Latest Parkland, Florida school shooting News

Parkland shooting victim's dad joins Trump for Hanukkah

Dec. 6, 2018 9:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a Florida school shooting victim helped the White House celebrate Hanukkah on Thursday and lauded President Donald Trump as a "fighter" who has "retaken Washington for the American people." Trump said the menorah was being lit in the East Room in memory of 18-year-old Meadow...

School PR consultant calls Parkland critics 'crazies'

Dec. 5, 2018 7:39 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A public relations crisis consultant hired to advise a Florida school district after a mass shooting is apologizing after dismissing the district's critics as "crazies" and calling a reporter a "skanky" ''jerk" who "smells bad." A leaked video shows Sara Brady making the...

Another deputy suspended over Parkland massacre

Nov. 30, 2018 4:51 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Another Florida deputy who responded to February's Parkland high school massacre has been suspended. The Broward Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday that Deputy Edward Eason had been placed on restricted duty, which means he must surrender his gun and badge. The announcement...

Parkland high school shooting generating change in Florida

Nov. 29, 2018 5:22 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Past gun violence produced few lasting changes in Florida, but the Parkland mass shooting has prompted swift new laws and a high-profile committee that is generating action. When 14 students and three staff members were gunned down Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

Parents sue over implementation of school security rule

Nov. 29, 2018 2:55 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Some parents are suing a north Florida school district, claiming it's putting elementary school students in jeopardy with its implementation of a state law meant to bolster student safety after a high school massacre. The lawsuit filed Thursday in state court in Jacksonville says...

Parkland teachers protest reassignment of administrators

Nov. 27, 2018 4:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — More than 50 teachers chanted "bring them back" outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Tuesday morning, demanding the return of four administrators who were reassigned after a state commission's investigation of the shooting that killed 17 people on Valentine's Day. The...

The Latest: Defense wants Cruz jail records kept private

Nov. 27, 2018 2:46 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Defense lawyers are asking a judge to keep jail records about Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz's mental condition private. Lawyers for the 20-year-old Cruz said at a hearing...

4 administrators moved from school where shooting occurred

Nov. 26, 2018 6:21 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four administrators at a Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot are being reassigned following a report from the state commission investigating the shooting. Broward County Public Schools released a statement Monday that three assistant principals and a security...

Tragedy survivors reflect on Thanksgiving after year of loss

Nov. 21, 2018 4:03 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mass shootings, hurricanes, fires — for many people across the nation, 2018 was a year of loss unlike any other. As the quintessentially American holiday of Thanksgiving approaches, some will abandon traditions or choose not to mark the holiday at all. Others will...

Sheriff supports armed teachers to stop school shooters

Nov. 21, 2018 10:47 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The sheriff leading the state commission investigating Florida's high school massacre says he now believes trained, volunteer teachers should have access to guns so they can stop shooters who get past other safeguards. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, chairman of the...