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1 student wounded in shooting at Florida high school

Apr. 20, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against classroom doors to make barricades. The 19-year-old suspect was later arrested and apologized as he was led...

Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

Apr. 20, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said. Nineteen-year-old suspect Sky Bouche said...

Deputies hold vote on sheriff after Florida school massacre

Apr. 20, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The union that represents the deputies who responded to the Florida high school massacre is holding a no-confidence vote on the sheriff, with the labor group's leaders saying he should have accepted some blame for the shooting. The Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association...

Florida school shooting survivor files 1st victim lawsuit

Apr. 17, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A teenager who took five bullets in the Florida school mass shooting has become the first victim of the Valentine's Day rampage to file a lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Tuesday names as defendants shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, the estate of his late mother, a family that took him...

Reports: Police moved past deputies to enter Florida school

Apr. 16, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Coral Springs police officer Gil Monzon arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School minutes after a gunman unleashed a massacre that killed 17, he says he found two Broward County sheriff's deputies in the parking lot. He asked for the shooter's location, and was told...

Mississippi teen jailed on charges he threatened shooting

Apr. 13, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi high school senior was jailed without bail Friday after the FBI charged him with threatening a school shooting over social media, but his defense lawyer says officials are misreading the student's dark humor. After a hearing in federal court in Oxford, U.S. Magistrate...

Elementary resource officer rushed to Parkland high school

Apr. 13, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A resource officer at a Florida elementary school jumped into action Feb. 14 after hearing a colleague scream "shots fired" at a nearby high school where 17 were killed, reports released Friday said. In response to continuing public records requests from local and national news...

Red flag laws may prevent more suicides than mass shootings

Apr. 12, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Before her brother took his own life, Mary Miller-Strobel said she and her father begged every store in town that sold firearms to turn him away. "'If he comes, call me,'" Miller-Strobel said her dad pleaded while waving her brother's picture at store managers in Charlotte, Michigan,...

Lawyer: Florida school shooting suspect needs public defense

Apr. 12, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should continue to be represented at taxpayer expense because he likely does not have the assets to pay a private lawyer for what will rapidly balloon into a multi-million dollar case, his public defenders told a judge Wednesday. The...

Florida school shooting hero blames sheriff, superintendent

Apr. 6, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A student gravely wounded while saving his classmates' lives by blocking a door during the Florida school massacre said Friday that the county sheriff and school superintendent failed the victims by not arresting the shooter before the attack and by allowing him to attend the...