agrees to deal with racial harassment

Dec. 06, 2022 15:06 PM EST

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — A southeast Iowa school district failed to protect a Black student from pervasive racial harassment and now must take steps to help the student and ensure it responds appropriately to any future racist actions, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The...

Western Michigan U alerts students after shooting by campus

Dec. 04, 2022 10:58 AM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan University alerted students to use caution Sunday following a shooting near the campus. The university issued an advisory around 4:45 a.m. to exercise caution in the area shortly after the shooting. Police found a 28-year-old...

Uvalde shooting victims seek $27B, class action in lawsuit

Dec. 02, 2022 23:08 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Victims of the Uvalde school shooting that left 21 people dead have filed a lawsuit against local and state police, the city and other school and law enforcement officials seeking $27 billion due to delays in confronting the attacker, court documents show. The...

Mississippi college student found shot to death on campus

Dec. 02, 2022 18:43 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A suspect is in custody after the shooting death of a Jackson State University student in Mississippi, the university's president said Friday. The student was found dead Friday morning inside a Dodge Charger in a campus parking lot. Hinds County Coroner Sharon...

Uvalde sues local prosecutor over school shooting records

Dec. 01, 2022 17:44 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The city of Uvalde sued the local prosecutor's office Thursday seeking access to records and other investigative materials on the May shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 children and two teachers dead, a move that highlights ongoing tensions over the slow police...

Former student alleges abuse at Missouri Military Academy

Nov. 30, 2022 16:46 PM EST

MEXICO, Mo. (AP) — A former student at the Missouri Military Academy alleges in a lawsuit that school administrators did nothing to stop routine beatings he suffered at the school. The student filed a personal injury lawsuit this week against the school in Mexico, Missouri, which...

NMSU coach offers condolences to family of slain UNM student

Nov. 30, 2022 15:57 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State basketball coach Greg Heiar says he feels responsible for a fatal shooting that involved one of his players and has offered condolences to the family and friends of the deceased University of New Mexico student. Heiar gave a news conference...

Ohio House passes bill to make hoax emergency calls a felony

Nov. 30, 2022 14:07 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Intentional false reports about school shootings and other hoax emergency calls could be prosecuted as a felony under legislation passed by the Republican-led Ohio House on Wednesday. The bill would create a felony offense for “swatting,” which is when...

Oxford school shooting trial delayed by appeal by parents

Nov. 29, 2022 11:13 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed the January trial for the parents of the teenager who killed four students at his high school, a victory for defense lawyers who argue that involuntary manslaughter charges don't fit. The court ordered the state appeals...