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Media seek Florida school shooting suspect's statement

Jul. 16, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Media organizations asked a judge Monday to order public release of much of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz's statement to investigators after the Valentine's Day massacre that killed 17 people. Attorneys for The Associated Press and other media outlets asked...

Commission learning what caused and didn't cause massacre

Jul. 15, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre is learning about what happened before, during and after the shooting, but perhaps even more importantly what didn't happen. Suspect Nikolas Cruz had an extensive school disciplinary and mental health record...

Florida gun, mental laws couldn't have stopped massacre

Jul. 12, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's gun and mental health laws likely could not have prevented school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz from buying the semi-automatic rifle authorities say he used to kill 17 people — even if the laws had applied to him, the state commission investigating the shooting learned...

The Latest: Florida law couldn't stop gunman's purchase

Jul. 12, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a commission investigating the February massacre at a Florida high school (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The sheriff overseeing an investigation into the Florida school massacre says the state's mental health evaluation law would not have prevented suspect Nikolas Cruz...

Witness: Florida massacre suspect made threats about school

Jul. 11, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida high school massacre suspect Nikolas Cruz allegedly told a woman months before the shooting that he might attack the school and that he might even kill her — but she never called police. Giovanna Cantone's statement was one of many made public Wednesday as part of the...

The Latest: Woman says school shooting suspect made threats

Jul. 11, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a commission investigating the February massacre at a Florida high school (all times local): 2:50 p.m. New documents released by Florida prosecutors show that a woman whose daughter worked with Nikolas Cruz at a discount store says he told her before the Parkland massacre...

Official: Florida shooting suspect's mom let him buy gun

Jul. 10, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Mental health counselors told the mother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz she shouldn't let him buy guns, but she ignored their concerns and he began assembling an arsenal before her death last year, officials said Tuesday. Lynda Cruz was "an enabler" who interfered with...

The Latest: Florida shooting suspect given threat assessment

Jul. 10, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a commission investigating the February massacre at a Florida high school (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Officials did one threat assessment of the suspect in February's massacre at a Florida high school before the shootings. The chairman of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

FBI holds summits on preventing mass school shootings

Jun. 27, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI leaders and local law enforcement officials are studying shootings in schools to piece together trends and come up with ways to prevent future violence, officials said. The FBI on Wednesday hosted a daylong seminar at its headquarters for dozens of officials to discuss common warning...

Security monitors dismissed from Florida massacre school

Jun. 26, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The unarmed security monitor who first spotted the suspect before a shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school is being dismissed from his job. The South Florida SunSentinel reports the Broward County school district announced Tuesday that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...