Latest School shootings News

Kansas RB grieves over coach gunned down in Florida massacre

Jul. 17, 2018 3:12 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Kansas running back Khalil Herbert still isn't comfortable talking publicly about his connection to the Florida school shooting five months after it happened. Herbert attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School through his junior year before going elsewhere for his final football...

University of Illinois student shot by police faces charges

Jul. 16, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois student has been charged with disorderly conduct after authorities say he called police to report a man with a gun, then pointed a pellet gun at responding officers before they shot him. The News-Gazette reports 23-year-old Samuel Applebaum of Flossmoor pleaded...

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...

School identifies Minnesota teen fatally shot by deputies

Jul. 14, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — A high school principal has identified a 16-year-old student fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in suburban Minneapolis. Minnetonka High School Principal Jeff Erickson identified Archer Amorosi in a letter to students, families and staff on Saturday. Authorities say Amorosi was...

Guns a hot issue for Democrats in Kansas governor's race

Jul. 14, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats running for Kansas governor are falling in line with the national gun-control movement stirring the party's liberal base, even if it means disavowing a loosening of gun laws in recent years that had been playing well in their gun-friendly state. The top three Democratic...

Florida shooting survivors secure new Utah town hall venue

Jul. 12, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Survivors of the Florida high school shooting massacre have secured a new venue for their planned Utah gun reform town hall after a suburban movie theater revoked its earlier offer. The group said Thursday they would hold the weekend town hall at the Mountain America Expo Center in...

Secret Service guides schools on assessing student threat

Jul. 12, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

The U.S. Secret Service offered help Thursday to school districts struggling with how to recognize students at risk of becoming the next school shooter. Five months after an expelled student was charged with opening fire at his former Parkland, Florida, high school, killing 17 people, guidance being distributed...

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...