Latest School shootings News

Florida massacre commission considers school safety plans

Dec. 12, 2018 12:20 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There were plenty of missteps in communication, security and school policy before and during the Florida high school massacre that allowed the gunman to kill 17 people. Now, the state commission investigating the shooting will consider a long list of recommendations addressing...

South Carolina teen charged in school shooting off to court

Dec. 12, 2018 12:17 AM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A teen charged with shooting at a group of South Carolina elementary school students outside for recess, killing one of them, is set to appear in court. Prosecutors would not say why 16-year-old Jesse Osborne will appear Wednesday afternoon at the Anderson County courthouse....

Feds: Ohio plot suspect wrote to Charleston church shooter

Dec. 11, 2018 5:05 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of buying bomb-making supplies and plotting domestic terrorism attacks exchanged letters with the man convicted in the South Carolina church shooting and visited Columbine High School, federal authorities said. Prosecutors described how Elizabeth Lecron had a fascination...

Police: 13-year-old boy fired at student, then boarded bus

Dec. 11, 2018 5:12 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's office in South Carolina says a 13-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder for firing a gun at another middle schooler. News outlets report the Richland County Sheriff's Department says the teen stole the gun from a family member. Authorities say the Hand...

Researchers: Lanza documents may boost study of mass killers

Dec. 10, 2018 4:51 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The disclosure of Adam Lanza's writings and other documents offer little toward understanding why he carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, but researchers say the detail on the gunman's mental decline could offer insights into the mind of a mass killer. Some...

Texas school district's enrollment drops after mass shooting

Dec. 10, 2018 3:31 PM EST

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A growing number of students are leaving the Houston-area school district where 10 people were killed in a mass shooting in May. Enrollment at the Santa Fe public school district has dropped by more than 4 percent this year, according to attendance figures obtained by the Houston...

Newtown shooter described 'scorn for humanity'

Dec. 9, 2018 12:23 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting. The documents that a court ordered Connecticut State...

Sandy Hook group's new PSA to highlight warning signs

Dec. 8, 2018 6:08 PM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An organization formed by the parents of children killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is coming out with a public service announcement designed to help identify individuals planning mass shootings. Officials with Sandy Hook Promise say many such shootings followed...

Court rules for officer who used stun gun on deaf boy

Dec. 7, 2018 4:49 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who used a stun gun on a 12-year-old deaf boy at his school acted reasonably and cannot be sued by the boy's parents for excessive force because of government immunity, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New...

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...