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Teacher who stopped student shooter honored as Carnegie Hero

Jun. 25, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A high school teacher who subdued a gun-wielding student as he opened fire in the school cafeteria is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism. The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced the award winners on Monday. In September 2017, a student...

Trial site chosen for suspect in 2018 Texas school shootings

Jun. 25, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A teenager accused in the fatal shooting of 10 people at his Houston-area school faces trial 45 miles (72.42 kilometers) from where the attack happened. A judge in Galveston County has moved the capital murder trial of 18-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who attended Santa Fe High...

College professor suspended due to sex harassment complaints

Jun. 25, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University physiology professor who was suspended after more than half a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment has returned to work at the school that has been beset by allegations of sexual misconduct in recent years. Robert Wiseman, who teaches at the...

Colorado shooter says he targeted kids over gender taunts

Jun. 21, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A high school student charged in a classmate's death during a Colorado school shooting told police that he planned the attack for weeks and intended to target classmates who repeatedly mocked his gender identity. Written summaries of police interviews with the two suspected shooters portray...

Colorado shooter says he targeted kids over gender taunts

Jun. 20, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A high school student charged in a classmate's death during a Colorado school shooting told police that he planned the attack for weeks and intended to target classmates who repeatedly mocked his gender identity. Written summaries of police interviews with the two suspected shooters portray...

The Latest: Police say Colorado school guard shot student

Jun. 20, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a school shooting in Colorado (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Newly unsealed court records say a hired security guard responding to a school shooting in Colorado shot a student on campus. The document says several officers responding to the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands...

Shooting survivor meets source of encouragement _ Tim Tebow

Jun. 20, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A survivor of a campus shooting in North Carolina has gotten to meet Tim Tebow, an athlete he has looked up to since the fourth grade. News outlets report that the Syracuse Mets minor league outfielder visited with 19-year-old Drew Pescaro before a game Wednesday at BB&T Ballpark...

Brother killed, Grambling football player hurt in shooting

Jun. 20, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A teen has been killed, while a Grambling State University football player and third unnamed person have been injured in a shooting at a suburban New Orleans playground. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Capt. Jason Rivarde tells the News Star of Monroe that deputies found 19-year-old...

Sheriff on Parkland: I can train but can't give out courage

Jun. 19, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff suspended by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the response to the Parkland school shooting testified Wednesday that he properly trained a deputy now criminally charged in the case, but he wasn't able to give him courage. Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott...

Teacher accused of making terroristic threat fights for job

Jun. 19, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school teacher charged with making terroristic threats is fighting to keep her job after her school system didn't renew her contract. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Tymille Baker appealed the loss of her job Tuesday before a three-member Cobb County School District...