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Teacher says Cruz posed as student months before shooting

Oct. 13, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Records released by prosecutors reveal that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz trespassed on school grounds about six months before the massacre that left 17 dead. A Parkland computer science teacher says she saw Cruz on the first day of school in August 2017, carrying a...

Michael forces postponement of school shooting hearing

Oct. 8, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre announced Monday that it is postponing this week's scheduled meeting because of Hurricane Michael. Some members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission are law enforcement, education and state officials from...

Cruz defense seeks more witnesses in Parkland shooting

Sep. 26, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz told a judge Wednesday they want to interview potentially hundreds of witnesses that prosecutors have placed off limits in the massacre that killed 17 people The Cruz lawyers asked Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer to...

AP: No widespread changes in gun laws after recent shootings

Sep. 26, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a panel to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure its members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, representing views across the...

AP: No sea change on gun laws in wake of mass shootings

Sep. 26, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich appointed panel members who supported the Second Amendment and came from across the political spectrum. Their work accelerated...

Cruz biological mother's past a factor in school shooting

Sep. 5, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The extensive criminal and drug abuse history of Parkland school suspect Nikolas Cruz's biological mother could be a key factor in whether he is sentenced to die for the massacre that killed 17 people, legal experts and officials say. The mother, 62-year-old Brenda Woodard,...

Presentation shows deputy stayed outside as students died

Sep. 5, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre saw a presentation Wednesday demonstrating the inaction of the sheriff's deputy assigned to the campus, showing he stayed outside the building where the shooting happened as students and teachers were gunned down. The...

The Latest: Panel sees deputy's inaction during massacre

Sep. 5, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida school massacre (all times local): 4:40 p.m. The commission investigating the Florida high school massacre saw a presentation showing that the sheriff's deputy assigned to the school stayed outside the building where students and...

Video shows chaos, heroism outside Florida school massacre

Aug. 22, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The students, their faces blurred, run silently from the building at a Florida high school where their classmates are being slaughtered. A staff member, his entire body pixilated, rushes up in a golf cart and heads inside. The deputy assigned to the school takes cover, never...