Latest School violence News

Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns

Aug. 18, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. "Sometimes I do think about the school shootings," said...

Bullock tries to find middle ground on guns

Aug. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

As a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Steve Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate in a party pushing hard for new gun-control laws, he still is. While many of his Democratic opponents go all-in on new proposals for restricting guns, responding to the latest...

Football game with school El Paso suspect attended back on

Aug. 16, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area district where the El Paso shooting suspect graduated from high school announced Friday that it has reinstated a September football game with an El Paso school that the district had cancelled for fear that extremists would use it as a platform to get attention. The game...

Records: Hazing at football camp included sexual assault

Aug. 16, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eleven Cleveland-area high school football players were victims of hazing at a camp in June, including four who were sexually assaulted by teammates, court records show. Authorities say the assaults and hazing occurred during a Berea-Midpark High School football camp held at Case Western...

Shooting near Alabama campus kills 2, injures 3

Aug. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A shooting on the edge of an Alabama college campus killed a student and another man and wounded three others. Gunfire broke out Thursday night near Alabama State University in Montgomery. President Quinton T. Ross told a news conference Friday the shooting occurred at a business...

Churches arm, train congregants in wake of mass shootings

Aug. 16, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

HASLET, Texas (AP) — Acrid gun smoke clouded the sunny entrance of a Texas church on a recent Sunday. Seven men wearing heavy vests and carrying pistols loaded with blanks ran toward the sound of the shots, stopping at the end of a long hallway. As one peeked into the foyer, the "bad guy" raised the muzzle...

2 killed, 3 hurt in shooting near Alabama State University

Aug. 15, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say two men have been killed and three others injured in a shooting near the campus of Alabama State University. Montgomery police Sgt. Jarrett Williams tells the Montgomery Advertiser that the shooting occurred Thursday night. Williams says a man was pronounced dead at...

The Latest: El Paso-area trustee critical of cancelling game

Aug. 15, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a shooting that killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 6:45 p.m. An El Paso-area school board member is critical of the decision to cancel a game between one of the board's high schools and the Dallas-area school attended by the suspect in...

Teen charged with pointing gun at school bus over $20 debt

Aug. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a teen pointed a gun at a Florida school bus while seeking payment of a $20 debt. The Florida Times-Union quotes the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office as saying the 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged as an adult with felony aggravated assault...

School leader criticized over campus security after massacre

Aug. 15, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Members of the commission investigating last year's Florida high school massacre ripped into the district's superintendent Thursday, saying he's not doing enough to assure campus security, particularly at charter schools. Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public...