Latest School violence News

Officer hurt in Texas school shooting released from hospital

Jun. 21, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area school district police officer who was wounded during a campus shooting that killed 10 people has been discharged from a hospital. John Barnes, 49, was released Wednesday but faces months of rehabilitation after a shotgun blast tore through his elbow during the May 18 massacre...

Hearing postponed in Florida school shooting case

Jun. 21, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A hearing has been postponed on motions by attorneys for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz asking a judge to order investigators to preserve most evidence in the case, except for the building where the Valentine's Day massacre took place. The hearing was reset until...

Police: 9 unrelated threats before Texas school shooting

Jun. 20, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Police records show a Houston-area high school received nine threats in the months leading up to a mass shooting that killed 10 people. The police chief for the Santa Fe Independent School District wouldn't detail the threats but says none was related to the May 18 shooting that...

Ohio schools can get aerial photos to augment safety plans

Jun. 20, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state crime lab is offering to use its drones to take aerial photos of Ohio schools that could help police if they had to respond to an active shooter or another emergency at those sites. Attorney General Mike DeWine says mandated school safety plans are required to include floor...

PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

Jun. 20, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of "Active Shooter" were "temporarily disabled" as its representatives tried...

Parkland siblings detail #NeverAgain inception in new book

Jun. 19, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The polarizing survivor of the Parkland mass shooting has been falsely labeled a crisis actor, vilified by the NRA and called names by TV hosts. And David Hogg isn't avoiding self-criticism in his new book. In fact, he calls himself "arrogant," ''skinny" and details his...

3rd ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

Jun. 19, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A third former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Samuel TeBos of Allendale, Michigan, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to one year of...

Teen said he took bomb to school to cause fear, police say

Jun. 19, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager told police that he tried to blow up a homemade device in his backpack at school because he'd been looking at Islamic State propaganda and wanted to cause fear, according to a video of the conversation shown in court Monday. The 16-year-old's interview with police...

17-year-old Chicago boy, still alive, is covered in a sheet

Jun. 18, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 17-year-old Chicago boy shot several times in the head was mistaken for dead and covered with a sheet until bystanders noticed him moving and told paramedics. Chicago Fire Department officials are trying to determine how the mix-up happened after the early Monday shooting that left one...

School shooting survivor emphasizes political pressure

Jun. 18, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A survivor of the deadly shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has told a St. Louis gathering that political pressure is the only way to change gun laws. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that David Hogg was among speakers who participated Sunday in a panel...