Latest Parkland, Florida, school shooting News

Judge wants early 2020 trial in Florida school shooting

Feb. 21, 2019 6:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Trial should begin in early 2020 for the suspect in a Florida high school massacre that left 17 people dead last year, a judge said at a hearing Thursday. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said she intends to set a definitive trial date soon for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who...

Judge won't bar Parkland dad from ex-school monitor's case

Feb. 19, 2019 4:14 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge will not prevent the father of one of 17 people killed last year at a Florida high school from attending the deposition of a former school security monitor who claims the father is harassing him. The Sun-Sentinel reported Tuesday that Andrew Pollack can attend the...

Teen planned to shoot ex-girlfriend at school, documents say

Feb. 15, 2019 6:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A note found in a 16-year-old boy's pocket indicated that he had planned to kill his ex-girlfriend and others on Valentine's Day, when he fired a gunshot inside his high school, according to documents filed by authorities in court. No one was injured in the shooting that happened...

Police: Teen charged after gunshot at New Mexico high school

Feb. 14, 2019 7:52 PM EST

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old student suspected of opening fire inside a high school in suburban Albuquerque was charged Thursday with attempting to commit murder and carrying a deadly weapon on school grounds, police said. The shooting, in which no one was injured, came on the anniversary of the...

Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence

Feb. 14, 2019 7:27 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools across the U.S. bowed their heads in a moment of silence and took part in volunteer projects Thursday to mark the anniversary of the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives. But for many Parkland students, the tragedy was...

The Latest: 1,000-plus gather to honor Parkland victims

Feb. 14, 2019 6:46 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local): 6:45 p.m. More than a thousand people gathered at a South Florida park on the anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre to honor the 17 victims killed. Thursday...

Students track fatal child shootings since Parkland killings

Feb. 14, 2019 4:59 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A student journalism project has concluded that at least 1,149 children and teenagers died from a shooting in the year since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Around 200 teenage reporters from across the country worked to document the stories of the children up to...

After shooting: 'You can't really trust other students'

Feb. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EST

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — Some students have difficulty trusting classmates outside their circle. Parents say interactions with school staff are more impersonal. Teachers worry that added security detracts from learning. The Parkland massacre a year ago upended school life across Florida. In the year since a...

Tributes, activism, safety drills mark 1 year since Parkland

Feb. 14, 2019 2:24 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some students around the country marked the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with moments of silence Thursday or somber vigils while others sought to find threads of positivity in the fabric of tragedy. Boardman High School in northeast Ohio had a "legacy...

The Latest: Trump: He's praying for those shooting affected

Feb. 14, 2019 12:50 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local): 12 p.m. President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump are praying for those affected by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead one year...